In times such as we find ourselves, we have borne witness to a cancer plant itself in within our consciousness and fester and thrive and now it has spread beyond control. Now, I realize it is easy for one to get carried away in the euphoria; basking in the ambience of one’s achievements, the deafening … Continue reading The Suit and The Tie
It is common knowledge that home ownership is a significant factor and catalyst of wealth creation. Not only do homes serve as ‘safe’ long term investments, they also open doors (no pun intended) to home-owners to acquire loans which can later be used to pay off debts or children's education-- (however, this is generally advised as risky!). Unfortunately,black and ethnic minority communities in … Continue reading If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4
Article by Glory Ayara I've laboured long and hard for the bread, for honour, and for riches, But on my corn too long you've tread, You fine-haired sons of bitches. These are the words uttered by the famous western outlaw Black Bart, although slightly out of context, his words resonate with me as I observe the situation of things in my country Nigeria. I … Continue reading ARGH! | #SARSMUSTEND
Osi Elame (Contents & Operations Director, BYJOLAA) relays the message of what being black means to him through ‘Mother Nature’.
‘…We had a deal! We had a freaking deal, Adi you dimwit, and you dying on me is not a part of that deal! So, you better wake up before I smack the life out of you…’. Bernice was clearly distraught; this was the love of her life lying in front of her on life … Continue reading ADRIAN’S LANE: The Conclusion
If you had a choice between a rock and a hard place when it came to love, what would it be? Osi Elame tells the story of a tough decision to make in love, with 'Adrian's lane'.
By Glory Ayara Let it sink that this object is nothing but mere metal, sourced from the ground and carefully crafted by the hands of more metal. So as much as we crave these metallic objects so do, we crave the ground. When you look at it this way, it reduces to nothingness. In a … Continue reading I WAN BUY BENZ
Article by Glory Ayara It is often assumed that being black inherently indicates ignorance, an unwillingness to acquire knowledge. A popular saying, one I heard quite often when growing up was: “if you want to hide from an African hide it in a book”. Truthfully, this has led many Nigerians to associate illiteracy with everything … Continue reading IGNORANCE IS BLISS | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #2