When I was little, my brother and I had this joke. We believed that your greatest prayer should be that no one labels you a "madman." The reason for this prayer point is that we realized that no matter how you explained to people especially in a local Market, for example, Beere Oje in Ibadan, no matter how you explain your case, the "court has risen" even before you entered … [Read more...] about Africa Must Learn to Use Words and Arrest the Narratives
I once did a contract job with a GIS consulting company and that GIS means Geographic Information System. The GIS consulting company simply offered to pay me to get lost on behalf of other people. Each of us had to go with Google printed maps that had no labels or street names. The assignment was to fill in those missing names so they can be useful to other people. We had about … [Read more...] about Young Africans; Our dreams dare us to take risks.
Now more than ever, Africans across the continent have labelled South Africa as an afrophobic country. The 2010, 2015 and recent 2017 xenophobic attacks, primarily carried out on African foreign nationals, have left non-South African Africans (seeing these two identical words next to each other amplifies my point so unintentionally, yet so well), have left a sour taste in the … [Read more...] about Afrophobia in South Africa: It doesn’t matter if you’re a citizen
As an instructor in the College of Education and Urban Studies at Edward Waters College, the instructional goal is to reach students to make learning relevant, engaging, fun and helping students to apply to life not just academic lessons. Tests do not judge the success of living away from home, tests do not determine the career success of students, it is a gauge of academic … [Read more...] about Africans Are Developing The Art of Writing and Blogging
In August of this year, girls in a South African school marched to protest the racism that they were experiencing in school. At the heart of the protest was the schools’ grooming code, which stated that “all hair must be brushed, tied back in a neat ponytail if long enough, and that “cornrows, natural dreadlocks, and singles/braids . . . are allowed, provided they are a maximum … [Read more...] about Hair, Hair Everywhere