A Canadian-based Nigerian man identified as Kelechi Madu has been appointed minister of justice and solicitor general of the Province of Alberta in Canada.
Madu took to his Twitter page to reflect on his new appointment and vowed to ensure that everyone in Alberta has access to equal justice He said his legal work has always been informed by the fundamental belief that everyone deserves equal access to justice, adding that this will never change.
Madu said he cherishes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which says:
“Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination.”
He assured that those words in the charter would flourish in the lives of Albertans and inspire confidence.
He added: “I look forward to working on many critical democratic reforms, including recall legislation and important citizenship initiative referendums, and taking the lead role on the implementation of our government’s fight for a fair deal within confederation.”
When perseverance met persistence, a sheer hard working hustler rose from Congo’s Uvira war zone to continuously show the universe that impossibility can as well remain to be a myth for a very long time.
Hip-hop head Iddi Asumani famously Dk Balafu had to cross borders in order to get to school in countries such as Tanzania, Burundi to take over a decade in Malawi for his high school days.
Despite the fact that he was miles away from home living in another country as a refugee he still held on to his dream of being the best rapper across the globe.
“Life in the refugee camp was difficult with different problems not limited to sickness and malnutrition but that made me more focused and goal oriented because all I wanted was to save my situation at that time, only music could help me save the situation so there was loosening the rope,” says Dk Balafu.
He continues to narrate, “On the 27th day of May, 2015 I got the chance to board a plane to Finland and I have never looked back even for a second because it is all I ever wanted, to save my situation.”
Hot on the heels of her very-well-received latest single Mambo Vipi, Finlad based rapper Dk Balafu has followed it up with another huge single — Boda — again produced by hip hop dude of the moment, M-Double. With dark edgy production from M-Double, Balafu is free to work some serious flow with his silky smooth delivery, and announces himself as a major player on Finland’s incredibly exciting emerging hip hop scene.
‘Boda’ is a bouncy hip-hop track done in Swahili giving it a Tanzanian feel as always been with all his previous tracks.
Apart from gorgeous cafes, historic architecture, and boutique hotels, Edinburgh actually has a wide variety of nightlife that caters to a wide variety of preferences. During the current pandemic, many of these places might still be closed to visitors but will hopefully be up and running again soon.
While this is by no means a comprehensive list of what the Edinburgh night scene has to offer, here’s a quick overview of some wonderful spots to help you plan an exciting nighttime adventure:
Grosvenor Maybury Casino
Housed in an original Art Deco building, The Maybury is located only a mile away from Edinburgh Airport. As well as traditional casino games such as American roulette, blackjack, three-card poker, the casino has a large selection of video slot machines, which Gala Spins notes have become a staple in brick-and-mortar casinos. The casino features £4,000-jackpot slot machines and hosts Texas Hold’em cash games and tournaments six days a week. If you’re feeling hungry, there are also some relaxed dining options such as the Charleston Restaurant as well as the Madison Bar which is a great place to watch live sports.
Located in the Cowgate area, Pilgrim Bar is a vintage-inspired bar that features a totally unique interior. The highlight of the space is the bar lined with old school suitcases, along with 1930’s cinema seating along one wall and original 1950’s sinks in the women’s toilets. There are also walls lined with vintage wooden doors and reclaimed wood, alongside quirky lighting fixtures. Depending on the week, they also host quiz nights and karaoke events for those looking for additional entertainment. If you’re feeling up to it the next day, you can visit some nearby vintage shops compiled by The Green Edition, as Edinburgh is also known for its extensive secondhand scene.
As one of The Times’ ’25 Coolest Restaurants in the UK’, Checkpoint is a hybrid resto-bar and coffee shop that’s inside a beautiful church dating all the way back to 1899. If you’re a fan of minimal furniture, some of the tables are located inside a converted shipping container and illuminated by industrial lighting. The menu is inspired by dishes from around the world, as well as an interesting twist on local favourite, haggis-stuffed pork belly. Depending on your needs, it’s a versatile space for both day and night that offers seating for up to 120 people.
The Bongo Club
If you’re planning to dance the night away, The Bongo Club is a melting pot for creatives of all types. It’s been operating since 1996, under the local arts charity Out Of The Blue. Expect electric performances from live bands, notable DJs, along with the occasional films, theatre events, comedy shows, or art and music events. Prices tend to be lower throughout the week, so it’s well suited for those who are travelling on a budget. It’s decorated with stunning street art installations and graffiti, but it’s truly known for its eclectic mix of reggae, rock, hip-hop, soul, and pop music.
For those who are looking for something more low key, the Royal Observatory offers astronomy evenings for the public to gaze up at the night sky. Group sizes are limited to 10 participants or less and are available throughout the whole year.