If you’ve read my about me section, you’ve probably gathered that I am a big Pan-Africanist. I grew up in Prince George’s County, MD, which happens to be the most affluent “Black” county in the United States (shout out to PG!!). While I expected to be quite at home with my peers, I often got teased for being an “African booty scratcher.” For the first thirteen or so years of my life, I detested my African identity and did my best to “fit in.” Now, I flaunt my “Africanness” to the fullest. As much as I hate to admit it, I realize that my identity has been shaped by other factors. I was raised by Nigerians, but grew up in Black America. Neither “Nigerian” nor “American” can fully encompass the being that is me. So, I self-identify as Black before anything else. Yet, not Black in isolation. I’m a Black Woman living in the Diaspora. A daughter of the dyaspora. An Afropolitan. A citizen of the world. A woman who knows her roots and lives to prove it.
Unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that not everyone is like me. Sadly, a lot of the ignorance about Africa is harbored and perpetuated by people of African descent. I started this blog to promote Black culture in all its glory. This blog contains food recipes, fashion trends, music icons and more.