Monday, 30 January 2017

Wise saying of the day

Who agrees?

Buchi Emecheta Dies at 72

Renowned literary icon, Florence Onyebuchi '"Buchi" Emecheta who championed female writing in Nigeria has died. Emecheta whose works comprised of children and adult's fiction passed away in her sleep in a London care home on Wednesday.

Her writings tackled so many societal issues like domestic abuse and single motherhood. Amongst her 20 novels are The Joys of Motherhood, (a narrative highlighting changing values, children upbringing and the Igbo tradition), Second-Class Citizen and The Bride Price.

The novelist whose works are taught in schools in Nigeria is also regarded to be championing women and girls issues in her writings. Though regarded as a feminist, the author rejected this description. In her words. “I work toward the liberation of women but I’m not feminist. I’m just a woman,”.

I was at a Black History Month event in 2015, when I watched a clip Ama Aidoo Ata talked about how Buchi Emecheta's writings influenced her own writings too. She will be greatly missed.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sir Mo Farah on Trump's Travel Ban

The British distance runner, Sir Mo Farah CBE has voiced out his concerns over President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's travel ban. 
Farah 33, who resides in the United States of America with his family, reacted to Trump's executive order to prohibit the entire US refugee programme and also establish a 90-day travel ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The four-time Olympic champion wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday;

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Artistry: Creating a floor with pennies.

Not sure how I feel about this idea.. I see the creativity first then the usage of coins as tools for a retro flooring.

What do you guys think..A yay or nay?

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Words from the Emir of Kano.

“I’m just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterates. So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don’t come to me with a request to build a N300m mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don’t have a mosque, I’ll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village.” - Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II. ThisDay newspaper, 22 January 2017.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Today's Wise Saying

Youth is beauty, even in cattle. - Egyptian Proverb

What do you think?

That image that reminds you of the cliche "Catching them young". They are suited for their characters I must say!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Yayy!! Its a baby boy for Janet Jackson.

Music icon, Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana have welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday, Jan 3rd her representative confirmed. 

In a statement, the rep said “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. The singer has been away from the spotlight in the larger part of the nine months duration of the pregnancy.

Here's wishing Janet and Family many congratulations.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Gift Boxes for Scotland's New Mums

Scotland has launched its first Baby Boxes for New Mums on New Year day. The borrowed concept from Finland will consist of books, nappies, clothes, play mats and bedding.

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon presented the gift packages to parents on Sunday. She said "The box will be given to mothers when they are around seven to eight months pregnant. They will register with their midwife at the point they get it, so it's also encouraging engagement between mothers and the health service as well and there is evident in Finland that the baby box has played a part in improving the child and maternal health. So it's of practical benefit for parents but it also has a very important health attached to it as well."

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the year will bring all the good tidings we have always wished for and beyond.

A merry 2017!!