African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Give advice, if people don’t listen let adversity teach them.” ~ #African Proverb Wisdom is fed by testimony. It will be either your testimony or the testimony of someone else. Oh, but there is definitely a testimony. I had to learn this the “hard head makes a sore behind” way for sure. Adversity is never…

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…