Friday, June 20, 2014

World Sickle Cell Day - Tosyn Bucknor is Thankful as She Talks About Life With Sickle Cell

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"It's World Sickle Day and it's a day I can say I am thankful. Thankful for a dad that would miss work to take me to the hospital, a mum that would know I was ill before even I knew it and a sister that was the easiest and the best to live with.

Thankful for the years I spent full of self-pity (why me o Lord), and the depression, because without battling that, how else would I recognize it in others and help?

 Thankful for the turn around. I can never fully explain it, but between writing poems, stories and thoughts down, I found a breakthrough. And even though it is uncool to talk about God, I can't deny that I had a personal encounter that changed my life.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Family Legacy" - A Drama about Sickle Cell Disease

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After finding out that an NHS funded short film inspired Tunde Kelani to make The Dazzling Mirage, I decided to look it up, and I could see why. I've decided to share it with you all. According to the makers of The Family Legacy, it is a drama which explores the impact that the birth of a child with sickle cell disease has on four generations of the same family.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Movie Trailer - Tunde Kelani's new movie, Dazzling Mirage

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The trailer for Tunde Kelani's new movie, Dazzling Mirage, is here! Lala Akindoju and Kunle Afolayan star in the much anticipated movie, which features a sickle- cell sufferer who has to overcome social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve success, marriage and motherhood.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Short Story - I Was Not the Type For Dele

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Anna met Dele... I feel like that could be the beginning and the end of my story. Anna met Dele. Have you ever met someone who singularly divides your life into two? The time before and the time after him.

I met Dele. It was not a dramatic moment, it wasn't romantic. We shared a cab from the airport. I arrived Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Abuja late one evening from Calabar. It was my first time in Abuja. I tried bargaining with the cabs i saw, they were ready to charge me a head and a foot to Gwarimpa that was when he showed up, he was going in my direction and suggested we share a cab.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sickle Cell Awareness Day - Show Your Genotype Campaign

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June 19th was the World Sickle Cell Awareness day and it was marked all over including in Nigeria. Naijadaydreamer on instagram shared pictures to promote awareness and also of what she had got up to in Nigeria. One of the advocacy drives calls for members of the public to show their genotype as shown above.