Why I No Longer Use Lace & Ankara: A Brief History of Nigerian Textiles
Posted April 9th, 2018 by Lolade in Articles, Blog, Culture, Fashion, Textiles
Antiquity Although the international trade in African textiles is dominated by European and Asian companies, most African nations have rich textile histories and great potential for profitable textile industries. Nigeria has tremendous potential for such an industry, however, modern Nigerians from the underemployed to the elite tend to prefer European and Asian imported fabrics for […]
My Tribute Video to Chinua Achebe
Posted April 1st, 2013 by Lolade in AFRiCKA, Writing
Ololade Siyonbola Pays Tribute to Chinua Achebe-Long Version. from Rukayat Aliyu on Vimeo.Nigerian Author Ololade Siyonbola pays tribute to Chinua Achebe, noting how his writing influenced her tremendously even as a child. The headwrap signifies respect to the departed. See the “Open Letter” at UPTOWN Magazine.
The Many Tribes of AFRiCKA
Posted June 21st, 2012 by Lolade in AFRiCKA, Blog
I really enjoyed this vid. S/He really went in, covering so many of the “nations” in AFRiCKA. I wish he had referred to the Rwandese as Rwandese or Kinyarwanda though. I was hoping they wouldn’t acknowledge that Belgian-induced Tutsi/Hutu bull. But anyway, enjoy! The song is dope!
How to Say Perseverance in Yoruba
Posted June 20th, 2012 by Lolade in AFRiCKA, Blog
The day got better. Today was one of those days when perseverance paid off. Reminded me to keep doing what I must do. Aside from poetry, there is Yoruba. Although, there is actually no distinction since Yoruba language is poetry. I started this Yoruba school journey over 5 years ago; after spending a year seriously […]