Introducing: INSPIRING STORIES

Hello beautiful readers! I hope that you are all well from the last time we interacted. I am doing fine and I have been upto quite alot which I hope to share in the blogs to come. For today, I am excited to share that I am launching a new series on my blog called:… Continue reading Introducing: INSPIRING STORIES

“Home, Africa, Awareness, World and Innovation”: WinterABC2022

The story begins way before I begin Housed for generations in the experiences preserved by storytellers that existed way before I did My home an incubation of the storyteller that lives within me Through jokes and laughter and fireside stories My home a portal transporting me to worlds bigger than my own Through books and… Continue reading “Home, Africa, Awareness, World and Innovation”: WinterABC2022

Stories from Africa by Africans: Stories of Africa (Recap and Highlights)

This week, bloggers from across Africa came together and weaved stories of Africa. Today closes the curtains on the two out of five weeks of the #WinterABC2022 story telling festival hosted by Afrobloggers. In today's blog, I'll amplify various stories from Africa. The thoughts, poems, controversies, rants and everything that came between and beyond. Various… Continue reading Stories from Africa by Africans: Stories of Africa (Recap and Highlights)

The Hunter’s Letter: Dear Lion

"Until the lion begins to write, the stories will glorify the hunter" You sayDear Lion,Do you really perceive that glory comes from the story I tell?What is glory?What is the story?See how closely linked you've defined your being to your history?You appear to hold both the lock and the key to the cage you're in… Continue reading The Hunter’s Letter: Dear Lion

The book titled “Satu’s Journey” by Ansu Momoh : Stories of Africa

I remember it all like it was yesterday. My tiny eyes bulging with excitement as my little fingers pulled the book off of the bookshelf in the library at Son-shine primary school. I was a fifth grader and for the first time, I saw my name on a cover of a book that wasn't my… Continue reading The book titled “Satu’s Journey” by Ansu Momoh : Stories of Africa

Black Is Not Pain: Stories of Africa (WinterABC2022)

Of bare rears and awkward staresThe shields and spears bowing to unknown fearsBullets and triggers suppression in our land lingersThe colour of our skin being the measure used to demean our beingBeing black amounts to pain Of blood stain and black strainThe blood shed accustomed to our black shadeAn unethical rain pouring through our cultural… Continue reading Black Is Not Pain: Stories of Africa (WinterABC2022)

The Past, Present and Future: Stories of Home.(WinterABC2022)

This post was intended to be a poem, until I came across The African Storyteller's Dilemma by the Child of the World and The Black Print's rant on how We Need New Stories about Africa. It propelled me to think more about the interplay of the past, present and future in the context of the… Continue reading The Past, Present and Future: Stories of Home.(WinterABC2022)

Our YALI 2021 Experience: Civic Leadership Cohort

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. One of the programs offered by YALI include the cohort trainings through Regional Leadership Centers. The cohort trainings are divided into three tracks: Business & Entrepreneurship DevelopmentCivic LeadershipPublic Management and Governance I was privileged… Continue reading Our YALI 2021 Experience: Civic Leadership Cohort

On Culture: Sounds from Africa (#WinterABC- Day 15)

Picture credit: Uclg I think it is inadequate to speak of the African Culture without bringing music in the conversation. I'm very Afrocentric and gravitate a lot towards African Music- both old and new school. In this post, I share up to 10 of my favourite jams across the continent. I should immediately say that… Continue reading On Culture: Sounds from Africa (#WinterABC- Day 15)