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AUN Tuface Concert

Saturday, 28 April 2012

The wait is finally over....The Tuface concert in school was all it promised to be, filled with so much fun and excitement. I participated in the show, and hit them with a few designs from the new Maali men's collection. I got some help putting it together from my friend Vershima. The collection is inspired by the locals (in villages) of East Africa. Its a Juxtaposition of casual, formal and traditional wear. 
View pictures below. 

There will be pictures of the rest of the show in the next blog post.


*Photos thanks to Oluwaseun Famuyiwa

Turn Around and My Home...

Friday, 27 April 2012

And once again from Mobwives, is Turn Around Feat Iva Lamkum-Sola Rosa.
So being listening to a lot of Sola Rosa and Iva Lamkum, never heard of them before really good jazzy  music, made me feel nostalgic about the world music class I took in my freshman days... Sola Rosa's music encompasses the best of Hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk.

Listen to Turn Around Feat Iva Lamkum-Sola Rosa below:

Also was not too surprised to hear our very own talented Naija soul sister Nneka - talked about Nneka before in a past blog post.

Nneka -'My Home'

Nneka-My Home” is about “the plight of Africa,” she explains, in a Studio 360 interview extract “because of our selfish behavior, the selfishness of our corrupt political leaders, the selfishness of Western countries that come and exploit Africa.” But she believes “Nigerians are also beginning to take responsibility for themselves.” To see more, read here Studio 360  

On Art: Malick Sidibé's photographs

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Malick Sidibé's photographs 
Malick Sidibé, also known as The Eye Of Bamako opened his studio (Studio Malick) in Bamako In 1958,  and specialized in documentary photography, focusing particularly on the optimism and enthusiasm of the youth culture of the Malian capital at that time. 

His photographs captured the period and atmosphere of the newly independent Mali. 

Nuit de Noël, Christmas Eve, 1963

La Gazelle, My Hat and Bellbottoms, 1974 

Black and white photo, young woman with polka dotted dress
Avec mon nouveau sac, ma baqueet mon bracelet, with my new bag, my ring and my bracelet, 1975

Dance the Twist, Dansez le Twist, 1965

Surprise Party 1962

Friends 1976

Mselle Keita 1969

Studio Malick, Bamako, 16 and 17 September 1977  © Malick SidibÈ

Pictures from various sources

To know more about Malick Sidibé's photography click here: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

Its all over but the cryin...

Monday, 23 April 2012

Lee Fields and the Expressions- Its all over but the cryin'

A lil bit of the Spring Fling

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

SSSSSPPPRRRIIIINGG FFLLIIIING!!!! Spring Fling was fun. All the dorms in my school had to come out and show their various talents in front of a panel of judges, and the winner got a certain sum of money. My dorm, DD decided to get all the creative people together, with their different talents. 

So we came up with cheer-leading outfits for cheerleaders (I was one...), the jasmine girls, and everyone else had to wear pink and black as it was the color given to us. We also had a queen... so we came out and danced for them....Generally, I think we should have won but we came second and the reason given to us was that we were not there on time...(yea rite..).. anyways I only have a few pics of the queen, Kwado, Oby, Tinam, and me...

Queen Bisola

Oby and Tinam

Miss Kwado



I told y'all Tupac was still alive...

Monday, 16 April 2012

Ha ha, here is Tupac's Hologram performing at the 2012 Coachella. Technology at its best...beautiful... I really like. I just had to post this yo! I miss my boo.
Watch below:
Tupac Coachella 2012 with Snoop Dogg

O' Sister and another song...

What have the demons done is the beginning of the song from City and Colour titled O'sister. Once again I heard it on Mob Wives. Good Music is just good music... so touching and emotional...
This song is dedicated to our sista's going through depression, self loathing and addiction of any kind.

'City and Colour' -O'Sister

Another great song from the same episode is Here and Gone by Mississippi Twilight'
Listen Below


On Culture...

Sunday, 15 April 2012

19th New York African Film Festival Main Image
19th New York African Film Festival

The 19th New York African Film Festival runs from April 11 – 17Presented under the theme 21st Century: The Homecoming, this year’s New York African Film Festival screens contemporary and classic African films that explore the notion of home and homeland from the legacy of music legend Miriam Makeba to the New York-set Restless City. 

Another film is Andy Amadi Okoroafor's Relentless which follows a returning soldier (Gideon Okeke) from Sierra Leone to Lagos where he tries to re-build his life as an emotionally stunted security company director also starring Nneka, and Jimmy Jean Louise. While Playing Warriors by Director Rumbi  Katedza is reminiscent of a Zimbabwe's Sex and the City. 

The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of U.S. president Barack Obama’s older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity in her native Kenya by Nigerian-born director Branwen Okpako and Funke Akindele plays a mother in Maami, a film adapted by Tunde Kelani.

Maami Trailer Below:

And Restless City trailer:

For more on this Festival go to this link:  http://www.africanfilmny.org/2012/19th-ny-african-film-festival/

Pictures from Events at AUN Yola and Others...

Saturday, 14 April 2012

I should have put these pictures up a while ago...but due to technical difficulties, you get to see them now. So there was a party at my school on Valentines day and it was fun. I had maaaad fun. Pics below..

Then I took part in a fashion show at an event called Fashion and Ice.... still haven't got a hold of the professional pictures, but I took some not too clear backstage pictures.
Check them out below:

...And Finally Maali's Easter Event which is regularly held at the Maali Abuja shop.

xx. A

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