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Friday, 31 July 2015

LeriQ - ft Wizkid - Say You Love Me

Fela Kuti - Beasts of No Nation- Idris Elba Trailer



So many women love Idris Elba
The Sierra Leonean, Ghanaian, English dude
Idris comes from Hackney ... like me


Anywho... I'm sure many women would like to see Idris cast as a love lead.. he's certainly hot enough.. has that handsome 'bond' charm.. and there aren't that many on screen love leads who look like him, but noooooo...
he's been cast as an African warlord in a film about child soldiers..

Beasts of No Nation

I'm not sure how I feel about this film.
Yet.



Always fighting someone or something. Can we have some romance please. Bit of balance.
Jeesh...




I know honey .. I know.. :)

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Black Motion Ft Miss P - It's you

Afrikan Roots Feat. Xoli M - Angel

Holy Sex!

I'm not usually a big fan of erotic fiction. At least, I haven't been for some time. Back in the day when I used to read quite alot of fiction, I did enjoy the occasional erotic writings of Colin Channer, or Eric Jerome Dickey (seriously) I even have a signed copy or two.

Anyway... I came across Holy Sex! by Obinna Udenwe , and found it quite amusing.. and yes.. kinda cute gossipy and enjoyable. It's quite light on the sex but that gives the imagination room to manoeuvre I think.. sometimes.. less is more!


Obinna Udenwe


I stumbled across a guardian article, which focused on the genre of Nigerian erotica [click]. It caught my attention because of a news article I read a few days ago, about a pastor who said that he semen was holy, and contained blessings! ( or something like that)
and... the way to receive the blessings was to ''tease out' his holy semen orally.

Apparently ( If the story is indeed true) he's been arrested.... caught with his 'rod' in someone's face or something. Seriously.... how devoted do you have to be to fall for that one?
I'm not sure if he should have been arrested or awarded!

It's often said that the truth is stranger than fiction

Anyway, if you fancy a read... [click]

The stories could ruffle some feathers

Episode 1



Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Ciara - Dance Like We're Making Love - Bums & Odd chat up lines

Now this song... I really love

It's so cool, and I could watch her dance all day.
Nice one Ciara




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On another note

I saw a woman today whose bum was so round I could hardly stop staring. To be honest I think she may have had implants. If they weren't implants, then that was a very unusually round bum.
Nice enough though.

But bums are funny things really aren't they. They really do come in all shapes and sizes.
Cute.

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At the bus stop a guy said... 'I love your lips. They're the kinda lips I just wanna kiss..'. I was gobsmacked. So much so, that he laughed.. then so did I . 'Well'... he said.. different. ' Yep I said.. sure was'.
Then I was off

I think I'll just lose myself in this song awhile...
That's me for tonight..
Enjoy yours x

Mood swings and MP's on soap boxes

I'm home kinda early today.
Feel I haven't spent a 'proper' evening with Ti for a while.

I'm not in a great mood this evening. I'm feeling sad and overwhelmed.. oh, and a bit upset and angry... anything else? throw it in
My other brother asked me how I'm doing today, and I said I didn't know.

In truth I don't.. at least I can't articulate my emotions very well.
I don't know what to say so it probably best I say nothing.
I'm a bit emotional, up and down like a yo yo.
In a few days we will lay my brother to rest.
It's a shit situation.
Fast forward me to better days and I'll give you a million kisses.
Sure you would prefer I say 'bucks' but my kisses have value too buddy!

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On the walk home I came across Tottenham MP David Lammy, out campaigning for Mayor of London.[click]


He's looking well.
He spoke for some length about the housing 'crisis' in London..
David wants more homes built for 'regular folk'.. spoke about local people being priced out, by the super or mega rich

As an MP I quite like David Lammy. He spoke well after the riots, and he often speaks passionately about fatherhood.[click]
Yet for some reason I think Sadiq Khan will be the next Mayor of London [click]

But good on David Lammy for doing it 'old school' and getting out and about. no frills.
Nice

Some days..

Someone told me a joke.
He said....'A guy said to his acquaintances. On the day of my funeral, lower me slowly.. so you can let me down one last time :)
He told me at the wrong time... I'm only just getting it.. weeks later..




Looks like the sun ( shine) is making a reappearance..


I'm off to work (I'm not even dressed yet!)


and I have a feeling this facial expression will accompany me today


Yeah... luv ya

Aysha Loren - Better Than & Human

Good morning x



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Monday, 27 July 2015

E To Beh - DJ Jimmy Jatt ft Banky W & Phyno

President Barack Obama's Final Speech to Kenyans at Kasarani Stadium Nairobi

I caught an element of the speech, enjoyed it, and so went in search of the entire thing!.. here it is.
Which bit caught my attention?
..'some traditions are 'bad traditions'.. just because something as in your past doesn't mean you should keep doing it... or just because something is tradition doesn't make it right'
the bit about women and girls.. of course

You know.. for the 1st time in some time.. Barack really held my attention
I found it really interesting

Friday, 24 July 2015

Trust your struggle | Zain Asher | TEDxEuston & Don't be a waste | Chioma Omeruah



Busy Signal - Reggae Make You Rock

luv Busy Signal
some nice versions on this huh

9ICE - Lord's Prayer

Interesting video
Those pictures of 'Jesus' pretty much adorned the home of every 'black' family in the UK and beyond.
Kinda messed up that at the time we couldn't see a reflection of ourselves in the prophet or 'son of god'
Does it matter?
I think it did
It will remain forever in our history that the African was conned
Fortunately times have changed, moved on.
We still have a way to go... but we probably always will
It's life
Universal law
Perhaps the relationship we have with Christianity and Islam will always be bittersweet
It can free us or enslave us
It has proven to be capable of both
Good morning x
May God bless your day

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Timaya ft. Phyno & Deettii - Gbagam

Wizkid - Ojuelegba (Remix) feat. Drake & Skepta



Obama's visit to Kenya is like all his African policy – merely symbolic [Article]

A good quick read [click]
Obama's visit to Kenya is like all his African policy – merely symbolic - Dr Adekeye Adebajo

Lutan Fyah - Come Away

I saw a really young guy yesterday chase after a taxi on his bike, then reach in through the window to hit whoever was in there. I was concerned, and prayed inside that it didn't escalate any further
I remember thinking, this guy is way too young to be so angry

Good morning all x

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Hezron - Good News

Weekend WOW Factor. So... whats been going on elsewhere

The 'Queens Nazi salute' has some people in a tiz.
I never knew that children often performed nazi salutes as 'satire' which was what one 'royal pundit' was basically saying, and would have us believe
Well, well well.
I thought anti Semitism was serious business.

'A Palace spokesman said: "It is disappointing that film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from Her Majesty's personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner." [click]

O-Kay.

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Our MPs have been awarded a 10% pay rise



that's 10% [click]


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President Buhari's wife apparently still cooks him meals. Good for her if true. I would too If I were her.
Well... I'd like to think I would anyway [click]



'Well... if she doesn't I will.. I wanna be 1st lady.. just look at this big smile .. heehee

'Ermm .. no thanks darling....'

I'm only playing y'all.

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Sierra Leone's new buses are causing a bit of a stir.
Of course they are
Breaking down.. unable to climb hills, and rumour has it.. the buses aren't new at all, but second hand..
and this .... gave me a real laugh yesterday. I'm so grateful [click]



Hey.. I like the new buses. and as for the China connection. Please note, the Chinese have been 'investing in Africa' for some time now. No news there.
Sorry to say, but currently it would seem there is little that President EBK can do to please some
Pretty much most things are now viewed through a suspicious lens.. rightly or wrongly
It's not healthy for nation building.

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Wohooo... I wrote a post x


RC, Propaganda

I can't sleep...

I'm trying to be okay but it's really hard, and every so often it catches up with me. We have so much to do, clear my brothers place ( we haven't got the keys yet) , funeral. Some things we can't do until we get the certificates. So we wait.
Me as a writer I'm trying to write my brothers eulogy but can't get past the first line. His name , date of birth, son of...
What kind of writer is that
In addition to dealing with all this, there's a lot of talk about who did him wrong from who didn't. Most is external, but I want none of it to be honest. I'm upset enough. It's done, over.
I don't want to hear any more.

I don't think people realize it's my brother. I've known him all my life, and he's been a big part of my life.
Over the past 6 years when I went back to study, we'd still talk about music and stuff, he knew what I was studying, and leant me books for my Masters dissertation.

The worst thing is seeing my mum so grief stricken. I've never seen her look this way before.
When my dad died it was kinda expected ish, as he had been ill awhile.
She was sad, but she didn't look like this
This has come like a bolt out of the blue and hit my mum so hard.
I looked at her today as we sat awaiting some information.
It's too much.

Not just my mum, my brothers too.
But my mum has lost her 1st born son

Every so often we snap at each other...me and my mum. There's something about me that grates on her at times. Mum used to say I was a bit like my bro so maybe that's why. My brother in law says it's because we both have strong characters so we clash at times
I love my mum though, and I can't imagine how she feels so I need to take the flack if needs be
Yet when I mentioned my brothers eulogy my mum immediately said.. 'you can do it'.
That's a really huge honour my mum has bestowed. It was almost like a 'no brainer'
I'll write it, but not sure if I'll read it
She's so upset she hasn't cried yet not in public anyway.
Neither have I.
I'm so sad at the moment.
I need a hug and for everything to be okay.
.. but its not .
Not yet anyway

Sorry this post is so down
I hope you can understand
Oddly enough, I always knew July would be a tough month. Little did I know just how tough

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Jackie Mittoo - Fancy Pants

Love


Good morning.

H.I.M Halie Selassie - The Temple..

"The temple of the most high begins with the human body, which houses our life, essence of our existence. Africans are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans which were supposed to help people grow spiritually.

Due to human imperfection, religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the Most High. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe and each other. As the essence of our existence it embodies our culture, true identity, nationhood and destiny. A people without a nation they can really call their own is a people without a soul. Africa is our nation and is in spiritual and physical bondage because her leaders are turning to outside forces for solutions to African problems when everything Africa needs is within her. When African righteous people come together, the world will come together. This is our divine destiny"
- Haile Selallsie.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Linsell.

Our 1st Saturday without you bro
Rest in peace always

Mum's gonna wake up expecting you round as usual. It'll upset her when you don't come. It will upset her more when reality dawns again. I'll go, but it wont be he same.
She's gonna miss you real bad.





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Friday, 10 July 2015

Me & my big bro - ft Bob Andy

That's my big brother on the right


Probably best known to some as the selector for Jah Youth Sound System.
Until maybe a year or two ago

I've always tagged along around my bro..
begged him to take me to a Bob Marley concert but allegedly (at the time)... I was too young..
Still.. we went to loads of shows together once I was 'grown'
I always played his records when he was out
he'd always complain... 'don't touch my records!...' he'd inspect them... 'don't scratch my records!'.. 'look.. look at that!'

Still.. he'd go out and I'd turn on the power. Red light,, needle on vinyl, selection on tap

Once he decided to keep his records in my room that was it.. there was no stopping me.

He bought me my 1st guitar.. my bass. I still have it to this day.

Me and my bro...
We bicker and bicker like crazy.
Once we argued all through the magnificent 7.
He'd say he's not into soap oprah's but always talk me though an entire episode of Eastenders!..

He's a Libran.. like me.
Was.
He was born on the 7th Of October.
I got a call tonight to tell me he has died.
We don't yet know why

I will write a musical tribute to him..
but right now... I can't

I'm up.. me and Ti.. just kinda sitting here in shock. The morning feels a long way away
Neither one of us will sleep tonight
This is me now.. calm.
But I wasn't.
I flipped out.

A musical connoisseur...I know he liked Bob Andy.. big time
Love you brother
I can't quite believe it.








This post was written in the early hours of Thursday 9th July 2015. I couldn't hit publish until now

I'm probably tipsy.
Maybe I'll give him my bass. I would like him to have it back.

Me & my bro in mums garden - summer 'circa'



Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Up to you.. Lloyd Brown

A London bus costs over £300,000.

Sierra Leone has purchased 100 new ( much needed ) buses costing approximately $120,000 each .

Procurement rules or not..
The buses are needed. Personally speaking...I'd enjoy the buses.[click]

If one must fret, fret about who will maintain the buses..
..and expand the roads...


It must be difficult to decide what to spend money on, when one needs to spend money on.. everything

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Speaking of buses. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the London bombings.
The images of our Iconic London bus torn apart by explosives will be etched on the minds of many forever.

Regular folk travel on buses.
Just regular folk, going about their daily lives.





Good morning.x



Monday, 6 July 2015

Unreasonable policies?... just say no. ft R2Bees ft. Davido- Gboza

If Bisa Kdei was on this too it would have been off the scale.... #justsaying
Please someone .. remix and get him in
Davido.. my favourite boy with dimples gets better and better doesn't he....



What's up with Greece?.
In fact.. what's up with the EU?..
As Greece voters fight against austerity measures... what next? [click]

I'm not big on economics. I should really take the time.
Structural adjustment programs mandated by the IMF and World Bank have held developing countries under arrest for many many years. In fact many argue, have kept them, in a state of perpetual development. One way or another.

Maybe that's why the Greeks said no.
But as I said.. what next. Greece needs money and fast. What I don't quite get is what went wrong?

sorry.. I wasn't paying attention .. til now...

There is an element of bravery in saying no. Desperate people can rarely afford to use the N word to be honest

Good morning all x. Good morning Greece. Rise Up revolutionaries

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Reekado Banks - Katapot

Bit of a Don Jazzy extravaganza this weekend..
Great producer

Why I love.. Victoria Beckham

There are so many things to love about Victoria Beckham.



It must be said that Victoria, was always my favourite Spice girl.



I love her style..


Her enthusiasm..



Her Passion..


Her Vision..



I think Victoria is a great role model for young girls

Not because she is rich and famous.. but because she has worked hard to create the life of her dreams
Victoria didn't leave her dreams by the wayside. She pursued them.



Although I don't know them, the Beckham marriage comes across as a strong and loving one.


They are a brand yes..
but they are a family...


Two people in love...and what's not to love about that?

From Spice Girl to fashion Icon and designer

Gotta love Victoria.



Congratulations to them on their 16 years of marriage


Yes.. I do love Victoria Beckham

* Bet you wasn't expecting that huh :) *

Have a great evening x

[Click]

Di'Ja - Amen

"Oh lord have mercy"....

Buhari!!

I'm gonna dedicate this song to President Buhari
too much trouble in the North... come on people, abeg

Not sure why.. I heard it and thought of him.
In fact, if anyone is messing with you... this is the song for you



we need a cure for the sickness
'If I warn go left mek I go lef'....



Hey!

It's a beautiful day in London Xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Ti's interview.. & how to cook Jollof rice

Ti got a call last night. An appointment at the leisure centre
Great!.. I gave him a pep talk, he needs a job

He asked me for the details.. only I couldn't remember sending his CV to any leisure centre jobs.. at least not this year
I was baffled.
He didn't get a contact name on the phone ,so I told him to just go along and explain that he has an appointment at 3... 'that should cover it'

So...I got the feedback when I got home

He said he had the most embarrassing day.
Eh?!
He turned up all suited up, doc martin boots clapping on the floor, turned his nose ring on silent, slicked back his hair, dapper, and and went for it.
'Hello', I have an appointment at 3', he said.

'Oh yes' yes, the guy said.. 'hang on .. let me check who's doing it again..'
he returned... with a form..
It was gym membership!
It wasn't for a job interview at all!

Ti asked for the loo and left...
I had to laugh at that. I laughed when he said his boots were clapping. I thought.. 'don't tell me everyone else was in 'swimsuit' casual...


Hopefully now he'll pay more attention to his job search
Well, he gets the award possibly for best dressed gym membership applicant!
At least he went. It's a good move.

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I've never seen anyone make Jollof rice like this..
I wonder how it tastes...
He didn't use palm oil but vegetable
I've never actually made 'proper' Jollof rice. I really should because I love it



Korede Bello - Godwin

Donald ft Heavy K & Afroboyz - Never Let U Go

Thursday, 2 July 2015

thinking cap....

Thought of the day...

To be right or to be wise.. which would you choose?....
It would seem plausible to acknowledge that in any disagreement.. no one person is totally to blame. Each plays a part.
If each takes responsibility for their role and seeks solely to build understanding and are committed to solutions, then success will surely follow.
Failure to do that, failure to understand that, will always result in.. failure.
Blame...
...and failure
Build bridges.. not walls..
lest you find yourself imprisoned by your own creation

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I watched a woman today who was absolutely flawless at her job. I was actually quite awed by her. Her ability to maintain such diligence after years of doing the same thing over and over inspired me.. yes it did.

I actually fell a little bit asleep watching her on more than one occasion. I pray no-one noticed.

I am glad I was able to honour this particular commitment today

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Travelling around today I thought
I'm not afraid of boys/men. I grew up with boys /men, I was taught by my father not to fear boys/men, and that what I had to say was just as important as any boy/man.
I was raised to believe that I have a right to ask anything of anyone. I was raised to believe that I was not second class .. and now it's beginning to make sense...
I was raised... as a boy.

( well... it's a theory anyway)

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My sister.. was raised as a girl... and faces less dilemmas as a result
( you may not quite get that, even I'm still trying!..but I can't explain it any better at present)

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On another note entirely I really need to work a few things out in my mind over the next few days, so my posts may be somewhat sporadic no doubt.
.. or more sporadic than usual

Hopefully, I'll be feeling better soon


Enjoy some Cocoa Tea.. just because....

Stay happy.. stay blessed X






Little by little

..day by day

Each day brings its own challenges, face them head on.
Or avoid them totally until you feel ready!

I wasn't going to blog today. In fact, I was about to take a blogging break but then words came.
Words.
I have a thing about words. I have a love affair with them.
Words can harm or words can heal.
We use words pretty much every day, often taking little notice of them or how important they are .. or can be.
Words are often...taken for granted


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I had a call from a singer the other day. he said he has been trying to get in contact with me for years. It's true.. I've not responded to his face book messages for some reason. He said he'd been listening to my music and wants to drag me out of whatever semi retirement I think I'm in ( music wise)
He's off to America, but when he gets back said he wants me back in the studio, and to write with him.

I also have a small part in a play. It's fun, but it's also a sad reminder of just how much I'd left behind.
Can I act?
..can I heck.
Old friends.

I do miss the studio though .. so we'll see..
He said something that did make me think
he said.. 'can you trust me enough to work with me'... ( or something like that)
Maybe he knows something I don't
Perhaps I'm transparent

Trust


This year was meant to be the year I took a break. But to be honest it's been busier than ever.
I'm just about keeping up with myself.
Emotionally.. I'm a wreck lol.
Funny, but true.

I do feel that now is the time to do the things that really matter to me. I can avoid them no longer.

Procrastination.

Never procrastinate with your life. Life is simply too important.

I'm a bit upset with myself today.
I have an amazing ability to have faith in everyone else... but me.
I can encourage, love, laugh, and love to see others happy.
Yet often times... I am sad.
It's a gift.

Funny story

My friend met a guy.
He made a great gesture of leaving his number on her windscreen (cute)
Words flowed well... then they met
She said he's too small

'Hey .. you're not exactly big yourself'... I said laughing
Don't rule him out.. I said.. see how it goes...good things can often come in small packages.
Stay open to the possibility. Often we have this idea of an ideal. Often god has other plans

I wonder of gods plan for me

Later x




Verse of the day

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Uhuru & Wizkid - Duze

Nice

Make up lesson....

I love this woman!
She's just so funny :)))

Voila


the strangest thing ft a *Rewind*.. Heavy-K - Yini ft. Naak MusiQ

Liberia reported a new Ebola case yesterday. [click] [click]
The country had/has been declared Ebola free.

Let hope it's an isolated case.
Both Nigeria and Senegal were able to quickly eradicate Ebola from their midst. How did they do that I wonder
Still.. I'm glad they did
condolences to the boys family.

Condolences.. that is a word I have rarely heard with regards to Ebola.
It's almost as if all the 'normal' rules of life and death are dispersed with. Burials, mourning condolences...

It's a cruel thing. The strangest thing

Things will be better, I have faith




I want to dedicate this track to President Jacob Zuma
He who has been 'blessed' with many wives.
I'm not sure why. (I should dedicate this song to him)
I really don't..
As he is not my 'favourite' leader.. ( he can sing a bit.. but that's not enough really is it.. even for 'music obsessed' me)
I guess I heard *this*.. and I thought of *them*


Good morning all x
Hopefully you will all enjoy it
Be a blessing