Before I begin, I just want to say…e be like say “chatterbox” be some Uber driver prerequisite or something. Also, I suspect several people daily have noteworthy conversations with Uber drivers, enough that there should probably be a website/blog dedicated just to recording drivers’ experiences. Maybe one already exists. If you find one, tell me.... Continue Reading →
I can feel the panic rising within you. There is too much that feels familiar. Your worst fear is repetition of the years-long nightmare you only just got out of. But everything seems to be happening all over again, maybe a little faster this time, with the major difference being that you already know how... Continue Reading →
One day, I will offend you. It may be intentional, unintentional, partly intentional, or perhaps something I do will disappoint you, especially if you have admired me for so long, especially if you have done so from afar. In fact, that day may have come for you already, or it may be today. I may... Continue Reading →
About a month ago (as you can see, I have fantastic time-keeping blogging habits) most people who take interest in my life saw my Snapchat and Instagram stories about me teaching a class on "lexivism," a term I completely made up, which is virtually unknown outside of this blog and my personal social media accounts.... Continue Reading →
At this point I’ve seen people bash this book so much that I’m not even sure anyone wants to read any more “reviews” on it. That being said, here’s a review on it! I did not hate the book. Several people said it was trash. Several others said that while the book wasn’t horrible, it... Continue Reading →
I wake up some days with unwanted particles of the sense of inadequacy sticking to my skin like the residue of dreams I never invited into my mind, and I want to flick them off, but they cling stubbornly like they are coated with adhesive. This is one of those days. Sunday, 19th February 2017.... Continue Reading →
It just occurred to me that I can reblog this. So I shall!
Spoken word is a growing art-form in Sub-Saharan Africa, over the past few years the number of artists involved keeps growing at a high rate. There isn’t a week that passes without a show with spoken word artists on the bill. We can say people truly relate to spoken word since it relies heavily on content; whether political, religious, economical or those which plainly cause introspection to the listener.
Akotowaa of Vision Inspired Music is one of the top artists in this field, recently releasing her debut, “Solitaire EP” which has received favourable reviews from critics as well as her listeners. The project has been played a little over 12k (twelve thousand) times, which is an incredible feat. Currently “I.W.I.T.P.” (which is an acronym for I Wasn’t In The Pictures) appears to be a fan-favorite, it has accumulated 5k plays which is more than any track on the…
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If you know Akotowaa, like know me proper, it is no surprise that my anti-formal-education stance has been a huge part of my life and informed my worldview for literally years. I have been tired of formal education and its restrictions for a long time. I have watched several videos, including Prince EA’s spoken word... Continue Reading →
Yo. So. The last story I wrote was Institutionalized Addicts, back in March 2016. That's right; it's been almost a whole YEAR. But, as I've declared 2017 my writing-intensive year, we should be seeing more short stories, hopefully. If you've read any of my short stories before, please clear all expectations of what you expect this one... Continue Reading →