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“Life Force Music” – Juwon’s debut album is available through this site and all Tunecore outlets


In the studio for the African Union

A few years ago I attended a summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that brought together artists and entrepreneurs of African heritage from different parts of the world. I can safely say that I was one of very few delegates from the UK. We were invited to contribute to a...

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Speaking with an accent

I was working on a project in a Northern English city. I decided to buy a meal from a Caribbean take away. On entering the shop, I waited to be served and realised that the local people were aware that I had come from other parts. One of them decided that my presence...

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Why are we waiting for validation?

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could appreciate the fine things that folks from every culture have to offer, without waiting for validation from other sources? One of my grandmothers always had her hair plaited in the style described in these parts as the “corn row”...

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A Beautiful Thing

by Juwon Ogungbe | Life Force Music