A quick post, just to share with you this beautiful picture by photographer Fabrice Monteiro. I first saw his work at an Exhibition by AAF (African Artists’ Foundation) a few weeks ago at Eko Hotel, in Lagos, and I liked it a lot. Yesterday, I saw it again while driving by Falomo roundabout where the same … More THE PROPHECY
I don’t really want to talk politics on my blog but then when you air your views on migrants or even about black hair you are already being political so why not go all the way! Well, this will have to be for another day, as what is making me speak about Thomas Sankara, this … More Thomas Sankara, a true African leader
These last days, life has been throwing lemons at me, and there is no sugar left! How do I make lemonade? I remember when I used to think that I was somehow very special to God, so special that nothing bad will ever happen to me. And I had all the reasons to believe that, … More Lemons and lemonade
I read this startling information the other day, on Yahoo news: Education is not a sure way to overcome poverty as far as African Americans are concerned. According to that article*, in several cases, African American university graduates are not better off than their uneducated peers! I don’t support conspiracy theories against blacks but it … More Building wealth
This is a list of four books that made me reflect about what it means to be a human being, to choose good over bad, to look for the truth. FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, published in 1866 In his novel, Dostoevsky is trying to find an answer to the following question: God is dead, … More God is dead. So now, what?
Weekend is on the corner. One more day to go and we will be free at last! You can be passionate about your work, but still, it can be draining, especially, here, in Lagos. But yet, we like living in the pulsating heart of this wild town. Further more, when she stops being so guarded and reveals … More The other side of Lagos
As everybody knows, what best embodies Lagos, is its traffic. I am late because I was stuck in traffic, is like the best excuse ever here, because it is most likely to be true! So living in Surulere, when I have an appointment on the Island, I always plan to leave my house between one hour … More The day I almost arrived early to an appointment in Lagos
Of course I don’t have a ready-made answer to this daunting question that, since time immemorial, philosophy, science and religion are trying to answer to! However, everybody recognizes that the path of life is not an easy one and that pain is a large part of the experience. I like this quote from an unknown … More What is the meaning of life?
This is the kind of questions that people like to play with. And of course there is no good answer to it! How can you declare that you prefer one beloved person to the other? However, this question came up as I was discussing with high school level students and the majority of them … More Would you rather save your child or your mother?
Sorry for this post! I thought I was done speaking about hair, but I couldn’t resist bringing this new controversy to you: apparently, some African American people deem unacceptable what they call the appropriation of “Afro” hairstyle by white folks. We all have seen Selma (hmmmmm… I haven’t!) and we know the horrific hardship black people … More Allure Teaching White Women How To Get An Afro