Review: ‘The Everlasting Wave’ by Xavier Omär

Review: ‘The Everlasting Wave’ by Xavier Omär

I listen to music a lot during the course of my day. Its not unusual to find me blasting music in the morning whilst I'm getting ready for work, or bopping in the car during my hour-long commute to work and I definitely have a variety of playlists for when I go to the gym. [...]

Ghana life pre-independence…

Ghana life pre-independence…

Occasionally, I come across something really special. A few weeks ago, The Guardian published a series of pictures on their website, commemorating Ghana's Independence (March 6, 2017). Apart from the infrequent trip to the national archives, its rare for me for find pictures of ordinary life pre-independence. Finding these made my day. Source

“Capturing Modern Africa” – Agility Africa 2017 Photo Competition

“Capturing Modern Africa” – Agility Africa 2017 Photo Competition

I just came across an exciting opportunity for photographers based across Africa. Agility are hosting a continent wide photo competition and are specifically searching for images that highlight "today's vibrant, modern African reality". Winners can win up to $4,000.00 in three categories: industry, technology and cities. For more details about how to enter this competition [...]

High Above with India Arie

High Above with India Arie

I love the creative arts, especially performance theatre. I came across this amazing short film about a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother throws away show tickets, she decides to attend a Dance Theatre of Harlem performance. The young girl watches in awe as the Black ballerinas [...]

A favourite poem…

A favourite poem…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond [...]

MyOdara.com

MyOdara.com

I moved to East Legon at the beginning of the year and, as I've settled into the area, I'm discovering how quaint and quintessentially middle class the area is. The number of affordable eateries, coffeeshops and boutiques are too many to count. One such shop I discovered, thanks to the amazing Instagram, is Odara. If [...]