These words crossed my mind late last night while drifting off to la-la land. Hypnagogia is what it’s technically known as. It is the transitional state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. For better or worse, a lot of ideas I’ve had for films and scripts come from this dream-like hypnotic state, but based on my youtube view count, I think it’s safe to assume that it hasn’t benefited me at all. All joking aside though, I’ve always relied heavily on this state for creativity. It’s a weird kind of crutch yet it’s perfectly organic. I’m able to visualise things…


Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, is currently being treated in hospital after being shot in the head in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The shooting allegedly took place near a house party in Peckham, shortly before 3am.

Police said there was currently no evidence to suggest it was a targeted shooting or that she had received any credible threats against her prior to the incident. In a statement on Instagram, Johnson’s political party Taking The Initiative said, “The attack happened in the early hours of this morning, following numerous death threats as a result of her activism.”

“Sasha…


In the 1980s, video games were on the forefront of everyone’s mind, both kids and entrepreneurs alike. Arcades were booming, new consoles and bizarre peripherals were being released, legendary franchises such as Donkey Kong and Zelda were born and companies such as Nintendo were starting to become household names. For a brief moment in time, it seemed like there was no stopping a medium that was once considered a fad and a bit of a joke. Then came the video game crash of 1983. It lasted until 1985 but the effects were detrimental to everyone involved. The crash occurred due…


It’s hard to imagine life before Covid. We were as a people, more outgoing. Venturing outside for a random trip with friends or family carried little risk and dating was as normal as downing a tall glass of OJ. Put simply, life was much more comfortable prior to 2020. We were essentially free to do whatever the hell we wanted, whenever the hell we wanted. In early 2019, I had a taste of what this kind of freedom entails and the potential dangers that come with it.

I planned on writing this back in 2020, but struggled for multiple reasons…


The last few days have been rather chaotic in the world of cryptocurrency. Yesterday, Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla would no longer allow Bitcoin users to purchase their vehicles due to the ‘rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel’. Shortly after the tweet, the price of all major cryptos crashed apart from Cardano, which has surprisingly managed to keep its head above water. Hopefully, the market will stabilise by the end of next week.

In brighter news, the L.A. School for Dogs is yet another…


Today, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard about Dogecoin. You hear about it on the news, from your favourite youtuber, from friends, family and random associates you haven’t seen in years. But with mainstream appeal comes negativity and so over the next few months, I’ll be posting stories of how the meme turned serious cryptocurrency Dogecoin has changed lives for the better

The first Doge Story of Hope will be focusing on redditor and r/dogecoin regular Interesting-Buy-6277. On May 11th 2021, the redditor posted a truly uplifting story that is bound to brighten up your day…


I like many people remember a time when Bitcoin was this little known thing relegated to the deepest crevices of the internet. In the 2010s you heard about its links to the deep web, The Silk Road specifically, which was a site that allowed you to buy and sell a number of items and substances not commonly found in your local supermarket. From time to time, you’d also hear horrifying stories about people losing access to their bitcoin wallets and the pain that came with essentially losing thousands if not millions of pounds. …


On 29 April 2021, renowned Actor and Filmmaker, Noel Clarke became the latest celebrity to be accused of sexual misconduct. The Guardian Newspaper published allegations by 20 women of verbal abuse, bullying and sexual harassment by Clarke. The number has since risen to 26. These women all come from different backgrounds with a wide range of jobs within the film industry, but their stories all share one thing in common, a thing that pits Noel Clarke as the latest enemy in a blacklist of industry leaders that’s becoming longer with each passing month.

When the allegations dropped, I wasn’t particularly…


In the last few weeks, many surprising and perhaps even unprecedented changes have taken place in Britain. There have been worldwide protests against police brutality, which of course were triggered by the untimely death of George Floyd. We have also seen familiar faces come forward and apologise for racially insensitive things they said or did in the past. Leigh Francis for example, apologised for the portrayal of some of his Bo Selecta characters stating, ‘I didn’t realise how offensive it was back then.’

‘I just want to say sorry for any upset I caused whether I was Michael Jackson, Craig…


Following the death of George Floyd, murmurings of possible UK protests in support of him bounced around on the Twittersphere. It was not until June 3rd however, that things began to pick up momentum. On that day, armed with only a megaphone, acclaimed actor John Boyega stood in Hyde Park and boldly proclaimed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, his support for black women and the long list of black men who have died at the hands of police.

Femi Oso Alabi

Journalist, Filmmaker

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