Lupita Nyong’o proudly wears her natural hair on the cover of Porter magazine
Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o is the latest cover star for Porter magazine’s latest issue.
the Hollywood film industry. Still riding high off the monumental
success of Black Panther, Lupita is back with a new horror movie
directed by ‘Get Out’ creator Jordan Peele called ‘Us’.
AFRICAN America for sure, where we are embracing our NATURAL hair
texture and returning to a past glory. Our hair is FABULOUS and we can
do all sorts of things with it.
On embracing her natural hair: I
don’t feel defined by my hair, and I think that’s why I like to play
with it. I remember when I was a teenager in Kenya, I had relaxed hair
and I decided on a whim that I was going to cut it all off and grow my
hair natural. I’d been going to the same hairstylist for years – he was a
Kenyan, like me, and when I went natural, he didn’t know what to do
with it. He was like, ‘They don’t teach us how to style natural hair in
school.’ There’s been a whole revolution, led by African America for
sure, where we are embracing our natural hair texture and returning to a
past glory. You look at beautiful traditional hairdos from pre-colonial
and colonial times and they have been erased from so much of our
I remember one of the first times I really saw African hairstyles
preserved and celebrated as art was through the photographic lens of
Leni Riefenstahl. I was 10 years old and had not truly seen images of
natural pre-colonial hairstyles beyond our Kenyan borders. At the time, I
wasn’t familiar with Riefenstahl’s work as a Nazi propagandist and
that, in and of itself, is highly problematic, because this deeply
colonialist, white supremacist gaze was introducing me to the people and
hairstyles of the Nuba, Dinka and Shilluk of Sudan.
oppressed people are engaging with images or notions of our ancestry, it
is so often within a Eurocentric gaze. That idea has stayed with me.
Now at least it seems like we are waking up to ourselves again, and are
like, ‘Hey, hold on, wait a minute…’ Our hair is kind of fabulous and
it’s like clay and we can do all sorts of things with it.”
Written by Ntianu Obiora
Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!
For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.
Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.
Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.
Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!
Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys
American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Nicki Minaj agrees with Joe Budden that Essense should be Grammy Song Of The Year pic.twitter.com/hvdxQlItod
— King Henry 🥷🏾🛸 (@Kinghenryyyyyy) March 9, 2022
Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.
Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.
Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”
After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.
On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.
listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr o” here or on Apple Music.: