Everyday I pray for each child to grow up the right way, and learn with love, the greatest lessons of life. – Victoria Olajide.
I met Aina Eniyan via Instagram. Like many of his clients.
Our conversation was brief and we set up a time that would be convenient for us both to meet. To be honest I was not exactly nervous, because like many other artists I have met, they always seem cool and humble.
So I went to his studio.
The studio was a mash up of creative energy and genius. Spending hours there daily would make you work something beautiful up, no matter how crude you are. He told me many secrets to his consistent growth and success.
Kindly read on.
I never knew many African authors. Aderemi and I would gosh over Wole Soyinka’s books and a few others (mostly older people), but I didn’t know the new creative spirit that had evolved.
Lace dresses are for inaugurations or formal events (says the voice inside my head), but mama’s going to wear it anyway! So, in other to get myself fully prepared for any form of atmosphere, I put on a short sleeve lace dress made by Tash Apparel, simple ballerina flats and a matching headband to vibe with all the positive energy I was already giving off. Nothing prepared me for what was going to come after…
There is a kind of “power” and “mystery” about the black person. through history, thinking about our brilliance, the things we have been through, boundaries we have broken and just like the way that we look, the way that we are, feel like there is so much strength in us, as much as i try to Portray “obviously” the African men, the magic- Hafsat Sani Sami. Continue reading
But my eyes are fixed on my one true love
Staring into my transparent heart
Your cold kiss then reminds
Maybe I fell into the wrong hands…
“The play opens with Elesin Oba, a local village chieftan as he walks through the local market, followed by a praise-singer. The king has died recently, and, as a horseman to the king, Elesin is to commit ritual suicide so that he may accompany him to the afterlife.