Angelique Kidjo is a very soulful singer. Out of all her work, the hit song “Agolo” from her AYE album quite stands out to me. Much of the Yoruba lyrics is like a love song - a ballad about the importance of letting the world be bound together by love. The melodic chorus gives more power to the rendition. But I am sure these days nobody really gives a damn about what the chorus mean as long as the music remains dance-able.

Ori Ori O , Olajumoke nlo
Ori Ori O, Olajumoke nlo
Those of us who grew up on nights of folktales at the feet of parents, uncles and aunties could...

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Cerebrations and Commentaries

Sclater's guenon - the Nigerian monkey - [Wildlife under watch]

Sclater's guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri), also known as the Nigerian monkey, is an arboreal and diurnal primate that lives in the forests of southern Nigeria. This species is most often recognized by its tail colouration: One-half to one-third of the underside proximal side of the tail is...

The Ibadan Malimbe [Wildlife under watch]

The Ibadan Malimbe (Malimbus ibadanensis) is a species of bird endemic to Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. this specie probably has a very small population which is suspected to be declining.
The Ibadan...

Sustainable transportation models

My heart bleeds always when I hear people complain so much about how petrol and diesel have become so unaffordable. So as one brought up in the Third World, and quite familiar with the concept of reverse engineering, I am making the following humble suggestions for possible methods of beating...

Don't be lazy , click me

By the way I got the title from a persistent spammer , who has up till today not managed to get me to click on her email , so this blog should be an indication of how much success she's having with everyone else. So what is my spam ?
I am offering a deal on all my books excluding the "...

Brainteaser : A Really Queer Relationship

The week is probably beginning to drag on so slowly already, and I am sure many are already wishing for Friday to come quickly. It is never going to happen. However while you wait maybe you can be kept awake by a little brain teasing :

I had dinner with my church vicar last night,...

Tales of Corporate Chicanery - 2

It was the end of the year, and Bernard Lion, Proprietor of SLAVE Tools Manufacturing Limited was in a merry mood. Bernard Lion had been quite thrilled with the balance sheet and he thought to show his pleasure for some of his faithful managers. Therefore, he called Fred Fox Sales Manager,...

Amy Winehouse : Another One Joins The 27 Club

Have you ever heard of the 27 Club ? The 27 Club, is also variously known as the Forever 27 Club or Club 27.It is a descriptive name for a growing group of popular rock music artists who died at the age of 27.
How did this club come about ? The impetus were the deaths of Brian Jones, Jimi...

The boss is always right

This is an introduction to one of the chapters of a book that had been in progress for too long. The title is "Aesop for Executives - Tales of Corporate Cunning" . The business world is however a greater minefield than this story or others like it would suggest.

It was a hot summer...

Why do writers write ?

I stopped giving away free copies of any of my books primarily because many people do have gross misconceptions about why writers write. In fairness to the reading public , there are too many bad books out here; so poorly written and so poorly produced that they actually give people a pain to...

How to live a stress-free life

Do you want some suggestions for a minimum stress life ? I am offering fourteen which I grabbed and adapted from my daily Bible reading guide. Never mind if you are not religious. Most of it will work for everyone !

1) Take time each day to pray and read God's Word; it'll transform your...

Big tings a gwaan

Writing straight fiction is quite different from writing literary fiction. One is for reading and the other for studying. This is my personal opinion though. Nevertheless I feel that everyone aspiring to be a commercial writer should write at least one literary book ; get that great book that...

How to write good

Caveat emptor.
Carpe diem.
O si villi, si ergo, fortibus es in ero.
Et tu, brute.
(Add your own classical allusion here)

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end...

May I Jog Your Memory ?

The title of the book that I just completed is A Conference in Ennui . However the published title may not be the same. This is because a complete American lunatic (or American complete lunatic) has just recently informed me that "ennui" belongs to a class of words known as the ass**** words (...

How to deliver yourself from Facebook spam

Hello!

FYI I have never and not ever offered to shake anybody's anything (or something like that) on FB. So if you have received such a message from me or even your nicer friends do disregard it . However this is how to deliver yourself from these demonic spam .Prayers won't work...

What have you just written ?

I was at my writers group meetup. A teenager had just done a short reading in what I thought was quite flamboyant prose. At the end he'd asked the quite odd question : What I want to know is if what I read is prose or poetry.

Thereafter followed an intellectual discussion lasting almost...

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