Trade routes of my mind
“Like the veins on grand ma’s hands, rivers flow in to the lagoon.
Secrets meet silence.
Affairs covered in sand, rise and fall in balance.
The moon shines golden and binds at night
Water tastes of blood, tears of salt”
Omo Elerin be !
Hike along the coast to Badagry on the western peninsula of Lagos and 10 km west of Ilashe we might as well be in the 19th century! No one speaks English, or Yoruba, we came across 5 tribes speaking Ewe, Egun, Agonyin, Ilaje, and Zabarma. Harkening to ancient trade routes.
We are very pleased to announce Rite foods LTD makers of Bigi soft drinks and fearless energy drinks have renewed and upgraded to silver status their sponsorship.
This means a lot to us this year in particular. We intend to use all we have learnt in the past, and especially last year to impact the life’s of those around us as we seek scalable solutions to the problems of ocean plastic and early years education.
Rite foods LTD by backing us have consistently shown their understanding of the scale of the problems we face. These are not problems…
To the point of no return and back!
Our destination the monument commemorating the point of no return
On the 20th of February I realized I would probably need an interpreter and definitely need a man Friday, it was a Dr Livingston moment ! I Called Friday our caretaker at popilashe Friday I said, I am walking to Badagry and one of you shall be accompanying me ! He automatically said “I’ll tell John to get ready” O how we laughed!
I myself ‘am the Sun
My father on my grandfather’s knees aboard the Elder Dempster MV Accra circa 1937
It is important to note when discussing my people. The people of this basin fed by the great River Niger and now called Nigeria. That we are one united by blood geography and history. “The pattern emerging from the genetic evidence is clear. Various Nigerian peoples have a basically similar genetic pattern-‘a relatively high frequency of B, cDe and s, and relatively low frequency of sand almost complete absence of K genes’
Worlledge et al, ‘blood group antigenes’, table…
Capital; is the engine that powers the market economy .The principal part of the economic whole.
For Adam Smith economic specialisation - the division of Labour and the subsequent exchange of products in the market — was the source of increasing productivity and therefore the wealth of nations . Famously defined as “the stock of assets accumulated for productive purposes.
For accumulated assets to become active capital and put additional production in motion they must be fixed and realised in some particular subject “which lasts for some time at least after that labour is past.
The French economist Jean Babtiste…
His sweat his emotions his life . I am really pleased at the opening of the Zeitz Museum of contemporary art in South Africa. Finally as an African artist in 2017 we have an institution on the continent that sees art as big business and is dedicated to supporting it. A repository for the work, a curator, a standard to aspire to.A stage to play on. Its good, its fun it could start a trend.
What does it mean to be an African artist ? For the most part it means nothing , artists all over the world are treated…
The future belongs to those who dare to dream .
50% of all children out of the classroom in the world today are Nigerian, This is an awful statistic especially when you think that 1 in 5 members of the black race are Nigerians this is a sad indictment on the government and people of one of the richest endowed countries in the world. With Nigerians leading the polls as the most educated ethnic minorities in most western countries, an achievement that has earned us the monicker of the ‘Lion parents’ a reference to the ‘Tiger parents’ of the eastern…
The Story of the hopper
The hopper learns to fly by riding the wind. When the wind blows and treetops rustle, the hopper’s instincts say: “This is my time to jump”
As the seasons change, stay in tune to signs of opportunity, the wind blows and expose secrets hiding in the sands. The change in our daily patterns and work flows should cause us to stop and think as we adjust to new climes
Last year the rains caused us to stop and think about our production methods. We had been too busy chasing our tails keeping up with demand…
If i were to walk up to you and offer you $50 for an hour of you time you would probably punch me in the face. I think you need a reality check