How Similar are the Aquaman and Black Panther Movies?

Khal Drogo is such a baddie! Khal Drogo remains my personal go-to name for Jason Momoa just because I really can not shake off the impression he made on me in the Game of Thrones. His first shirtless entrance onto the set in Aquaman where he gives his back to the camera and then turnsContinue reading “How Similar are the Aquaman and Black Panther Movies?”

Becoming MO and Thoughts on a Premature January Birthday

‘Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result’ – Michelle Obama When I read Becoming Michelle Obama, I suddenly agreed with what she said about growing and its infinite nature. She said she thought it was stupid for adults to ask kids what they wanted to ‘become’ when they grew up; –Continue reading “Becoming MO and Thoughts on a Premature January Birthday”

Black Panther – Hidden Messages and Why You Probably Should Know about the Oliphant

When I read La Chanson de Roland, as usual, I was lost in a whirlwind of unfamiliarity and confusion over why this middle age French poem matters. While the protagonist of the poem needed to blow an ivory tusk (Oliphant) for the French king Charlemagne to come to his army’s rescue, simply because the Moors,Continue reading “Black Panther – Hidden Messages and Why You Probably Should Know about the Oliphant”

Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?

When I saw Christiane Amanpour outdoor her new show Sex and Lovearound the world, I wondered what grand plan lay behind the production of this show… 9:40 something pm, my phone is buzzing with messages. The girls are upset over Moesha’s comments about Ghanaian women and their having to live off transactional relationships often with olderContinue reading “Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?”

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and Rethinking Feminism

Looking on social media and hearing people speak/write, I’ve questioned the meaning of trends such as #drippingmelanin, #doitfortheculture, #feminist. Needless to say that somehow #teamlightskin has gradually faded out, with #drippingmelanin gradually taking its place and hitherto weird looking Sudanese models suddenly taking center stage with their lean bodies, sharp jawlines and dark skins; Lupita’s unapologeticContinue reading “Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and Rethinking Feminism”