Good morning Africa from the culturally rich Rwanda, a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose green mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”
A Nigerian businessman, Taofick Okoya, created a doll which has grown so big that it now outsells the legendary Barbie dolls in Nigeria
Whereas regular folks on the continent have demonstrated in solidarity against the extrajudicial killings in America, the thugs in power have remained mute. One could only imagine what the outcry from Africa would be if we still had leaders like Kwame Nkrumah
If you’ve ever told a black beauty she’s “pretty for a dark skinned woman”, or even unknowingly said something offensive, this is for you
“All you wear is ‘Native’?” “You don’t wear ‘regular’ clothes?” “Why don’t you wear English clothing?” I wear African attire all the time and these are questions I’m asked in Lagos, Nigeria, where men wear English suits with neckties in the blazing sun. Why?
“Hey, have you seen Twi porn before?” he asked. “You’re joking” was my response. Twi porn? He put in a DVD and yes; it was a porn film with a heterosexual Ghanaian couple speaking Twi throughout.
Despite African and African-inspired attire being all the rage and trending internationally, Africans in America can still be refused entry to nightclubs because of their attire. “Isn’t African dress equal in all respects to European dress?,” asks one writer.
Something is terribly wrong when a Nigerian girl like myself grows up craving white Barbie dolls. Girls all over Africa crave the same today, and this far from harmless. Fortunately Nigerians are starting to produce dolls that look like us.
Female MPs in Kenya have stormed out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy