#TribeofGuruvé ™️ Society & Culture Agency #FreeConsultations

A funky collective of Multi-Media Artists. We adapted Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s words: "Art and Literature are the weapons". Our focus is solely to HELP OTHERS irrespective of their reputation, status or life’s struggle through our society, culture, social media and the written word. Everyone has a story to tell.

Mr. Steve Mabasa


You’d need to watch this speech before going forward in this post and I hope you leave a comment or at least share. So, “Hello” as Siri would say and … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

24 Hours of AfroPop


Wow! I miss Jack Bauer or Kiefer Sutherland but anyway, I really love AfroPop Nation! You’ll see what I did there if you keep reading, smiley face. I am an … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sun, Soil & Sun ft. Prince Desire


Published 7/13/2018 SonofGuruvé ft. Prince Desire

July 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Naijah 🇳🇬


Poetic Reflections surrounding the events leading up to a concert in Charlotte. Messi like Lionel, Mother in the Lion Tribe, Shout to the Real Gs and all the Minors. Tion … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Dare to be Daniel


Daring to be Daniel is knowing who you are, where you’re from and helping others. If you remember the book of Daniel in the Old Testament, there’s a story about … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Matchsticks for Passion


When an old fraternity fellow or advisor warns you, Don’t play with matchsticks if you don’t want no smoke. What does it mean – really?We weren’t sure, but we know … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Tribal Characteristics


▪ Top 14 Mhofu Characteristics: 1 Never stop learning until you die. 2 Define clearly in your mind what you think success looks like and spend a lot of your … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Relax with BlackLinen3.0


Situation: Based on a True Story. Mood: Feeling Free and Gliding. Inspiration: Relax from Blacklinen3.0 Project. Writing Status: Post written in first person because it was personal. Location: #QCBC, Charlotte, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Kyrie vs. David


Arani’s was just saying whatup to the long bearded wise Samson when his spirit collided with that of his college comrade, Kyrie the other week. Before inhaling a Newport cigarette … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Anikulapo


“Defend ideas. Not people. Never defend people. People are fickle, complicated. And even when you defend ideas, interrogate them until they prove worthy. And find ways to improve those ideas. … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Protected: Pennies


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#Conscience of a Hermit


It was #WorldPoetryDay yesterday so we decided to repost @DanManyika’s poem: Conscience of a Hermit. We lived yesterday for tomorrow’s blight, We live today for yesterday’s plight, We live now … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

#Yellow1000


Initially, Arani thought his favorite columnist Kenny Mufuka was exposing him when he read this a couple of years ago:Four years later, with the clouds and smoke scattered like the … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

WAKANDA by SonofGuruvé – 3/9/2018


It was a dream, but was it? —– He finally watched Black Panther. His writing partner bought him a ticket and even though he was late, he made it just … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 5 Comments

Nobleman’s LB


Let’s just pretend it was a heated boardroom discussion. The Chief Warrior known as Arani was definitely uncomfortable and under fire.  He imagined it like the spring of 1985 when Steve Jobs got fired … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Protected: Track 3 – Pay your TAB


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Bayern Ryan


A friend asked me the other day, “Why do you put your business out there on your blogging website? “. I thought to myself, fair question. Let’s just say it’s … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 5 Comments

Installment #2 – Unsigned Light – Burl Dollah


When I wrote “F your February ” I was telling the man dem and the gal dem about what we do at the #TribeofGuruvé. Here’s an excerpt: I wonder why … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Protected: Track 2 – Pennies


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Skeletons from Cool Runnings


So. 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 … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Installment #1 – Unsigned Light – Soldier


You ever wake up at 6:00 am, have a raspy voice and all you need is a Marlboro cigarette and some cold water? Well, that’s how this first installment of “UnsyndlLyt” made … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Man Like Yamen


Intro: “Yamen just talking about how far he’s come. The struggle. Moving to a foreign country and  why h’es doing what he’s doing for the mandem. Shouout to Osa, SonofGuruvé, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arsenal ft. Mike G


Man, so it’s been a dreadful week. Sadly, I had to write two songs for two very good friends of mine who sadly passed away one day apart. I don’t really … Continue reading

February 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mother


So in my last post, “F is for February” I wrote about a personal frustration with Valentines Day, Black History Month and paid tribute to #blacklove I was recently introduced to.  … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

F is for February


I get rather upset in February because of society’s expectations thrust upon me.  I did lose two friends just two days ago so it kind of sucks right now. But I soldier on.  … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 5 Comments

CopiedWRONG


I lost a friend the other day, so I wrote a rap about him. ~#rip @DJLEONsa VERSE I Did you get my message? DJ, DJ, DJ? Did you get my message? … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Protected: Wakanda, Black Panther


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Ice Cream


“Politics is hot these days, But these ni**as eating ice-cream, City’s pretty dirty, But these ni**as looking quite clean.” – Juan Take View this post on Instagram 🍦 A post … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Nah. -Rosa Parks, 1955


Nah. I’m appreciative Baba taught Razzle Dazzle and I to be proud of our identity.  He also taught us to pray and most importantly to fight for the good things … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 7 Comments

Diaspora Drums


After concluding an early morning call with my longtime friend and Australia-based DJKix, I texted her and complained about the time-zone differences that the African Diaspora has created.  6am versus … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · 3 Comments

Protected: Love Gems From My First Love


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Window of Opportunity


In my growing career, I often reflect on opportunities that were right at my doorstep, yet I didn’t capture them. The self-reflection used to be cause for discontent, but over the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 5 Comments

Mbuya Chando


Because of little  sleep during the course of the night, Mbuya Chando woke up well before sunrise. She was careful not to disturb her grandson who was still fast asleep. … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mabelreign


When you have a moment, reminisce about your journey thus far in this maze you call life. There are some unearthed gems that have shaped the person you are today. … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mfana Richie


Richard bolted out of his mother’s house, almost as if someone was pursuing him for the purpose of terminating his life. He didn’t see the car that was coming from … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tonderai


Tonderai quickened his step as he tried to keep pace with his grandmother, who was already almost ten metres ahead of him. It was past sunset and darkness was beginning … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Harambe the *Guerilla


I think I’ve had enough of this Guerilla/Harambe farce. Here we go with #CeciltheLion Part 2. Guerilla is purposely used as a metaphor in this piece.  While the mammal was … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

#ThisFlag – Blood on the Blouse


Close your eyes for one moment. Imagine as if you watched your birth. Imagine you were the cameraman or camerawoman when your mother pushed you out of her bloody womb. … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sarikosi University 


Do you ever wander what the university of life looks Iike? It comes in many unpredictable forms. Family tragedies, mental or physical disease, financial debt, loss, bearevement, betrayal and even … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Protected: The Conscience of a Hermit


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New Age Africa


“In Western media, Africa is too often represented as a violent, destitute hellhole in desperate need of Irish rock stars, American film actresses, and Norwegian NGOs just to remain upright. … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 11 Comments

Unbreakable Hilarious Ruth


I met a hilarious  princess called Ruth who princes would definitely attempt to court and raise to their throne. How did I meet her? My IPhone predictably cracked so I … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 6 Comments

Anikulabo


“Defend ideas. Not people. Never defend people. People are fickle, complicated. And even when you defend ideas, interrogate them until they prove worthy. And find ways to improve those ideas. … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tribe on Deck


So what is it to have best friends? Is it memories? Is it the history you share? The school you went to? The fights, the make ups or the drama … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood on the Lease


When I think of what it is to be eccentric I think of a couple of names: Kanye West, Steve Jobs, Dambudzo Marechera and Bill Clinton. Eccentrics are never conventional … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Scars


In my last post “My Chef” I told you about Petey’s  Little Brother, who’s now called Big Trey.  Big Trey will one day serve Sex on a Plate one day as he … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Chef


He’s Patrick’s little brother. He’s been through the thick and thin. The thorns of the side, the heat of conscious guilt, the pain of Mom’s disappointment, the sorrow of self-made … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Baba


Today I was reminded about the greatest impact on my life. Baba. My father was born in Guruve today almost six decades ago. Since then he has led a life … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 10 Comments

Protected: Humble Man


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Noble Man


The Oxford English dictionary describes the gallows as a frame typically wooden, used for execution by hanging, or as a means of torture before execution.  Michael thought about this act … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 3 Comments
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