Hey boos! This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Felabration 2015 #TurnUp in Accra. The event was a fabulous way to honour the legendary Fela Kuti’s birthday. You guys know I don’t play when it comes to my afrobeats, and I got my love for Fela from growing up in Nigeria. I lost … Continue reading OOTD: FELAbration 2015!
I’ve told you guys before how D’Angelo was my first love. His 2000 “Voodoo” album was one of the first CDs I ever bought, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve listened to it almost every night for 15 years. D’Angelo was known as the face of the Neo-Soul movement in the 90s, and … Continue reading I Saw D’Angelo Live in Concert and He Was Perfect
Ooooooo CHILE! You guys, it’s the May Bank Holiday long weekend here in London, and the sun is shining! I’m deliriously happy right now and feeling so blessed. Life is fabulous. God is so good; can I get an exuberant “Amen” in this place? *breakdances down church aisle, holding onto ludicrously large hat* In celebration … Continue reading Soundtrack to my (long) Weekend: Awilo Longomba- Karolina
It’s Easter my loves! This is my favourite time of year. It’s spring, and everything is lush and green and filled with hope. The sun is out, the days are getting longer, and I have to tell you, I just feel fantastic! I love being able to shrug off the misery of winter and start … Continue reading Soundtrack to My Weekend: So Hot- Rahsaan Patterson
LE HUGE SIGH. I just love the bejesus out of this song, and have done ever since I was a little girl in afro-puffs. We had a working television for approximately three days out of my entire childhood, and I spent every available moment of those days watching MTV. I’ll never forget the first time … Continue reading Soundtrack to My Weekend: Charles & Eddie: Would I Lie To You?
Darlings, last night a DJ saved my life. It was the end of a rubbish week; non-stop rain, London transport fuckery and rough days at work. I was left feeling stressed, vulnerable, and on edge. Then one of my friends said the two magic words: GAY BAR. Cue shrieks of excitement, piling high of hair … Continue reading Soundtrack to my Weekend: InDeep- Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
This post should really be called “Soundtrack to My Life” because I’ve had this song on repeat for so long now. Growing up in my beloved Nigeria means that my heart belongs permanently to Afrobeat. Initially made world-famous in the 60s and 70s by the legendary Fela Kuti, Afrobeat has continued to slay folks up … Continue reading Soundtrack to My Weekend: Iyanya- Le Kwa Ukwu