For a while now, I have been extra busy planning Africanism Todaya yearly event that is intended to promote African arts and culture. It will focus on, promote and celebrate different aspects of African culture.
The maiden edition held yesterday 29th July 2016. There were five invited speakers and I who introduced what Africanism Today is about. There were also giveaways and African art exhibition.
You know the old argument, how unkempt looking the natural hair is, how unprofessional, how it should not be rocked to the working place in its full glory. So I and my friend decided to put this little theory to test.
African threading is an ancient West African hairstyle. It has been used for years by West African women as a means of protecting and beautifying the hair. Recently especially in the last two decades, the use of African threading has declined, as more foreign hairdos have been introduced.
I have been rocking my ‘fro for about two years now. And it’s presently below shoulder blades length. As I wrote in the previous hair post, water is basically my hair secret. Drinking lots of water and moisturising. However, it is not the only thing I use for my hair.
For this style, I decided to bring out my inner child, with a touch of Fulani. The middle was sectioned first, tied and rolled up, then banded together. Notice the middle is a flowery style. The side that falls down to my face has straight and zigzag braids. It has no name, it’s just awesome creativity!