GIDI BOUND

I’m about to embark upon a long overdue trip to see my native homeland, Nigeria. I was last on the continent a little over 7 years ago and without a doubt, much has changed since then. I’m hoping the trip would provide fodder for my next recording project as well as fulfill a nagging desire … Continue reading

UNTOLD STORIES; NIGERIA’S BURMA VETS

British documentary makers Robin Forestier-Walker and Oliver Owen have been tracing Nigerians who fought against the Japanese in Burma during World War II. On VJ Day, the anniversary of victory over Japan, they tell the veterans’ story. (VIDEO)

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND

Young Malawian pioneer, William Kamkwamba, overcomes insurmountable odds to defy convention and build a windmill capable of generating enough power to light up four bulbs and two radios in his little home.  Read all about it in his forthcoming book to be released in September ’09. Available for pre-order from Amazon.

SIGN OF THE TIMES

I came upon this in yesterday’s edition of the New York Times. It’s interesting to see how these dire economic times are affecting us artist’s. Interestingly enough, it appears to be business as usual for the majority of us given we have far too often had to live on meagre/modest means whilst having to stay … Continue reading

THE RESCUE OF JOSEPH KONY’S CHILD SOLIDERS

I stumbled upon this recently and though to share with all. A rather harrowing tale and insight into the world of child soliders who were abducted and used as pawns for war and terror.  The world needs to know more about the atrocities that were inflicted and are probably still being carried out in various … Continue reading

Siji’s debut video shoot

We’ve just completed the shooting of  my debut music video for the song ‘Yearning For Home‘. The video features cameos from my funky ‘Naija’ brethren representing as only they can; bold, black, strong and ever so proud!!! We’re currently editing footage from the shoot which should be premiering in a couple of weeks. I chose … Continue reading