Please support me on from Saturday 14th September as my program ‘Outspoken with Tundun Adeyemo’ will be debuted on AfricaUKRadio (http://africaukradio.com/). By support, I mean type the link into your web browser.
Why should you listen?
Firstly, I have a feeling you would like what I am trying to do with the show. Secondly, it would be nice to brag to the radio owners that I brought in some extra viewing traffic. They wont pay me any extra but its just bragging rights I am hustling for. lol!
What is this program about?
I have taken it for granted that you have not much to pre-occupy you. Forgive me my indulgence. If you would be listening, the program is channeled to give attention to things you care about. I have a rather optimistic feeling, you would love the radio program.
I am also thinking because you are reading this, you care about reading books, poetry (I have a soft spot for romantic poetry) and conversation (general talk). This is what the radio program will be about: books, poetry and conversation.
Every week, a guest will be invited to talk about a book they have read, what they thought about the book and why it influenced them.. that sort of thing.
On the same show, a guest would be invited to give his/her perspective on a decided topic. Watch this space for the weekly topic. If you would like to be a guest on either the Book/poetry segment or the Conversation segment, please email me on Tundun.Adeyemo@gmail.com. Alternatively, send a text to 0790 441 3964. I will call you back (UK only).
If you would like to advertise your event, company, business or sponsor me, please email me or the station on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to the 14th. Are you? Let’s go!
Last week, I spent in excess of 24 hours in Brussels. I was so mesmerized by the city, its unbelievable. I found the fact that their trains had air conditioning fascinating. The fact that I could take calls, tweet and pretty much act as though I am over ground, impressed me a great deal. The London Underground does not have air conditioning and you cannot use your mobile anywhere in the Tube.
I tweeted enormously on this trip. Have a read on my tweet handle@tundunadeyemo. Its hard not to fall in love with Brussels, the people, their architecture, the twin languages of French and Dutch. I struggled with the Dutch language a great deal, but I loved Brussels sprouts and Belgian chocolate.My paltry knowledge of the of French language came useful on this trip.
The hotel I stayed in.. Thorn Hotel EUhttp://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g950780-d2293060-Reviews-Thon_Hotel_EU-Etterbeek_Brussels.html was immaculate. I observed that -as with most hotels- there was a campaign to lure you to buy movies. They had about 5 American movies to choose from and over 30 porn movies you could buy for 12.50 euros each. For 20 euros though, you could watch unlimited porn or movies. It goes without saying that porn sells and No! I did not take up the unlimited porn or movies offer either. I took some work with me so I just got on with what I had to do. With the tv off. Of course.
I became 16 again as I hopped on and off the City Sightseeing Bus, falling in love with everything really. That frame of mind saw me chatting up complete strangers to get a sense of their perspective of their city. At the Midi station an Egyptian Ph.d Student who served at the Subway restaurant gave me a free cookie. I was not flirting, but we had an interesting conversation about politics/the lack of it in Egypt. So Ali where ever you are, I cannot find you on facebook, add me!
For all the love I brought back from Brussels, here is the very boring article I wrote about a city that mesmerized me. Needless to say, the next city I am visiting is Rome. Rome is calling me, but air tickets are rather expensive at the moment. But, the Vatican is calling me. Seriously, I need to get this organised.
Here is that boring article. Hopefully, you will like it.
German community. Although,many black people live in Belgium, there is insufficient literature on the Afro-Belgians probably because Belgium is a multi lingual community. The Flemish people speak Dutch and the Francophones speak French. Both sides have their own black communities: the AfroFlemish and the francophone Afro Belgian. Brussels has large minorities of North Africans ( predominantly) Moroccans, Congolese, Rwandans, Burundians and a growing Nigerian community. Nigeria’s Chika Unigwe lives in a small town in Northern Belgium. (Chika no longer lives in Northern Belgium).
Kunle Shonuga from the news website http://www.urnaija.com was at the O2 last night and here is what he has to say about ‘Crack Ya Ribs’. Enjoy!
Another notable singer/dancer was KWAM 1’s daughter, going by the moniker, honey B.
I am not sure how I missed this. But, here it is, an interview given on July 27th to SaharaTV. I love the work of Mr Sowore and his team and he knows that anyway. You have probably watched the interview and your mind is made up on the issue as well. Why am I publishing it here? Child Marriage and any focus on it should stay in the news. It is an evil against women in the Northern part of Nigeria that must be uncovered to be extinguished (if possible). Plus, its my catching up time tonight generally. I am mopping up on issues that concern me.
I am going to bed after this. Dont worry, no more videos and teasers. Next time I am here, I must tell you about my recent short break to Holland. I did a write up for TELL already. Please expect some more juice here. We are off to Paris later today, I am with a party of five. I am taking my laptop with me so I will be writing, reading, and generally enjoying myself. Any decent tale form this short break will come later.
I must also tell you about my charity AfricanCarribean Welfare Agency and why I am passionate about it.
I will also make an announcement about my upcoming radio show. A lot is going on!
Ok! Back to Stella and her interview with SaharaTV. Here, please have a listen.
I saw Patrick Obahiagbon Channels Interview on Youtube last week and I was shocked and I could not believe that in 2013, people (or Mr Obiahiagbon) still speak like this. How? You must have seen it already. The English language is complicated enough without the new twists and turns given to it by Mr Obahiagbon. With nearly 160,000 views, this breaks ranks with the calamitious ‘My Oga at the top’ phrase. No doubt, if you have been counting sheep, this will pleasantly send you to bed.
Ikenne Azubike over at Whats up Africa had this to say. Video below.
The actions of the Southall Black Sisters five days ago is no longer news, I needed to highlight it here as the fight back has begun.
Who are they and what did they do?
The Civil Liberties Group Liberty fought back the attack ads that plagued parts of London last week. Their move is a direct confrontation to the rogue approach of this government and the Home Office to removing illegal immigrants.
Here is a link to what happened in London today.
It remains unclear what the leadership of African communities are doing to fight back.
I have been reading about Yemisi Ilesanmi tonight. I saw her on TV recently when she was debating Seun Kolade on Politricks with Kayode Ogundamisi.
Yemisi is a passionate advocate for LGBT rights. Here is her blog: http://freethoughtblogs.com/yemmynisting/author/yemmynisting/. Google her name for more information about her work.
Have a listen to an interview she gave to SaharaTV in June 2013.