Heyy guys! I hope you’re doing well and excited to chat with me on this hot topic. I watched Black is King last month and thoroughly enjoyed it. As descibed on Disneyplus.com, ‘The visual album for Beyonce reimagines the lessons of Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.’ It is the visual for Lion King: The Gift Album released in 2019.
It is an amazing work of art and watching it was the first time I have seen an American artist portray ancient and modern African religions and cultures on a global scale. The visuals, cinematography, outfits, hairstyles, African locations, choreography, featured artists were all ON POINT. What didn’t Beyonce give us in this? Songs like Bigger and Brown Skin Girl made me shed tears as they are empowering to marginalised people around the world. Especially young brown skin girls, who have grown up without love for the colour of their skin.
So you can imagine my surprise when the morning after I watched it, the narrative around this beautiful visual had been lost. Instead, it had shifted to discussions around Spirituality amongst Christians (mostly Nigerians) on my timeline. I started seeing posts like ‘Beyonce is a witch’, ‘Black is King is demonic’… and I was confused. This is the same film I watched and acknowledged that Beyonce did showcase elements of ancient Yoruba religion (like in the visual for Bigger), but no harm was done.
Continue reading “Black is King Discussion: Beyonce is a Witch?”
You didn’t think I was done blogging, did you? I hope not because I could never. However, I took a major (way too long) break and haven’t written a blog post since December 2018. This was while I was studying abroad and a lot has happened since then, like your girl graduated from University! So, before I continue, let me tell you that you can now refer to me as ‘BIG FISH’ 😂.
Since the world is ending and COVID19 (corona virus) is taking over, I thought now was the perfect time to end my one year blogging hiatus and say hi to my virtual friends. It’s been on my mind to write a post for a long time now and I wish I could tell you why I stopped writing, but I have no good excuse.
Eeerrr.. actually, that is a lie. I know exactly why I stopped writing and it’s because I let anxiety and fear rule my life in 2019. You know when something tragic happens to your favorite celebrity and they go off they the grid for sometime, that was kind of the case. Not saying I’m a celebrity or even close, but I can relate to why it’s difficult for people to be creative when they’re in a funk. They can’t do anything motivating since they’re feeling anything but inspired, and that’s how I was.
Continue reading “Here’s My Life Update before the World Ends”
I saw this shirt this past summer and I got it because I like the play on the word ‘grateful’. It’s December now and when I look back on how much of a ride it has been since summer, I can’t help but express gratitude. I started writing this post months ago, reminding myself of things I’m grateful for on separate occasions, and taking notes. Although, there are more than twenty things to be grateful for, I share the twenty reasons that came to mind. Life is not always rosy, but gratitude helps you believe as I have learnt. I hope you are encouraged by this and remember to be ‘Grapeful’ today. Continue reading “Birthday Post: 20 things I’m ‘Grapeful’ For”
I hope the title of this post doesn’t scare you, I’m just trying to be honest in sharing everything I’m experiencing during my time in Italy. Remember when I said I hadn’t experienced anything ugly in this post, well, that has changed now, hence the reason for this post.
Let’s get into it, shall we? Continue reading “Study Abroad in Italy- Staring and Racism (My Personal Experiences)”
Mama we made it! My little blog is now 2 years, we reached 100 blog posts with my last post, and I’m thinking I deserve some accolades. Thank you to everyone who has been here since the beginning of my blogging journey, and those who joined along the way. Your support means the world to me. Cheers to many more years 🎉.
Related: Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey
Moving forward, here are some blog updates I want you to know about. Your thoughts and opinions on the updates will be highly appreciated, so keep reading, and please leave a comment below.
Continue reading “Let’s Chat: 2 Years Blogging, 100 Blog Posts + Updates”
You probably know this, but in case you’re new here, my name is Oyinlola, and I’m Christian, not the type to shy from real conversations though. I believe Jesus came to challenge our wrong mindsets through his word (he had conversations all through the bible), so our hearts can be transformed. This is why I appreciate pastors/ministers who deliver unfiltered sermons, through empowerment of the Spirit. No longer should Christians pretend that they are not affected by relationship and sex issues. Truth is, we do think about dating and sex, and for a long time, the church avoided delving into these matters. This means young people like me have been learning about relationships and sex from the world, and we’ve been struggling. These issues affect us and if we do not learn what God has to say about them, we’ll never attain his fullness for our lives. Continue reading “Sermons that will feed your Soul! On Dating and Sex”
How are you doing? I know Monday is not my official posting schedule, but I decided to post anyways. I’ve procrastinated writing a blog post for two weeks, and that’s not cute. Therefore, I thought there was no better way to get back on the blogging bandwagon than putting up a Let’s chat post on the first day of the week! We haven’t had one since August, can you believe it? I miss sharing random thoughts, reading your beautiful stories and learning from you, that’s why this post is up. Continue reading “Let’s Chat ||Life Lately + Current Season”
How time does fly. It’s been a full month of not writing or putting up any post, and this wasn’t my intent. Let me tell you, I had such huge blog plans for summer 2017. I was going to put up posts almost daily, and be annoyingly consistent. I’m so happy for you guys that this didn’t happen. I was very excited, but you know how life is, you can only plan for the future but you never know how it’ll go. God had a lot of unexpected plans for me. For example, I thought I would have plenty free time during the summer than I did during school but this wasn’t the case. I don’t know how it happened, but summer felt busier than the past semesters. Busy in the greatest way possible. Busy learning, growing, exploring and relaxing. Since I wasn’t prepared for the workload, I slacked with keeping up. But now, I’ve gotten into a steady rhythm of things (just when summer is about to end, yay me), and I’m back! Continue reading “Funny story of how I started blogging”
Guess who finally got off her lazy bum, and is writing? Yep, that’s right, It’s me. Go announce to your friends!
Excuse my overly dramatic self. I wanted to end the week with something light, and share more about me on here. That’s why I was excited when I stumbled on this fun tag on Kacheetee.com. I thought I would answer these questions for your enjoyment and mine.
Continue reading “20 fun “get to know me tag” questions”
Excuse me there,
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you, I mean maybe just a little bit. But before you get all worked up, this post isn’t me telling you that I’m taking a break from blogging. It was what the post was meant to be about but I had a change of heart. I thought I was getting overwhelmed and needed a break because I wasn’t pushing out as much posts as I wanted to, but that was only because of final exams. Then, I thought I had an excuse to stay away for three weeks because I’ll be going on a trip, and needed to unplug (it sounded like a valid reason), but this is not the case anymore. Continue reading “Let’s Chat| Much needed Break”