Categories
Africa culture/tradition education folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral

Movie: The Ghost and the Darkness

As we observe our social distancing, I started seeing old favourite movies. I remember this historic film back in the days. Trust me, this is a thriller you will enjoy. Plot from Wikipedia. **** Plot: In 1898, Sir Robert Beaumont, the primary financier of a railroad project in Tsavo, Kenya, is furious because the project […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral

Rain!

Guess what! Heaven’s tummy is rumbling! There’s some comfort from Heaven finally! It’s been hot since weekend, coupled with the Covid-19 issue, life has been solitary. Now it’s raining heavily outside! I’m seconds away from dancing in it but the lightning is frightening. I smell the wet dust. I’m sure mushrooms will visit tomorrow, haha. […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle Nature

Leadership and Nigeria’s Covid-19 situation

As of March 29, confirmed Covid-19 cases in Nigeria rose to 111 and counting. The sad reality is that African leaders are not doing enough to prevent the virus from spreading further. Also, the testing equipment and medical personnel are NOT enough should the disease escalate. Even so, some people doubt the existence of Covid-19. […]

Rate This

Categories
lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry Series

Remember 2

Remember… My wrinkled lips were once your muse, The moonshine and joyful tears we shared Remember… My shaky hands once held you while we danced But will you forget my soul now my body is frail and old?

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle

Need for an Afrocentric response to Covid-19

I received this thoughtful anonymous write up and like to share it with everyone. **** Dear Writers, can you help share this to get to the top before it is too late? Is self-Isolation the best for Nigeria and Africa at the moment? Let’s look at its end result. When I listen to young people […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition education folklore Lessons from Experiences lifestyle Love and Christianity Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 22: Get Knowledge 2

A lack of knowledge creates fear, seeking knowledge creates courage. NB: To reject something you know nothing about is ignorance.

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition folklore lifestyle Love and Christianity Nature Pastoral Poetry Series

I hear you whisper

I hear you whisper in the morning, Waking to your tweet and joyful song, Lonely morning, seeds spread to the rising sun, Fields of tropical wheat sing with the mountain, And with you, beautiful birds; choir made in Heaven

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition education folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 21: Faith 2

Believing is seeing, not the other way round.

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition education folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

I choose Faith over Fear

Just a few months ago, the world celebrated the new year. People, companies and countries nurtured aspirations and dreams, hoping for a happy year. But the advent of the virus brought fear and uncertainty. With what is going on, this pandemic may cause economic stress across the globe, particularly in Africa. I’m happy it’s Friday […]

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 20: Dream

If you can dream it, you can do it _Walt Disney

Rate This

Categories
Africa folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Modern Chaos

Untarred dusty roads, free wind beat Ancient hills hanging in the smog, While heaps of trash greet travelers Airy morning now, cheerful birds sing Smell of gutted fruits and vegetables, Markets swam with strange faces Human stench overwhelm the breeze At the distance, grasslands burn Hawks descend upon thick smoke As the fire lick the […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Stars Glitter for you

Stars glitter for you When you look up the skies

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition folklore Igbo culture lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Diaries of a Village boy: The Leopard spirit 7

Papa said I had to be strong to attend the next Tales by Moonlight night. He also promised I could play and hunt with other children if I got well fast. So I took my medication and exercise seriously. The moonlight night tales come once in a fortnight, sometimes it may be delayed especially during […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle Nature Poetry

Discrimination: Who’s the enemy now?

I watch the news daily for updates on Covid-19. I’m glad to see heartwarming stories of our success in the fight against the global spread or containment of the virus. I read that Cuban doctors and nurses are in Italy to help out. Now, this is good news, and I expect to see more. The […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition education folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 19: Get Knowledge

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse. African proverb.

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry Series

Dream

You came as a Dream to me This Dream has made me beautiful

Rate This

Categories
Africa lifestyle Series

Just In: Jack Ma’s donation arrives

Medical supplies to fight Coronavirus donated by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, arrives Nigeria The shipment, which came in via an Ethiopian Airlines flight, carried 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields. I hope this will help curb the spreading of the virus. […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa lifestyle Nature Pastoral

Creative Baking: Senocreme

Maya Angelou opined that one can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Join me to welcome my guest, Seno Ukpe, a friend from Akwa Ibom state and CEO Senocreme. Meeting Seno, some years back in University of Uyo, I didn’t observe she had an enterprising mindset. Smart and taciturn, I […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Covid-19 Update in Nigeria

The virus is still at large, and people move about freely as usual. Some news agencies reveal frightening figures. I can’t confirm these figures yet. Most public places; markets, schools and religious sites are open. Please keep us in your prayers. For those without Africa, we have you in our thoughts too. Stay safe, everyone.

Rate This

Categories
folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Self Reflection 18: Hope

Smile my friends, Nothing, no problem lasts

Rate This

Categories
folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Muse: Our idea

I love the idea of you and I Riding to the setting sun I see where the country ends But our love will never die

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Series

Self Reflection 17: Companionship

Surround yourself with worthy people. Your network is your net worth.

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry Series

Mother

Love is a beautiful journey in your eyes, You cook all day to feed our hungry selves And you eat only when we’re satisfied, Our first teacher, lover and my citadel You are a hero, you are my hero! Your love is restraint and inspiration Like the hen, sheltering chicks with her wings, You teach […]

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition education lifestyle Love and Christianity Nature Pastoral

Self Reflection 16: Look beyond

Look beyond the mirror called self.

Rate This

Categories
Africa folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Beautiful Spring

Rainfall or shine, flowers and bird calls Squirrels and trees, spring brightens all Dwell in tree houses, sit out in beaches, Live in the beauty within and without you

Rate This

Categories
Africa lifestyle Nature Pastoral

To my First Grays

You make me look old Like the folktales I told I wish away old age But they say gray is sage I feel happy warmth, When I muse over it

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition education lifestyle Nature Pastoral

Self Reflection 15: Compassion

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.

Rate This

Categories
folklore Nature Pastoral Poetry

Galaxies

Galaxies shine, Cloudy night they belong Sea breeze play with waves

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle

Update on Covid19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) asked African leaders and health institutions to prepare for the worst. I’m afraid, African leaders are doing little or NOTHING to prevent the spread of the virus. Moreover, health institutions in Africa is in shambles, so I don’t know how we will be preparing to prevent the spread of Covid19 […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

My Friend, the Free Wind

I like that I soak in the rain, Catching water drops That melt before my eyes I play with Nature’s gifts, Dancing with the wind, My free, worthy friend! Rejoicing when our pots fill To embrace mother Nature’s bliss

Rate This

Categories
folklore Nature Pastoral Poetry

Beauty

Beauty is the ladybird Waking in the midst of dew To enjoy a quiet and lonely walk

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle Nature

Thoughts on Africa and Covid19

I follow recent global events with keen interest. I’m worried and hope that this scourge end soon. I’m aware that the growing pandemic is leading lesser economic activities across the globe, and this may cause hard times for African economies in particular. Most African nations depend solely on exports for survival. Nigeria, like many other […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa education lifestyle

Update: Covid19 in Africa

This image from CGTN Africa show African countries with confirmed Covid19 cases. Stay safe everyone. #coronakindness

Rate This

Categories
folklore Nature Pastoral Poetry

Spring

Green and red leaves may fall When spring sing from tree tops And blue skies are her muse

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Folklore: The Straw, the Coal and the Bean from Gutenberg Project

In a village dwelt a poor old woman, who had gathered together a dish of beans and wanted to cook them. So she made a fire on her hearth and that it might burn the quicker, she lighted it with a handful of straw. When she was emptying the beans into the pan, one dropped […]

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition lifestyle Nature Pastoral Series

Self Reflection 14: Courage

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. –Lao Tzu

Rate This

Categories
lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Muse: Think of us

Think of a future together, Let it go if you can’t see one

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition folklore lifestyle Nature Pastoral Poetry

Wait on the Stars

Night is falling, I wait on the stars To tell a tale or two

Rate This

Categories
culture/tradition education lifestyle Pastoral

The Magic in a Smile

A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. Let me tell you a story of how my experience got me an intern position in a leading Nigerian bank. In 2010, I was privileged to sit for a recruitment test in my school. The test was supervised by representatives of Diamond Bank Nigeria PLC, now […]

Rate This

Categories
Africa culture/tradition education lifestyle Pastoral Series

Thoughts: Friends Vs Foes 2

After watching this funny video, I concluded that people are not always what they seem. Friends, colleagues and even family members may sabotage someone’s effort, thereby becoming a hindrance to that person’s progress. Keep in mind that we can achieve progress when everyone in our boat is rowing with and not against us. ***

Rate This