Posted February 6th, 2015 by Ololade in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Culture, Medical Anthropology, Nigeria, Womanism
by: Dolapo Adedapo Years ago during my Undergraduate studies, I participated in a study abroad program in Tanzania, one of the best experiences of my life. While I do understand as a young Nigerian woman who schooled in Nigeria, that living in another African country doesn’t seem like it should be the biggest deal, I […]
The importance of Funmi Iyanda’s piece lies not in its eloquence, not in its boldness, for Funmi Iyanda has long been bold, eloquent, sagacious. All things modern revolution. The importance is in the highlighting for the world that there is in fact a Nigerian intellectual elite that brinks on revolution. It is her charge for […]
Every time this woman speaks. My love for her deepens. She is a goddess. Period. The boldness it takes to speak such truth from such a high platform is Divine. Many may disagree with her choice to not pay taxes, but I see her using it as a form of protest. I do wish […]
It’s 2015 and hundreds of political prisoners have escaped from maximum security prisons across the US with the help of a former Black panther turned chemist turned pastor who preached in their prisons. The ex-prisoners form a band and come under the pastors tutelage, hiding in the mountains of Alaska for one year. They emerge […]
I loved this piece so much, I thought it is the type of thing I would have written. Somehow I get the feeling “King Bey” is on the cusp of a media chew-and-spit. By Rakhi Kumar Dear Michelle Obama, I’m addressing this to you because I admire you. Because you’re smart and a mum to […]
First draft, first full poem from National Poetry Month /// Hold your head up, kiss the sky When they threaten to rape you with their eyes With their lies With those economic ties Hold your head on high When their sanctions Threaten your existence, Your revolutions When they keep you locked in 1960 Walk with […]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFva3UeSxtU&w=560&h=315] Clip of performance of Cross Continental Black Nation at the Nuyorican on New Year’s Open Mic 2013. Just a day after my return from Nigeria.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/62495996 w=500&h=281] Ololade Siyonbola Pays Tribute to Chinua Achebe-Long Version. from Rukayat Aliyu on Vimeo.Nigerian Author Ololade Siyonbola pays tribute to Chinua Achebe, noting how his writing influenced her tremendously even as a child. The headwrap signifies respect to the departed. See the “Open Letter” at UPTOWN Magazine.
One of the most powerful tracks I have ever loved. Fell in love with Talib for taking it to my hometown. I’m mad though that this vid has only 400K views. Whereas the trash on Youtube gets 5 mil+ [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c5mDTq3sgo&w=420&h=315] I love it especially because I don’t believe musik of enlightenment should have to […]
Posted July 11th, 2012 by siyonbola in Blog, Health & Vitality
I must share the breakfast combination that worked out to be a colonic, unbeknownst to me. We know that raw coconuts are good for digestion. Hot water as well is good to hydrate and stimulate and cleanse. Throw on the green smoothie and see everything you ate last week in the toilet. I usually start […]