2019 – The Year of Return “In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters in what will become a birthright journey home for the global African family.” - President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
Finding my roots in Brazil Part of understanding who my Tabom ancestors were, and subsequently who I am, includes unravelling the past events which lead to them fleeing Brazil for their freedom back to West Africa... To be back in Bahia, in 2019 - The Year of Return - on the date of the... Continue Reading →
São Paulo is home to 12.2 million people, with a total of 21.6 million living in its metropolitan area - this city defines the meaning of 'a concrete jungle'! Here are 6 influencers who made me feel less of a stranger and more at home than I could have ever expected...
"First of all, I need to say the word fat is alright. I prefer to be called fat..." As fat phobia continues to marginalise and discriminate, this body positive Brazilian model and influencer tells why it's ok to call her fat. Meet Bianca Guirgel...https://youtu.be/du-M-AwI86w Bianca wears: Aline Vito dress and Boutique de Krioula earringsLook out for the... Continue Reading →
I arrived in Salvador da Bahia, the land my Tabom ancestors left close to 200 years ago for their freedom in West Africa, more specifically Accra Ghana (then the Gold Coast). I almost didn't include Salvador in this Brazil trip after flight prices sky rocketed due to the holidays, and my credit card suddenly not... Continue Reading →
A touch of Africa in Rio - Africa Arte As a journalist/blogger/visual artist - and an African myself - I have a deeply rooted interest in sharing narratives of Africans across the diaspora. There's an indescribable connection, and, let's call it what it is - privilege(!) that comes with sharing "I'm from Ghana" when I meet... Continue Reading →
If you're a foodie or just looking to sample the 'carioca lifestyle' away from the typical beach scene - head to the Farmers Market in Gloria, locally called Feira Livre da Glória, and experience a taste of Rio through the charm of it's vendors! https://youtu.be/snrVlRn3Tes Located in a charming tree-lined neighbourhood of Gloria, tucked between... Continue Reading →
I can't believe just how fast the months have flown by! Wasn't it just a moment ago that summer was here? I guess what I need throwback to warm my heart - memories from the Uganda film assignment I was commissioned on with DoGoodFilms! Here’s a brief intro I made as content and social media... Continue Reading →