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October 1, 2017

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NIGERIA: Video [M’óhùn m’áwòrán] on restructuring worth sharing – Afrospace TV

Dear Blog visitors, You’d need to pardon my inability to translate into English Language the address of Peter Ayodele Fayose, one of the state governors in Yoruba’s Southwestern Nigeria homeland at a Summit on Restructuring: The Yoruba Agenda 2017.  The summit was held under the aegis of Atayese, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization,  under the Chairmanship of Elder Statesman, […]

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November 19, 2017

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Serena Williams, Alexis & Baby Ohanian at New Orleans star-studded wedding ceremony- Tola Adenle

As in the biggest of the world’s fashion shows – the New York Fashion Show Week – Anna Wintour, close friend and ally of Serena, was right there in the usual front row but the star of the formalization of Serena & Alexis’ relationship was, perhaps, Baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Even though the bride and […]

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November 18, 2017

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MIDDLE EAST: Experiencing just a bit of the evil the Saudi-led Qarta blockade represents in real time – Tola Adenle

The iconic image of the futuristic architectural designs with the Gulf in front at Doha’s city center. It is interesting that several of these gems are government offices.  [SOURCE:  Global Data Base of the CTBUH]  BELOW, (First) a closer view of a few dazzlers SECOND, Blogger takes in the view. The glowing monolith-type structure at center is, […]

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November 12, 2017

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Critics pooh-pooh “too white” mixed-race Adwoah Aboah on her first British Vogue cover

Is the new black still too white, ask critics of Vogue’s ‘washout’ cover of Adwoa Aboah? – James Gillespie, Mary O’Connor & Iram Ramzan/London Times     Adwoa Aboah at Paris fashion week and as she appears on the cover of Vogue [PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN]   The model Adwoa Aboah is known in the fashion world for her mixed-race […]

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November 2, 2017

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OBIT: Jide Tinubu, son of Aṣiwaju Tinubu, APC National Leader, is dead – Tola Adenle

The death has been reported of Mr. Jide Tinubu, a son of  Aṣiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, Nigeria’s ruling party. Tinubu, who is reported to be in his thirties, was an attorney who had his first Law from the University of Liverpool and a London University Masters in Maritime Law. He […]

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October 31, 2017

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Sarah Forbes Bonetta- The Yoruba Slave Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

Originally posted on OldNaija:
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Davies) Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey, one of the notorious slave…

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October 30, 2017

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Seven of Forbes’ world’s 20 richest pastors are – drum roll – Nigerians!

The bottom three of the Forbes’ richest in the world of religion as entrepreneurship – are worth – a measly $10 million EACH. Poor guys! TOP, Clockwise: Okotie, Bynum & Ashimolowo [Àṣímọ́lowó]   The results are in, again, and Nigeria’s pastors, a.k.a. “men of God”, are out front ahead of the flock awashed in mega […]

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October 25, 2017

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Melania Trump is [a bit] racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in a Chimamanda Adichie’s fictional short story

Janelle Asked to the Bedroom – A Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story for The New York Times   Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist — at least that’s the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie […]

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October 22, 2017

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The [Retired] General Kelly lie brouhaha: Video shows Kelly’s claim is THE “total fabrication”

Video debunks John Kelly’s claim that Frederica Wilson took credit for FBI building funds – USA TODAY By Ledyard King   WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday excoriated Rep. Frederica Wilson for bragging in 2015 about securing the federal aid to build an FBI field office in South Florida. “And a congresswoman stood […]

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October 22, 2017

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John F. Kelly owes [Congresswoman] Wilson a sincere apology – Miami Herald editorial board

Gen. John F. Kelly’s journey to the dark side is complete   MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD. OCTOBER 21, 2017 11:19 PM At best, he was seriously mistaken when he declared that in 2015 U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson boasted about securing the funds for the FBI’s new Miramar headquarters. At worst, the very worst, he lied. Given […]

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October 20, 2017

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The Weinstein Scandal: “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom” – Lupita Nyong’o

Oscar Award-winning actress, Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o [Google Images] Ihave been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this […]

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