Decolonize my Closet: ‘The Lotte’ Opens in Accra Ghana

As I waltzed through the glass doors into the boutique, I felt like I had stepped into a Pan-African fashionista’s dream closet. The rich cultural cadences of afrobeats danced on my eardrums, and the colorful, eclectic and classy fashion pieces surrounded me like a breath of fresh air. On December 23rd, 2019 at 6pm in …

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The Original Slay Queens: A Look Inside Traditional Hairstyles in West Africa

In ancient African societies, hairstyles were channels of communication that told about one's tribe, social status, marital status, spirituality and family background. It is believed in many African cultures that if your hair gets into the wrong person's hands that person will be able to put the juju on you, so hair braiding and dressing …

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The Mystery, The Legend, The Erotic: A History of Waist Beads in W Africa

"The erotic offers a well of replenishing and provocative force to the woman who does not fear its revelation, nor succumb to the belief that sensation is enough", Audre Lorde 'Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power “It is the beads that makes the buttocks to shake”, Yoruba adage Waist beads are an ancient …

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Entrepreneurship 101: Fueling a Modern African Creative Economy

The people of the African Diaspora can be found in any part of the world. With creativity, we have the advantage to use innovation and create better realities for ourselves, society and in turn future generations. In Africa, millennials were said to make up the about 37 percent of the population just last year. African …

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