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nigerianostalgia:

"ekule baba"  Greetings in Yoruba culture, 1960 Vintage Nigeria

Know as “Idobale” in the Yoruba language and Postrate in english or at least that’s what was yelled at me when I was younger and did not greet an older person fast enough. The version pictured above is the modified version. Originally you would have had to go all the way down like you were about to do a push up. As time went on, westernization increased, it became what you see pictured above. Then it evolved to just the bowing without the hand touching the ground, and now, today, a respectful head and slight shoulder bow or just the head bow. 


Bout that life bruh

mynigerianmind:

nigerianostalgia:

"ekule baba"
Greetings in Yoruba culture, 1960
Vintage Nigeria

Know as “Idobale” in the Yoruba language and Postrate in english or at least that’s what was yelled at me when I was younger and did not greet an older person fast enough. The version pictured above is the modified version. Originally you would have had to go all the way down like you were about to do a push up. As time went on, westernization increased, it became what you see pictured above. Then it evolved to just the bowing without the hand touching the ground, and now, today, a respectful head and slight shoulder bow or just the head bow. 

Bout that life bruh

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jesseoguns:

Kola Oyeneyin leads a group of folks that just launched MyAutoGenius, a way for automobile owners in Nigeria to buy genuine insurance in 5 mins or less using their computer or their mobile devices.

I have known and interacted with Kola Oyeneyin for some years now. I once spoke on the same…

Whaaaaaaaaaaat

prepaidafrica:

Kenya opens world’s largest geothermal plant 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17- The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant.

The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha will add 140 megawatts of power to the national grid, effectively bringing down electricity costs.

“You cannot fight poverty if you cannot create an environment where you can create jobs. All that cannot happen if you don’t have the essentials which is energy. These investments that we are making will go a long way towards empowering our people and combat social ills that have inflicted this country over the years,” President Kenyatta said.
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Take notes Jonathan!!!!

africaisdonesuffering:

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Now, this is funny. africaisdonesuffering:

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Now, this is funny.
hifructosemag:

Kehinde Wiley’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 29) opulent portraiture subtly stirs the status quo. As an American artist, Wiley honed his craft in accordance with a legacy of Euro-centric art history that left him simultaneously awed and alienated. One would be hard-pressed to find a grandiose portrait of a person of color in the works of the Renaissance masters in the Met or the Louvre. This is the motivating factor of Wiley’s oeuvre: to elevate images of average people of African descent through his ornate depictions, exposing the singular beauty of his subjects through dramatic compositions that evoke the Baroque period.
While he started out this aesthetic exploration by scouting subjects in major US cities, Wiley’s art has taken him all over the world to work with people of the global African diaspora. His latest series, “The World Stage: Haiti” is currently on view at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City and features 12 new paintings based on his recent travels. Read more on Hi-Fructose. 


Shout out to Kehinde Wiley. It would be dope to be a subject in his paintings. hifructosemag:

Kehinde Wiley’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 29) opulent portraiture subtly stirs the status quo. As an American artist, Wiley honed his craft in accordance with a legacy of Euro-centric art history that left him simultaneously awed and alienated. One would be hard-pressed to find a grandiose portrait of a person of color in the works of the Renaissance masters in the Met or the Louvre. This is the motivating factor of Wiley’s oeuvre: to elevate images of average people of African descent through his ornate depictions, exposing the singular beauty of his subjects through dramatic compositions that evoke the Baroque period.
While he started out this aesthetic exploration by scouting subjects in major US cities, Wiley’s art has taken him all over the world to work with people of the global African diaspora. His latest series, “The World Stage: Haiti” is currently on view at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City and features 12 new paintings based on his recent travels. Read more on Hi-Fructose. 


Shout out to Kehinde Wiley. It would be dope to be a subject in his paintings. hifructosemag:

Kehinde Wiley’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 29) opulent portraiture subtly stirs the status quo. As an American artist, Wiley honed his craft in accordance with a legacy of Euro-centric art history that left him simultaneously awed and alienated. One would be hard-pressed to find a grandiose portrait of a person of color in the works of the Renaissance masters in the Met or the Louvre. This is the motivating factor of Wiley’s oeuvre: to elevate images of average people of African descent through his ornate depictions, exposing the singular beauty of his subjects through dramatic compositions that evoke the Baroque period.
While he started out this aesthetic exploration by scouting subjects in major US cities, Wiley’s art has taken him all over the world to work with people of the global African diaspora. His latest series, “The World Stage: Haiti” is currently on view at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City and features 12 new paintings based on his recent travels. Read more on Hi-Fructose. 


Shout out to Kehinde Wiley. It would be dope to be a subject in his paintings.

hifructosemag:

Kehinde Wiley’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 29) opulent portraiture subtly stirs the status quo. As an American artist, Wiley honed his craft in accordance with a legacy of Euro-centric art history that left him simultaneously awed and alienated. One would be hard-pressed to find a grandiose portrait of a person of color in the works of the Renaissance masters in the Met or the Louvre. This is the motivating factor of Wiley’s oeuvre: to elevate images of average people of African descent through his ornate depictions, exposing the singular beauty of his subjects through dramatic compositions that evoke the Baroque period.

While he started out this aesthetic exploration by scouting subjects in major US cities, Wiley’s art has taken him all over the world to work with people of the global African diaspora. His latest series, “The World Stage: Haiti” is currently on view at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City and features 12 new paintings based on his recent travels. Read more on Hi-Fructose

Shout out to Kehinde Wiley. It would be dope to be a subject in his paintings.

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global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me. global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah


I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me.

global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena

Photography: Charlene Asare

Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists

Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah

I have no idea what this is about, but it speaks to me.

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fastcompany:

These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities
In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.
Read More> fastcompany:

These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities
In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.
Read More> fastcompany:

These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities
In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.
Read More>

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These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.

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dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh… dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh…

dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Take me to the King fresh…

Making a Difference in Nigeria

Do you believe that Nigeria can and will be better in the next 30 years? 

I do. In fact, I believe it enough to stake my future on it and move back to Nigeria following graduation. Regardless of the problems that I hear and read about on a daily basis, I believe Nigeria can and will have a very bright future socially and economically. The “can” of the aforementioned statement is about Nigeria’s potential, but the “will” is about leadership and the need of people of all ages to step up to the plate. 

Building a country is a team sport, and building a healthy country takes a huge amount of initiative from the mass population with good leadership at the helm. If you are between 25-35, one great way to meet current AND future leaders of Nigeria is to attend the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) Future Leaders Seminar. 

The NLI Future Leaders Seminar is a 3 day event where Nigerians at home and in the diaspora meet and learn deep lessons of ethical leadership drawn from centuries of writing. You will engage in debate, learn from great peers and mentors, and develop solid friendships. All in 3 days! 

</div></div><div<difivI know it seems like a large promise, but I can guarantee that all those things will happen for you because they did for me and everyone who I have met who has attended. If you are interested, the information to apply is below as well as links to relevant information. 

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