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FRIDAY FEELING - The excitement of the weekend has us going-in like! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ
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@ciara โ€˜s major comeback with the single - โ€˜Level upโ€™ has us feeling all pumped for life! It is definitely an anthem for taking control! Have you joined the Level-up challenge? Tag us in your challenge video! .
Be inspired.
Get cultured.
@neuafrica
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. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ
Bariba Horseman of Niger, Nigeria, Togo and Benin Republic, show their skills and perform Dounman-yassibou (Dance of horses) at the yearly Fรชte de Gaani (Festival of Joy), (Gaani means joy or victory) in Nikki, Benin.
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The Batombou celebrate this royal celebration for many days, during the 3rd lunar month of each year and it's performed for King Baatonu of Nikki, where attendees and performers present him with gifts and well wishes for the forthcoming new year.
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It's an important holiday for the Baatonu people, and preparations begin a months before. King Baatonu tours the province to collect contributions and there is La Fรชte Donkonrou (le jet de feu-the jet of fire) where offerings and ceremonies take place to ensure that everything takes place in the best possible conditions. On the eve of the feast, the sacred drums are prepared.
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The morning of the feast begins with the tour of Sinaboko (the emperor) accompanied by his guards to make the ceremonial journey to the seven sites. From his horse, he greets the participants and enters sacred hut next to the Gnonkogui (the Queen). He is followed by his dignitaries, delegates and guests to present their New Year greetings and offer gifts to Sinaboko.
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The second day of the fรชte is devoted to Kayessi, which is the meeting of Kings and a ceremony of allegiance to Sinaboko. After there's music and performing dancers to the rhythm of songs of the griots and the sacred drums.
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Between a week and two weeks later, the Gnonkogui (the Queen) organizes her own Gaani. Here wasankpรจ are shaved and wassangari princes are baptised.
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When I graduated the first time, I decided that I'd make it my goal to dab my way to other achievements.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 2 years later, here we are.
Master Degree on my pocket๐ŸŽ“, more adventures and stories to tell๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿš„โœˆ๏ธ, and my good old dab๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพ. On to the next one... Just wait and see๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ


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A visit to Ghana is life changing๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ So much to see and learn, you will definitely be affected one way or another ๐ŸŒโœŠ๐Ÿฟ#ColinKaepernick.
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Itโ€™s Thursday and weโ€™re throwing things way back with Malick Sidibรฉ.
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Malick Sidibรฉ was a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako. During his life, Sidibรฉ gained an international reputation and was considered, along with Seydou Keรฏta, to be Mali's most famous photographer.
His work was the subject of a number of publications and exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. In 2007, he received a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Biennale, becoming both the first photographer and the first African so recognized.
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His works live on forever in our hearts as beautiful monochrome time capsules, telling tales of African people, living culturally rich African lives.
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Be inspired.
Get cultured.
@neuafrica
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Yet another designer profiting from, not only our culture, but directly from American based, Nigerian Swimwear designer Buki Ade, BFYNE. .
White designer, Silvia Ulson, based in Brazil has been caught red handed plagiarising, designs by Buki Ade in her latest runway show last week.
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Not content with plagiarising Buki Ade's designs on the runway, Ulson also misappropriated Native American attire.
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When they have to history, style or culture of their own, they steal it. Makes me sick ๐Ÿ˜’
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Mood! We ainโ€™t got no problems. We just wanna show what our culture is made of.
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Credit: @dapperafrika


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Businessย opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.โ€ ...Stay Positive!


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STUDIO...NEW CLIENT ALERT
Playing Stay Woke
@meekmill
Keep all your ducks in a row!


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When opportunity isn't knocking.. build another door!


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KITCHEN.... Do what you need to do to maintain. Keep your priorities in order!


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Adjusting my sleeves, getting ready for the weekend.
But it's only Thursday, I know! ๐Ÿ™„
What will you be doing this weekend?
Me: ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคณ
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Meanwhile, my hair be giving me joy.
The color, the texture, the length๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
I'm a proud #naturalista. .
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#Beautyinfocus ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Alkebulen๐Ÿ‘ฃ
The ancient name for Africa before it was hellenized was "Akebulen" which means "Mother of Mankind."๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ
Image by @riyalityphotography
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Photoshoot conceptualized by @theonlyriya
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Regrann from @problkthought - Exploitation.
France won the World Cup solely because of the black players...but in this photo, notice is all in the front with trophy and who is in the back.
Without Africa, France would slipped to the ranks of an undeveloped nation - former French President Chiroc (paraphrased)

#PanAfricanism #BlackNationalism #BlackEmpowerment #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanAndProud #BlackAndProud #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackLivesMatter #Amerikkka #UnapologeticallyBlack #UnapologeticallyAfrican #BlackInAmerica #BlackIsBeautiful #KnowThySelf #KnowledgeOfSelf #KnowledgeOfSelfIsANationality #EconomicEmpowerment #IntegrationFailed #WhiteLiesMatter #Education #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #BlackLove #JusticeOrElse #ProBlack - #regrann


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#Repost @problkthought (@get_repost)
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Exploitation.
France won the World Cup solely because of the black players...but in this photo, notice is all in the front with trophy and who is in the back.
Without Africa, France would slipped to the ranks of an undeveloped nation - former French President Chiroc (paraphrased)

#PanAfricanism #BlackNationalism #BlackEmpowerment #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanAndProud #BlackAndProud #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackLivesMatter #Amerikkka #UnapologeticallyBlack #UnapologeticallyAfrican #BlackInAmerica #BlackIsBeautiful #KnowThySelf #KnowledgeOfSelf #KnowledgeOfSelfIsANationality #EconomicEmpowerment #IntegrationFailed #WhiteLiesMatter #Education #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #BlackLove #JusticeOrElse #ProBlack


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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท@ositabrand Linked up w my West African brother @philthysartwork.
Naturally, we started chopping it up about our love for the land of our birth. Inevitably, the conversation shifted to the iniquities that often overshadow The Continentโ€™s beauty. .
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After some time, we decided that we wanted to create something that captures this dichotomy. .
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This is a little taste of where itโ€™s at now. A beautiful deity. So much configuration to come. Itโ€™s finna be a masterpiece. The kid is that nice ๐ŸŽจ .
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Linked up w my West African brother @philthysartwork ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท .
Naturally, we started chopping it up about our love for the land of our birth. Inevitably, the conversation shifted to the iniquities that often overshadow The Continentโ€™s beauty. .
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After some time, we decided that we wanted to create something that captures this dichotomy. .
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This is a little taste of where itโ€™s at now. A beautiful deity. So much configuration to come. Itโ€™s finna be a masterpiece. The kid is that nice ๐ŸŽจ .
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โ€œFor to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of othersโ€ - Nelson Mandela
We are honored to have lived in Mandelaโ€™s lifetime, for generations will celebrate his legacy for ages to come.
We love you Madiba!
HAPPY MANDELA DAY!
Photo by Yousuf Karsh
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Regrann from @problkthought - Exploitation.
France won the World Cup solely because of the black players...but in this photo, notice is all in the front with trophy and who is in the back.
Without Africa, France would slipped to the ranks of an undeveloped nation - former French President Chiroc (paraphrased)

#PanAfricanism #BlackNationalism #BlackEmpowerment #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanAndProud #BlackAndProud #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackLivesMatter #Amerikkka #UnapologeticallyBlack #UnapologeticallyAfrican #BlackInAmerica #BlackIsBeautiful #KnowThySelf #KnowledgeOfSelf #KnowledgeOfSelfIsANationality #EconomicEmpowerment #IntegrationFailed #WhiteLiesMatter #Education #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #BlackLove #JusticeOrElse #ProBlack


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One more week to purchase tickets! Be reminded this event is located at a park in Baltimore, MD and the exact location will be given out on July 28th by email to ticket holders. Now.. we do have a challenge! For this family pack of 4 tickets all you have to do is be the first person to repost this, tag @flybookworm, and answer 3 questions about Marcus Garvey.
โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š
1. What does the U.N.I.A stand for and what is its mission?
2. Marcus Garvey is a descendant of what people?
3. What did Garvery believe should be done to African rulers that betrayed their people? โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š
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Talking Drums are the oldest instruments in West and Central Afrika, and can be traced back to the ancient Ghana Empire.
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Small talking drums, like the Tama with two heads connected were mainly used to send messages over short distances and also by griots, (a French translation of the Portuguese name. West Afrikan term is Jali or Jeli, plural Jeliw or Jalolu. Females are called Jelimuso or Jalimuso, muso means woman).
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Large Talking Drums, like the Lunna, Dundun and Fontomfrom, which can be much larger than people, transmitted messages over great distances. This message service was easier and faster to send messages to another village via the drum than personally delivering it.
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The playing of these drums by our enslaved ancestors in the Americas, caused European fear on the plantations, because the beating signaled the start of a rebellion, like in Haiti.
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. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Gule Wamkulu is a traditional dance performed by the Nyau, the secret society of of the Chewa in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. Gule Wamkulu translates as Great Dance, and it's sacred, symbolic and a dance of tradition and spirituality.
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Chewa traditional spirituality is, there is Chiuta, the creator and supreme being, translates at โ€œthe great bow or rainbow in the sky", Chiuta is the giver of rain and the source of life. Intermediaries communicate between Chiuta and human beings, these intermediaries are the spirits of the ancestors, and Nyau convey their message.
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Nyau is the presence of the dead, and an encounter with a spirit. Members are men only, who have been initiated. They're also responsible for the initiation of young men into adulthood.
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Gule Wamkulu is performed at the installation of new chiefs and high authorities, male initiations and other important ceremonies, the dancers never reveal their identity to those outside of the Nyau, only the chief who selected them knows their identity. Outsiders and foreigners aren't usually permitted to see them, and azungu (whites) are forbidden. The dance is pemphero lalikulu communication with the ancestors and spirits.
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Christian missionaries tried to ban both Gule Wamkulu and the Nyau in Malawi, during colonializm, but the Chewa vehemently fought againt the rule imposed by the British, and fought against the adoption of Christianity.
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Photo of young Nyau members performing Gule Wamkulu.
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.SWIPE โช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Many believe Capoeira began in Brazil, but like all martial arts, it's root's lie in Afrika. Capoeira began with peoples of Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo.
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Our traditional fighting styles were taken to Brazil by enslaved Afrikans, Capoeira was practiced as a dance to fool slave masters, while the enslaved used it to train themselves, to keep fit and arm themselves for rebellions.
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Capoeira incorporates the traditional Afrikan martial arts of Angolan Bassula, which means swiping, making the opponent to fall. It's very aggressive, the intent is to disable the opponent.
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Angolan Gabetula, which involves hand strikes, elbows and punches; Angolan Kamangula, which is very similar to today's Slap Boxing, where you strike your opponent open-handed.
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Angolan N'gola (Nโ€™golo), which is a traditional martial art, and a right of passage. where two Bantus or Mucupis males would fight to prove their bravery and and earn the right to a bride. It involved very fast kicks, high kicks, and has a higher stance. N'gola uses both hands and feet to fell the opponent. Angolan Njinga, low body leg sweeping and striking movements;
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Congolese Gwindulumutu, where the intent is to bash the head of the opponent; and Congolese Kipura, a fighting style of balance, attack and defence, using both the arms and legs. A slower more controlled fighting style, which is also done closer to the ground, with very low Ginga (the footwork is called Ginga). The name Kipura, is also where Capoeira came from. Kipura is a Kikongo word, which means to fly or flutter like a rooster.
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.SWIPE โช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น
The first video is of #JabJab, also called Jab Molaise, and Cannes Brulees (burnt cane, which was also used to cover themselves) masquerade and Lanse Kod. Festivals held in #Grenada, #Haiti and #Trinidad and Tobago. The second video is of the #Koungang ceremony of the Bapa people's of western Cameroon.
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Research your roots.
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In #Cameroon, The life of the chieftaincy is marked by the release of the #Kang, a biennial dance of initiation of young boys organized by the society of the nyi.ย It takes place every two years from mid-June to mid-August. They paint themselves Black, and dance rhythmically with symbolic animal horns. The chieftaincy artists are specialized in making masks of customary societies, like the fearsome Koungang brotherhood.
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The chief, His Majesty David Simeu, Chief Superintendent of Bapa Village, residence is the most sacred place in the village, traditionally he manages the affairs of the village.
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In the Caribbean, before emancipation, the enslaved Afrikans weren't permitted to take part in carnival celebrations, so after emancipation, they had masquerades and would paint themselves Black in commemoration. The ropes and chains, representation of the brutality of slavery.
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Before emancipation, whenever a fire broke out on a plantation, the enslaved from surrounding plantations were rounded up and marched to the spot, blowning horns and shells, followed by the drivers cracking their whips. So, after emancipation, Islanders represent this scene as a commemoration of the change in their condition. Originally, โ€œcannes bruleesโ€ takes place on the night of the 1st of August, the date of emancipation, but over time, this has changed.
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Fire dancing has been a part of traditional Afrikan ceremonies since we invented fire; and for the #San, one of the first people's, it is a powerful sacred healing ceremony too, called N'um tchai, which closely means medicine dance.
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Happening after sunset, and sometimes lasting until sunrise, N'um tchai is performed by the spiritual healers, who are elders, whilst the rest sit, clap and sing. The rhythmic clapping and singing done to keep healers safe and to support the spirits of the N'um tchai.
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The healers dance around a sacred fire, the clapping and singing aides their journey into a trance, when they leave their body and connect with the ancestors. It's then when n'um is activated and the healing is spread around the fire to all who need it.
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Healers, heal the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical ills and make natural medicines found in the wild.
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To those who believe Sickle Cell Anemia warriors don't live past their early twenties, meet 94 year old Alhaja Alakija.
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Like every illness, how you look after their your health is key, especially if you're a sickler.
Water; hydration is so important, as dehydration leads to stasis of blood and can trigger a crisis.
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To avoid having children that will end up suffer from a live of Sickle Cell Anemia, know your penotype. AS having children with another AS will have a sickler child. AS and SS, almost certainly, but AS and AA or SS and AA will avoid this.
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This doesn't mean these phenotypes can't fall in love and marry, there are thousands of babies needing adoption.
#ShomoGenotypeMiNi #SickleCellAnemia
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On Ibo Island in #Mozambique, the tradition of applying a daily "#Muciro" face mask, to women's faces before they get married, is many centuries old. Now though, many women wear the mask to make their skin soft.
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The mask of natural beauty, is made by scraping with #inchauri, an oceanic stone with the fragrant stem of the inchauri tree with some water make a paste.
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KuetoSiriwala and means โ€œDo not forget your roots, no matter how far from home you areโ€, in Kimwani which means โ€œlanguage of the people from the coastโ€.
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The Eto Okuku, popularly worn by Edu (Bini) brides of #Nigeria, is a coral beaded crowing hairstyle, and has a long royal history.
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It's based on the Ohemaa (Queen) and Royal wife, or other royal women in the Obaโ€™s (Kings) palace crown. Traditionally, only they were allowed to wear this crowning hairstyle, and they'd wear different styles based on their titles withing the Royal court. The Ohemaa who gave birth to the first male child, the mother of the crown Prince, wears a unique style, different from the others because, she is the most important and special woman in the Royal court.
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The Oba of Benin ruled the Benin Empire, an empire surrounding the West African city of Benin (now in Nigeria), from 1180 until 1897. In 1897, British cannons destroyed the city of Benin, committed genocide of the people on Benin, looted over 4,000 artifacts, and Crown Royal pieces, which have never been returned, and exiled Oba Ovonramwen.
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I'm not a fan of Beyoncรฉ, so her wearing this copper and brass "okpoghu / ikpeghe", which means money in igbo, I'm sure plenty will say she mindlessly wore it as provider by her stylists. As she repeatedly does, with Tofo Tofo, fulani braids, Touki Bouki and more.
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Copper was red gold, in pre colonial invasion, and these coiled okpoghu were worn as bracelets and leg bands. They were the main form of money in the 14th century, and were usually worn by wives to display their husband's wealth.
Does she know what she's doing, yes. Does she give credit, appreciate or understand the cultural significance, highly doubtful.
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.SWIPE โช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด It takes a village.
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The #Oromo #Gadaa system has been practiced for over five centuries among the #Borana, #Guji, #Gabra, #Karrayu, #Arsi, #Afran, #Qallo, #Ituu, #Humbana, #Tulama and #Macha clans of the Oromo Nation.
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It's their traditional democratic social-political system.
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It's a governance system, that guides and regulates the political, economic, social and spiritual activities of the Omoro nation. It's also the mechanism of socialization, education, spiritual expression, peace maintenance and social cohesion, promoting the principles of equality and freedom.
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Under the Gadaa System, Oromo society is organized into five Gadaa generation classes or sets which rotate every eight years to take up political, economic and ritual responsibilities. Membership of the five Gadaa classes is based on genealogical generation โ€˜descentโ€™. The entire class progresses through eleven series grades. The system rotates every eight years so each class can take up power in the middle of the life course (the sixth grade) called Gadaa (#Luba).
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The class in power is headed by a political leader called #AbbaGada meaning โ€œfather of the periodโ€. Transition is marked by a formal power transfer ceremony.
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Gadaa is a complex system that incorporates pivotal institutions like #moggaasa (naturalization), #guddifacha (adoption), #araara (conflict resolution), #gumaa (reparation), #rakoo (marriage law) #waaqeffannaa (Oromo spirituality) and #Siinqee (institution to safeguard women's rights). #Africanculture #Africantradition #AfricanAndProud #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #PanAfricanism #UnapologeticallyBlack


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Enset , that makes kocho, bulla and amicho, is a food staple in Southern Ethiopia, and a complicated, intricate, ancient food, mostly eaten by the Sidama.
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Enset, has large wide, almost fluorescent green leaves, similar to it's alternative name, false banana, with thick, soft multicoloured fleshed trunks and the Sidama say "special power" is given only to those who know the secret of Enset. Sidama men cultivate the trees and the women prepare and cook it. Women are married on the taste of their Kocho.
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With Enset, only inside the stem is edible, and it's a very labour intensive and long process. First they choose an Enset tree, (no younger than 7 years old) they scrape the leaf sheaths and grate the corm (underground stem base), collecting the fibrous wet inner part. A hole is dug the ground and lined with Enset leaves and the Enset scrapings are put in. The core root of the tree is cleaned and added. It's then ย covered with more Enset leaves and left to ferment for a minimum of a month, but it can be stored for many months and even several years. (The length of fermentation depends on temperatures. The cooler the ambient temperature, the longer it can be left to ferment.) During this time, it'sย  checked and churned. After the fermentation time is complete, it's squeezed until the liquid is removed, leaving just moist fibrous kocho. It's then kneeded and cooked into a type of bread and is oiled/buttered before eating.
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None of the tree is wasted. The fibre of the tree is for making ropes and mats, and the leaves are made into cloths.
#Africa #Africanhistory #Africanculture #Africanstyle #Africanhealth #Africanmusic #Africantradition #Africanfood #Africanmedicine #Africandiaspora #Africaforafricansonly #Kocho #Enset #Bulla #Amicho #Ethiopia #Sidama. #AfricanAndProud #AfricanEmpowerment #AfricanUnification #AfricanUnity #BlackAndProud #BlackEmpowerment #BlackNationalism #BlackLove #BlackPride #BlackPower #PanAfricanism #ProBlack #UnapologeticallyBlack


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