I don't want to ask anything I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the post about Shakira stealing the Cameroonian song Zamina! As a teenage Nigerian living in NYC, I notice a LOT of West African/African influence in Western clothing, music, dance styles, slang, etc and when I point this out a lot of people don't take what I say seriously or believe me because they don't want to accept the fact that their what ever I'm talking about originated in a "dark backwards continent full of heathen". OMG I ♥ you for that post!
I totally cosign everything you said. People just believe what they’ve already decided to believe about Africans so that they can tell themselves they’re so fortunate and lucky.
The "thief" thing is soo true!, what do u think about the whole "turban" style now, to me it looks like a headwrap to be honest, it just sucks how africans don't get any credit for what they do, when i went to Ghana this summer and went to the art centre i was just blown away @ how talented, artistic and BEAUTIFUL the pieces of clothing and art that was made, from sculptures to oil paintings. It's such a shame.
It really is a huge shame. So many people are celebrating the fact that African fashion is now in the lime light but AFRICANS are not getting the credit, Americans and Europeans are and that is just plain WRONG.
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