as an artist, the power of collaboration can never be under-stated. i do not get the opportunity to do much of it. a friend, nique88888, is an iphoneographer and has been chasing me about writing some random words inspired by his images – the pictures are inspiring, the problem has been with the writer. recently, nique twitpic’d the chess.master and, without much thought, i scribbled a couple of words. he seemed to like them and did me honour of posting my words on his site. i am doing the same with his image and, hopefully, we will have a lot more in future. your thoughts would be appreciated. i think he takes some amazing pictures.

he held all answers ... a life lived wholeheartedly ... and now he watches it go by ...


  1. Lyrical bacteria

    I love the idea,its fact thats what we are also doing down here i lesotho with a fellow poet collegue

  2. ozverin

    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  3. Rochelle

    I agree with Lyrical Bacteria! I love it when writers & visual artists interact; I think we build on each other’s creativity. Keep up the good work, Kojo!

  4. Kojo Baffoe

    Sure. Next time I am down, we must connect. Would love to see what you are working on.

  5. Kojo Baffoe

    Thanks Rochelle. I must admit Nique has been on my case & I have been the problem. I definitely agree that we build on each other’s creativity. I often find it gives me the spark when struggling. Isolation often creates staleness.

  6. Dominique Jost (nique88888)

    finally KB! 🙂 thanks for putting this up. Would definitely love to see more of this!

  7. phomolo

    Nice take.
    If I were to have a crack at it, I would go:

    So much for thinking it would get any better – another failed meeting.
    And yet he knew, it wasn’t checkmate, yet. Life had to go on.

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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