Tuesday, 27 March 2012

AFRICAN INFLUENCES

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CULTURAL WORDS OF WISDOM

MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE.
Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist. 
I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.  
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.  
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.  
The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth. 
Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.  
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. 
Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race. 
I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity.  

Tolu Falode. 

Friday, 23 March 2012

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CULTURAL WORDS OF WISDOM

MUHAMMED ALI.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. 
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.  
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. 
A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing.  
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.  
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.  

Tolu Falode. 

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

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THE LENS

Amanda Akokhia.

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ROSA PARKS.
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
Each person must live their life as a model for others. 
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. 
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache in my heart.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. 

Tolu Falode.

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Monday, 12 March 2012

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

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OLD SCHOOL

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

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8 FACTS

I.K. DAIRO.
I.K Dairo was born in the town of Offa, in Kwara State, Nigeria.
He attended a Christian Missionary primary school in Offa, however, he later quit his studies due to a lean year in his family's finances.
He left Offa and traveled to Ijebu-Ijesa where he chose to work as a barber.
On his journey, he took along with him a drum built by his father when he was seven years old. By the time he was residing in Ijebu Ijesa, he was already an avid fan of drumming.
When he was unoccupied with work, he spent time listening to the early pioneers of Juju music in the area and experimented with drumming.
I.K. Dairo's musical career entered the fast lane when he founded a ten piece band called the Morning Star Orchestra in 1957.
In 1960, during the celebration of Nigeria's independence, the band was called on to play at a party hosted by a popular Ibadan based magistrate.
With a lot of prominent Yoruba patrons at the venue, I.K. Dairo showcased his style of Juju music and earned attention and admiration from other Yoruba patrons present, many of whom later invited him to gigs during cultural celebrations or just lavish parties.

Tolu Falode.

KONY 2012

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

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CULTURAL WORDS OF WISDOM

MALCOLM X.
Stumbling is not falling.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
Education is our passport to the future..
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
I am neither a fanatic nor a dreamer. I am a black man who loves peace and justice, and loves his people.


 




Tolu Falode.

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

NAIJA BEATS

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8 FACTS

LIJADU SISTERS.
Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu are identical twins.
They were born on the 18th of September 1958.
They grew up in the town of Ibadan.
They played an important role in Nigerian musical duet from the mid-1960s to the 1980s.
They achieved success at home and had a modest influence in the United States and Europe.
They were notable for being a West African version of the Pointer Sister who mixed Afrobeat sounds with jazz and disco.
The sisters moved to Brooklyn.
Soon after settling in America, they retired from the public eye. 





















Tolu Falode.

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