My church had a meet up at Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill in Commerce, Michigan. One of our pastors boasted that they have the best donuts ever! Having visited several orchards in the metro Detroit area for the past three years and tasted some gosh darn good donuts, I was highly intrigued. Visiting […]
Originally posted August 2018. When you score a free ticket to see Femi Kuti, Grammy nominated, world-renowned musician, son of music legend, Afrobeats pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti, you go. I watched in awe as this 56 year old danced, jumped, sang, played and engaged the eclectic crowd. The kind of crowd I have […]
Originally posted July 2018. I remember a Snapchat video that went viral of a Detroit man walking a kangaroo on a summer afternoon in a residential area. Well, I came across this man walking a goat downtown on a summer night.
Originally posted July 2018. I just realized that I have been living in Michigan for two years and a week. My feeling about this place has been sort of like an on and off relationship. Sometimes I see the potential and get excited about living here, other times I get bored, fed up, and left […]
Originally posted July 2018 On the 4th of July, all types of Africans came together for their annual picnic in Detroit. Different countries and ethnic groups set up tents and entertained the passerby with food and music. It was a joyful occasion. I took particular notice of the children in their patriotic outfits playing a […]
Originally posted March 2018. So my friend had mentioned a Senegalese restaurant last year. It was fairly new at the time. Actually, it’s not even up to a year old. But this year in January, Maty’s African Cuisine made the list of the top 10 restaurants to visit in Detroit 2018. First of all, AYE, AFRICA MAKING […]
Originally posted in September 2017.
Originally posted September. I walked through one of the abandoned neighborhoods in Detroit one afternoon. Thankfully there are many organizations working on bringing the streets back to life. I strolled with one of the volunteers who spent her childhood in the West Davison area and listened as she blissfully reminisced on a place that no […]
Originally posted August 2017. This summer I attended the 35th African World Festival held in Detroit. One can imagine my excitement and expectations of this event especially with me being an African (Nigeria) living in America. From the title itself, one would expect a congregation of the different African cultures showcasing their individual arts, music, […]
Originally posted May 2017. If you’ve ever been to Detroit, you would be aware of the plethora of art tattooed across the city; murals, graffiti, sculptures. Charles McGee is a legend amongst artists in Detroit. A 92 yr old, who moved to Detroit at the age of 10, Charles McGee revealed his most recent piece, […]