Poem: Children of the Stars

This Saturday, Ghana celebrates its 53rd year as an independent nation. While I did not grow up in Ghana, I do feel a strong bond with the land of my ancestors and was raised with the pan-African ideals that Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was instrumental in developing. I...

Win A Go-Pro Hero 3 Camera From Heineken

The Heineken Dropped video series and ‘social experiment’ is in full swing. In the 4th instalment, Capetonian graphic designer Clint Jacobs is, literally, dropped out of the sky into Poland and expected to make his way to Berlin. I previously blogged about the...

Impact Farming – Crowdfunding and Accessible Investments

Since the term ‘crowdsourcing’ was coined by journalist and Wired contributing editor Jeff Howe in 1996 to describe “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online...

The TV Game Requires Skill (7)

The football player as TV analyst can be a fascinating experience. At a time when most of us are starting to create strong careers, most football players are starting new ones. After a lifetime of working towards playing at the highest level, they are dealing with a...

Microsoft Mobile’s Affordability Strategy

The Transition Following the purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division for US$7.3million and rebranding it Microsoft Mobile Oy, Microsoft has continued to build on the Lumia range, which included the 800 and 1020 (with its 41 megapixel camera). Since...
Language is a tool

Language is a tool

In the early days of Twitter, a regular refrain was “it’s only Twitter” when one took offence at the contents of another’s tweet. And then people started losing their jobs, or couldn’t get jobs, or couldn’t get into schools, all because of a view expressed on twitter...

Redesigning Life

Redesigning Life

Reading Tim Ferriss’ The Four-Hour Work Week changed my life. Or, at least, changed my perspectives which had me re-evaluate my life. It introduced me to the idea of Lifestyle Design, which is a concept defined and popularised by Ferriss. According to...

Thoughts on Abstract: The Art of Design

Thoughts on Abstract: The Art of Design

Abstract: The Art of Design is, for me, one of the best documentary series available on Netflix. A good friend put me onto it when season 1 launched in 2017 and I binge-watched that season. Created by former Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich, the series explores the...

The art of reading

The art of reading

The Farnam Street blog has gradually taken an important place in my journey of self-discovery and understanding of self and the world around me. While I haven’t reached the level of paying member – conversion of dollar to rand currently puts it just outside my reach –...

A case for daily blogging

A case for daily blogging

The battle between quality and quantity is never-ending, especially when it comes to things like maintaining a blog. I used to follow all the sites, the ones with Tips and How-Tos and For Whys when it comes to blogging. I get it, I really do, but I don’t always have...

Life Soundtrack: Blk Sonshine ‘s Building

Life Soundtrack: Blk Sonshine ‘s Building

A friend was heading out for the night to the legendary Club 206 in Orange Grove to see 'some new group called Blk Sonshine'' and wanted to know if I would like to join him. I tagged along not knowing that this would be the start of a journey into the world of poetry...

John Kehoe ‘s Mind Power on Kaya FM

John Kehoe ‘s Mind Power on Kaya FM

The book Mind Power by John Kehoe is one of those books you often hear about and, through assumptions, decide where it falls in the general scheme of things. If you are open to the assumed thoughts, you may make a plan to read it. If not, you chalk it up as a random...

Creative Quest, Questlove’s Book On Creativity

Creative Quest, Questlove’s Book On Creativity

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of the hip hop band The Roots epitomises the exploration of creativity in all facets of one’s life. While his creative expression has been rooted primarily in music as a deejay, drummer and founder of The Roots, he continuously explores the...

Motorcycle I Hope To Ride in 2019

Motorcycle I Hope To Ride in 2019

Every year, the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) takes place in Milan, Italy. It is a trade fair for everything related to life on two wheels and has been happening since 1914. While motorcycle...

Breathwork with Dr Ela Manga on Kaya FM

Breathwork with Dr Ela Manga on Kaya FM

A couple of months ago, I had Dr Ela Manga on my Kaya FM show, #LifeWithKojoBaffoeto chat about herself, her career, and the establishment of Breathwork Africa. Initially trained as a medical doctor, life experiences and the challenges of her patients led her to the...

Life Soundtrack: Roots Manuva’s Colossal Insights

Life Soundtrack: Roots Manuva’s Colossal Insights

It was late November in 2006 when I 'discovered' Roots Manuva. MySpace was the dominant social platform, laying the foundation for everything else that followed. I had two pages - which I haven't been able to access for a decade because I have forgotten the passwords...

Impact Farming – Crowdfunding and Accessible Investments

Impact Farming – Crowdfunding and Accessible Investments

Since the term ‘crowdsourcing’ was coined by journalist and Wired contributing editor Jeff Howe in 1996 to describe “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online...

Kwesé Makes A Play For South Africa

Kwesé Makes A Play For South Africa

Confession. I started writing this six months ago and kept on meaning to finish and post. So here it is. The evolution of video entertainment is a wonder to behold. Where once television ruled, the space has become highly competitive with everyone from the teenager in...

For The Love Of A Good Cigar

For The Love Of A Good Cigar

Being a cigar enthusiast, I have been exploring the landscape more and more over the last couple of years. Towards end of 2017, I wrote an article for Afropolitan magazine on my favourite cigar lounge, Pedro Portia, and what I have been learning about cigars. I also...

How Ford Is Creating Buzz Moments

How Ford Is Creating Buzz Moments

The days of brands detailing the specs and features of their products is over. And I am a big believer in the use of storytelling, in creative ways, to contextualise how products fit into our lives. It is through storytelling that brands can show how they facilitate...

So What If You Had More Time?

So What If You Had More Time?

Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to render many jobs obsolete. Copy and paste that sentence into your search engine and prepare to be freaked the hell out. In addition to links to a multitude of articles, at the bottom of the first Google...

My Commitment As A Man, For Women

Every year, on November 25th, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign is launched. Every year, it runs for 16 days until December 10th, which is the...

How Do We Turn The Tide For Women?

How Do We Turn The Tide For Women?

This is a hard one to write. 2017 has been a heavy year globally but, especially in South Africa, when it comes to the realities of gender relations. The stories of how men – of which I am one – treat women is tragic, brutal and downright cruel. There is an epidemic...

Fulfilling Promises With Visa Checkout

Fulfilling Promises With Visa Checkout

In the song Trenchtown Rock, from the 1975 Live! album recorded at a 1975 concent in London by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bob Marley opens with the following lyrics: One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain, One good thing about music, when it hits,...

Following The White Rabbit With Jameson Cult Film Club

Following The White Rabbit With Jameson Cult Film Club

It was 1999. There was talk of a new film called The Matrix by The Wachowski Brothers, now simply known as The Wachowskis, and starring Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus). It was said that the actors spent months training in martial arts and the like...

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