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Ebisan + Time Of Our Lives

February 5, 2014

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I am definitely an Ebisan fan. She can saaang and her braids are something extra fierce. I came across an interview she gave on a Nigerian morning show, and found her extremely poised, articulate and graceful; many, many layers of good. ¬†Before watching the interview, I’d only seen her videos for “Jowo” and “Love Story“. […]

Lupita Nyong’o + Vogue

November 17, 2013

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Lupita, Lupita, Lupita! I blogged about Lupita Nyong’o back in 2010 as part of my Curly Africana series of posts highlighting African women with natural hair, who also happen to be doin the damn thang. Obviously her profile has broadened considerably since then. Recently, it seems she’s been enveloped in a swirl of praise and […]

Kinky Apothecary + Felicia Leatherwood – Natural Hair Event in Lagos

October 2, 2013

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PICK UP PHYSICAL TICKETS AT L’Espace, 19a Olosa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Sacred Creative Artistry, 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland

Five (African) Things: Ama Ata Aidoo, Maki Oh, Diana Ross, Hemmerle & Adaku

January 20, 2013

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I’m on holiday in God’s own country, trying to ignore my annoyance at being trapped by the snow and enjoying time off, regressing to my teenage-like state: having other people take care of me, watching the Disney channel & Nick Jr., and sharing jokes that evoke deep belly laughs, tears and, sometimes, literal rolling-on-the-floor laughter. […]

Roller-Setting Natural (African) Hair

January 3, 2013

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This post was motivated by two occurrences: (1) my renewed interest in roller-setting my natural hair (2) noticing that not many African natural-hair bloggers post/talk about roller-setting, and a desire to help debunk the myth that “African” hair is not amenable to roller-setting… What started it all… Over the Christmas holidays, when time became a […]

Five (African) Things: Social Media Week Lagos, The Jews of Nigeria & Andrew Dosunmu’s Ma’ George

December 4, 2012

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I’m keepin’ on with my Five (African) Things series of posts -¬† highlighting topics I’m currently finding interesting across African music, literature, art, and fashion, primarily because I am a magpie of digital information and have a compulsive need to share said information with the good folks on the interwebs. There are many, many wonderful […]

Girl Crush by Jodie Patterson: A Discussion on Female Beauty

November 22, 2012

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I am on holiday and am making the most of my time off by doing a whole lot of nothing. Extremely decadent stuff. In the course of my “doing a whole lot of nothing” I came across this short video, Girl Crush by Jodie Patterson, collating the perspectives of various women on beauty and the […]

The Sartorialist + South Africa

November 18, 2012

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Recently, The Sartorialist visited South Africa for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa. During his time in South Africa, he captured images of style in Johannesburg and Soweto, applying the Satorialist filter to the African style landscape. I am quite late on this as Fashion Week Africa took place in late October, nearly 3 weeks […]

Happy Saturday – Cyd Charisse + Simple Natural Hair Bun

November 10, 2012

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As ever, I am incredibly happy to see the start of the weekend. After a long week and the culmination of the political media circus that encircles the election of the president of the United States of America, I am happy to take advantage of whatever respite the weekend has to offer. Ordinarily, when the […]

Five (African) Things

November 1, 2012

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I have become addicted to cupcakes & cashmere, Emily Schuman’s blog not the actual things (although I’m not one to scoff at a nice cupcake and/or plush cashmere). One of the features I enjoy most on her blog are her Five Things posts, a collection of bits of inspiration and sources of enjoyment/amusement. I’m totally […]

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