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Nigerian Educational Cartoon Program - Bino & Fino

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I have often seen people wonder about why we don't have any known animated show. I was contacted by a representative from EVCL companies who produce this series - Bino & Fino. It's basically an animated show created by Adamu Waziri, a Nigerian animator and produced by his Nigerian based animation company EVCL, Bino and Fino is an African educational cartoon about a brother and sister who live in a modern day city in sub- Saharan Africa. In each episode Bino and Fino, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly and their family, discover and learn things about the world. The show is for children mainly between the ages of 3 and 6. The series shows aspects of African history, culture and languages to children some topics addressed are Nigeria's Independence Day and Colonialism. It definitely fills the void for parents either back home or in diaspora looking to introduce their children to aspects of their culture.

If you are interested in learning more or wat…

Friday Randoms

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Man, this week is crazy. As I type this, I am hearing there was an earthquake in California and a bridge in Washington State collapsed, cars and people in the water. Add the terrible tornado in Moore, Oklahoma and the poor soldier who was hacked to death in Woolwich. Sheesh. That's a lot in one week. We've barely gotten over the Newton shootings, West, TX explosions and the tornado in Cleburne, TX. This is the part where people start screaming end of the world theories. My own concern is that my heart goes out to everyone affected by these tragedies in any way because it's always one of those things you always think "happens to other people" but really it could happen to anyone. We thank God for his mercy on us and hope he grants Grace and Strength to those affected. Amen.

Thank you to all of you who nominated me for a Liebster award. I promise I am gonna do it. Thank you!

Oppa Random Time!

Oh before I start, I think I have been doing randoms so long that I am go…

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Chimamanda Adichie's most recent book. I just finished it and I feel so empty. I loved this book like I LOVED this book. I am not one of the Chimamanda stans who thinks she walks on water and is some demi god. At all. I only just read Half of a Yellow Sun late last year and I know I read Purple Hibiscus but I can't remember it.

Where do I start with this book? I didn't read any reviews about it before I started and I didn't even know what it was about. Basically, it seemed like Chimamanda had a lot to get off her chest about being an immigrant and being black overseas. She found a brilliant way to express these thoughts with a plot about two lovers their beginning and in between from Nigeria to the U.S to the UK all while touching on sensitive topics - racism and immigrant living.

The realness of this book was too much. Like it was just honest, no bobbing and weaving and trying to be politically correct. Even I, who isn't so political took a second to ponder about …

Friday Randoms

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I feel like I don't post anything on here anymore except for Friday Randoms. I need to do better. Sometimes, I have posts but I write them in my head and never transfer them to a computer. Hows everyone doing? Hope all is well as we are about to approach the 6 month mark of the year. I've been irritable all day. I just finished watching the Scandal finale. I have to say it's much more fun watching it with fellow twitters. Funny enough, a fellow tv addict and friend of mine were discussing Scandal and we put it in our category of "empty calorie" tv. It's entertaining and fun but it's definitely not in my Top 5 of shows, mostly because it's fluffy, soapy tv. Speaking of finales, I am so glad this is the week of finales cuz I get to have a break from my suffocating tv schedule and can catch up on shows that are on my to-watch list. Before I random, since I bitch about comment stinginess, I think it's only fair I thank yall for your comments. So thank…

Friday Randoms

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Howdy folks. Happy friday to ya. Can you believe it's May? It's May and spring is still playing peek-a-boo with us. I walked out my house yesterday and it was like 48 degrees and oh so windy. Had to grab a jacket. Sigh. It's been a long week and I am so tired, I need a vacation for real. I have had this nagging headache wondering if it's my new glasses. Speaking of glasses, I wish I had the balls to undergo Lasik, but I am a bit scared of it. I am so tired of wearing glasses and contacts. Ah well, enough of my woes. I don't have many randoms today but una go manage. Less go.

You know the concept of a Naija buffet restaurant is a little puzzling to me. I mean, what do you eat? Most of our foods are so heavy that I wonder if maybe that's the genius of it? I mean after you eat one wrap of fufu or eba, will you now have space for fried yam or rice or add beans to it. Quite interesting.

Jennifer Lawrence is quite popular and all right now and the media says she'…