African Fashion as the Next Fashion Capital: Evolving the Concept of Hybrid Modernity


Last year at TedxDumbo in October, I spoke about Africa as the next Fashion Capital. I believe this notion fully and it has some roots in the timing of what is going on the continent. This decade, most African countries will hit 50 years of independence. This is a historic milestone and I feel it willContinue reading “African Fashion as the Next Fashion Capital: Evolving the Concept of Hybrid Modernity”

Striving to be Ghana’s Premier Fashion School: Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design


  Photo of Joyce Ababio This is the seventh blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. See the series here. I began this blog on the dayContinue reading “Striving to be Ghana’s Premier Fashion School: Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design”

Runo Okiomah’s Maa-Bara: Growing Food Anywhere


Visualization of Maa-Bara’s sustainable aquaponics technology. Image composed by Ogheneruno Okiomah and Daniel Daou. This is the sixth blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. SeeContinue reading “Runo Okiomah’s Maa-Bara: Growing Food Anywhere”

Rediscovering Anthony Barboza through his Extraordinary Photographs and Jazz Moments


I don’t often do any pieces on super stars. But with Anthony Barboza, I could not help it. He really is a super star – chronicling the black experience, especially in jazz. I first really heard about him at an Organization of Black Designers conference about 12 years ago though I had seen his workContinue reading “Rediscovering Anthony Barboza through his Extraordinary Photographs and Jazz Moments”

Fall 2011: Time to work on Global Africa, Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans


This Fall, I have started my engine running and working on a series of projects that are in the realm of Global Africa exploring Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans. It begins with: My Blogging on Huffington Post Black Voices Editorial work at Calabar Magazine Growing the Brand Black Design News Network (BDNN) Expanding Calabar Imports CreatingContinue reading “Fall 2011: Time to work on Global Africa, Afropolitans and Diasporic Africans”