ORISHA

I blog shit about shit.

astral projector with no oyster fare

part-time shaman

dynamicafrica:

Africa’s mineral wealth and abundant natural resources are no secret. What we also know of much of these commodities is that, in many African countries, the profits yielded from the industries established with the purpose of securing the wealth and inheritance of the citizens of these nations, more often than not, end up in the hands of greedy politicians, easily bribed leaders, and in the pockets of the mostly foreign multinational CEOs and the companies they work for.

For decades, this has been the narrative of a dire situation that only seems to be worsening, and having equally devastating effects in both the lives of those who live in these areas, and the environment surrounding them.

Nigerian photographer, George Osodi, who comes from Nigeria’s oil rich southeastern Niger Delta region, has seen firsthand just how disastrous and traumatic the exploitation of these communities and the natural resources in these regions they occupy can be. These images show two specific areas where these distressing conditions have become the norm - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and in an illegal gold mine in Ghana.

©George Osodi

New age, ambient madness

New age, ambient madness

Do you know how many nights I’ve spent twisting your English off my tongue? I do not take pride in your English. I want to stumble on my words. I want to speak with an accent so thick that it requires silence. I want you to struggle to understand me. Realize your English is not superior. Your English does not equate intelligence. Do not compliment me on how well I have accepted colonization. I do not want your pat on the back. I was forced to learn this language. I didn’t choose to. Your English disconnects me from my people. I am deaf to my own sacred language because of your English.

Your English has done nothing for me.

Bilphena Yahwon; "You Speak Good English" (via africaisdonesuffering)

oh look, i wrote this. you should read it. 

(via planetfaraway)

(via burntoceans)

Nigeria is an absolute and unparalleled mess - 70% of your country is in abject poverty and you wanna celebrate having the highest GDP in Africa?

You’re blaming decades of infrastructural, political and moral failure on the devil and spiritual warfare?

Mismanagement of potential on an epic scale folks…

bafic:

Forgive Me Stevenage, be back soon (2013)

bafic:

Forgive Me Stevenage, be back soon (2013)