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June 29, 2017
Nigerian Cultural Representations


Arrogance… They say Nigerians have a sense of arrogance, and we attribute to it being “the Giant of Africa,” but I don’t see it that way. Don’t get me wrong. There are arrogant Nigerians, arrogant Africans but that arrogance generally stems from something vain, materialistic.
June 28, 2017


I had the honor of meeting with the Ooni of Ife during our last trip to Nigeria in April 2017. This is a huge deal considering who the Ooni of Ife is. The “enomouritiy” of our seeing him seemed to heighten with each person we would tell. So quite naturally, you can imagine my elevated anxiety coupled with nervousness upon arriving at the palace. Yes, I said palace! First, let me just tell you a little bit about just who the Ooni of Ife is.
May 31, 2017

The Nigerian Herder’s Daughter Who Became UN deputy chief

Mother of six Amina Mohammed rose from a humble upbringing in the Lake Chad region to become a government minister and the UN’s second in command […]
March 29, 2017

Bridging the Gap: A Sip & Shop Lunch Affair

This Sunday, March 5th, in partnership with Phatbulous Fashionista, we hosted the first of what I hope to be several, “Bridging the Gap: A Sip & Shop Lunch Affair” and it was AWESOME!
November 1, 2016


Our first ever African Kitchen series was an absolute HIT!!! So many came out to support our cause and enjoy the traditional dish, Tjebu Djeun, which is the Senegalese version of the ever so popular jollof rice. What a delicious treat provided by our ever so gracious host, Uncle Madieye of Yassa African Restaurant located in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood!
June 1, 2016

My Trip to Nigeria (Part 1)

As we waited to board our direct flight from Houston to Lagos on the always disappointing United which was now 4.5 hours late from our original scheduled departure time of 7:55, I looked over at my cousin gisting and laughing with some other guys flying to Nigeria for a wedding.