The African girl child
The African girl child: The Future
Global eye Iya alakara Hope A piano Iya Oniyan

I love Arts;

In all its totality

 

It may be, using words to create wisdom or a new path

Or creating beauty from Ashes

 

Art is my new way of life

Therefore I love concentrating on trash

Which means lots of sleepless nights over Trash

 

It didn’t start suddenly

It sprouts  from my inner wound and pain

It blossoms in my daily thoughts

It thrives in my soul, Now Creativity lives in me

 

Digesting it was not as easy as I thought

Since I needed it as a wheel to drive Transformation

I decided to see each strand of fabric as intestine

While the heart of the matter is Transforming lives of women,

Creating community champions from abandoned female folks

 

How can trash transform lives?

How can the inconsequential become adorable ?

How do you expect to find beauty in Ashes?

How will the dead bones breathe again?

How can the abused become assets?

How can  dirt become gold?

 

Sleepless nights did the magic

Listening and learning from others became the oil

Personal experience greases my elbow

Each strand of fabric glitters like gold

Little square of fabrics became beauty to the beholder

Gradually mind set change began in our neighbourhood

In a world where the focus is on external adornment

 

To make it plain and simple

It is trash today but treasure tomorrow

It can be squared of two by two, transformed into bedcover

To warm the body and caresses the soul

It can also be transformed  into bags;

To carry our burden and light the soul

Yes, It is possible to create a cooking bag;

All from  trash.

 

Until  this fateful day, the day Art changed my life

When I began to pick the inconsequential -

The trash among the trash

And I began to create a new wall Art

Wall of love, not the border wall; Wall of Arts

From the minutest, I brought out the eye

From  strands of trash, I created  beautiful women

Small pieces of fabrics created wall hens, peacocks and elephants

A new me has emerged, ready to recreate more women

Comments

Olu:  even knowing you, I get to know you in a different way after reading this poem.  I'm printing it out and putting it above my desk to keep your spirit here with me every day.  Your bright light helps me keep my own light burning.  So grateful for your friendship. 

Oh my darling sister, you are very kind to me❤ I carry your kindness with me wherever I go. Love you more.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Wow sis. Sending out such a powerful message on transformation in this poetic manner soothes the soul. We really need this transformation to cause women to revalorised themselves like the symbolic manner in which you turn trash to treasure. Keep soaring sis many need this light of yours to make theirs to shine. God bless the works of your hands so that many maybe transformed!!!!

Sally Maforchi Mboumien

Founder/Coordinator COMAGEND Cameroon

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/women.girls.healthrights/

LinkedIn ID: Sally Maforchi Mboumien

Advanced Digital Changemaker 2017

My Lovely sister THANK YOU. You are very kind to me.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

MY DARLING OLU,

IT IS ALWAYS SWEET FOR MY EAR TO HEAR ABOUT YOU AND READ ABOUT YOU. YOU ARE CREATED TO CREATE WEALTH FROM TRASH.

YOU ARE CREATED TO BE A CHANGE LEADER, YOU ARE IMPACTING THE WHOLE WORLD. YOU ARE A BELL TO AWAKEN MANY SOULS WHO ARE CRYING IN THE DARKNESS FROM POVERTY.

GOD BLESS YOU MY PRETTIEST SISTER EVER.

WITH ALL MY LOVE

LILY

Mulatwa Mosisa

God bless you my Lovely sister. I appreciate your kind words. Together we can.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Olu  my dear sister you are blessed with a talent and you are blessing us all with your beautiful art pieces. Thank you so much for this wonderful poem. I will always read it and remember you my dear sister.

Stay blessed my dear sister. 

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi Head of Legal and Advocacy Centre for Batwa Minorities a.kiddu@gmail.com cfmlegal@gmail.com Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

My Lovely sister, thank you for your kind words

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Hell Olu, when you write, you reach more people than you could ever imagine. In writing you become the voice of the voiceless. I also write even though I haven't published anything yet. Keep writing, never give up.

Sinyuy

Oh yes. I agree with you.

Thanks for commenting

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Helo Olu. I could say that trash can also be a treasure. Being creative that makes all women should be.

Connect with a heart.  Live a life of empowerment. Influence to accomplished.

 

 

Exactly. Yes. Trash can become treasure if we take our time to transform it.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

You inspire me to pursue my own creativity, Olu! Thank you for leading the way. Imagine if we all saw the trash of this world as treasure waiting to happen? THAT is life-changing! 

Oh How I Love you my sister Sarah. You are so kind. I will cherish you forever.

Do you know that I love you? YES! I love you sooooo much

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Thank you my sister.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Olu, your poem touched my heart! Your artwork created from trash is beyond beautiful. It has a powerful life of it's own.

What an inspiration you are to all of us to look at the world -- even the things we thoughtlessly throw away -- as raw materials waiting there for us to use to express our innermost feelings and to create positive change in our communities.

Bonnie Pond - Live Your Purpose, Love Your Life, & Make It Count

Thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, you are right. All we need to do is wear our appreciative lens in order to discover the treasure in every trash. Every abused woman is an access yet to be discovered too. We all have innate abilities. We are a bundle of untapped potentials.

thanks again

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Thank you for this moving inspiration, Sister Tosin, which speaks to me about the power to transform. I'm moved by your example to find new and exciting ways to express the beauty I too see in the world. In this, I see the power to heal, and to engage the best each of us carries in that part of the jhuman spirit that responds to art and magic. Blessings and gratitude to you for all that you do to bring others to the party!

Yayyyyyyy my sweetest sister, I miss you so much. You are so loving and kind and I love you so much. Thanks so much for your love. Thanks for your support. You inspire me with your kindness. I love Kats calabash art qork so much and thank you for introducing me to your creativity.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale Founder/Project Coordinator Star of Hope Transformation Centre, 713 Road, A Close, Festac Town Lagos-Nigeria https:

Hi Olutosin,

I read your profile and your organization and what you have created sounds incredible. It is so inspiring. And then I read this post and loved it. You have a wonderful way with words and I loved all the imagery. It's so cool how you're giving women new hope, new opportunities and showing how things can always be made beautiful again. 

Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

Best wishes,

Julia

Sys Olutosin ~
You are forever embedded into my heart.  One of your beautiful expressions (and so much more) in the form of a bag for my teen daughter was a moment of story sharing and bonding that I do not have the words to explain.  
Blessing in all that the "night magic" brings you.
Adoringly,
Della