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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

MOVING OVER!

Hi Everyone,

After much consideration and thought, I have decided to stop posting links to blogger. This is to amalgamate all my work and web presence in one place and ensure that I am giving due care to my writing. Nothing has change in terms of work or quality of writing. In fact, it will continue to get better :)

For all future articles, reviews interview, please go to: BelindaOtas.com

 Thanks for your continued support.

Cheers!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Da Eternal Affinity Of Da Kink!

Da Eternal Affinity Of Da Kink!


It will soon be a year since I cut my hair and the response has been more positive than negative. I am no crusader for the Republic of Natural Hair but allow me to scream, I’m loving it!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day Out: Hackney Downs Park

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Day Out: Hackney Downs Park, a set on Flickr.

Today was hot and sitting in was rather boring. Why waste it, when I can go out and have some fun? It didn’t cost a thing. I simply went across the street to the park opposite my house to read and write. There is noting like spending some quality time with me, myself and I. It was good to reflect on my year so far, I cried a little, laughed a lot and sang to myself. However, I could not help but practice my photography skills some more. Practice makes perfect right? So, I shall never rest, until my good is better and my better best!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nigeria's Youth: Silent no More | Nigeria News & Opinion | Think Africa Press

Nigeria's Youth: Silent no More | Nigeria News & Opinion | Think Africa Press

Nigeria's youth refuse to stay silent about the state of their democracy. But how effective are tools like Facebook and Twitter in aiding their cause?

As Nigeria goes to the polls to elect a new president, a wind of change is moving through the political landscape of this emerging democracy. In spite of the historic elections being postponed twice, once again questioning the credibility and transparency of Nigeria’s democracy, young Nigerians are adamant that it is time their voice and vote counted. Gone is the apathetic outlook: this year’s election is being redefined by the fact that candidates are faced with a more web savvy, politically active generation than that which saw democracy return to Nigeria in 1999.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Poll: What Do You Want To Read The MOST On This Website?

A Fine Madness by Mashingaidze Gomo (Book Review)


A Fine Madness is a poignant reminder about the devastating effects of war on the mind and the destruction it leaves in its path. Gomo reminds us about the human cost of war.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Cote d’Ivoire: A Lesson in Diplomacy

Cote d’Ivoire and the troubles, which beleaguer this once promising and prosperous nation has been on and off, our screen for months. It is a dance of wolves, vultures and chickens, who don’t know when to give up and call it a day.

Cote d’Ivoire: A Lesson in Diplomacy

South Africa: The Diffrent Lives of A RainBow Nation

South Africa is a nation with many life cycles as it keeps evolving. Allow me to declare my love for the nation, its people and their culture but when that is said and done, what does South Africa stand for today?

South Africa: The Diffrent Lives of A RainBow Nation

A Rainbow In The Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa By Dominque Lapierre

To understand South Africa’s political repositioning in recent history, its racial tensions, social and economic divides and its ever evolving nature, you have to understand the country’s past.

A Rainbow In The Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa By Dominque Lapierre

South Africa: The Diffrent Lives of A RainBow Nation

South Africa is a nation with many life cycles as it keeps evolving. Allow me to declare my love for the nation, its people and their culture but when that is said and done, what does South Africa stand for today?

South Africa: The Diffrent Lives of A RainBow Nation

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Poll: What Do You Want To Read The MOST On This Website?

Cornel West divides opinion across the board. Some love him, some loathe him and others just don't want to know.

Poll: What Do You Want To Read The MOST On This Website?

Sudan: A Land of Many Stories

A story of great loss, displacement and dispossession. To be wrenched from your roots at a young age is a confusing experience for anyone, when it happens during war, it takes time to rediscover yourself...

Sudan: A Land of Many Stories

Friday, March 25, 2011

Music Is A Weapon, Theatre Empowers

Fela said music is a weapon and Angelique Kidjo said it is a window to the soul. Two very powerful statements about the power of music that I agree with.

Music Is A Weapon, Theatre Empowers

We Could All Learn Something From Ghana…

Right now, Ghana is trailblazing with good governance, stability and economic growth. I think a few of the continents leader's need to get over the pride and ask how they did it.

We Could All Learn Something From Ghana…

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Africa: Law, Environment & Empowerment

We need to pay attention to our environment and start thinking about innovative ways to ensure we are not left wanting...

Africa: Law, Environment & Empowerment