I’m really excited, I’m leaving for Ghana TOMORROW!
This is going to be a trip of a lifetime; First I’m doing a 10-day Cultural Tour with The Calabash Hub, where we will be travelling all around Ghana; I’m especially looking forward to visiting the place where my ancestors were held in squalid conditions before being shipped to Europe during the Slave Trade, I know this will be an emotional time for me.
After the tour, I’ll be staying in Pokuase with my friend, conscious hip-hop rapper Yeshuah The 1st, and his family, where I will be locked away for the first week, just to internalize everything I’ve taken in from the tour, and to write! I also plan to create at least one professional poetry video with his help, and I’m sure we’ll work on a collaboration! I’ve still got to finish my poem ‘Black…Scorpio…Woman!‘ which will complete my next CD ‘Rise of The Phoenix‘ (click on the link to listen to some of them!) I’ll also be working on the sequel to my novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!‘ so I’ll be busy writing and recording for at least the first month!
On December 5th I’ll be performing at this natural hair event in Accra:
And on December 20th I’m the main feature artist at this event also in Accra:
Hoping to perform at a few more events while I’m out there as well! If you’re in Ghana on these dates, join us!! (The second one is FREE!) My poetry CD’s will be on sale (with their Book of Lyrics) Not sure how to work out the prices yet, but since I’m planning on printing them up when I get there, it should be the equivalent of what I sell them for here: £9.99
I don’t have a time-limit to when I’ll be back in the UK, in fact, I’m planning on travelling straight to the USA from Ghana, to promote my books, poetry and art!
My novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! was nominated for TWO awards this year: The SpokenWord Billboard Awards (I was nominated in two categories: International Artist of the Year, and Best Perfect Bound Collection) and the Beffta Awards (in the category ‘Best Author’)
I’m sure the award nominations will open up more opportunities for me, including travelling from Ghana to the USA to promote my books, art and poetry! One of the reasons I want to go to USA from Ghana is to cross the Middle Passage, which is an integral part of me writing the sequel to my novel! If you haven’t read it yet, order your copy of the paperback from Lulu for only £8.99 by clicking on the book image above!
I will update this blog with my progress as and when I get the opportunity, so if you’d like to keep up-to-date on my activities, click the ‘follow’ button!
MORE GOOD NEWS!
Scandals Bar and Night Club, situated at 82 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9NW, have offered to display my paintings which will be sold ‘off the wall‘ (see previous post for prices). If you’re interested in purchasing one of my ORIGINALS you can view them at the venue! All money raised from the sale of my art is going towards my goal of being able to send for my 3 suns so that they can get to experience seeing the world too!
I’m happy to take payment in monthly instalments, so just speak to Nigel about that! You can call them on 0208 761 5200
So all that’s left for me to say is, take care for now, and follow your bliss!
(Artist/Poet/Author/Black Love Promoter)
‘Like’ my Facebook Page
‘Follow’ me on Twitter
‘Follow’ this blog to receive an email every time I update it!
Get in contact with me using the form below: