TODAY’S “THANKFUL” PLAYLIST

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Hi Hi Hi Beautiful People,

As Thanksgiving is being celebrated in the U S of A today, I thought it timely to put together just a few “thankful mode/mood” songs that I would choose for a playlist  and share ’em with you.

So Here Goes a list of 7 Songs

A mix of Thankful To God, Thanks to Family/Friends, Thankful to be ‘Home’ with those you love and who love you  😉

Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin – Thank You

Blessed and Highly Favored – The Clark Sisters

Don Moen – Thank You Lord

Frank Edwards – I Made It

Ziggy Marley – Friend

Dido – Thank You

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In Everything Give Thanks

In Everything Give Thanks - AlwaysVery
Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…
xoxo
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Artist Spotlight: @KomiOlaf – ‘Art is Life’

Ontario, Canada based multi-talented artist of Nigerian heritage,  Komi Olafimihan’s  unique conceptual work is beyond the ordinary. His work speaks of very detailed stories as he incorporates his architectural knowledge, artistic flair and mental depth  to create masterpieces that are an expression of his ingenious mind, the astute creative that he is.

He says “Art is Life”…

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About Komi Olaf – Artist – Poet – Architect

Komi Olaf is a visual artist and poet currently living in Toronto. As a master’s graduate of Carleton University’s School of Architecture, his training as an architect directly influences his draftsmanship and manipulation of light and space. His work is based primarily in acrylic and explores the dialogue created through the juxtaposition of images concepts and identities.

His works have been featured in shows at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. He has also received several awards pertaining to his works including the Empowerment and Success Award presented by the then Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean in 2010 and the Student Award for excellence presented by the Canadian Architect Magazine in 2009.

Komi is a strong believer in the synonyms that exists between images, philosophies and concepts.

Artist Statement

My work is an extension of who I am. A direct representation of my character and experiences. While I was completing a Masters in Architecture, I developed a passion for both painting and poetry and I have been on a mission to fuse these three elements ever since.

Drawing from the various skills and techniques I have been acquiring over the years, I strive to create unique, inspirational and original work that captures the history of African people and the mind-set of the younger generation. As a Canadian immigrant and a Nigerian in Diaspora, I tend to focus my art on the juxtaposition of unrelated images to produce new meaning. My personal experiences such as the religious conflicts plaguing Nigeria have also had an impact on the work I create.

Ultimately, I would love my work to offer insight into the thoughts of the new generation of artists emerging out of the Diaspora. I want to tell a different story with my work, one that captures the complexities of my African and Canadian heritage as well as sparks the conversations that can inspire change and build a bridge of unity.

Some of his works that caught my eye 

From the Afro Collection

Afromobile – Komi Olaf
‘Speak it into existence’ – Komi Olaf
Touch Music Emcee E Art by Komi Olaf
Cross Section Of the AFROpuf – Komi Olaf
komiolaf-floating dreamer
Self Portrait – Komi Olaf

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The Queens
From the “Angels of Music” Collection – The Queens by Komi Olaf

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And I remember this one of ‘Kermit the Frog’ going viral on instagram, turned into several memes by internet users, such a great discovery to know  who the original artist is.

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Sesame Street collection. Igwe by Komi Olaf

Komi Olaf. Spoken Word – Love

For more info and to stay updated on Komi Olaf’s projects –

A Man Who Lived and Taught Purpose – #MylesMunroe Quotes

Yesterday, the shocking news of Dr Myles Munroe and his wife’s (and team members) death in a plane crash hit me like cold bricks.   Wikipedia wasted no time to be updated, saddening to see this as a confirmation. Dr Myles Munroe’s teachings on a life of purpose has impacted a lot of people.

“life is good so get on with it” – Myles Munroe

I compiled below some of my favorites of some of his most poignant quotes/graphics made by mylesmunroe .net  for your inspiration. May we all live out the divine purpose for which we came to this earth for and fulfill it before we leave it. ..

Rest in Peace Dr & Mrs Monroe and may God comfort yours and the families of all the loved ones lost.

“When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.”

“God places people in our paths and us in theirs that we might be a blessing to each other.” — Myles Munroe #mylesmunroe

“Vision is personal but never private.” — Myles Munroe #mylesmunroe

“If your vision dies with you, you failed.” — Myles Munroe

Share if you agree #mylesmunroe

“Before anything was, God is.” — Myles Munroe #mylesmunroe

“True success is not a project but a journey.” — Myles Munroe #mylesmunroe

“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” — Myles Munroe

“Do not wait until you are great to be great, or you will never be great” — Myles Munroe #mylesmunroe

#mylesmunroe

I will continue to beautifully dream… and positively do..

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Music – ‘#Africa Stop #Ebola’ by African World Music Artistes

A collective of African musicians have come together to record a song to help raise awareness about Ebola in Africa. The song features the popular singers Tikken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kouyate, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awade, Marcus and Mokobe.

ebolaThe song is a message to citizens about what they can do to help stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. The song is performed in French and vernacular languages widely spoken across the region to ensure that the message is understood regardless of the level of literacy and education of the population.

Listen here

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Speaking..

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