Cut Out The Foolishness And Embrace Success

CUT OUT THE FOOLISHNESS AND EMBRACE SUCCESS

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 14 July 11, 2013    

This past Carifiesta weekend made it abundantly and irrefutable clear that despite individual brilliance, personal achievements, this community to which I belong, we — as a people, are both scared of success and clueless as to what it takes to succeed, to win. If that wasn’t the case, leadership, our entrepreneurs, our dream merchants, our organizers, and hustlers would talk to one another, build productive alliances, collaborate, and not continue to engage in adversarial politics and sabotage…

 

 

Sense & Sensibilities

Sense & Sensibilities

By N Oji Mzilikazi

July 12, 2012

(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 13)

Ti m’ba r’oto ma so, o le panu mi de
Je’nwi temi o, o le panu mi de
Otito ko ro, o le panu mi de
Bo ti mi mo’le o, o le panu mi de
Otito ko ro o, omo araiye o fe
Be fe, befe o, mi a wi temi

(If I see the truth, I will say it, you can’t shut me up
Let me say mine, you can’t close my mouth
Truth is bitter, you can’t shut me up
You can imprison me, but you can’t close my mouth
The truth is bitter, the world hates it
Like it or not, I will say mine)

– “Je’nwi temi”

— Fela Kuti