Monthly Archives: March 2022

BRADFORD SHORTLISTED TO FINAL STAGE OF UK CITY OF CULTURE

We’re thrilled to annouce that Bradford is through to the final stage of the competition to be UK City of Culture 2025! We’re one of four places on the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2025, selected from eight long-listed locations, from across the UK. 

The news that Bradford has been shortlisted to be the UK City of Culture for 2025 is testament to the immense support and enthusiasm shown by people right across the District.

Thousands of people have already helped shape this process, from community organisations, the creative sector, businesses, and a whole host of groups who have thrown their support behind the campaign and helped us shape what we believe is a winning bid. 

Our bid is rooted in the heritage and character of the Bradford, and will reveal the magic of its people, its ambition, its uniqueness and above all its potential.

The BD25 flag flies proudly in the restaurants of Leeds Road and on the sleeves of Bradford Bulls; it’s the top of Morrisons flagpoles across the district, it’s projected onto buildings and emblazoned on articulated lorries For that, we thank you for your support to-date, and it’s because of you that we are now within touching distance of being crowned the next UK City of Culture

It cannot be underestimated the impact that winning the UK City of Culture title could have on the whole district, specifically in attracting inward investment, boosting the local economy and opening up incredible creative opportunities for young people to enhance their skills.

This is the time to tell the world our own story. This is Our TimeOur Place.

Get involved! Help us shout about the good news

SOURCE -BRADFORD 2025 WEBSITE

#bradford2025 #bradford #westworkshire #culturebid #wyke #keighley #bingley #shipley #ilkley #bradfordcommunity

COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – AN INTERVIEW WITH SOPHIE DAVIES ON NATURAL HAIR

COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – AN INTERVIEW WITH SOPHIE DAVIES ON NATURAL HAIR

The amazing Sophie Davies will be on air to talk about natural hair growth and hair wellness

THIS IS A SHOW YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS with the amazing Sophie Davies

#naturalhair #blackhair #hairwellness #blackbeauty #natural beauty

“MORE THAN JUST A BLACK MAN” – A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK

MORE THAN JUST A BLACK MAN” IS A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK – “THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE NAUGHTY”

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MORE THAN JUST A BLACK MAN

I am more than just a Black Man,
A heart and soul living beyond the pictures painted by your brush,
defining legacy, creating new history,
embracing the present moment,
yet feeding new lives with “kola-nuts”
And coaxing new worlds with stories.

I am more than just a Black Man,
walking the streets that are blessed with new walls,
breaking boundaries,
engrossed in the passionate dance of a mental journey,
Singing from the scripts of a new emancipation,
Yet planting new seeds dressed in the clothing of different shades.

I am more than just a Black Man,
inspired by the footprints of a focused calling,
My pockets have never been empty,
Proud yet humble,
unassuming to the eyes of the worlds new faces,
Yet ready to serve new places .

#blackman #blacklives #blackhistory #blackstories #mindfulness

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – TO MY FATHER – A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK

CELEBRATION OF LIFE -TO MY FATHER   is a poem from My 4th Published book titled “The Good, The Bad and The Naughty”. The Book is also available on Amazon

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – TO MY FATHER

The dawn has been eager to embrace this day,
Its heart has been waiting, before the motions of the sunrise,
Its palms are filled with fresh daffodils,
kissing this moment of a new celebration,
For what we have is this very moment,
dressed in all pillars of gratitude,
and what we share is a season filled with love,
Coloured with all shades of music.

#father #fathers #family #truelove #manhood

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – TO MY MOTHER -A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK

CELEBRATION OF LIFE -TO MY MOTHER   is a poem from My 4th Published book titled “The Good, The Bad and The Naughty”. The Book is also available on Amazon

CELEBRATION OF LIFE – TO MY MOTHER

Today I traced my roots,
back to the home of bright petals,
soft music fills the air,
with the warmth of old and new energies,
And the sweetest album of love.

I felt your presence,
and the unspoken charm from your fingers,
fingers that had fed children,
fed villages
and fed the orphans of the world.
The embraced blood-cord from Jamaica to Nigeria.

Today is not just another day.
It’s a celebration of triumph from the darkest moments.
A celebration of grace and motherhood.

#mother #mothers #family #inspiration #mindfulness

THERE IS ONLY ONE STEVEN- A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK

THERE IS ONLY ONE STEVEN  is a poem from My 4th Published book titled “The Good, The Bad and The Naughty”. The Book is also available on Amazon

THERE IS ONLY ONE STEVEN

It is time to celebrate,
all those years that have paved the way for a happy day,
and yet in my heart,
I know it might not have been an easy ride,
for every shade has its journey,
Through the many pictures of life.

You are special,
A silent rock,
embracing new movements in still waters,
Yet sometimes – no one really notices.

And deep within you,
a voice has been created,
to fly, to acquire and to excel,
to reach for the stars in your gentle way,
doing what you do best.

There is only one Steven,
calm through the moments of rage and storm,
thoughtful and gentle from the day you were born,
I could not have wished for a better brother.
This is the day to embrace new stories.

THERE IS ONLY ONE NICOLETTE- A POEM FROM MY 4TH PUBLISHED BOOK

THERE IS ONLY ONE NICOLETTE is a poem from My 4th Published book titled “The Good, The Bad and The Naughty”. The Book is also available on Amazon

THERE IS ONLY ONE NICOLETTE

It was only yesterday,
that mother sang of your beauty,
and the shinning stars that summoned the blessings of the world,
And when you smile – you take the world with you,
Creating new bonds of friendship with ease.

And people have often asked,
Is she your sister or your daughter?
As your youth continues to outsmart the footprints of age.

There is only one Nicolettte,
smiling each time you climb every mountain,
nurturing in strength and the pillars of your home,
Yet – much stronger than people think.

There is only one Nicolette,
vibrant and firm as each day unfolds,
I could not wish for a better sibling,
Your calling and your grace shall embrace new roads.