The Birth of Bitcoin and a bit about Blockchain Technology – Series 1

On 3rd January 2009 an electronic digital currency called Bitcoin was created and the world was never the same again. Bitcoin is not a FAD and it is not going way. Instead, the technology that underlies it called Blockchain will change everything as we know it. This might take many years like the Internet but the change will happen. Welcome to a new and exciting world!

African Britishness

African Britishness – on Literature

It is hardly news that literature exposes readers to the culture and history of a people. Most of my life I have read and respected English literature and only came to know African Literature in my late teens. Not surprisingly Chinua Achebe says, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

African Britishness

African Britishness – On Scarves, Head wraps and those stunning, sophisticated Headtie known as Gele

Gele completes the look for a big birthday and wedding, party or other formal occasions. In September 2016, Lupita Nyong’o wore a gele with her Carol Herrera dress for the debut of her film Queen of Katwe. Although it was passable I believe if she had approached an expert it would have been stunning.

African Britishness

African Britishness – On Education including the first black man to attend Eton

The first generation, like my parents, came as students. Life back home in Nigeria was beautiful after independence in 1960. Africans came to Britain in droves to attain a high standard of education. But what they encountered in the 50s, 60s and 70s was dank cold and miserable weather, and a wall of racism. The Windrush generation also suffered this.