Archives For: December 2011
An article I read recently points out from relatively recent history that there is a cycle of rejection of traditional laws and customs, followed by a period of lawlessness and violence, but that eventually the people pull themselves together and gradually re-establish a more stable society. It struck a note of hope in a time when the institutions that represent law abiding, harmony and stability have lost a lot of credibility - with the consequences that are all too obvious.
Browns recently opened in Brum right next to Jamies Italian (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant) and I had the opportunity to go to the opening night with friends Alison and Dionne.
I remember back when Alicia Keys was little known. Way back when she used to play at venues that I am sure she won’t even consider now as she has totally outgrown and outclassed them! It was at such a venue that I encountered her for the first time. I was a student in Birmingham and she was playing a club gig at a venue then called The Sanctuary in Digbeth, now the hmv Institute.
Remember when Christmas wasn’t all about pounding our visa cards and abusing our over draft facilities to cook huge dinners for which there are always lots of leftovers? Or for buying expensive and sometimes useless gifts? Sometimes for people we hardly know? Secret Santa et al?
The first ever Super Mothers End of Year Ball was held this year on the 10th of December at Bush Hall in London. To say it was SUPER is an understatement. The event was also attended by Ellen Thomas known for roles in Teachers and a host of other TV programmes including acting as Grace Olubunmi in Eastenders. Ufuoma Itoje and Jessica Abide from the last season of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model were also in attendance to help out with the raffle draw which included prices such as a brand new Blackberry, £100 shopping vouchers, a HD TV , a pair of Swarovski earrings and more. The night was undoubtedly a success and a major accomplishment for the team.
“In a man’s world with a man’s drive and a man’s name. In a woman’s body with a woman’s heart and a woman’s pain. I need to fit in and I want to stand out. I must conquer the world and yet, my victory must not corrupt my humility.” Segun Ruth Olumofe
Sierra Leonean born Lexis Leone is an up and coming singer / rapper and songwriter based in London.
MODESTY and a heavy dose of HUMILITY are major ingredients for SUCCESS. I once read a quotation from William Temple. He said that “HUMILITY does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” Speaking to Abi Ajiboluwa gave me a greater understanding of that ‘freedom’.