Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Monday, August 05, 2019

Circular farming :: being part of the solution

Vietnam burns 40m tonnes of rice straw as a byproduct of its rice production, releasing vast quantities of carbon dioxide into the air. 
Fargreen is helping farmers to use their rice straw for growing mushrooms, providing them with an additional income.  
It buys the waste rice straw from farmers who are part of their network, and involves them in the process of growing edible mushrooms using the rice straw as the only substrate – which effectively means the rice straw acts as a soil for the mushrooms.
...Read HERE 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Chale, how are money and internet related?

Pro tip:
For full text, use outline now (How to Bypass Virtually Every News Paywall)

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Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Heyyyyy, what kind of work do you want?

Low-stress, Productive, Repetitive, Fun, Flexible - we don't all want/need the same things in a job.

Here is a wonderful resource page on JOBS FOR LAZY PEOPLE 

Here is a previous post on 'ODD' Jobs that may just be right for you

You may also like: Unbundling Women's Work

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Friday, June 07, 2019

Black People Getting Money


Featuring:  Martinsfeelz, YangGang, FalztheBahdGuy, GrowWithGoogle, and others. 
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Saturday, June 01, 2019

Selling and style

 Check this out:

This 16-Year-Old Is A Better Business Person Than Me :) 

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Crime or Grime ??



by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, for the BBC


Naira Marley featuring Zlatan Ibile: Am I A Yahoo Boy

There is God o.  
There is God o.  

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Food Business inspiration

"With more than 6,500 locations across the country, Taco Bell is one of the top fast-food chains in the U.S. " - CNBC

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The importance of excess

Capitalism is a huge pain-in-the-ass, but: 

(WATCH) The School Of Life: It’s only very recently in history that we’ve been able to buy more than the bare necessities. Can the history of consumption guide us to a wiser future?

Capitalism is a huge pain in the ass, and so are you.

Let's all have the most gorgeous + perfect week we've ever had. 




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Monday, March 11, 2019

Let me run your life hehehe

What I'm watching:

...and it's wonderful!


One of the books I wrote:

...and it's a free download that you can share with NGOs, other groups, friends, and family.


Liberal consensus:

...yes, of course, we can. 


What are YOU up to that is awesome?  Comments.

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Their cup runneth over

...with cheese,

with tourists,

How come this doesn't happen in Nigeria :-) 

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Megacities, from Baghdad to Seoul  

The next 15 megacities

is a fifteen-part feature that includes:

The next 15 megacities #2: Could Dar es Salaam’s experiment with Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system offer an alternative to a future dependent on private cars?

The next 15 megacities #8: Photographer Sean Smith captures the extremes of life in the Angolan capital.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Elections coming up.

Can you blame them?

Click to study the candidates and electoral landscape in "Will Nigerians choose the devil, the deep blue sea, or the open road, for President" in Pulse.NG.   Photographed are the major THIRD WAY candidates for the presidency.

Remember: It's not only presidential elections coming up.
Don't forget to use your voice and vote your choice in your state and local government area:

If you're voting in Eti Osa Local Government area of Lagos State, under House of Representatives, kindly press your hand on umblerra broom, lion, that is, vote for Ferdinand Adimefe, ANN candidate.
Eti Osa covers Ajah, Lekki, Ikoyi, V.I. and so on.
Also on the ballot running for the same position is Bankole Wellington (entertainment-entrepreneur, singer-songwriter Banky W) with MDP.  Modern Democratic Party is one of our youth parties, as per #NotTooYoungToRun is becoming a reality, so please support MDP also.
There are candidates from the two major parties also, and at least one female candidate - Tessy Owolabi of SDP, Social Democratic Party.  We need more women reps, so when you vote, please support women in all the open positions. 

Click for details of how candidates for Eti-Osa constituency of Lagos State performed at the House of Reps debate

Please don't just vote mindlessly, this is an opportunity to elect OUR OWN PERSON to the House of Reps.

All the candidates are OK, but if you vote for Ferdy/ANN/Lion, I will give you tom-tom 😄😁😜.  Also, I feel you will be very proud of your vote if that's who you choose.
Do you intend to vote?  
Plan ahead.  
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Monday, February 11, 2019

She Leads Africa with all the #wisdom

Play Music: High-Life by Jesse Jagz ft. Rexx
from the 2014 album Royal Niger Company (Jagz Nation Volume II)

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Unbundling women's work


In addition to paid labour in the workplace, it is customary for women to be burdened with a large amount of unpaid labour in many of these categories:

Pregnancy and childbirth
Physical childcare - bathing, feeding, cuddling and so on
Earliest childhood education - before schooling
Nutrition and catering services / Food and beverage handling
Bed-and-breakfast (hospitality) management for family and guests
Home care and facilities management

Personal grooming and fashion duties
Laundry, grooming, and related duties for spouse, children, others 
Public relations officer and relationship manager to teachers, extended family, and friends
Public appearance duties

Partnership towards external projects or goals
Counseling for spouse
Companionship for spouse
Entertainment and leisure

Emotional labour and relationship maintenance
Physical wellness and personal care
Bedmatics and sexytime work 

Nursing and healthcare services
Primary parent and child-handler for about twenty years
Shopper, Driver, Nanny, miscellaneous
Chief Operating Officer position in some busy homes, with or without a Chief Executive Officer 

Not every woman will attempt to do all of these things, and most women could find better things to do instead.  Some men could find fresh opportunities in so-called women's work.
I can see many of these jobs being unbundled into expert industries and fields:  catering services, life-counseling, spa services, co-living and managed housing, personal shoppers, health, entertainment, childcare, elder-care, concierge, cleaning, fashion, and so on.       

Some people, male and female, may be better off specializing in one or two or maybe three areas at most, and not try to be "superwoman" who is poorly compensated, and society may find itself better for it. 
Some people may relish the combined role, the traditional 'wife and mother' role.  For those who do it, male or female they may be, and still manage to do it all very well, I hope they can be very well compensated.
The current situation is that many women do their best with this combined homemaker role and are not well compensated for it at all, then they combine this with doing their best in an external job role, and there they are also less well compensated for their work than men doing the same work.

We say we appreciate women as individuals and citizens, or women as wives and mothers, or women as friends and lovers, or women as leaders and workers, but as a society we cheat them and leave them tired AND broke.   

There is nothing romantic about female poverty.  It's time to change. 

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Saturday, January 19, 2019


   What happened to Nigeria's Vision 2020 plans, designed with much effort and ceremony around 2009 and mostly forgotten now, 10 years later?   
Any regrets, lessons, ... any hope?   

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 07, 2019

Six questions for you

1. Are things getting better ?  

2. Are things getting worse? 

3.  Where are you ?  

4. Do you celebrate New Years ? 

5. In the year 2020, _______ (what will happen) 

6. Bonus question, any question you wish had been asked; or leave it blank.  

Thank you.  

 Gogo, book cover, original photo by Tosin

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