PEARL OF WISDOM
When your dream becomes a must, no excuse is acceptable. If you don’t really want to do it, you will definitely find an excuse not to do it. But if you really want to do it, you will definitely find a way to do it. Your dream chose you because you are the only one that can bring it to fruition. Maybe, things are so hard for you right now. Maybe, everything happening to you right now points to one thing: just give up. But see, there’s another option: pick yourself up and try again.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
The only thing that makes me sad is that I shall be leaving Africa when I die. I love Africa, which is my mother and my father. When I am dead, I shall miss the smell of Africa. Alexander McCall Smith
Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wide man respects them. Miriam Makeba
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. Ghana
Meaning: You don’t jump straight into a situation without thinking about it first.
DID YOU KNOW
George Weah of Liberia is the first man to win World, European, and African footballer in the same year, he’s currently the president of Liberia.
George Manneh Weah, was born on October 1, 1966, in Monrovia, Liberia. He was a Liberian football player and politician. As a player, he was named African, European, and World Player of the Year in 1995. His talents on the field were equaled by his activism on behalf of his homeland, where he worked to bring an end to a long civil war and then he became active in politics. Weah learned his football on the dusty streets of Monrovia before playing for Invincible Eleven, Mighty Barolle, Bongrange Bonguine, and Young Survivors of Claretown, he ended being one of the world’s greatest of all time footballers.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well I would never divide the Liberian people. George Weah Manneh
Obatala is an orisha. The orisha are spirits that played key roles in the Yoruba religion of West Africa and several religions of the African diaspora. He is believed to be the Sky Father and the creator of human bodies, which were brought to life by the smooth breath of Olorun. Obatala is regarded as the father of all orishas. His principal wife is Yemaya. Olorun permitted Obatala to create land upon the water beneath the sky after Obatala convinced Olorun about the idea of creation.
Hades, “the Unseen One”, also called Pluto in ancient Greek mythology, god of the underworld. Hades is the ancient Greek god of the Underworld, the place where human souls go after death. In time, his name became synonymous with his kingdom. Hades was the son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of the deities Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia. “The Unseen One”, a suitable name since Hades is the ruler of the invisible world, and he barely left his kingdom.
He was the first of the three brothers (Hades, Poseidon, Zeus) to be born and swallowed by his father, Cronus, but the last one to be regurgitated. The Ancient Greeks rarely used this name just like Christians rarely used the word “Hell” during the Middle Ages. Since minerals and precious metals are found underground, they often referred to Hades as Plouton, meaning “The Wealth-Giver.” Unsurprisingly, Hades’ Roman equivalent is called Pluto.
Thomas Sankara was born on 21st December, 1949. His Roman Catholic parents wanted him to become a priest, but he chose to enter the military. Besides, acceptance into the military academy would come with a scholarship; Sankara parents could not afford the costs of further education otherwise. He took the entrance exams and passed. He entered the military academy at the age of 17. In 1972, he fought in a border war between Burkina Faso and Mali. He earned fame for his heroic performance in the border war with Mali.
In 1976, he became friends with Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou. In May 1983, Sankara was dismissed from his post by the then government and got arrested. The decision to arrest Sankara proved to be very unpopular with the younger officers in the military regime and his imprisonment created enough momentum for his friend, Blaise Compaoré, to lead a coup. A coup d’état organised by Blaise Compaoré made Sankara president on 4th August, 1983 at the age of 33. The coup d’état was supported by Libya.
On 15th October, 1987, Sankara was assassinated by troops led by his best friend, Blaise Compaoré, who assumed leadership of the state shortly after having Sankara killed. A week before his assassination, Sankara declared: “While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas”. Thomas’ friend who led a coup d’etat to make him a president, assassinated him and ruled Burkina Faso from 1987 to 2014. Blaise won elections in 1991, 1998, 2005, and 2010 in what were considered unfair circumstances.
Everything that man can imagine, he is capable of creating. We must dare to invent the future. Thomas Sankara
Plato: (c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC)
Aristotle, his best student, described Plato as a man “whom it is blasphemy in the base even to praise”. His father’s lineage claimed Poseidon as an ancestor, he was, a student of Socrates, founded the Academy in Athens, regarded as the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Meeting the great Greek philosopher Socrates, Socrates’s methods of dialogue and debate impressed Plato so much that he soon became a close associate and dedicated his life to the question of virtue and the formation of a noble character.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. Plato
Proverbs 1vs7: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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