Chris O. Ògúnmọ́dẹdé

Afrorealist | Black internationalist | sneakerhead | tweets on (West) Africa + 90s hip hop + foreign policy + tennis + Catholicism | i'm not here to debate you

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Joined on March 08, 2009
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Fun Fact

During the "Castle in the Sky" TV screening there were 25,088 tweets per second, the most ever.

Quoted @MatthewMcGovern

Nothing in the Tokyo Olympics will top this https://t.co/qTerag03ls

Nothing in the Tokyo Olympics will top this https://t.co/qTerag03ls

it's Kenneth Faried's face that really does it for me. https://t.co/YW616otPKh

Quoted @ShimminyKricket

African immigrants are overepresented in certain fields and in higher education in general because they were legally banned from immigrating to the US for nearly a century and when the ban was lifted in 1965 the law ensured we got the best talent Africa had to offer.

"legally banned" is, strictly speaking, not accurate, although the thrust of the tweet overall is correct. The Hart-Cellar Act of 1965 abolished the National Origins Formula, which placed stricter limits - but didn't outright ban - on the # of migrants from outside north Europe. https://t.co/JVksVyPvIl

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Quoted @MobilePunch

Foreign investors’ interest in Nigeria plunges by 80% https://t.co/jVvzftm1Ok

The fetishization of "foreign investors" aside, why would anyone in their right mind choose to bring their capital to Nigeria when so many better options on the African continent exist? Nigeria, all things considered, is perhaps the worst place on the planet to do business. https://t.co/0zQpo4En0d

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Quoted @susansena_

i think about the fact that ghana teaching rarely encourages discourse so you go to university and teachers expect you to talk but you’re hesitant because when did that earlier it wasn’t always welcomed

it was common in Nigerian schools in the 1980s and 90s for teachers to say "talk less and listen more", without putting it into any context other than a means of suppressing inquiry in the classroom. i hope they've stopped that nonsense, but something tells me it still happens. https://t.co/TH0JPr3oO3

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Quoted @asemota

@wizaj⁩ what is happening back home? Chale!! https://t.co/Gx8gBeEQTq

⁦@wizaj⁩ what is happening back home? Chale!! https://t.co/Gx8gBeEQTq

the day the African Catholic Church's #metoo moment arrives, I'll make sure to join Jeff Bezos in space and leave you people to it 😂 https://t.co/rAtT7pPMTJ

And Vatican II wasn't even THAT radical, not from the perspective of African - or any other "Global South" - Catholicism anyway. Vatican II was scarcely attended by African clerics, and John XXIII's "aggiornamento" did not really apply to the African church and its issues.

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I like the Tridentine Mass. I grew up attending it. I also know millions of African converts to Roman Catholicism, including my grandpa who converted in the 1930s, wouldn't have remained in the church without the Mass of Paul VI or Vatican II's reforms. https://t.co/tI2dLzE8PA

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Quoted @DROPTHEMIC2020

BREAKING: The US Senate votes to add $25 billion to the $743 billion defense budget.

imagine what $25 billion could do for healthcare or schools or roads or literally anything else https://t.co/2bhXPlI32w

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We have the first Olympic champion of #Tokyo2020!

China's Yang Qian takes gold 🥇 with a new Olympic Record of 251.8 points.

#Shooting @ISSF_Shooting https://t.co/t0UVwUfXRP

We have the first Olympic champion of #Tokyo2020! China's Yang Qian takes gold 🥇 with a new Olympic Record of 251.8 points. #Shooting @ISSF_Shooting https://t.co/t0UVwUfXRP

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Quoted @JustDerby

The people laughing at Sam George’s tweets remind me of the Africans who thought Trump’s anti-black and homophobic tweets were funny till he came at them and called Africa a shithole and then the tears started flowing. Feed the troll but don’t cry when it turns to bite you 🤷🏾‍♀️

The funniest part about that whole "shithole" episode was all these cornball diasporans and boujie Africans posting photos of themselves holding up their fucking degrees from wherever, and hashtagging #notashithole in their tweets. Respectability will be the death of y'all. https://t.co/5dRNUmHEmi

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for a guy who hates the nation state, the intensity of my enjoyment of the Olympics is surreal. I get pumped for some of the events as much as like tennis, hoops or football.

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No YPP on the ballot paper in Shomolu They used an old logo of our party, YPP in Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye and put Youth Party without a single candidate on the ballot in our LCDA. Our party’s chairmanship candidate has been detained by the Police at LASIEC for protesting this charade

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Quoted @YIAGA

Breakdown of Candidates by Political parties for the Lagos State LGA and LCDAs election. @OfficialAPCNg presented 42.9% of the candidates while @OfficialPDPNig presented 42.1% of the candidates. Other political parties represent the remaining 15%. #WatchingTheVote https://t.co/rsIVsiPBph

Breakdown of Candidates by Political parties for the Lagos State LGA and LCDAs election.

@OfficialAPCNg presented 42.9% of the candidates while @OfficialPDPNig presented 42.1% of the candidates. Other political parties represent the remaining 15%.

#WatchingTheVote https://t.co/rsIVsiPBph

Considering the sheer heft of PDP and APC nationally as well as at the ward levels, the "third force" parties fielding 15% of the candidates in *Lagos* local elections is quite impressive. If you're sympathetic to them, it should be about gradual, incremental steps like this. https://t.co/aEnhUAF2rf

Quoted @GhostofOkello

Mbonu Ojike, he was an African cultural & economic nationalist. https://t.co/6xc4xXjuXs

Mbonu Ojike, he was an African cultural & economic nationalist. https://t.co/6xc4xXjuXs

It's a lie. This is @cchukudebelu 😂 https://t.co/H240YFBieE

Someone smarter than I am needs to write something good about how Naomi Campbell reinvented herself as a diaspora spokesperson for "Africa". Sis has really found her second act as an "Africa expert".

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Quoted @egbas

Here's the thing: Apathy shown during local govt elections is directly proportional to the destruction of the local government tier; and the emasculation of councillors and chairmen over time... We can't miraculously wish interest in LG elections into existence

the "get your PVC" brigade fail to reckon with the notion that "politics" is not restricted to elections, or even common suffrage. if even you wanted to focus on elections, you're wasting your time if you aren't addressing issues on the tier of government closest to citizens. https://t.co/Fswj0IBxVs

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Quoted @stdennis02

Rwanda whose population isn't upto that of Surulere is massively developing with high GDP per capita and constant sustainable growth while Nigeria is reversing with high speed daily. https://t.co/JrSD0Odb0v

Vehicles per 1, 000 inhabitants 1. Nigeria: 64 2. Rwanda: 5 Don't fall for propaganda from the tall man at Kigali. https://t.co/sQubeRgHnE

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Isn’t this stunning? It’s the armour of my ancestor Kunwar Singh (written by the British as Koer Singh, and called the Rebel of Arrah) who fought in 1857.

It’s at the Surrey Infantry Museum. https://t.co/89RelUkVgV

Isn’t this stunning? It’s the armour of my ancestor Kunwar Singh (written by the British as Koer Singh, and called the Rebel of Arrah) who fought in 1857. It’s at the Surrey Infantry Museum. https://t.co/89RelUkVgV

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