I wasn’t born in Africa, but Africa was born into me. I’m beyond grateful and proud to be African for many reasons. Our traditional values that shapes our upbringing, the many languages that are spoken in one country ALONE fascinates me till this day, our original fabrics and accessories, our rich melanin , our music, our head turning beauty and you guys know I can’t forget about the food 🥘😍😋(I won’t get into the jollof war)😂. These are just a few of the many things that makes me super proud of being African. As a first generation Guinean, it could be a little hard when it comes to acceptance. In America, growing up African , as you know, we faced many ignorant comments about our culture. When I’m back in the motherland , yes they know that I’m African, but “not African enough” for them because I was born in the states. I have many friends and family that could relate to not being fully accepted by either side. Once you know yourself, nobody could tell you otherwise. I’ll forever stand with pride knowing that I haven’t lost myself. I’m beyond grateful to have this spread in @afropolitainmagazine 🌍 AVAILABLE NOW! ☺️ @kezimak THANK YOU for including me in your latest editorial. You are a force in this generation! Continue to shine your light throughout the world Queen!
Big ups to the dream team that helped put this all together:
Photographer : @seanwaltrous
MUCH LOVE ALWAYS 💕