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YORUBA OOOOO!-ORIKI TO TWINS BY MAYOWA ADEYEMO,POETRESS!-FROM OLU FAGBEMI ON FACEBOOK!

July 21, 2015

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Oral poet Mayowa Adeyemo praises Èjirẹ́ (twins)

Posted by Olu Fagbemi on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

YORUBA OOOOO!–ORIKI BY MAYOWA ADEYEMO ON TWINS!-FOM FROM FACEBOOK
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NELSON MANDELA DAY: JULY 18, 2015

July 21, 2015

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

NELSON MANDELA DAY

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela Postage Stamp
Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect.
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What do people do?

Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.

Many people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day. These activities include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture. Various events are also held on…

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African Stylists Designing for the Greats of this World

July 21, 2015

African Heritage

Rihanna rocking a Stella Jean's creation Rihanna rocking a Stella Jean’s creation (allthingsankara.com)

I couldn’t help but notice the African influence seeping its way through the wardrobe of some of the world’s celebrities. Last fall, Rihanna stunned the world by wearing Ankara fabric at the White House. She was sporting Haitian designer Stella Jean‘s creation, and she was stunning.

Wax Hollandais Wax Hollandais

I also recently heard about Zimbabwean designer Farai Simoyi, the one behind Nicki Minaj‘s fashion line. Before that Farai Simoyi was a Senior designer at the House of Dereon, the clothing house by mega-artist Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles.

So watch out: next time you shop, you may be unconsciously buying some African designs. Enjoy this video about some of the up and coming African designers on the international scene.

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