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@adexkola @villain Thanks. I'm attending a Ghanaian wedding on Saturday and when it comes to the reception, I'm hoping to kill it on the dance floor. I'll watch the video now so I can learn how to do it. The Shaku Shaku is coming out, Akwaaba and so much more is coming out
 

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@adexkola @villain Thanks. I'm attending a Ghanaian wedding on Saturday and when it comes to the reception, I'm hoping to kill it on the dance floor. I'll watch the video now so I can learn how to do it. The Shaku Shaku is coming out, Akwaaba and so much more is coming out
You're not allowed to say this and then not post video of your attempt.
 

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@adexkola @villain I was in high spirits, looking dapper with my navy suit and kente tie. At the wedding I caught an attractive woman oogling at me. I had to ask my mum if I was related to the girl I locked eye contact with as you never know, everyone is ''auntie", or "cousin" :lol: Fortunately, my Mum had never seen that person before, so that gave me the clear to invite her on the dance floor when we head over to the reception. So we all got in our vehicles to go from the wedding to the reception. With the zanku now in my locker, I was ready to kill it. I was already thinking about the facial expressions I'd make . 5 mins away from the reception and ... boom! Sun went in the eye of the driver which led to crashing into something similar to a traffic island. I was next to the driver, and felt initial pain in the chest, but it was the three at the back that had it worse including blood dripping, unable to move shoulder, noticeable bump on head. So I stayed at the place of the incident calling for help, speaking to authorities, and then went to hospital.
 

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@adexkola @villain I was in high spirits, looking dapper with my navy suit and kente tie. At the wedding I caught an attractive woman oogling at me. I had to ask my mum if I was related to the girl I locked eye contact with as you never know, everyone is ''auntie", or "cousin" :lol: Fortunately, my Mum had never seen that person before, so that gave me the clear to invite her on the dance floor when we head over to the reception. So we all got in our vehicles to go from the wedding to the reception. With the zanku now in my locker, I was ready to kill it. I was already thinking about the facial expressions I'd make . 5 mins away from the reception and ... boom! Sun went in the eye of the driver which led to crashing into something similar to a traffic island. I was next to the driver, and felt initial pain in the chest, but it was the three at the back that had it worse including blood dripping, unable to move shoulder, noticeable bump on head. So I stayed at the place of the incident calling for help, speaking to authorities, and then went to hospital.
That is insane! Luckily nobody was seriously harmed, but clearly the universe didn't want to see your Zanku :lol:
 

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That is insane! Luckily nobody was seriously harmed, but clearly the universe didn't want to see your Zanku :lol:
When I said I wanteed to "kill it", this was not what I had it mind! On a serious note, just because I can Zanku, doesn't give me the right too. With great power comes great responsibility.
 

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Good stuff in here. Funny thing is if you replace the lyrics with Spanish, it sounds like latino radio stations over here.
 

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@adexkola @villain I was in high spirits, looking dapper with my navy suit and kente tie. At the wedding I caught an attractive woman oogling at me. I had to ask my mum if I was related to the girl I locked eye contact with as you never know, everyone is ''auntie", or "cousin" :lol: Fortunately, my Mum had never seen that person before, so that gave me the clear to invite her on the dance floor when we head over to the reception. So we all got in our vehicles to go from the wedding to the reception. With the zanku now in my locker, I was ready to kill it. I was already thinking about the facial expressions I'd make . 5 mins away from the reception and ... boom! Sun went in the eye of the driver which led to crashing into something similar to a traffic island. I was next to the driver, and felt initial pain in the chest, but it was the three at the back that had it worse including blood dripping, unable to move shoulder, noticeable bump on head. So I stayed at the place of the incident calling for help, speaking to authorities, and then went to hospital.
I just had a traumatic flashback reading that.

Hope you're doing much better! It seems like everyone is getting married nowadays, so I'm sure there'll be opportunities to Zanku :D
 

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Anyone else utterly exhausted by the world right now?
I just wanna know what black people did that made everyone hate us so much, it surely can't just be the colour of our skin?

Whatever man, it's depressing AF and there's nowhere else on the site to really rant.

Here's some music to make my post relevant

 

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Anyone else utterly exhausted by the world right now?
I just wanna know what black people did that made everyone hate us so much, it surely can't just be the colour of our skin?

Whatever man, it's depressing AF and there's nowhere else on the site to really rant.

Here's some music to make my post relevant

Have you taken part in the protesting? As in, on the streets. If not, do you intend too?



 

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Have you taken part in the protesting? As in, on the streets. If not, do you intend too?



Recently gained a nephew in the last 7 weeks, so I don't want to expose him to the virus. If we weren't in the current situation I would've been there of course, I love the BLM protests. Instead I've donated to a few organisations and got my company to match my donations too.

What about you?
 

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Anyone else utterly exhausted by the world right now?
I just wanna know what black people did that made everyone hate us so much, it surely can't just be the colour of our skin?

Whatever man, it's depressing AF and there's nowhere else on the site to really rant.

Here's some music to make my post relevant

I think I reached that point when Philando Castille was killed. James Baldwin said "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time". For me it's rage and extreme cynicism at any gestures of goodwill (oh how I laughed this morning at US congresspeople kneeling while wearing kente scarves).

I think the difference now is that at my place of work at least people seem aware of what's going on. I remember in the midst of the turmoil in Ferguson a few years ago, coming into the office and being enraged that none of my co-workers (obviously, you know) seemed concerned about what was going on. Last week a VP in my department, a white woman, did a great job at succinctly summarizing her and others' complicity in today's state of affairs and vowing to do better. Half of me was impressed, the other was cynically pissed off it took years and this event to get them to notice. feckers.

Anyway, hugs from here. Hope you're staying plugged into your support system. I've found the many rants on my WhatsApp groups and to family members really helpful.

 

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Have you taken part in the protesting? As in, on the streets. If not, do you intend too?



I attended one yesterday. It was very touching, the speeches from many activists in the area, demands to the police department and the mayor's office... Long way to go but hoping this momentum doesn't stop.

Definitely encourage everyone to donate to a local activist group even if you can't attend the protests for one reason or another.


Juls is one of my favorite producers in the Afrobeats scene. On this one he crosses over into South Africa (incredibly underrated music scene there).
 

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Recently gained a nephew in the last 7 weeks, so I don't want to expose him to the virus. If we weren't in the current situation I would've been there of course, I love the BLM protests. Instead I've donated to a few organisations and got my company to match my donations too.

What about you?
I attended one yesterday. It was very touching, the speeches from many activists in the area, demands to the police department and the mayor's office... Long way to go but hoping this momentum doesn't stop.

Definitely encourage everyone to donate to a local activist group even if you can't attend the protests for one reason or another.


Juls is one of my favorite producers in the Afrobeats scene. On this one he crosses over into South Africa (incredibly underrated music scene there).
I see. Hopefully your nephew grows up in a much better environment. One of my financial rules concerning disposable income was to wait 21 days to prevent impulsive purchases. Leading up to those 21 days, I think about the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing, as well as alternative things I could buy with the same amount. If its been 21 days, and I still want to purchase this item, then I'm allowed to buy it. I call it indulgence money. The money I had saved as been donated to various things pertaining to BLM.

I remember when WorldStarHipHop came out 15 years ago, and my brother was constantly showing me videos of racism. It got to the point when I began to feel desensitised, and I told him, I didn't want to see it.

I remember feeling disappointed after a close mate of mine, asked me permission if he could use the N word. When I said, "no" he had the audacity to ask "why?" claiming its cool now and others were saying it. That was alarming to me for multiple reasons, he wasn't black, and other people claiming to be my friend were also using the term nonchalantly. I asked for the names of those in our circle that were using it, but he wouldn't say as he could tell I wasn't impressed. This was someone I had known for over 10 years.

I mentioned on the Africa thread that I was going to watch Three Sisters, the one about the Biafra War. I didn't think I would be as triggered as I felt watching that, for the remaining of the calendar year. Then I watched Pass Over at the theatre and whilst it wasn't as good, it was certainly triggering and extremely relevant to the escalation of current events. Two black men in a perpetual state of waiting ... waiting to escape the fate imposed on them due to the colour of their skin. Dealt with the barriers of blacks with the American Dream, the power trips of the police, as well as police brutality. I make a slight distinction between the two as the policeman would make them say degrading things about themselves, as well as using physical force. The audience were predominantly white, so I asked a few people what they felt about the message. They claimed that "society has really come a long way huh?", "shocking, but at least nowadays ..."

I haven't protested yet. My brother was hospitalised after having serious respiratory issues. After not having to use an asthma pump for 27 years, he's now been put back on it.
I've had family members (not immediate family)( that have lost their lives to covid and other things too.

Glad you took value from the protest. Yeah, the last thing we need is the rhetoric - "what more do they want?" when it gets too mentally draining forgetting blacks have been going through this their whole lives. A mate of mine fears that will come a reality once lockdown is eased as people go about their normal lives. 'Normal'
 

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The way he effortlessly skipped between iziZulu, English and Yoruba :drool:
His musical talent alone is huge, but multilingual and knowledgeable on African history on top of that as well? He's the entire package and it feels like he's just getting started.

Actually speaking about languages, has anyone here attempted to learn another african language, or (like me) forgot your native language and wanna re-learn?
I'm making it one of my goals in the next few years to learn Ga (native tongue), Twi (most common Ghanaian language) & Fante (my dad's dialect)
 

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His musical talent alone is huge, but multilingual and knowledgeable on African history on top of that as well? He's the entire package and it feels like he's just getting started.

Actually speaking about languages, has anyone here attempted to learn another african language, or (like me) forgot your native language and wanna re-learn?
I'm making it one of my goals in the next few years to learn Ga (native tongue), Twi (most common Ghanaian language) & Fante (my dad's dialect)
He's just following in Fela's footsteps. Fela was, in addition to being a brilliant musician, a very knowledgeable pan-africanist. No one comes close but it's nice to see Burna doing his best

I'm watching one yoruba movie every week... hope it sinks into my head
 

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He's just following in Fela's footsteps. Fela was, in addition to being a brilliant musician, a very knowledgeable pan-africanist. No one comes close but it's nice to see Burna doing his best

I'm watching one yoruba movie every week... hope it sinks into my head
:lol: I inadvertently did this with Japanese, watching anime now means I can understand certain phrases/words quite easily
 

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His musical talent alone is huge, but multilingual and knowledgeable on African history on top of that as well? He's the entire package and it feels like he's just getting started.

Actually speaking about languages, has anyone here attempted to learn another african language, or (like me) forgot your native language and wanna re-learn?
I'm making it one of my goals in the next few years to learn Ga (native tongue), Twi (most common Ghanaian language) & Fante (my dad's dialect)
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Last year I went to something called Project 1957 which was a twi speaking class. They meet at the young Africa centre (South East London) every two weeks on Tuesdays. I went just the one time, it was a special event to commemorate an anniversary of the club. I enjoyed it though. One activity was to listen to a 10min from a Ghanaian movie and try to make sense what the heck they were talking about. Other things were like a number of phrases in twi on paper and alongside it ws the meaning in English. The goal was to remember what each phrase meant and feedback to the group. A space where you can get phrases wrong without being cussed out by an aunti. Not formal, very relaxed environment. It's cool because most of the people present are in the same boat. Since then, they've added a Ga version. Same location. So one can easily go to both Twi and Ga classes at Project1957. And if you're looking for a Ghanaian hunk you might find one. I can speak from experience that when I went, I saw two gorgeous women. Speaking to them, I found out one was a make up artist as a side hustle. Saying that, there was noticeably more women than men, so at the very least you'll make some great girl buddies. Anyway ... Ahhh didn't realise Ga was your native tongue. Ga is my dad's dialect and twi is my mum's dialect. I think next year summer I'll commit to going to both classes for a sustained period. When I do go, I'll be sure to ask members what additional things they do to help themselves learn.

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Last year I went to something called Project 1957 which was a twi speaking class. They meet at the young Africa centre (South East London) every two weeks on Tuesdays. I went just the one time, it was a special event to commemorate an anniversary of the club. I enjoyed it though. One activity was to listen to a 10min from a Ghanaian movie and try to make sense what the heck they were talking about. Other things were like a number of phrases in twi on paper and alongside it ws the meaning in English. The goal was to remember what each phrase meant and feedback to the group. A space where you can get phrases wrong without being cussed out by an aunti. Not formal, very relaxed environment. It's cool because most of the people present are in the same boat. Since then, they've added a Ga version. Same location. So one can easily go to both Twi and Ga classes at Project1957. And if you're looking for a Ghanaian hunk you might find one. I can speak from experience that when I went, I saw two gorgeous women. Speaking to them, I found out one was a make up artist as a side hustle. Saying that, there was noticeably more women than men, so at the very least you'll make some great girl buddies. Anyway ... Ahhh didn't realise Ga was your native tongue. Ga is my dad's dialect and twi is my mum's dialect. I think next year summer I'll commit to going to both classes for a sustained period. When I do go, I'll be sure to ask members what additional things they do to help themselves learn.

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Crazy you mention this, I do (or did, before Covid) go to those Ga speaking classes, I went to a couple twi ones but realised that some words/phrases have different meanings in Twi than they do in Ga, so I figured it would be better if I learn Ga first, since that's what my family speaks. I can learn Twi afterwards.
Crazy how we could've easily bumped into each other without knowing, such a small world.
They do instagram lives of the classes, but I don't think thats the right environment for me to learn.

There's a website that's launching language classes for African languages: https://www.lingua54.com/
They said they were looking to launch in the third week of June, which should be this week so we'll see. If the price is reasonable, i'd happily pay for a course & teacher and learn that way.
 

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Crazy you mention this, I do (or did, before Covid) go to those Ga speaking classes, I went to a couple twi ones but realised that some words/phrases have different meanings in Twi than they do in Ga, so I figured it would be better if I learn Ga first, since that's what my family speaks. I can learn Twi afterwards.
Crazy how we could've easily bumped into each other without knowing, such a small world.
They do instagram lives of the classes, but I don't think thats the right environment for me to learn.

There's a website that's launching language classes for African languages: https://www.lingua54.com/
They said they were looking to launch in the third week of June, which should be this week so we'll see. If the price is reasonable, i'd happily pay for a course & teacher and learn that way.
Oh wow small world. Ah, for me its the other way around. Most of my family speak twi. Ev
Crazy you mention this, I do (or did, before Covid) go to those Ga speaking classes, I went to a couple twi ones but realised that some words/phrases have different meanings in Twi than they do in Ga, so I figured it would be better if I learn Ga first, since that's what my family speaks. I can learn Twi afterwards.
Crazy how we could've easily bumped into each other without knowing, such a small world.
They do instagram lives of the classes, but I don't think thats the right environment for me to learn.

There's a website that's launching language classes for African languages: https://www.lingua54.com/
They said they were looking to launch in the third week of June, which should be this week so we'll see. If the price is reasonable, i'd happily pay for a course & teacher and learn that way.
Oh wow. Small world indeed. For me its somewhat the opposite as my Dad knows twi much better than my Mum knows Ga so I rarely heard the Ga dialect in my adolscence. And grew up with an Uncle on my mother's side.

Yeah, its definitely one of those where you benefit from being present.

They hosted an event relatively recently. Ghana H.A.C (history art culture) which was nothing about speaking mother tongue, it was predicated on a discussion about Ghana history, art, culture from perspective of those living in UK. I enjoyed that.

Woah thanks for the link. Yeah that one seems like you'll genuinely get close to being fluent. Are you thinking private then? Prob depends on prices
 

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He's just following in Fela's footsteps. Fela was, in addition to being a brilliant musician, a very knowledgeable pan-africanist. No one comes close but it's nice to see Burna doing his best

I'm watching one yoruba movie every week... hope it sinks into my head
You mentioned in April the whole Yoruba movie every week ... you must've watched tonnes by now. Brave man for watching Nollywood!
 

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Oh wow. Small world indeed. For me its somewhat the opposite as my Dad knows twi much better than my Mum knows Ga so I rarely heard the Ga dialect in my adolscence. And grew up with an Uncle on my mother's side.

Yeah, its definitely one of those where you benefit from being present.

They hosted an event relatively recently. Ghana H.A.C (history art culture) which was nothing about speaking mother tongue, it was predicated on a discussion about Ghana history, art, culture from perspective of those living in UK. I enjoyed that.

Woah thanks for the link. Yeah that one seems like you'll genuinely get close to being fluent. Are you thinking private then? Prob depends on prices
Yeah I really enjoy what they're doing over at Project 1957 tbh, I wish I had the time to be more involved with their events, but for now i'll settle with going to a few classes here and there.
Yeah I want to at least be conversational and understand the language, it's so embarrassing every time I go back to Ghana and people are talking and i'm just sat in silence. Plus I eventually want to be able to pass that language onto my future kids, Ga especially i'm told is a dying language.
 

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Yeah I really enjoy what they're doing over at Project 1957 tbh, I wish I had the time to be more involved with their events, but for now i'll settle with going to a few classes here and there.
Yeah I want to at least be conversational and understand the language, it's so embarrassing every time I go back to Ghana and people are talking and i'm just sat in silence. Plus I eventually want to be able to pass that language onto my future kids, Ga especially i'm told is a dying language.
Yeah having my future kids know it is a big incentive for me too. On the plus side, at least in your case, the Ga Project1957 is very, very new so you haven't missed much.

How was Beyonce - The Gift?
 

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Yeah having my future kids know it is a big incentive for me too. On the plus side, at least in your case, the Ga Project1957 is very, very new so you haven't missed much.

How was Beyonce - The Gift?
Two of my favourite things in life, Beyonce & afrobeats makes for one of my favourite albums in the last few years.
The Burna Boy track on that album is sublime too, easily my top 5 songs from him.
 

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Two of my favourite things in life, Beyonce & afrobeats makes for one of my favourite albums in the last few years.
The Burna Boy track on that album is sublime too, easily my top 5 songs from him.
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