i am a W.E.I.R.D.O

my name is ade'ade

& i am a W.E.I.R.D.O

Woman Educated.
Internationally Random.
Dynamic Oddity.


Mikadi Beach. Kigamboni.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
#speechlessbeauty #lupita

Prior to Enslavement
I cannot tell you when I fell in love with my Africanness because I have loved Africa from birth.  My grandfather was a Professor of African history and my parents proud Nigerians,  I owe much of my love to the passion they held.  Alongside Cinderella and Rumplestiltskin, I was told African bedtimes story like those of Anansi and The Kings magic drum (a story which takes place in my native state). In those stories they would speak of wise women and women of great beauty whose skin was like mine, whose features were drawn by Africa and who spoke my mother tongue.  From these stories my ideas of beauty, nobility and wisdom developed.
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DYNAMIC AFRICA MUSIC MIX #1: A soothing music mix

After a bit of a struggle with a few technicalities, and with some help from johnnyrubadub, I finally figured out how to record a mix/playlist from Virtual DJ. This is my very first attempt at this kind of thing so I apologize in advance if the transitions aren’t as smooth as one should expect, but I was so proud of myself that I couldn’t hold back any longer.

With the awfully bleak rainy and cold weather we’ve been having in Cape Town so far this weekend, I got listening to some down-tempo tunes to accompany my mood and the atmosphere in the city, and this is the final result of the tracks by African artists that I pulled from my larger playlist.


  • Salif Keita - Ananamin
  • Thandiswa - Zabalaza
  • Goapele - Closer
  • Just A Band - Probably For Lovers
  • Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
  • Asa - Bi’ban ke
  • Osibisa - Flying Bird
  • Cesaria Evora - Tiempo y Silencio (ft Pedro Guerra)
  • Miriam Makeba - Qongqothwane (The Click Song - slow version)
  • Ayo - Lonely


(via ourafrica)





It is interesting to observe that with conflicts in full swing in places, like the Central African Republic as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC], Amnesty International has chosen to not include the corresponding figures for arms trade and death… I guess those 5.4million+ people dead in the DRC does not live up to the figures Amnesty chose to publish on this poster. *shrugs*

(via diasporicroots)


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