1. essenangstessen:

    reina-negrita:

    essenangstessen:

    any west africans looking to disown me? i made jollof with brown rice and don’t regret it!!

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    oh! Brown Rice? Brown…i cannot even imagine…lol..Thats not jollof oh ha!

  2. boycheck:

    your-average-homestuck:

    This is how me and my family are living these months.

    My mom has a great job but doesn’t make enough to support all five of us. She’s working extra hours but it isn’t enough and with school starting for my brothers and them needing over priced uniforms, we’ve all reached the end of our rope.

    On top of this, my mom also has diabetes and sometimes has trouble getting the money for her medication. And as people who have/are dealing with this kind of disease you know that everything is so much more harder for her. When she gets a paper cut it can last a month and when she gets caught in the rain, she is guaranteed to get sick and as she says so many times “[she] cannot afford to get sick”.

    Right now we are trying to move from this house into a smaller, more affordable one but the chances of that happening anytime soon are dwindling. In addition to this, my mom wants to visit our sick grandfather in New York who has multiple myeloma. If anyone who has heard of this would know that it affects your organs and there is no cure for it. We are all hoping for one last visit before he passes on.

    I’m asking that you please help us. I don’t like this life for my brothers who have to wonder if it was okay that they are ramen for breakfast or that my mother can’t see her father one last time. Anything and everything you donate will be used to help my brothers and mother have an easier more enjoyable life.

    I have set up a fundraiser and a paypal on my blog. Again, anything and everything you can spare will be much appreciated and if you cannot donate, please share this so that it gets around.

    SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASE

  3. sabisierraleone:

    Lakka, Sierra Leone

    Who we are

    Lakka lives and breathes beach tourism. We’re used to tourists, we love tourists and we want more tourists! We have a stunning, long beach, plenty of places to sit under an umbrella and enjoy the sun, read a book and sip from a coconut (or sip something stronger).

    There are plenty of places for you to stay with us – several privately owned beach quarters and we are busy developing a community owned and operated community tourism facility (under construction right now just as this web site is – so ask us how progress is going when you come by!)

    Those of us not involved in tourism support ourselves through fishing, farming, gardening and sand mining.

    We are Sherbro, Temne and Mende, Fullah, Limba, Kono and Loko.

    History

    Lakka was founded by Pa Lakka, a Sherbro fisherman.

    Our heroes: Pa David Johnson encouraged investors to develop some of our land so that the youth in our community would have jobs.  Mr Zechariah Douglas is also admired by many of us because he brought investors who constructed a hotel on village land. Mr Bruno Gaston is one of our heroes because of his role in bringing electricity to us!
  4. sabisierraleone:

River no.2

Can someone please give me money so i can go to this beach,  each time i am in Salone, i either cant get there as a car is not available and public transport is a strenuous activity in SL or i just prefer to chill with relatives at home (s) 
One day i will see this in real life :)

    sabisierraleone:

    River no.2

    Can someone please give me money so i can go to this beach,  each time i am in Salone, i either cant get there as a car is not available and public transport is a strenuous activity in SL or i just prefer to chill with relatives at home (s)

    One day i will see this in real life :)

  5. coffeewithajla:

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    if you missed the first half of the game, this is what happened

    haha

  6. visitsierraleone:

    Podas podas: Vehicles of cultural meaning

    All over sub Saharan Africa from East to West, mini buses have a special name. In Kenya it is Matatu, in Nigeria – Danfor, Ghana – Tro-tro, Guinea – Magbana and in Sierra Leone – Poda poda.

    These are public minibuses which ordinarily are just modes of transportation, but interestingly they are dynamic modes of cultural meaning. The drivers adorn the vehicles with popular cultural expressions in a range of forms, from idolizing their favourite music stars like Madonna, to religious sayings “God is great”, to icons from popular English Premier Teams like Arsenal and Chelsea, to classic American icons like Winnie the Pooh, to political messages about capitalism and corruption.

    These symbols of popular culture represent linkages to a number of cultural fields, including music, materialism, globalization, history, colonialism, identity, class, economy, media and technology.

    At a popular stop for Poda podas on Campbell Street in the centre of Freetown, vehicles passed by with different messages. The most popular were religious sayings – Muslim or Christian – which one could argue reflects the country’s extreme religious tolerance. Asked about his decision to put “Allah is great” on the front of his minibus, Alieu Sesay, a poda poda driver, said, “I believe in Allah and he will protect me and my poda poda. I will make good business.”

    Mohamed Gibril, a taxi driver, had a large Union Jack on the front of his taxi. When asked what motivated him, he said, “I like the British – they mean quality. I want my customers to think that I will offer quality service too.”

    Full Article by Marisa Zawacki:
    http://www.visitsierraleone.org/sierra-leone-news/featured-articles/Podas-podas-Vehicles-of-cultural-meaning.html

  7. Magic System

    track: Bouger Bouger

    album: Bouger Bouger

    Album Art

    thatnigeriankid:

    Magic System - Bouger Bouger

  8. 
A couple on a motorcycle make their way down a dusty road outside Bo

    A couple on a motorcycle make their way down a dusty road outside Bo

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