Oh my gosh, that’s great! Looks like I shouldn’t be tagging things after a long, exhausting day of work! (This is why I usually do my blog upkeep on weekends, but everyone’s so into the guessing game, I can’t leave ya’ll hanging…)

However it happened, you earned a sneak peek of A World of Secrets! Which Jacob and his family just stumbled into!

If Sam could inch away from the two giants the pocket concealed him from, he would. The stern tone of voice Jacob’s mom had taken on was very familiar, and Sam couldn’t stifle an involuntary yelp of surprise. He heard it from his dad almost constantly. Dean was the patient teacher, John was the stern drill sergeant.

They were mad.

Sam put a hand on the hilt of his knife, drawing strength from the gift Dean had given him. Please don’t hurt me.

Jacob heard Sam’s quiet noise, and thought back to moments ago when the other kid worried Jacob’s parents would be mad at him. He was scared of them. Telling mama and papa about him would be breaking a promise and would probably make him cry. Jacob didn’t want to do either of those things.

He also didn’t want to keep lying. He was supposed to listen to them when they told him to do something. Jacob’s toy trucks fell to the floor and he pressed his hands against the wall behind him while the conflict practically dug into him. What was he to do?

“I don’ … don’t wanna be mean,” he finally murmured lamely, hanging his head but still peeking at his mother and father. His mouth was angled in a frown and his eyes stung.

“Hey, Jake, kiddo,” his father said quietly, stepping around his wife with care that didn’t seem to fit his huge frame. He stooped and braced his hands on his knees, peering at him with a serious but kind look. “You’re not in trouble, okay? I don’t know what got you so worried, but we do need to know if you’re hiding something from us, especially if it’s alive. Okay?”

Jacob stuck out his lower lip in a pout while he let his father’s low rumble of a voice sink in. He knew they would come and check his pockets if he didn’t give in. He thought he might have a chance at avoiding some trouble if he complied, and after a second his hands moved hesitantly to his pocket where he knew Sam was curled up in fear.

Now my new friend is gonna hate me, he thought sadly as he reached into the pocket and scooped his fingers under the small form to lift him out.



The original Yugoslavian M76 is chambered in 8mm Mauser but Assault Weapons Ohio offers their U.S made variant in .308 and .30-06. Externally the 8mm, .308 and .30-06 models look the same, right down to their magazines. AWO, like many other U.S manufacturers have never really perfected the lightening cuts on the receiver. Instead of proper length and depth cuts, they instead have a shallow stretched oval. (GRH)

Everyone but Black Hat: [singing hymns from the Bible]
5.0.5: “Rawoo, Whroo.” (Your turn, Black Hat.)
Black Hat: “…What.”
Demencia: “Yeah! C'mon, Blackie!”
5.0.5: “Rawoo rwrr, Whroo.” (Let it come from your heart, Black.)
Dr. Flug: “You might as well, Sir…”
Black Hat: [begrudgingly singing to the tune of the hymns] “♪ …Blah, blah-blah blah, death, blah… ♪”
5.0.5:AWO!” (HEY!)
Black Hat:WHAT?!
5.0.5: “Raawh rwoo awee awo, Whroo, rwooeree ruhee rao!” (You may be able to get away with that in church, Black, but that’s not gonna cut it here!)
Black Hat: “Why in all that’s unholy are we practicing this drivel, 5.0.5?!”
5.0.5: “Rhawoo awo ree aroo wee rweeao! Rwoo wree rawoo roo hwo raweeroo reewhroo!” (Because I want to join the church down our street! And you all need to learn some morals and values!)
Black Hat:Look at me and tell me there’s a God.

(Source: Aqua Teen Hunger Force; “Bad Replicant” (Season 1, Episode 11))

May 13th excerpt:

Determination got him to the shirt, and Sam dove into the folds. It wasn’t the same as the fabric nest he’d woken up in while he was with Walt and Mallory, but it wouldn’t be a bad substitute. It was certainly warm, and though the fabric was scratchier than motel room sheets at his normal size, the pillow cover would be even itchier.

Wriggling around, Sam righted himself and yanked his boots off. They got tossed an inch away from the shirt, and Sam peeked out at the giants around him. “It’s like a fort!”


Happy International Archives Day!

On this year’s theme of “Archives, Citizenship, and Interculturalism”, we offer some images from our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee collections. 

From the UUSC’s website: “The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. We work anywhere rights are threatened – by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice.”

The images above represent the UUSC’s work in Europe during WWII in aiding displaced people, their partnership with the Awo Omamma village in Nigeria, and their help in spreading Archbishop Oscar Romero’s message of human rights violations in El Salvador.

Ifa and Capoeira

ORI - Your own personal style. (Expression)

ORUNMILA - The infinite wisdom of the game. (Intuition)

ESU - Your ability to be unpredictable and tricky. (Infinite choices)

OGUN - Your ability to cut through your opponent’s defense without hesitation. (Strength & explosion)

OSOOSI - Your ability to find your target with speed and accuracy. (Stealth, stalking, persistence)

SANGO - Your ability to lead and aggressively control the game. (Extreme confidence)

OYA - Your ability to adapt to sudden unexpected change. (Adaptive change)

OSUN - Your ability to refine and beautify the game. (Technical perfection)

YEMOJA - Your ability to nurture & develop your game. (Birth of movement)

OBATALA - The wisdom, maturity and ethics of the game. Coolness in the heat of the battle. (Creativity)

EGUN - The collective spirit of those who have come before you. The creators, custodians, teachers. (Innovators)

By Awo Fasegun

May 12th excerpt: 

Jacob’s eyes were wide. He tried to imagine waking up so little, and he felt his shoulders tensing up in spite of himself. His fingers curled slightly, almost ready to hug Sam again for what he’d been through, but instead he just brushed one tiny arm with his thumb, getting better and better at the gesture.

“Maybe his brother’s still in one a’ the other rooms,” Jacob suggested. “We can just go ask.”

anonymous asked:

what can blacks learn from countries such as norway and denmark? what policies can we adapt to build up developing black nations?

The Social Democracies of Western Europe can’t really teach African shit that African don’t already know.  They can teach us that White Liberals is as willing to sustain and advance the Systems and Institutions of Global White Domination as White Conservatives are. 

These homogeneous White utopias have a very toxic underbelly. Their wealth came from doing business with and providing services for the Imperialist nations in Europe; their wealth is as bloody as the wealth of England, Germany, France.  Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland are allies of the Enemies of Africa and will do all they can to sustain the Global Economic Status Quo which is the wealth of the Global South is stolen and invested in the Global North.

Also, as soon as their ill-gotten wealth drys up, so does their liberalism, their cosmopolitanism, their progressiveism; they revert to Overt Racism and Hyper-Aggression just like all other White nations when they are cut off from or they squander their stolen wealth. 

Hell, they don’t even have to wait for the loot to run out, all of these Progressive Western Social Democracy have strong White Nationalist and Nazi Parties active among the citizens.  

Just look up groups like the Patriotic People’s Movement, or the Nordic Resistance Movement. 

Africans should study these nations, but from an oppositional point of view, not as models for Africa; African started both civilization and socialism; so we have within us the model on how to construct and operate a Socialist State, we don’t need a European Mockery of African Socialism. 

www.diallokenyatta.com : #BroDiallo
www.africanworldorder.com : #AWO

fresherthanyouhov  asked:

Where did you learn Yoruba? I can't find any good reliable learning sources.

I’m still learning, but to be honest I’m self taught. I started by learning the Yoruba alphabet which can be found on YouTube and its titled ‘Yoruba rap’. I also have told my mum to stop speaking in English to me and that she should speak only Yoruba. I watch Yoruba movies A LOT, and either switch off subtitles and try not to look. I’ll reblog some sources and good websites. Also if you go on Amazon I’ll soon be purchasing a book called beginners Yoruba by Kayode. J. Fakindele (it comes with two cds). Also I listen to a lot of Yoruba music so that helps. Hopefully by next year, I’ll speak very fluently. I’ll list a few phrases below to get you started! Hope this helps!

English Yoruba
hi hi
how are you? bawo lo se wa?
I’m good, thank you mo wa daadaa, e se
and you? ati iwo?b
what is your name? kini oruko re?
my name is Maya oruko mi ni maya
nice to meet you o dara lati pade e

One: eyokan Two: meji Three: meta
Four: merin Five: marun Six: mefa
Seven: meje Eight: mejo Nine: mesan
Ten: mewa First: okan Second: ekeji

Monday: ojo-aje Tuesday: ojo-isegun Wednesday: ojo'ru
Thursday: ojo alamisi Friday: ojo-eti Saturday: ojo abameta
Sunday: ojo aiku Now: nisisiyi Yesterday: ana
Today: oni Tonight: ale yi Tomorrow: ola

Fruits: awon eso Apples: apus
Bananas: ogede Tomatoes: tomati
Potatoes: anamo Onions: alubosa

Red: pupa Green: awo-ewe Blue: awo oju-orun
White: funfun Black: dudu Grey: awo-resuresu

Breakfast: ounje aaro Lunch: ounje osan
Dinner: ounje ale Milk: wara
Coffee: kofi Bread: buredi

Sunny: igba ooru Windy: igba afefe Rainy: igba ojo
Snowy: igba yin-yin Cold: otutu Hot: gbona

Boy: omokunrin Girl: omobirin
Son: omokunrin Daughter: omobirin
Brother: arakunrin Sister: arabirin
Man: arakunrin Woman: arabirin
Father: baba Mother: iya
Grandfather: baba-baba Grandmother: iya-iya

House: ile Toilet: ile-igbonse Room: iyara
Bedroom: iyewu Kitchen: ile-idana Table: tabili

Cat: ologbo Dog: aja Mouse: ekute
Bird: eye Cow: maalu Horse: esin

Socks: ibose Shoes: bata Trousers: sokoto
Shirt: ewu penpe Sweater: ewu otutu Coat: ewu awoleke

English: geesi French: faranse German: jaman
Spanish: spanish Italian: italia Portuguese: potoki
Greek: grik Russian: roshian Arabic: larubawa
Hindi: hindi Chinese: shainis Japanese: japanis

Taxi: oko aje-igboro Bus: oko ero
Hotel: ile igbafe Reservation: ifipamo
Airport: papa baalu Passport: iwe ifuni-laaye

Student: akeko Teacher: oluko Pen: kalamu
Books: awon iwe Page: oju ewe Dictionary: iwe itumo oro

Hand: owo Feet: atelese Hair: irun
Eye: oju Mouth: enu Nose: imu

Ambulance: oko ile iwosan Doctor: onisegun
Hospital: ile iwosan Pharmacy: pipo-oogun
Police: olopa Stomach Ache: inu-rirun

Ife l’akoja ofin: Love is above all.

English Yoruba Phrases
Greeting Mo kiyin
Hi! Bawo
Good morning! Ek'aro
Good afternoon! Ek'asan
Good evening! Ek'ale
Welcome! (to greet someone) Ek'abo
Hello my friend! Bawoni Oremi
How are you? (friendly) Bawo lowa
How are you? (polite) Bawo lara
I’m fine, thank you! Mowa dada, Ese
And you? (friendly) Iwo na nko
And you? (polite) Iwo nko
Good Oda
Not so good Kofibe da
Long time no see Ope ti mo ti rie
I missed you Mos'aro e
What’s new? Kini tuntun
Nothing new Kosi tuntun
Thank you (very much)! Ese gan
You’re welcome! (for “thank you”) Ko t'ope
My pleasure Inu midun
Come in! (or: enter!) Wole wa
Make yourself at home! Ef'okan bale,Ile lewa
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day! Od'igba
Good night! Od'aro
Good night and sweet dreams! od'aro kosi la ala to da
See you later! mari e ni'gba mi
See you soon! mari e laipe
See you tomorrow! mari e lola
Good bye! Od'abo
Have a good trip! Irin ajo ada o
I have to go Moni lati malo
I will be right back! Mon padabo
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck! Pade orire
Happy birthday! Eku ojo ibi
Happy new year! Eku odun tuntun
Merry Christmas! Eku odun keresimesi
Ei del kabir Eku odun Ileya
Independence day Eku odun ojo ominira
Congratulations! Eku ori ire
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit) Igba dun
Bless you (when sneezing) Epele
Best wishes! Nko rere fun e
Cheers! (or: to your health) Eku araya
Accept my best wishes Gba nkan rere timo fefun e
How to Introduce Yourself
What’s your name? Kini oruko e?
My name is (John Doe) Oruko mi ni (john Doe)
Nice to meet you! Inumidun lati ri e
Where are you from? Ilu wo loti wa?
I’m from (the U.S/ Nigeria) Mowa lati ilu (America/nigeria)
I’m (American/ Nigerian) Omo (America/Nigeria) nimi
Where do you live? Ibo l'ongbe?
I live in (the U.S/ Nigeria) Mongbe ni(America/ nigeria)
Do you like it here? S'o feran ibi?
Nigeria is a beautiful country Orile ede to rewa ni nigeria
What do you do for a living? Ise wo lonse?
I’m a (teacher/ student/ engineer) (Oluko/akeko/ onimo ero) ni mi
Do you speak (English/ Yoruba)? S'ole so ede(geesi/ yoruba)?
Just a little Mole so die
I like Yoruba Moferan yoruba
I’m trying to learn Yoruba Mongbiyanju lati ko ede yoruba
It’s a hard language Ede t'ole ni
It’s an easy language Ede ti kole ni
Oh! That’s good! hehen, Iyen da
Can I practice with you? se mole ko pelu e?
I will try my best to learn Mase iwon ti mole se lati ko
How old are you? Omo odun melo ni e?
I’m (twenty one, thirty two) years old Omo (ogun odun lekan,ogun odun lemeji) ni mi
It was nice talking to you! Mogbadun bi mose nba e soro
It was nice meeting you! mogbadun bi mose pade e
Mr…/ Mrs. …/ Miss… Ogbeni…/ Iya afin…/ Omidan….
This is my wife Iyawo mi niyi
This is my husband Oko mi niyi
Say hi to Thomas for me Bami ki Thomas
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening? S'o raye lati ola lo
I would like to invite you to dinner mo fe kajo jade fun ounje ale
You look beautiful! (to a woman) O rewa gan lobinrin
You have a beautiful name Oruko re rewa
Can you tell me more about you? Se ole so si fun mi nipa re?
Are you married? Se oti se igbeyawo?
I’m single Mosi da wa
I’m married Moti se igbeyawo
Can I have your phone number? Se mole gba nomba ero ibani soro re?
Can I have your email? Se mole gba iwe ateranse re?
Do you have any pictures of you? Se oni awon aworan re?
Do you have children? Se oni awon omo?
Would you like to go for a walk? Se ole jeka nase jade
I like you Moferan e
I love you Mon'ife e!
You’re very special! Eeyan pataki ni e!
You’re very kind! Odaa gan!
I’m very happy Inumi dun gan
Would you marry me? Se wa femi?
I’m just kidding Mon sere ni o
I’m serious Mi o selere rara
My heart speaks the language of love Okan mi nso ede ife
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!) Ema binu
Sorry (for a mistake) Epele
No problem! Kosi'yonu
Can you repeat please? Se ole tunso jo?
Can you speak slowly? Se ole soro didie?
Can you write it down? Se ole koosile?
Did you understand what I said? Se nko ti mo so ye e?
I don’t understand! Ko ye mi!
I don’t know! Mi o mo!
What’s that called in Yoruba? Kini won npe ni ede yoruba?
What does that word mean in English? Kini itumo oro yen ni ede geesi?
How do you say “thanks” in Yoruba? Bawo lese nso pe"Ese gan" ni ede yoruba?
What is this? Ki leleyi?
My Yoruba is bad Ede yoruba mi da
Don’t worry! Mase iyonu!
I agree with you Mo faramo nko to so
Is that right? Se iyen da?
Is that wrong? Se iyen o da?
What should I say? Kini kinso?
I just need to practice moni lati ko gan
Your Yoruba is good Ede yoruba re da
I have an accent Ede mi fihan pe mi owa lati ilu yi
You don’t have an accent Ede re dabi tiwa
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone) Ejo
I’m lost Mi o mona
Can you help me? S'ele ran mi lowo?
Can I help you? Se mole ran e lowo?
I’m not from here Mio kinse ara ile yi
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Bawo ni mosele de adugbo yi?
Go straight Malo lookan
Then Tobaya
Turn left Ya si apa osi
Turn right ya si apa otun
Can you show me? S'ole fihan mi?
I can show you! Mole fihan e
Come with me! Telemi kalo!
How long does it take to get there? Ato igbawo k'atodebe?
Downtown (city center) Aarin ilu
Historic center (old city) Ilu atijo
It’s near here Itosi ibi
It’s far from here Ojina s'ibi
Is it within walking distance? Se molerin debe
I’m looking for Mr. Smith Mon bere Ogbeni smith
One moment please! Jo funmi ni iseju kan!
Hold on please! (when on the phone) Ejo monbo
He is not here Ibi kis'ebi ( kosi nibi)
Airport Papako Ofurufu
Bus station Ibudoko
Train station Ibudoko oko ojurin
Taxi tansi
Near Sunmo
Far Jina
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help! Egbawa o!
Stop! Oto!
Fire! Ina!
Thief! Ole!
Run! Sare!
Watch out! (or: be alert!) Egbara di
Call the police! Epe olopa!
Call a doctor! Epe dokita!
Call the ambulance! Epe oko tongbeyan lo si ile iwosan
Are you okay? S'owa daada!
I feel sick Ara mi oya
I need a doctor Moferi dokita
Accident Ijamba
Food poisoning Majele ounje
Where is the closest pharmacy? Ibo ni ile oloogun oyinbo to sunmon ju?
It hurts here Eeyan nsese nibi?
It’s urgent! Ogba kiakia!
Calm down! Fara bale!
You will be okay! Ara re aya!
Can you help me? Se ole ranmi lowo?
Can I help you? Se mole ran e lowo?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room) Motigba yara kan sile
Do you have rooms available? Se awon yara wanle?
With shower / With bathroom To ni baluwe
I would like a non-smoking room Mofe yara ti won ti kin mu siga
What is the charge per night? Elo ni owo re fun ale kan?
I’m here on business /on vacation Mo wasibi fun ise/ fun isinmi
Dirty Idoti
Clean Mimo
Do you accept credit cards? S'e n gba owo ni ona kaadi
I’d like to rent a car Mafe lati ya oko ayokele
How much will it cost? Elo lo ma na mi?
A table for (one / two) please! Ejo tabili fun eyan (kan/meji)!
Is this seat taken? Se wan ti gba aye yi ni?
I’m vegetarian Ounje elewe lemi nje
I don’t eat pork Mio kin je elede
I don’t drink alcohol Mio kin mu oti
What’s the name of this dish? Ki'loruko ounje yi?
Waiter / waitress! Adani loun!
Can we have the check please? S'ele fun mi ni iwe sowedowo na?
It is very delicious! Odun gan!
I don’t like it Mi o feran e
Shopping Expressions Ise nibi nkan rira
How much is this? Elo leleyi?
I’m just looking Mo kan nwo ni
I don’t have change Mio ni sanji
This is too expensive Eyi ti won ju
Expensive Owon
Cheap Kowon
Daily Expressions
What time is it? Ago melo lolu?
It’s 3 o'clock Ago meta lolu
Give me this! Fun mi leleyi!
Are you sure? S'o da e loju?
Take this! (when giving something) Gba eleyi!
It’s freezing (weather) Otutu gan nibi gan
It’s cold (weather) Otutu nibi
It’s hot (weather) Ogbona nibi
Do you like it? S'o feran e?
I really like it! Moferan gan!
I’m hungry Ebi npa mi
I’m thirsty Orungbe ngbe mi
He is funny Apani lerin ni
In The Morning l'owuro
In the evening N'irole
At Night L'ale
Hurry up! Se kia!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness) Kantan kantan leyi!
My God! (to show amazement) Oluwa o!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake) Mogbe!
It sucks! (or: this is not good) Eyi oda!
What’s wrong with you? Kilo ndamu e?
Are you crazy? S'onsiere ni?
Get lost! (or: go away!) Kuroni'waju mi!
Leave me alone! Fimi sile!
I’m not interested! Ko wunmi!
Writing a Letter
Dear John John mi owan
My trip was very nice Irin ajo mi dara
The culture and people were very interesting Asa ati awon eyan yi daa gan ni
I had a good time with you Mogbadun igba ti molo pelu e
I would love to visit your country again Mafe lati wa si orile ede re si
Don’t forget to write me back from time to time Magbagbe lati mak'owe simi ni gbogbo igba
Short Expressions and words
Good Oda
Bad Koda
So-so (or: not bad not good) Koda kobaje
Big Nla
Small Kekere
Today Eni
Now ni'sin
Tomorrow Ola
Yesterday Ana
Yes Be'ni
No Be'ko
Fast yara
Slow Koyara
Hot Gbona
Cold Tutu
This Eyi
That Iyen
Here Ibi
There Ibe
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me) Emi
You Iwo
Him Owun (okunrin)
Her Owun (obinrin)
Us Awa
Them Awon
Really? Looto?
Look! Woo!
What? Kini?
Where? Nibo?
Who? Tani?
How? Bawo?
When? Nigba wo?
Why? kilo fa?
Zero Odo
One Eni
Two Eji
Three Eta
Four Erin
Five Arun
Six Efa
Seven Eje
Eight Ejo
Nine Esan
Ten Ewa

O!: Placed at the end of sentences for emphasis and effect E.g. I go broke bottle for yua head O!
Oba: Traditional ruler. Also Olu, Ovie and Sultan.
Obey the wind: Skinny, Very underweight individual.
Obioma: See Mobile tailor.
Obito: 1. All night wake.
Objectiv: Multiple choice examination.
Obobo canda: Light skinned person.(Derogatory).
Obodo: Homestead.
Obokun: 1. Cat fish 2. Mercedes Benz limousine
Obrokotor: Obese person.
October rush: Frantic chasing of female freshmen (Jambitoes) in Nigerian universities by senior male students.
Oda: Other.
Odeku: Large bottle of Guinness stout.
Odu: Shady business.
Odudoof: (Derisory) Overweight individual.
Ofofo: Yoruba word for Gossip.
Oga: Person in charge. Also Oga pata pata.
Ogbele o!: Goodness gracious! See Ye pa!
Ogboju: Bluff your way through. See Bold face.
Ogbologbo: Old hand
Ogbono: Soup made from ground Ogbono seeds, crayfish, beef, dried fish, okra, spinach and pepper.
Ogi: Pap made from corn. Also Akamu.
Ogogoro: See Apketeshi.
Ojare: Said at the end of sentences for emphasis. E.g Comot for road Ojare!
Oje marina: Big lie.
Ojoro: Cheating.
Ojuju: Masquerade.
Okada: 1. Name of Nigerian Airline. 2. Motor cycle taxi. See By air.
Okirikpotor: 1. Eczema. 2. Dermatitis.
Okpetu: 1. Trouble 2.It has happened!
Okporoko: Stork fish.
Okrika wake up: Second hand clothes. Also Gorgio Amadi.
Ol'boy: Yo my man.
Ole: Theif. Also Teif.
Olodo: Dunce.
Olofofo: Gossip ( Yoruba word). Also Tatafo and Amebo
Olopa: Police officer.
Omi ni polish: Patent leather shoes.
Omo: 1. Child 2. My friend 3. Popular detergent powder.
Omo ale trousa: Literally means Prisoner’s trousers i.e. Trousers that barely reach the ankles. See Jump up pee. Also called Michael Jaskin.
Omolanke: Labourer for hire who carries goods in a large custom made wooden wheelbarrow.
Omoge: Fine girl. Also Chinani, Chickito, Gboyen, Si si and Babi.
Omota: Ruffian or rude boy.
One day one day: One of these days. Used as a warning for those involved in dodgy acts e.g One day one day monkey go go market e no go come back meaning everyday foe the thief one day for the owner.
One kain: Odd E.g Dat guy dress one kain.
One thousand and four: Popular block of flats in Lagos Island.
Onioburu: Night soil man. Also Agbepo.
Opaks: Worthless.
Opari: It is finished.
Opeke: Good looking girl. See Omoge.
Open eye: 1. Wise up. 2. Become sexually active.
Open mouth: 1. Talk e.g Abeg no open mouth laik dat.2. Astonishment e.g Ol’ boy, the way dem spray money nyanfu nyanfu for dat party, Omo na so I open mouth.
Open ya sense: Use your intelligence.
Operation: Armed robbery.
Operation sweep: ( Defunct) Special police anti-crime task force.
Opkor: Juju.
Opon: Yoruba word for prominent forehead. Also Crash helmet.
Oppressor!: Owner of big car.
Orenj: Orange.
Osa straight: Molue. Literally means Straight into the lagoon. Called so because of accidents involving Molue Buses plunging into the lagoon in Lagos.
Otopiapia: Rat poison.
Over-graduate: Postgraduate student. (As opposed to undergraduate).
Overs: Overseas.
Over stone: Disallowed goal when stones are used for goal posts and the ball goes directly above the stone.
Ovie: King.
Owambe: Yoruba word meaning it is there, denoting a lavish party with live music.
Owo: Urhobo soup made from palm oil, dried meat and fish, crayfish, potash, pepper, cassava starch and Egidije. Also called Oil soup.
Oyinbo: 1. Caucasian 2. English 3. Big English words.
Oyoyo: 1. Good times 2. Jollification.. See Ariya.

A whole.. Used when a man of substance is belittled e.g See how mobile police trash the guy, a whole managing director for dat matter
Abeg: Please.
Abi?: Is it not?
Abi na wetin!: What is it?
ABU: Amadu Bello University.
Acada: 1. Intellectual 2. University student 3. Book worm.
Acata: 1. USA or UK 2.Someone who lives in those places.
Acting big man: Deputy exercising power in the absence of the boss.
Adire: Dyed cloth.
Adonkia: contraction for I don’t care attitude
Afang: Efik soup made from Afang leaves, beef, dried fish, crayfish, palm oil, and periwinkle.
Afraid catch me: I was scared.
Afta: After
Afta much:Inebriated after much alcohol.
Agaracha: Woman of easy virtue.
Agbada: Large traditional garment usually worn by men over a shirt.
Agbepo: Night soil man. (See - Onioburu).
Agbero: Labourer who carries heavy goods for a fee.
Agip: Any Government In Power. Derisory term for person who changes alliances as goverments come and go.
Agument: Argument.
Ah-ah: For goodness sake.
Aircon: Abbreviation for air conditioner.
Ajasco: Dancing with fanciful footwork. Also called Ajasco Toronto.
Ajebota: One used to butter; rich spoilt kid. See Ajepako.
Ajepako: Literally means -one used to eating wood i.e. uses a wooden chewing stick as toothbrush.
Akamu: Pap made from corn. See Ogi.
Akara: Bean cake made from fried ground black-eyed beans.
Akara school: Nursery school.
Akata: 1. Recent arrival from abroad (especially UK or USA) into Nigeria
2. Nigerian nickname for an African American
Alaba: Abbreviation for Alaba International Market, Lagos. Famed for the sale of electrical goods.
Alan Pozza: Poser.
Alau: Allow.
Alau him: Give him a break.
All na: It is all a .e.g All na wayo.
All night: Night vigil.
All Weda: Shoes worn all the time, come rain come sunshine.
Along!: Shouted when hailing taxi cabs in some states in Nigeria.
Am: Used in place of 'him’ or 'her’ in sentence e.g. 'Warn am O!’
Amala: Dough like meal made from yam flour and hot water. Usually served with Ewedu soup.
Amebo: 1. Gossip 2. Name of a character in a Nigerian soap opera (The village headmaster), with a penchant for gossiping.
Amerika: America.
Amugbo: One habitually smoking Indian Hemp. (Marijuana)
And Co: Wearing the same clothes or fabric with someone else especially married couple.
Andrew: One wishing to emigrate out of Nigeria. Term originates from government sponsored advert in which the main character - Andrew threatens to ‘check out’ of the country due to various hardships.
Angola: Prison. Also Angola.
Animal and Sontin: Elephant and Castle (in Southeast London).
Anoda: Another.
Ansa: Answer.
Any attempt!: Don’t even think about it!
Anyhow: 1. Shoddy 2. Inappropriate
Akpere: 1. Basket 2. Bad goalkeeper in soccer match.
Apoti: Yoruba word for small stool
Appear: 1. Arrive unexpected usually to something good such as a meal. Host will then say 'you waka well o’. 2. Arrive uninvited.
Apketeshi: 1.Illicit gin. 2.Native gin. Also called Kai Kai, Ogogoro, Push me-push you, Sapele water and Burukutu.
Apkroko: Gossip. See Amebo.
Apku: Cassava flour. See Fufu
Apollo: Conjunctivitis. (an epidemic swept Nigeria around the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing hence the name)
Arrange yua sef: 1. Make your own arrangements 2. Everyman to himself.
Arrangee: 1.Soiree. 2. Exclusive 3.Preplanned set up.
Area boys: Unemployed street-wise youth loitering in the neighbourhood. Also called 'Alaye boys’ in Lagos.
Area girls: Female Anopheles mosquitoes.
Ariya: Good time.
Aro: 1.Abbreviation for large psychiatric hospital in western Nigeria. 2. Lunatic.
Aromental: 1. Lunatic 2. Eccentric personality. (See Mentalo).
As: How it e.g. 'Tell am as e take happun’.
As for: That’s the way it is.
Ashewo: Prostitute. See Agharacha.
Askology: Sarcastic reply to irritant question. Also- Askor.
Aso oke: Tradition Yoruba fabric worn on special occasions. Means Upper class cloth.
At-all: Not at all. Also- At-all ah-tall.
Atachee: 1. Hanger on 2. Social climber forcing themselves on the in-crowd
Attachment: Small stool placed along the aisle of luxurious buses for passengers who can’t afford proper seats.
Aunty: Any older female. Used when first name terms not appropriate.
Awa: Our.
Awoko: Burning the midnight oil.
Awoof: Freebie. Without charge. See FOC.
Away: Foreign especially Europe and America.
Away Baffs: Imported clothes from Europe and America; especially designer labels. See Sputs, kack and Sputeez.

ewọ ife - forbidden love.

Eyes: oju

Nose: E mu

Mouth: E nu

Ear: E ti

Hair: Irun

anonymous asked:

Brother there is a trend now saying that black folk are the real racists. That women are against men. The women against men argument is stated mostly by white men, but black men are saying this too. Why do white men feel like they are now being the victims?

This ain’t nothing new, read about the glorious history of the Age of Exploration. Whites have always projected their aggression upon their victims…(and sadly, many men who’ve been invaded, conquered, colonized, and enslaved by White begin to ape the behaviors and adopt the psychosis of White men).

White have written volumes about the Savage Natives, the Deceptive Asian, the Brutal African. This shit dates all the way back to the Roman Empire, where the Romans called the people they invaded, raped, robbed, and enslaved; Barbarians. 

White men think that God/Evolution has made them the Superior Being, the Ubermensch! So any one who seeks to stop the White man from ruling and raping the world to utter oblivion is not only violating the White man’s Inalienable Rights, they are violating the very laws of nature and mandate of God!

By now, we shouldn’t be surprised or moved by White men saying they are “the only group in America you can legally discriminate against.” We should not be shocked that Europeans are crying about all of the immigrants invading their lands after they’ve spent and last 4 centuries invading and colonizing the entire fucking world. 

When they do that shit we should chuckle and continue our struggle to dismantle the Systems and Institutions of Global White Domination and Capitalism. That’s all.

As far as Black men who wanna be White men in Black Skin, we deal with them like any functional nation/tribe/community deals with the traitors: Expose, Isolate, Expel them.

So, Enjoy the White Tears, Expose the White Lies, and Continue the Struggle. 

www.diallokenyatta.com : #BroDiallo
www.africanworldorder.com : #AWO

anonymous asked:

How were AAs able to progress after slavery and build communities such as the Black Wall Street? Why weren't people in the islands able to do so?

African-Americans were able to build communities such as Black Wall Street & Rosewood; as well as make great strides in industry and state-craft in the Reconstruction Era because we were engage in many of those actives during the Era of Chattel Slavery.

Africans didn’t just pick cotton, we engaged in all forms of agriculture and pre-industrial industry.  Africans also (to our discredit) manged the processing, distribution, labor management, and other administrative duties on the Plantation and throughout the Colonial and US economy. 

So, upon Emancipation we were well positioned to out pace the White masses in economics, governance, and culture.

Del Jones frequenly stated: “We came here educated!” So, it’s not surprise when give the space and opportunity we’d thrive in all areas of human interaction, dispute the trauma of enslavement; this same is true for today BTW.  

I don’t really like the comparisons between Africans enslaved in the US vs. those enslaved in the Islands; I think we need to give both populations respect, we are the same damn people, just under different material and environmental circumstances.

In the Islands and South America Africans were able to establish free and independent nations like the Maroon Settlements and the Quilombos, while African enslaved in the US were never able to do so; there were wide scale Slave Revolts in the Islands while there were no sustained revolts in the US; there were large and wealthy Black Economic Enclaves established by Emancipated Africans in the US, but none of such a scale in the Islands or Latin America; the list goes on. 

These differences are the result to the climate and nature of the Systems of Oppression, and have nothing to do with African-Americans being better or worse than Afro-Caribbeans, or Afro-Latinos.

White the US was industrialized the Islands remained essentially agrarian cultures, while the US was a “free” Republic, the Islands remained under direct colonial rule for decades after emancipation, the US was awash with arable & “undeveloped” land, while the Islands had just a fraction of land to expand on and develop; this is why our AC Brothers and Sisters don’t have their own versions of Black Wall Street.

Also, I think it was a mistake for us to build our own Wall Street, or to engage in Black Capitalism; and it frustrates me that we have New Negros today calling for us to replicate the mistakes of our honored ancestors. 

www.diallokenyatta.com : #BroDiallo
www.africanworldorder.com : #AWO