Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Happy birthday Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

I was meant to post a beautiful happy birthday message to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie yesterday but its never late I guess.

Adichie, a writer, turned 38 yesterday and I'm sure she had a great time celebrating.  Her speech on the dangers of a single story where she said “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” has actually been used in many citation across the globe.. And also in a conference I recently attended.

I wish you many more years Chimamanda!

Mastercard brings tears of joy to you

I watched this yesterday and it completely brought me to tears. Nothing more inspiring like seeing a life changed or transformed into something better.
Many thanks to MasterCard and all who took part in the clip, especially Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo for realizing how much of a talent the young lad is.


Monday, 14 September 2015

New Mummies and Daddies get in here!

A first time dad Matthew Finch sang this song for his little tot after she was born. A-week-old little Ivy daddy's lullaby which he composed a week after she was birthed has since gone viral the moment he uploaded it on the internet.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The man whose tears moved the world

Remember this photo of this crying father clutching onto his children as they arrived the shores of Greece? Remember he got reactions from millions around the world? He is said to have arrived Berlin safely and trying to settle to build a new future for him and his family.

All the best to him.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

'Almajiri', foster care done wrongly

Recently, discourse on Nigeria's 'Almajiri' phenomenon has been within my focus.

From Calabar to Birnin Kebbi, Abeokuta to Pambegua, it is part of the nation's cultural fabric that some parents entrust their wards with relations or regarded personality in the community for upbringing. The ward whilst in this tutelage scenario amongst others derive essentials for lifelong living. Several individuals through this peculiar cultural arrangement are beneficiaries of 'Almajiri foster caring'.

To achieve this, government must provide platform for identifying fit-for-purpose fosterers who would be responsible for adopting children, numbers of which must be limited. Where needed, the government should provide financial support to the fosterers to complement their efforts. Fosterers must as well commit to enrolling the children in education that would transform their lives. I believe this is the wish of majority of the parents of children in 'Almajiri' configuration.

Epic photo!

Essence magazine beautiful picture of Serena Williams, Iman and Taraji P.Henson..nice eh?

Wednesday, 2 September 2015