Happy Monday y’all! As I mentioned earlier, I just came back from Nigeria so I wanted to share some of the photos I took with y’all, especially since Nigeria has been in the news these past couple of weeks. The girls were taken when I was actually in Nigeria, and it really breaks my heart to see that it’s taken this long for this issue to gain international attention. Hopefully, somehow, someway, progress is made. If this issue intrigues and you do want to help I encourage you to take this opportunity to research and learn about Nigerian history and how the country is operating today. In a recent article Chimamanda Adichie states “Many of Nigeria’s present problems are, arguably, consequences of an ahistorical culture.” Unfortunately, there is an emphasis on learning European history and barely anything on African history, so we gotta do our own research to become learned on the subject at hand. We must continue to hope and pray that something positive with come out of this. But, as they say, “Faith without works is dead.” Let’s do what we can to take action. On the positive note, its been great to see so many people who are concerned about this issue and who are eager to help #BringBackOurGirls.
So first, here are a couple some photos from a rally I attended this weekend. Any and all efforts are appreciated. (WARNING: SUPER PHOTO HEAVY POST)
And now some photos from my trip. Despite all the negative attention on Nigeria right now, there is a unique concoction of community, hustler-attitude, and celebration that transcends everywhere in the country and just can’t be found anywhere else in this world. It is this concoction, this quality that keeps me coming back, and of course to see the fam!
I was really inspired by these flame trees. They are found everywhere in Nigeria.
Some of my favorite Nigerian food: Jellof rice, Catfish stew, and plantain. Yum city!
My grandma at her 100th birthday party
My cousin’s traditional wedding
#OOTD of that day!
me on the last day
I hope you all enjoyed the photos and please continue efforts to bring back our girls!