#Oldies: The Lijadu Sisters & Music Business In The 70’s

Cousins of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, Taiwo and Kehinde emerged as the primary female voices of Nigeria in the ‘70s, writing and performing their own music and bringing women into the foreground of a largely male-dominated scene. They played with juju linchpin King Sunny Adé, hung out with James Brown and toured with Cream drummer Ginger Baker.

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Dear News Blogger, Are You A Journalist?

It’s extremely disheartening to see how the concept of news reporting has degenerated in recent times. I look around me and all I see is sensationalism, unbalanced reporting and sometimes downright misinformation.

In this age of online media and social media proliferation, everyone with an internet enabled device is a reporter and everyone who has managed to purchase a domain name (or not) is a blogger, and sometimes deluded into believing he or she is a journalist.

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#PhotoQuotes: God Is Not Surprised!

Nothing that has happened to you is a surprise to God. The loss of that loved one didn’t catch God off guard. The business that didn’t make it, the relationship that didn’t work out did not stop God’s plan for your life. Now, the real question is: are you going to get stuck, fall into self-pity, become bitter, let the past poison your future? Or, are you going to shake it off and move forward knowing that your best days are still up ahead?

PODCAST: Correction Or Embarrassment?

Text:1 Samuel chapters 2 and 3. Sometimes, God chooses to correct us publicly, by sending various people to warn us and draw our attention to the things we are doing wrong. Not because he wants to embarrass us, but because he loves us so much and he’s willing to go the extra mile to bring us back to himself. How we accept his corrections will determine if we truly love him and accept him as our father and Lord, or not.

As you listen to this podcast, may his grace abound in you to bring you to his perfection in Jesus name.

When God Is “Too Simple”

This story is a story you have to take time to study on your own so that you can have proper background knowledge and be able to grasp the lesson properly. 2 Kings Chapter 5 tells the story of an Aramean war general who suffered from leprosy. 

This warlord whose name was Naaman, was advised by his servant girl to visit the prophet in Israel, so he can be cured. this is what happened:

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Do You Want To Just Google It?

Yemi Olutoye writes,

Google is a blessing, I must say, a 21st century kind of blessing. I must have heard the phrase “Google it” a million times now if not more, and of course, I have not stopped Googling it.

Still, there are some of my questions Google doesn’t have answers to, questions that I have to take to God, the creator of the creations that created Google. Why was this reader created? Why did Yemi Olutoye write this article? there are some truths that can’t be found on a search engine!

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Hearing God Through “Beats By Dre” Headphones

By now, you know that God speaks to us in different ways and sometimes, he chooses to use the most unusual things. so i saw this Beats By Dre advert on YouTube and the message God has for me through it is so amazing. And of course, i am more than willing to share it with you.

As you walk through life, there’s always going to be chatter and external noise from everyone who thinks they know what’s best for you. People who believe they are in the best position to tell you what you should or should not be doing. People who will not see how your ideas can work. People who will not believe you can make it through and have a great future.

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How to Spot and Handle “Christian” Vampires!

Many relationships bring great joy and peace into our lives. Others can suck the joy and peace right out of us. I call people who deplete our joy and peace “Christian vampires.” Believers are taught to “love our neighbor” and “turn the other cheek.” Consequently, some Christians may have a difficult time dealing with these sorts of people because of our giving nature.

How do you spot a Christian vampire? Here are a few examples:

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