1953 |The Head Wrap Collection, is more than just a line of beautiful one of a kind headwraps, but a celebration of African culture and all the women who are confidently pushing this diverse culture forward.
Our pieces are handmade in Nigeria, and handpicked by Folasade Adeoso through out local markets in Nigeria making our collection one of a kind and timeless.
We are proud to have our products come from Nigeria. By doing so we are brining a sense of connection to the country, the culture and Africa as a whole. With that in mind, we will always offer 100% satisfaction and our products come from 100% quality guaranteed.
The Head Wrap Collection is perfect for everyday fashion, dress up, parties, traditional ceremonies, women on the go and those who love to mix and match patterns.
About Folasade Adeoso:
When I am not busy creating or coming up with new ideas for my brand, you will find that I spend my time always trying to enjoy life as much as I can with family and friends or simply by myself. After the death of my Father, Austin Adebisi Adeoso, who passed away of cancer January 10, 2012, I decided to fulfill my dreams of creating art and expanding myself as a brand.
About a year later, in 2013, I traveled to Nigeria for the first time since I left for Canada with my parents at the age of two. During my trip to Nigeria, I discussed with my Aunt that that my peers in America loved when I wore my headwraps and inquired on where and how they can get one of their own. The very next day I found myself in the middle of a neigbourhood market in Lagos alongside my Aunt handpicking beautifully patterned headwraps to start off my new business ventures.
The brand name”1953” came to mind during the trip back to Nigeria. When I landed in Nigeria, family greeted me by saying, “Welcome to your Father’s land”. 1953 was the year that my Father was born, it became the year Nigeria became my Father’s land. This is in honour of him, a piece of him that I can now pass on to my own family.
So Dencia for Whitenicious got invited by Oprah? WHY ISN’T IT DYING THOUGH?!!? OPRAH WHY?!
People keep referring to Dencia as a “Nigerian/Cameroonian pop star” and I’m pretty clued in with music, but I never heard of her until she released her whitenicious bleaching cream. I have literally never heard of this woman before in any capacity and I don’t know anyone who has. Who can name 3 of her songs without consulting google? Why does she have a verified twitter account? Is anyone trying to impersonate her Casper the friendly ghost looking ass? Abeg comot jare!
Some faces from the Nigeria Global Day of Action protest in support of the Nigerian LGBTQ community.
Click here for more pictures.
These are the kind of solutions Nigeria has for terrorism.
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
— Toni Morrison (via missturman)
Here is a textbook example of lazy western journalism.
The Guardian recently published an article on Boko Haram. However, the lead image they used was from the Niger Delta. The image is of a pipeline explosion and people on a canoe. I’ve been around my fair share of photo and newsdesk editors, so I know how they think. The writer of the article probably had nothing to do with the image, that was most likely an editor’s decision. The editor probably only used this image because it has an explosion, even though the explosion has nothing to do with Boko Haram and the location of the pictured explosion is not even in the same region of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates. It’s literally at opposite ends of the country. But any picture of an explosion will do.
This is what happens when you don’t have diverse newsdesk editors. No Nigerian (or anyone with a cursory knowledge of Nigeria) would make this kind of mistake.
The same thing goes on with white journalists who are supposed “West Africa experts”, yet they don’t know the difference between Nigerian and Nigerien. Despite these constant mistakes, these white people all have jobs. There are black people who have been fired for far less.
My friend atane took these lovely photos of me at Friday’s protest for the global day of solidarity with Nigeria’s LGBT community in NYC. Thanks so much, atane! Nigeria WILL bloom again!
See more of atane’s photos from the day here: http://www.ataneofiaja.com/nigeria-global-day-of-action
Exactly I did not ask to hear that she could have kept it to herself and personally I think she deserved everything I said and more.
Take A Listen: A Journey in Jazz with Ambrose Akinmusire.
The son of a Nigerian father and an American mother, Ambrose Akinmusire is a powerful ‘voice’ in the world of jazz today. Signed to Blue Note, the 31-year-old trumpeter was the winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and after much hype he’s back with a brand new album.
Listening to his soon-to-be-released bold yet melancholy third album The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, due out March 11th, I find myself heavily transfixed as each hypnotic track takes me through deeper levels of a world colorfully illustrated with sounds that paint pictures where words fail, transcending space and time.
All Africa, All the time.
Yeah everything you’ve just said is disgustingly anti-black. Like what you just wrote not only holds absolutely no basis but is some of the most disgustingly racist anti-black racist bullcrap I’ve ever read. I am disgusted, and if I’m honest based on what you just wrote black men don’t need someone as gross and anti-black in their life as you.
Ok dang they need to chill like honestly the girl obviously grew up in a household where her mom ingrained that ideology into her impressionable mind sheesh like damn
She’s not gonna snap out of it just because you insult her
How bout being nice an helping her realize how awesome black people can be when they aren’t being condescending bitches..just a suggestion
You’re calling me a condescending bitch? What the fuck do you think this is? A minstrel show? Am I supposed to put together some slide show proving “how awesome black men are”? Have you lost your fucking mind? If I were you I’d watch my step because I’m so close to ripping your ridiculously dense self a new one.
Why can’t you be nice to racists? If only you showed anti-black racists how awesome black people can be, then anti-black racism would not be an issue. Why didn’t anyone think of this centuries ago? Can you imagine the trajectory of black people within the last several centuries if we took this approach? When Europeans started enslaving Africans, if only those Africans in chains tried showing how awesome they were, none of this would have happened. They could have shown them their artwork, pottery, statues, organized societies, architecture, music and all the awesome things they did. But no, enslaved Africans didn’t play up their awesomeness. I bet they weren’t very nice when confronted with brutal anti-black racism either.
Why couldn’t they have been nice and shown them how awesome they were? You should be nice towards people who racially debase and dehumanize you. Racist people will also yield to awesomeness. One time, this racist white man in a KKK robe saw me walking down the street, so I immediately started breakdancing. Upon witnessing my awesome, majestic moves, he tore off his klan robes and replaced it with FUBU. It happened just like that. My awesome breakdancing skills changed him. He now loves black people, and he even has a tattoo of Alek Wek. My black awesomeness did that.
As for me, I’m off to seize the day. I’m gonna go look for some KKK and neo-nazi types. Before they have a chance to lynch me or beat me to death, I will whip out a Fela Kuti CD and play it for them. I’m gonna show them how awesome black people can be. Once they hear Fela’s awesome afrobeat, their opinions will change. This will stop racism. I’ll also knit them sweaters because it pays to be nice to racists. Always be nice to racists. Any reasonable person will welcome nice and awesome people, because if there is one thing racists are, it’s reasonable.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
"Why are you poor? Stop being poor. Be rich like me!" - Fox News commentators, GOP congressmen, and late night informercials on real estate flipping.
Does he really believe that a GED and a job for a year will pull you out of poverty? Lmao
White people scream race doesn’t matter until someone makes their favorite character black
This photo of Idris Elba was taken by my good friend Henry Adebonojo. Whoever originally posted this cropped out his watermark and altered the B&W tone of the image to make it look duller and flatter. See the original image of Idris he took here on his tumblr.
Respect people’s work. This really needs to stop. Everyday I see people posting the work of people I know, work from my friends and sometimes my own work. I don’t get it. Why not just reblog them or give them credit? Why go through such lengths to not acknowledge their work? It seems like such an effort to do this. I mean, cropping someone’s watermark and then altering the color temperature. It’s the height of disrespect.
STELLA JEAN FW2014/2015 backstage for ROUGH Italiaby Vincenzo D’Ambrosio
People with amnesia
Ever get facebook friend requests and messages from former school classmates who were absolutely terrible people? Just overall shitty human beings. It’s like they’ve forgotten who they were and how they acted towards other people. What possesses these people to send out friend requests and messages? Why would I want to be their friend in any capacity as an adult? Do they have amnesia about how they were towards people? It’s truly unbelievable.
Why can’t they just move on with their lives? I’m not trying to relive high school glory days. I’m a grown man. Move on with your life. It is truly sad to witness people who peaked in high school. That was the pinnacle of their life and everything went downhill after high school graduation.