African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden” ~ African Proverb Wisdom, in my mind, is the guiding light between action and inactivity. Without it a person can easily fall into foolish ideals and petty bickering within themselves. That being said, this proverb brought a few things to my mind when I…

African Proverb with Simon Okelo

“One who damages the character of another damages his own” ~ Nigerian Proverb It was in my 20’s that I first heard someone use the term “Be better, not bitter” and it has come up many times throughout my adult years. Let’s be honest, when you are hurt it is difficult at times to be…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.” ~ Ghanaian Proverb It is not often that we think about a snake catching a bird. Most times it is the other way around with a bird grabbing a snake for it’s meal. That made me pay even…

AFRIKA21 Mixtape v625: JUST BEATS. NO BORDERS.

Congrats to Ngozi Odita on the release of her mixtape last week in collaboration with Nigerian super producer @teckzilla108 and I’d love for you to give it a listen [LISTEN BELOW]. The mixtape celebrates African collaborations past and present Odiand features some of the continents dopest artists. Every track is a certified banga! Give it a stream..AFRIKA21…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Love is like a baby; it needs to be treated tenderly” ~ Ethiopian Proverb I think many of us can agree that love is a journey. Whether it is loving yourself or loving someone else, you will be tested and stretched in order to feel and give love. This proverb is a verbal reminder that…