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The top 7 articles on African style I read last week

On the cry of Belard is the new cool! “The art of the turban” on the French blog Nothing but the Wax describes the headwrap as a hypervisible symbol of Afrodiasporic pride and, increasingly, a universal badge of coolness. 279 more words

Black Visual Studies

An Artist's High: Welcome Back Pop Africana!

As a creative, one must create; there’s no way around it! The formula sounds so simple, but we all know life just isn’t. After a two-year hiatus, the one of one creator… 252 more words


Five (African) Things: Oroma Elewa, Tunde Adebimpe, Olu Amoda, Taiye Selasi and Free the Town

I am a magpie; a magpie with a strong inclination to read…constantly. I feel a discomfort akin to awkward gaps of silence in a waning conversation when I find myself sitting/standing still with nothing to read. 767 more words


Theophilus, Menahan Street Band, Oroma & Maki Oh

Summer Night’s Groove

I’m really digging Theophilus London‘s song Rio. The Menahan Street Band are working a seriously serious groove: the type of groove that seems to provide the perfect soundtrack to a humid, breezy cool summer night; that perfect groove that draws you into its layered syncopation, but is self-assured enough not to require you to get up and dance to fully appreciate its depth. 44 more words


The Audacious Oroma Elewa

Today, be inspired to be audacious.

Recently, I discovered Nigerian-born Oroma Elewa and her critically acclaimed fashion magazine Pop Africana. This woman is a visionary who had the guts to realize her dreams. 230 more words

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