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* Do You Boo-Boo *

As I’ve said before you can catch me on many a late night scrolling through natural hair blogs and vlogs. One night I came across one in particular that caught my attention. 364 more words

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Eaten By the Heart

Watch this fascinating video by Zina Saro-Wiwa as she explores African cultural ideas around public smooching and expressions of love. The artist Zina asks: How do Africans kiss? 62 more words

Love InshAllah

Zina Saro-Wiwa's 'Phyllis' and the subversion of Nollywood cinema

Zina Saro-Wiwa’s “alt-Nollywood” short film, Phyllis, is one of the weirder fifteen minutes of film I’ve seen in some time. “Using Nollywood to subvert Nollywood,” it is an atmospheric, impressionistic, and haunting film, chronicling Phyllis’s emotional states as she takes the wigs that form such a huge part of her identity on and off.  368 more words


Eaten By The Heart

Artist friend, Zina Saro-Wiwa‘s installation, Eaten By The Heart explores “the mapping of emotional landscapes, its resulting performative behaviors and cross-cultural implications” for Africans. I have had the pleasure of viewing part of the full project and it is truly a brilliant and reactionary body of work that taps into emotions and intimacy in a tender and telling moment. 39 more words


Happy Friday + Sartorial Splendour

My mom would often tease a neighbour about his state of sartorial splendour whenever he dropped by for a seemingly casual visit dressed in the traditional Yoruba men’s… 213 more words

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Have We Arrived...???

It was the middle of April. Spring had sprung and I had become overwhelmed by that certain itch for change. I was going through another metamorphosis, as related to my hair. 261 more words