- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, Here are seven things I thought were worth sharing. In my book, Listen To Your Footsteps, I have an essay titled For The Love Of Music. Randomly going through my archive, I found the first draft of it. I didn’t change much when editing but it was interesting looking back at how I first articulated my relationship with music compared to the final version. I have shared that first […]
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, I get these moments where I am thinking about so many things, it is difficult to streamline those thoughts into something coherent. Plus, over the last few weeks, i have been going through my Twitter archive (I joined in 2008) looking for inspiration for blog topics, since I am, once again, trying to get back into writing for my site regularly. And then I end up with periods where […]
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, Seven things I thought are worth sharing: How Did James Baldwin Become A 21st Century Influencer? Interesting piece on how James Baldwin “reduces nicely to Twitter, which may seem surprising for a writer of novels and long essays, but he had a knack for language that was well suited to oratory (which may be another reason why he’s so captivating as a speaker), and Twitter, while a silent medium […]
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, This newsletter was born out of a habit. I believe in being forever curious and so I spend varying amounts of time exploring the Internet, books, practices, etc. I subscribe to (and occasionally unsubscribe from) a bunch of newsletters, which is where I find the things I share.
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, The last couple of weeks have been a blur with the challenges of being a one-person operation really coming to the fore. Took my first international trip last week for workshop with Gavi, The Alliance in Switzerland. I have been working with them since early 2021 sourcing, editing and submitting writing, initially, from across the African continent, and now also Asia.
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings So much in the world today feels fleeting. How quickly we forget today’s headlines or trending topics. How quickly we forget yesterday tragedy today. Many years ago, I used to do a Monday recap of the moments, incidents and accidents that we deemed unacceptable in the previous week on Twitter. It feels like we can’t hold attention on more than one thing at a time and so we simply […]
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, If there’s one thing that life has taught me is that things will happen all in due time. It can be frustrating hoping, pushing, hustling to get things done, but life doesn’t happen that way, no matter how hard we wish it. And, measuring our progress by comparing to those we consider our peers, makes it even harder. We are each on our own journey and each in our […]
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, I must confess, the hardest part of this newsletter is usually the header, because I rarely have a theme that threads through what I share. It took me about eight months to finish the book 33 1/3 B-Sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Artists
- by Kojo BaffoeGreetings, A list of seven things: There was a time when I was deliberate about finding new music because, beyond being borderline obsessed with music, I wrote about it on my site and for various publications. I started a short-lived feature called Digital Crates
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.