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You’re Invited, and I’m Excited

Posted October 10th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Business, Culture, Events

I am so excited and looking forward to hosting you at our event this Saturday. As the Word says, everything starts with a thought. This project started with a THOUGHT and through favor became much more than that. We are very excited to be hosting the very first Nollywood New York Film Series event this […]

The Best Song Ever
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The Best Song Ever

Posted August 16th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture, Musik

I loved this song with everything when my Creativity Guru put me on. Just for the danceability of the music and the color of the video. But then I saw this analysis and thought, whoa, the power behind the lyrics and the stories of the singers is a major inspiration for anyone who’s been through […]

Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food
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Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food

Posted July 23rd, 2013 by in African Foods are Healthy, AFRiCKA, Blog, Food Politics, Health & Vitality, Medical Anthropology

I have always loved egusi more than any other Yoruba soup. If I could eat it with my other Naija favorite, plantain (raw, baked, fried, boiled), every day, I’d be in heaven.  But it tastes much better with eba (dried, fermented cassava) or iyan (pounded yam) But what is Egusi, really?   Egusi (“Citrullus Lanatus”) […]

What Makes Fashion African?
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What Makes Fashion African?

Posted July 9th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Business

As designers from Africa ease into permanence in the global fashion industry, and the words “African Fashion” are pandied about like “pure” water on Lagos streets, the meaning behind the words seems to be lost in the faux batik chic flashing lights. In the last three to five years, on every major European designer label, there […]

When God Left the Room
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When God Left the Room

Posted May 31st, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Spirituality

As a young Yoruba adult—in a world in which Parents were without a roadmap for teaching culture to American-raised children—I struggled with the slippery slope of finding my roots. For me, that meant curiosity about Ifa and other African traditional religions. I didn’t give my parents much credit back then, thinking them clueless and all, […]

The Afropolitan Fear of Traditional Religion
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The Afropolitan Fear of Traditional Religion

Posted May 22nd, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Spirituality

Available for sale in certain parts of Lagos are human body parts. They may be sold from the back of a car or in more remote parts of neighboring towns. They are used most often for rituals requiring human sacrifice for gaining riches. The demand for these body parts is so high that Nigeria especially […]

How I Became Known as a Nutjob
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How I Became Known as a Nutjob

Posted May 4th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Spirituality

My African family and old friends have spent years worrying about me, praying to God to release whatever hold made me suddenly passionate about black revolutionary thought.  Asking among themselves whether and how to send me to a mental hospital, asking me if I was “okay.”   I was 21 years old when my boyfriend […]