Africa in pictures

Africa in pictures

An exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, northern Spain, aims to show how a new generation of Africans are giving the world a fresh perspective on their continent. Making Africa brings together the work of 120 artists and designers. It includes Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop’s whose work focuses on the personalities who make up the booming cultural scene in his country. He works with his subjects, like artist Mame-Diarra Niang shown here, to bring out their personalities through the props and the pose. See image below
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“We are ladies and must be addressed as such,” Flora Nwapa’s Wives at War

“We are ladies and must be addressed as such,” Flora Nwapa’s Wives at War

Currently reading Flora Nwapa’s Wives at War and other short stories which has a lot of advice for Africa fashion industry in my opinion. It’s a story on the variety of experiences different kinds of women underwent during the Nigerian civil war. I decided to read this now because I would love to learn more about the war. My grandmother was a proud Biafran woman, my mother and father were children of Biafra. It’s a part of my heritage that I would love to learn more about and I figure what better way than to read all that I can. Here is a short excerpt from the book that I thought I should share. Continue reading

Top 6 African Queens of the Week

Top 6 African Queens of the Week

It’s the weekend, the day dedicated to all the beautiful African Fashion Queens out there representing our culture in seriously stunning traditional attires. As always, I really love my Nigerian culture and in my bid to portray it positively, here are my African Fashion Queens of the Week, thanks to the Nigerian Wedding instagram feeds. These images are of authentic African women and yes we really have some strikingly beautiful brides in Nigeria. Continue reading

African Pinups by MUTI Creative Clouds Studio

African Pinups by MUTI Creative Clouds Studio

A series of classic pinup posters with an African twist are currently on display at a group show featuring South African artists and illustrators hosted by M Contemporary gallery in Sydney, Australia. These seriously stunning African pinups were created by MUTI, a South African-based creative studio located in the city of Cape Town. See more of their divine work here. Continue reading

Top 6 African Fashion Queens of the Week

Top 6 African Fashion Queens of the Week

It’s the weekend, the day dedicated to all the beautiful African Fashion Queens out there representing our culture in seriously stunning traditional attires. As always, I really love my Nigerian culture and in my bid to portray it positively, here are my African Fashion Queens of the Week, thanks to the Nigerian Wedding instagram feeds. These images are of authentic African women and yes we really have some strikingly beautiful brides in Nigeria. Continue reading

Ritamae’s Poetry Corner: The Perfect Poem

Ritamae’s Poetry Corner: The Perfect Poem

This poetry is one of my favorite and it’s from my very dear friend who hails from the great country of Belize, Ritamae Hyde. I post it last year and it is worth re-posting time and time again because well I absolutely adore this poem and if you ever get the privilege of hearing Ritamae recite it in person, my goodness you will truly get goosebumps. I could go on and on about The perfect poem, but I would let the words do all the speaking and do support this phenomenal poet by purchasing her poetry book Mahogany Whispers. Bisous Continue reading

The Igbo: An excerpt from Chinua Achebe’s “The Education of a British Protected Child”

The Igbo: An excerpt from Chinua Achebe’s “The Education of a British Protected Child”

Happy Sunday everyone and may your day be filled with lots of love. So today is dedicated to the arts, and in my bid to keep the work of great African literary icons alive,  I would like to share an excerpt from a book that I read this summer, Chinua Achebe’s book “The Education of a British Protected Child.” Just a brief background and culled from Amazon: Continue reading

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