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I’m not really sure what to say today.
I never thought the day would come when a fantasy would become a reality.
The fantasy is derived from my first Motion Picture experience – watching Cool Runnings with my little brother Razzle Dazzle and Sister as a toddler. I spoke to her the other day on my morning walk to the bus stop before passing by Muhammad’s 7Eleven gas station on Tryon Street. I love this little routine. So much culture and diversity meanders the middle class Charlotte streets, then I hop into one of its rusty buses that drives me through the projects and into the city’s trillion-dollar boulevards and banks. It’s amazing what happens when you stop driving a car and are no longer insulated everyday – you begin to live.
“Fiona, it was pure joy to reminisce about the impossibilities that the movie presented. Thanks for showing me a movie that inspired me to never bow down to impossibility”.
Well this month, as a black people we are truly going through an African Diasporan Utopia with all this Black Panther magic, and now of course the Winter Olympics that have captured the imagination of millions. Olympics are good for humanity. A sense of belonging and national pride lights up social media circles, bars and televisions across the country – but it’s the Winter Olympics. How is this connected to Africa and since when do Africans have a right to be waving their flags in the Winter Olympics? Last time I checked, the winters are decent in Africa – barely freezing temperatures.
Maybe just my ignorance.
You can see the confusion on people’s faces when I remind them about:
According to One Blogger Sadof Alexander,
These skilled athletes will showcase true strength, endurance, and dedication on the snowy mountains of Pyeongchang. No matter who takes home the gold, the accomplishments of these athletes are worth noticing.
Another impossible thing happened today.
Akwasi Frimpong sent us a message at the #TribeofGuruve – with just one character.
No reason to reveal what was said yet, but I’m just grateful for the “character of inspiration”. All he had to do was use one emoji character which for me, was covered in African magic. It was a moment that uncoiled my lofty dreams to the heavens just as adversity was trying to trickle into my soul and psyche. This happens from time to time, and mostly when you have to deal with belittling comments and criticism of your life passion’s work. Some talk about the “language”, or “too much content”, or supposedly “a lack of strategy”.
But trust me daddy, we have an unseen army even the Wakanda Warriors would have a hard time finding. Remember we are from Zimbabwe and Wakanda’s based on the 1500 century Kingdom of Mutapa. Guruve is in the Kingdom of Mutapa under where modern-day Zimbabwe rests. At the #TribeofGuruve we consider Wakanda as our Afro Futurism coming to life. We’ve always been around the block.
Look up how long it takes to unencrypt the Advanced Encryption Standard. That’s what the US Government uses, maybe that’s what we use too. Wakanda ain’t got nothing on us and we are charmed and honored to be represented – NOW.
Many don’t understand where these words emanate from, and why we call ourselves ghostwriters and no longer like to talk on camera. We had to die to become ghosts. Giving birth to who we are today is becoming who we ought to be in this evil world. We used to allow people to look into our eyes, but cover them because that’s where the gateway to our souls are. Now all we do is try to write – to help.
We don’t mind bringing good food and good sauce one post, one word and one project at a time. We are just very glad to have found our life’s purpose. We are also glad because one character from Akwasi Frimpong was all we needed to wake up at 4am and scribe for the man dem and gyal dem.
I think this Tweet speaks for how the #TribeofGuruve feels deep down along with the city of Kumasi and surrounding territories of Ghana and Africa.
As a matter of fact, this post doesn’t have to waste your time trying to convince you that you are witnessing the New Age Africa like I once wrote about in 2016.
Do yourself a favor, gerrara here mayne and read these gems:
1. The Atlantic
Okay, now that you’ve digested some good food, here’s a preview that I’m not lying about the inspiration behind this post. Thank you Akwasi. I thought it would be unethical to post this screenshot, but just as impossible as our African connection was, your debut in the Winter Olympics is emphatically more impossible – and you proved us wrong.
The Skeletons from Cool Runnings came back to life. I guess nothing is impossible.
Dare to be great – like Akwasi Frimpong.
©️ SonofGuruve 2018