Thursday, October 9, 2014

Zahara - Loliwe

I love love African music although I am no connoisseur. I recently stumbled upon Zahara's music.  I am totally in love with her sound. Its very...calming, smooth, raw, very authentic. Enjoy!

 xoxo
BG

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#EBOLA IS NOT THE ENEMY, YOU ARE.

The most rational article I've stumbled upon on Ebola. It is worth every single minute you spend reading it; knowledge is power. The scary face of Ebola is not the disease itself, rather it is our reactions as Humans to the disease. The stigmas, ignorance and hatred that spews out of our hearts towards its victims...With the death of Eric Duncan, I've seen very emotional outburst trending on the topic. The hospital he died in, my Mom worked there a few years ago, we went there on many occasions. The apartments he lived at, we lived right down the street from it. (Not that it matters, but something to think about. That particular hospital and his apartment is located in a section of town with a higher rate of low income families/immigrants).

I know quite a few people in the medical field who come in contact with patients every single day. If you are familiar with Dallas proper, then you know Texas Health and Presbyterian are really the main hospitals. So this isn't a random incident, it happened close enough to home. However, we all need to take a deliberate step back, stick to facts and attack this epidemic from a rational perspective. I don't think ( or would like to believe in the absence of strong evidence) that they "let him die". A lot of us are working based off opinions and emotions. With that said, the reason the disease got so out of hand is because it was deemed an "African" problem. "US" vs "Them".  I understand that African governments left ALOT to be desired with their first responses but Ebola isn't a new disease. Its been around for 38 odd years, its infection rate was a known fact. The plan after news broke of the disease was to isolate the disease, stigmatize the people, then compare it with our Western facilities to convince the Western populace that theres no way the disease would reach us. But in the event that it did, we have far superior facilities. The West takes a reactionary stance to everything that concerns "developing countries/continents"and unfortunately, Africa is no China or Iraq or Syria. The stigma is VERY real. I find myself having to wade off ignorant comments everyday at work concerning Africans.

"People in the African continent are more regarded as an abstract statistic than a patient in the U.S. or Europe," he said. "How many individual stories do we know about any African patients? None. They are treated as an indistinguishable crowd."  (Mic.com)







Source: AndrĂ© Carrilho/Andre Carrilho

Educate yourself and your children concerning the disease. Stop making insensitive comments about the disease or the ethnic populations affected most by it. Heres a direct link to the article, read and leave your thoughts down below.
http://mic.com/articles/100618/one-powerful-illustration-shows-exactly-what-s-wrong-with-media-coverage-of-ebola

xoxo
BG

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CAMEROONS OWN FRIDA KAHLO-->SHIRI ACHU ART

I've gotta say, good things DO come out of Cameroon o!
I've silently followed her art for a while and just could not resist blogging about her after seeing the art work below.


Her Name: Shiri Achu
Profession: Artist Extraordinaire
Blog: http://shiriachuart.blogspot.com/

Because I am lazy and don't want to do her injustice, i'll let you read her blog/her words on your own but below is a picture of  her art work...Simply captivating


Photo courtesy: Shiri Achu

WONDERFUL PALAVA!





I go hear don for this American! I no fit laugh!

Friday, July 13, 2012

#TEAMUSA OLYMPICS FOR FASHION!

So I woke up this morning to amazing news....Ralph Lauren's US Olympics Team outfits are OUT!! RL never dissapoints in the Classics arena and let me tell you...if I could afford most of his clothes, I'd preorder the Summer Olympics line right this moment!! (Berret is $55, Blazers $598-go figure)

The Blues, Whites and clean lines he uses are *picture hand to the lips-french style* chouette. #TeamUSA will most definitely have my vote for BEST DRESSED-COHERENT Team...

1st row second from  left...I see you Lochte :-D
The "Pantalon sotee" "high waters"  aka (pants) with the kicks...Simply awesome

Les "yor" et les "yoryette"
#TEAMUSA

weh eh which time Caneroon go reach this level? make we start contract our own designers them for sow we own ashwabi noh! I can picture the African teams with their Ankara/Print bottoms or tops or shoes or..or...
This is definitely an Idea I think an African designer should think about...Especially nowadays when major  designers are using African print, can you imagine the media attention if #TEAMAFRICA showed up in Ankara/print...

Sigh..if wishes were horses
BG

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CAMEROONIAN ATHLETES OLYMPICS 2012

A few African Countries are sending teams to the Olympics starting in a few weeks. Cameroon has about 44 athletes competing in: rowing-1, boxing-4, , swimming-2, table tennis-1, and weightlifting-2.

YESSS putting all that Fufu to work Lol-Hugo Mamba-Schlick
Annabel Laure-Wrestling
Come game day, I'll be #TeamCameroon!!

Rep-ping the Red White & Blue!...oh oops I mean't Green Red Yellow sorry Lol slip of tongue

BG

SWEET LITTLE LIES...

A long time ago, I remember reading an article about African Prostitution in Europe. The things that happen are quite revolting to say the least. Anyhow I came across a video/documentary by an African (Cameroonian I think) studying at the Sorbonne Paris about "Cameroonian Women looking for White husbands online". I will post the video below so you can watch for yourself, but Ive gotta say this and after watching the video you'll understand why.

Many people in Africa not only Cameroon think that the hardest part about "falling bush" or Migrating abroad is actually getting the Visa. When you get the Visa then everything else will be smooth sailing. Unfortunately, getting the Visa is just the tip of your problems. I won't blame the ones who want to come over by all cost because just like the woman in the Video said, when the "bush fallers" come back home to Cameroon they "look fresh, happy, good looking, drive cars, have Euros" etc etc. But what those bush fallers fail to explain is that the display of "wealth" came from working double jobs, sweeping floors, cleaning old peoples rubbish in nursing homes, working 12-13 hours a day without time to eat a complete meal not to talk of family time, all for what?? to show sey you don "reach"?. By the time they go on holidays back home they have worked themselves to the bone. Of course it would seem then as though they have all the money in the world to spend, "America come down". When family members and friends see this show of wealth, what mentality do we want them to have?? Yet when we come back to "bush" we start complaining at the number of people who call us for "send me small thing". This cycle just wets the appetite of those we leave behind to want to fall bush (move abroad) as well. To the point that even if we tell them  life is hard they will also say, let us come and experience it first hand.

In the same vein many African/Cameroonian women are running online to find their own "white skin" who fills their heads with fake marriage promises. Sweet little lies. At the end of the day, when their "White Man" brings them over to the West, he uses them as sexual nonsenses before Pimping them out on Europe's streets...then they experience the hard life first hand. My people, wahala dey o

 Enjoy watching...

~BG. 
*humming*  Mignon-cite mignon