Rap Music To Photography: Across The Omo Valley With Tabi Bonney

Omo. My whole life I had associated this word with Nigeria, since in the Yoruba language it means child. So Omolayo means a child gives joy, and more popularly, Davido’s nickname OBO – which stands for omo baba olowo – means rich man’s child. But last week on May 30th, 2018, I had the privilege... Continue Reading →

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12 Nigerian Songs That Have Traveled With Me Over The Years

The other day I was doing some spring cleaning and came across two cassette tapes that were more than a decade old. Ever since I can remember, I could spend hours listening to the radio trying to catch my favorite songs on the airways. I would buy blank cassette tapes and record my favorite songs… Continue Reading →

Locversary : One Year Loc’d Up

Loc’d up, they won’t let me out!!! Y’all this time last year I made the second biggest natural hair decision of my life: I started dreadlocks. Look at my one year babies in all of their glory!   A few months into my dreadlock journey I posted about the top reasons why I decided to... Continue Reading →

Hello 2018, Goodbye 2017

Depending on the part of the world in which you live, this is either my last post of 2017 or first post of 2018. I personally love this intersection, and I am going to consider it as both. I still have so many blog posts lined up from last year, which I will still post... Continue Reading →

Why I Refused To Change My Name In Senegal

I missed several days of the #30DayAfriBlogger and #BlogTemberChallenge, so I’m playing catch up! Day 3’s topics were ‘my totem’ (how one’s family is identified in Zimbabwe) and my heritage. I could write on both of these topics for daysssss, but instead I’ve decided to contextualize this combined post to focus on a reoccurring theme... Continue Reading →

What The ‘Fi’ Am I Doing In Dakar

Maangi fi. The direct translation from Wolof is “I am here” (the general meaning is “I am fine”), and it’s the common response to Nanga def (How are you?). I am here. Two weeks ago I landed in Dakar, Senegal after an eventful journey across two continents and three cities. I’ll spare you the details,... Continue Reading →

5 Ways To SLAy This Summer

SLAyage. That's the word that best describes this summer for me. From the glamorous hairstyles and conscious clothes to previews of black brilliance on the big screen, 2017 is definitely the year. And for female entrepreneurs in North America who make SLAying a lifestyle, SheHive – She Leads Africa’s (SLA) global four-day professional boot camp and... Continue Reading →

A Day Without These Women

The future is female, or so they say. Today is International Women’s Day—a celebration of women worldwide and a day to honor and promote their advancement in society. There have been various campaigns and hashtags circulating around: #FutureIsFemale #IWD2017 #DayWithoutAWoman #BeBoldForChange #IWD #MyBoldSteps Etc... I couldn’t help but sit back away from all the noise and... Continue Reading →

February Is Over, But Black History Month Continues

What do one thousand entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, artists, and creatives have in common? Love… ...black love to be precise. Just four days after Valentine’s Day, melanin-abundant bodies came together on Saturday, February 18th at the Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, DC to celebrate, create, and connect. This year’s fourth edition of The Black Love Experience was... Continue Reading →

Top 10 of 2016

I swear I thought I hit send like a month and a half ago…😂😂😂 During the first few days in January, I resolved to make 2017 my best year yet. But I also had to take a step back and truly reflect on my accomplishments and God's continued goodness towards me in 2016. Despite all... Continue Reading →

Why The Women’s March Matters

United we stand strong. That was the overlying message I took away from yesterday’s Women’s March in Washington, which in actuality was a national and even global event with sister marches all over the world. Some people didn’t (and still don’t) understand why people were coming together in resistance. So let me break it down... Continue Reading →

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