‘Homeboys’ is not a term that rolls off my tongue naturally. I’ll use it today because the guys I’m thinking of shared the same name, which refers to arriving at home.
Today is their birthday, but they are both of blessed memory on the Earth Plane.
One of them was a music superfan who became a critic of international renown, much to the bemusement and chagrin of his parents. The other was an artist with a clear vision, who took his skills as an architect and lecturer into the world of fine art, with finesse and success.
I feel very privileged to have known them and I miss them both.
So, my thoughts are with you, Dele Fadele and Ola-Dele Kuku, wherever you might be. Hope you’re rooting for me.
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