Happy 54th Independence Day To our Naija Family! “No member of the union should think herself better than the others. All must move freely and Happily Together” - Funmilayo Ransome Kuti- “A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership… What a country needs to do is be fair to all of its citizens- whether people are of a different ethnicity or gender…Democracy is not something you put away for 10 years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again… Nigeria is what it is because it’s leaders are not what they should be… The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learnt nothing from experience…” - Chinua Achebe #NeverForget #BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurBoys #BringBackDignity #BringBackUnity #BringBackPossibilitiesAndProsperity #BuildTheFuture #SoarSuperEagles … Now comote from der & bring me some Egusi, pepa soup & Suya! LOL! #OurGlobalFusion (at Republic of Global Fusion)
Dinner: grilled corn, smoked rainbow trout, argula salad with avocado & cranberries, grilled zucchini & olive focaccia bread…. Enjoying the farmer’s market bounty-1 meal at a time! #EatWell #TravelOften #EatHowYouTravel #EatColorfully #OurGlobalFusion (at Republic of Global Fusion)
"This Music …It have the soul not just the revolution" #StephenMarley ….Real Geniuses let their work speak for itself…
So many gems… Still 1 of my favorite musical documentaries of all time!#Memories #TalentedTuesday #OurGlobalFusion
Breakfast of Champions: Prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe, scrambled eggs with fresh garlic & parsley, Toasted English muffin, Organic Cameroonian coffee, Mango, pineapple, ginger, garlic, fresh apple cider, Organic kale,spinach & chard smoothie. #TastyTuesday (at Republic of Global Fusion)
#Aretha #QueenOfSoul #YouAlreadyKnew ##ClassicsNeverDie … By far 1 of the greatest voices of all time! So mad that I missed the Radio City concert, but new album coming our on October 21st … #ArethaFranklin #SingsTheGreatDivaClassics … She just put that pure sweet classic Aretha deep rooted soul into Adele’s #RollingInTheDeep on #DavidLetterman #NP #ArethaFranklinGreatestHits #TheGreatestDivaIfAllTime #Namesake #MyGlobalFusion (at Republic of Global Fusion)
True Divas Know and Honor their fellow Divas!
"I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit… Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can’t do anything about that….Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people’s ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time… And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it’s third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it’s much more polite… I believe I can sing anything… It’s a really unfair world because life is, where I am; all day long we listen to American music. So I don’t see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American… For instance, we’re always fighting amongst each other. Who gives us the arms? And then we become indebted to wherever we are buying them from - with what? The very resources we need to keep there… And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources… Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better…There are a lot of homes for boys, but very few for girls, that is why I chose to do for girls… Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being…But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world…”