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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 7

Today being the seventh day of our challenge, focuses on exercising our body by Keeping Active. There are so many ways to work out. Find the best exercises that give you flexibility for work and family/personal time.

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Africa African Music

“I Bless The Rains Down in Africa!”

In 2015, Paich, one of the singers, explained that the song Africa is about a man’s love of a continent, rather than just a personal romance. Lyrics of the song “Africa” by Toto I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation She’s coming in twelve-thirty flight Her moonlit […]

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nature poems night poems

Night Poem: Hope

Hope are stars glowing, Lined up dotted heavens It’s gold hidden in the cloak Only to wait to be unveiled

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Africa youth

Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 6

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Africa youth

Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 5

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 4

The 4th day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge and today’s action point is Beyond Buying. Today’s impression is from a friend, Ghanshyam Bhattarai. Did you know that some reports indicate we consume twice as many material goods today as we did years ago? We believe possessions will make us secure and happy, and the […]

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Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 3

Today is the 3rd day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge, and today’s action is to grow your food. Backyard Garden A friend recommended that buying food locally grown from your farmer’s market or local grocer is a great way to minimize our environmental impact, but growing your food takes it to the next level. […]

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Africa love nature poems

Love Poem: Drifting Stars

You remind me of drifting stars, Of sops ripening in the sunrise, I’ll cling to your arms as a child For you have become my world

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 2

It is the 2nd day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge, and today’s action point is focused on using all our food. So I’m going to talk about how we can use all our food to avoid waste. Part-time farmer I spent half of last year’s yuletide holidays on the farm. The farm is more […]

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Africa love poems nature poems

Fantasy: On My Word

My heart drums a familiar beat Each time my pen starts to work All nature gather at my feet, Little crickets swishing for more space, Shadows of ants behind the candlelight, And light-craving moths that crouch on my touch Cold wind makes me restless It flirts with my candlelight, Which dance wildly in a waltz […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 1

The Anatomy of Action Hi guys, There’s an exciting challenge among the youth globally, organized by the UNEPMGCY – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). While the youth is the main actor in this challenge, everyone is encouraged to get involved. The general theme focus on the food we […]

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Africa leadership

Quote on Leadership

A visionary leader is one who looks beyond present circumstances, someone who dreams and dares.

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nature poems Poetry

Beauty and Stones

Hills covered in green Towering over valleys, Stories of man’s invention; Iron snakes and rickety wheels Sunshine is colour of ripe wheat Children play in the prairie fields Morning air swing up tall trees Beauty is seen all over the land There is so much beauty around But stones in the hearts of many men

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Africa

Black and White

Black and white That’s just colours Of birds, cliffs or streams Black is a word A cloudy sky or a tuft of hair Both are colours of nature: Black talons of hawks White feathers of swans None of these guys cares Taste the sweet coke Ever awe over why it is coloured Or why skies […]

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Africa inspiration Inspiration/Motivation

Twist and Turns

Twist and turns; the song of life, Walk or run, up or down the cliffs, Vigor may come as a dream or wife

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The Importance of Folklore In Igboland (Uru akụkọ ifo baara n’ala Igbo)

The Igbo Storytelling Tradition Before the coming of the white man, the Igbo cultural society educated themselves through folktales. Storytelling was a revered tradition used to pass the wisdom of ancestors to the younger generation. It is assumed that anyone who can tell a good story is wise. The Igbo people believe in a supernatural […]

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Quote for The Week: Kindness

A true selfless act always sparks another – without fail ~ Klaus

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Foreign Poems

Life’s Flow by Robin Bliss

Going with the flow of life Or Rather starting to do so Just as water flows naturally To form runnels, streamlets To join the rivers which Also, flow to meet the ocean So our life’s flow onwards Never backward To join the great sea of eternity The marvelous oneness of which We are all part […]

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human rights

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day. To celebrate this icon I decided to post some of his quotes. 1. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 2. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 3. The time is always right […]

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hope inspiration Inspiration/Motivation

You are Your Thoughts

Know that whatever you will become is a function of your thoughts. We are what we think. With our thoughts, we make our world. What you picture in your mind, your mind will accomplish for you. Consider the image above. While the world saw a cat, the cat saw himself a Lion! We could be […]

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Africa proverbs

African Proverb: On The Chameleon

Proverb: A chameleon that wants to survive from the burning bush must abandon the majestic walk of its ancestors. Origin: When there’s a fire in the bush, all living things around there fly, crawl, run for dear lives. Even the slowest among them will make a drastic effort to escape the fire. Chameleons are slow-walking […]

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Pastoral

Reflection and Short Poem on Global Warming

Global Warming Is Real If you are in West Africa, you will notice that the harmattan winds didn’t blow this past year. Growing up, it was the norm to witness dry and intense storms that blow morning, noon and evening. Then exposed body parts will turn white unless you used a particular type of oil […]

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love

Night Poem: A Shepherd’s Dream

The distant twinkling stars are his friends, The sweet, mild breeze his companion, Day may end with sleep full of pleasant dreams

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Hurricane by Nicole Coventry

I read this excellent piece, and I fell in love with it. I should share it with you. This is from Nicole Coventry’s poetry book The Chaos of Letting Go. I had mistaken you For the sea For sunshine And soft sand But you ended up Being the hurricane That destroyed me

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Africa, Poetry and Love love love poems

Quote on Love

Affection to loved ones is half the journey; the rest is learning to recognize the pain of others.

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Muse: Morning Poem

As the golden day breaks, It gave scented fog of hope When the lovely sun of joy rise So ina murna – I’m delighted, When you look at me each morning To share this unerring, loving smile To admit that you love me like bread loves butter

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Christianity

Poem: Let Dry Bones Receive Life

Heed my call, dear wind Listen and let your strength On every dry land and life Gather turf, swoop down Upon the vale and hills Let my voice echo down valley Provoke dry bones to receive life Let it be quiet upon the still fogs Early when night battled dawn Let this life-giver wind restore […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Video: Meet the Hyena Men of Northern Nigeria

Some men possess magical abilities to control wild animals. Watch the Hyena men from the rural parts of Northern Nigeria perform in the streets of Lagos. These men mastered this roadside circus from a tender age. I’ve caught a glimpse of their live-action once. I confirm that their performances are phenomenal and not for the […]

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Africa African Music

Video: Umqobothi by Yvonne Chaka Chaka

It’s Friday! What better way to spend the sunny weekend but to enjoy the refreshing African magic beer? Observe the excitement on the faces of laborers when they remember home and the waiting beer.

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Quote: Dream The Impossible

Nature loves the courageous. Dream the impossible and the world will not grind you under; it will lift you.

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Poem: Listen To Nature

Pace alongside cassava stalks On a bright, sunny day, Let the wind blow hot air When masquerades stomp Hear the hawk call out Watch her float up the sky, Stay off from the untamed bush Urge the wind to wait till sunset Nudge the funny crabs away Soak in the ecstatic springs Drink her life-giving […]

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Quote on Compassion

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it – Edith Wharton

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Quote on Hope

When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone. When I was sure of losing, I won. When I needed people the most, they left me. When I learnt to dry my tears, I found a shoulder to cry on. When I mastered the skill of hating, someone started loving me to the core of […]

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Thought for the Week: Patience and Perseverance

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish – John Quincy Adams These two virtues make the difference between success and failure, between accomplishment and disappointment. If one can adopt them then he/she can conquer the world. Ponder over this.

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love Nigeria

Many Tongues, One People

I wrote this poem on January 2, 2017, upon my return from Northern Nigeria. Before this, I have always viewed people from other tribes suspiciously. This is because of the bitterness and rivalry amongst Nigeria’s tribes. But having had experience living in several parts of Nigeria, things took a spin, and I started seeing the […]

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Africa leadership

Video: The African Problem

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love

Far Away

My heart dances & lives to laugh, Under this beautiful moonshine, With my troubadour & cheerful strength, This heart remains in my hometown Even as dreams live in another country I follow these dreams far away To return to this heart someday

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When Tree Leaves Drop

When tree leaves drop That’s nature trying to teach a man, A lesson on the audacity of hope – Reason to live, trust and love again

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Africa

Happy New Year 2021

A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in our hands. It is a chance to write a beautiful story for ourselves. Happy New Year. It’s midnight West African Time, and January 1st, 2021, is finally here. Let me start by wishing you that is reading a Happy New Year. Amid […]

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