African designers are on the rise and I am here for every bit of it. Absolutely obsessed with @LisaFolawiyostudio and her bold prints and unique tailoring. Recently Beyonce has joined the movement and been rocking @Tongorostudio thanks to her bomb stylist Zerina Akers. @Orangeculture representing for the fashionable men and women. These are just a couple African based designers that I love and inspire me. Africa is the Motherland and has so many valuable resources. My hope for Africa is that corruption comes to an end and the people of the continent are no longer robbed of what rightfully belongs to them. I hope that they are able to flourish and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Beyonce wearing Tongoro
Designer Lisa Folawiyo in her natural radiating happiness state
Growing up in America, the only representation of Africa and Africans given to us was poor, uncivilized, and other untrue negative images. As I grow in consciousness, I can only become aware that this was propaganda to keep America and other governments innocent while they secretly rob this continent rich on so many resources. But fast forward to today, the progress and awareness is growing more and more. Afrobeats are popular now here in America and even artists from Africa are partnering with mainstream American music artists to make groundbreaking music for us all to enjoy. Celebrities endorsing these Made in Africa brands helps to bring back credibility to the Motherland that has been lied about, stolen from, and manipulated for so many years. Many African groups have migrated to America and set up their own businesses right here for us to enjoy a bit of a culture so rich. We do not deserve but thank you to the aunties and my boyfriend for indulging my taste buds in such a delicious food selection. I Stan. Africa til infinity.