Gistas mi owon,
Ken tii ke, shey e jor?
So this past weekend, I caught the movie bug amid the Black Panther movie hype. I mean you have to be living under a rock to miss all the 'ipolowo' of the fiim ke. So, that is how I carried my family on top snow and we went to watch T'Challa o.
Eyin t'emiii! My people! E da kun e gba mi l'aye.
As an African American WoMan of Nigerian roots, and an HBCU alum (Howard University, Arch'99) I think I just aged myself. Sokay. Seriously though, y'all that movies spoke To Me and For Me. As in, Pride is an absolute understatement for what I felt leaving that theater...what I still feel, even now days later. And this gushing coming from a non sci-fi geek; I cried, I laughed, I even barked. Yes, I barked along with M'baku and the rest of his Jabari clan. Goan watch the tall beautiful glass of water that is Winston Duke, and then coman thank me later. You are welcome. Let me goan get some water abeg.
As I was saying, I walked away inspired in so many ways .by these thoughts, '5 Truths From The Black Panther.' I call them.
1. Speak Up. Tell Your Story.
2. There's A Wakanda In All Of Us.
3. Embrace Your Roots.
5. The Secret To Our Greatness.
As always, I share these truths in Gbongilishi aka English and Ondo (my native tongue).
Hope you enjoy the video. Meanwili, lemme take my ijangbon to another local government.