Flora | 23 | 5'3 | Kenyan | Law School Graduate. Just sat the Bar and hopefully I'll be qualified by the end of the year wohooo :).
I post stuff I like, not a themed blog, I like so many things...my mind is like a spaghetti highway. You will find Random Randomness and I watch too much TV for my own good. My current obsessions are
| SLEEPY HOLLOW, (my new favourite show). Sleepyhead. Team ICHABBIE | Revenge | Orphan Black | Hannibal | Almost Human | Lost Girl | The Mindy Project | My Mad Fat Diary |Scandal | Some Girls | Elementary | Sherlock BBC| Brooklyn Nine-Nine| I think I watch more shows than this but I lost my train of TV Shows thought
Also I have major lady boners for Amber Riley, Kerry Washington and the amazing Lupita Nyong'o (team Kenya!) And in my mind Idris Elba is my baby daddy ;)
NEW MUSIC: Patoranking ft Olamide - Bora (Freestyle 2014).
In this brand new freestyle by Nigerian reggae and dancehall artist Patoranking, he teams up with fellow artist Olamide to address something we haven’t seen a lot of Nigerian musicians do.
With reports naming Nigeria as the African country with the highest prevalence of skin bleaching on the continent, the growing demand in Kenya for harmful skin bleaching injections, the scandal caused in South Africa by singer Mshoza after she underwent a process to lighten her complexion, and after the controversial skin lightening product that Cameroonian singer Dencia released earlier this year, there’s no denying that skin bleaching is a major issue in Africa.
Using beats from Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ produced by Nic Nac, Patoranking’s take on the subject makes use of dark humour as he sings about some of the negatives of ‘Bora’ (the Yoruba term for skin bleaching).
Although a little odd lyrically in some areas, it’s still important in many ways to see artists use their platforms as a means of addressing societal issues.
The next time you see someone with jewelry that says “trust no man,” don’t judge them for their “man hating” or “bougie” ways. Rather, commend them for their superb taste in music.
“Trust no man” is actually a reference to a reference to a 1926 song of the same name by Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, a Georgian and African-American pioneer of blues music.
I want all you women to listen to me
Don’t trust your man no further than your eyes can see
I trusted my man with my best friend
But that was a bad bargain in the end
A feminist before there was really a term for it, Rainey was also notorious for getting into trouble with small-town authorities over her “women-only parties.” She was a brazen lady-lovin’ badass well-worthy of a 21st century signal boost.