REDEFINING MYSELF

  I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am not your expectation, no’…..It seems like yesterday when I first heard India Arie belt out these lyrics to her hit song; ‘I am not my hair’. Interestingly enough, if I remember clearly, that was the same year [...]

 

KAYOBI IS 4

‎4 years ago I had a dream to start an African Street Wear brand. I wanted to create tees with African roots and global reach. We printed our first shirt, Piece in Africa (modeled by my little brother in the pic) on 08/08/08.   Today that dream has come soo [...]

 

Beauty, Colour and All things African- African Fashion Week, 2012

             To call myself a Fashionista on any ‘normal’ day in Elsie’s world would be huge overstatement. After all, my personal style is predominantly androgynous with staples such as white tees, skinny jeans, blazers and brogues. So you can imagine how anxious I felt about going to the Africa Fashion [...]

 

Abby Ross’ photographs: a brighter future for women in DRC

«If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.» (bell hooks)  About the project: These are portraits of women who have been victims of sexual violence. As a result they’ve been abandoned [...]

 

20 percent OFF all our products

To celebrate the Olympics we are giving 20 percent OFF all our products – simply use discount code OLYMPICS at the check out. http://www.shop.kayobiclothing.com/ Happy shopping  

 

The Frank Ocean effect

Can I be crass for one quick second? Okay, so people, why all the ‘sudden’ interest in Frank Ocean? For those of you who share in my sentiment, here is what I keep asking myself. Is it because he just recently ‘came out of the closet’ or because people have now discovered [...]

 

#MandelaStory

«It always seems impossible, until it is done» (Nelson Mandela)  Would our nation’s father, Nelson Mandela, have spent 27 years in prison if he had access to the same technology, social media platforms, instant sharing apps and global monitoring tools as we do today? It’s a question asked by Prezence Digital. [...]

 

Lady Ghana: Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah

«Forward ever, Backwards never» It doesn’t always happen that an African politician is featured on the cover of an Italian magazine and when it should happen, a South Korean diplomat appears on it.  #OhChale ! Two weeks ago, Il Venerdì, a weekly supplement of La Repubblica – the most read newspaper in Italy – dedicated its front page [...]

 

ACT LIKE A LADY….BUT DO THINK LIKE A MAN!

      There was a time in my life, when i used to describe myself as a rookie when it came to matters of love. I was naive, unsophisticated and pretty much dumb about relationships. I’m not just talking about romantic relationships, no; I’m talking about even family, work, all kinds [...]

 

Cynthia Eyram Ofori-Dwumfuo: Drowned by the noise of stereotypes

“People think that Africa’s synonymous to charity” (Blitz The Ambassador) What do Liberians, Ivoirians, Ugandans, Mozambicans and Egyptians have in common? All their stories are going to unheard, drowned by the noise of stereotypes and depicted as one single thing, minimizing the beautiful complexity of Africa (a 2304p video watched [...]

 

Kayobi Presents AZONTO BATTLE

This past Christmas i was in Ghana and my little cousins put on an Azonto Master Class – here is a preview The full version will be appearing here shortly so keep checking. Happy Easter and don’t forget the reason for the season. Peace

 

LOVE. LIVE.LIFE

   Just recently, my god brother was born. It’s been one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far this year. I like to fuss around him; i treat him he is made of pure gold. When he yawns, i smile really big and when i hold him, it’s [...]

 
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