Today is AFRICA FREEDOM DAY!!
We truly have lots to celebrate as the world's youngest and fastest growing continent! To mark this auspicious occasion, I teamed up with ten natural hair bloggers from around Africa (courtesy of ZedHair) to celebrate a day of #AfricaDayNaturals. Each of us got to share why we love AFRICA SOO MUCH!
"I love Africa because we are a continent full of laughter, sunshine and hope!!"
Akos (Afrokanomics, Ghana, Zambia, Botswana)
"I love being African because - too many reasons to note. I'm just so happy and honoured to get to call this continent home."
"I love being african because: My black is flawless. It sings with a rhythmic melody of beauty.
My black is loud. My Black is gold. My kinky hair roars with elegance, it defines my beauty."
Carice (DestinyConnect, South Africa)
"I like being African because of the richness of our stories.I like being African because we are survivors and thrivers across the world. I like being African because of the diversity of us from our skin colour to our hair texture to our languages and cultures."
Nangamso (FroChic, South Africa)
"I love being African because we have such rich and vibrant cultures; from our traditional attires to our yummy food; there is so much variety! I also love being African because of our spirit of Ubuntu: "I am because we are"."
Naomi (KinksnTwists, Zambia)
"I love being African because: my black is flawless. Its sings with a rhythmic melody of beauty. My black is loud. My black is gold. My kinky hair roars with elegance, it defines my beauty."
BlackBeautyKween, South Africa.
"I like being African because I'm black and beautiful."
Hadassah (Nappily Nigerian Girl, Nigeria)
"I love being African because I get to have gravity defying kinky coily hair, smooth shiny chocolate skin and a unique colourful culture. Live Beautifully. Naturally."
Sibongile (Zedian Chic, Zambia)
"I love being African because I am so proud of my roots, the rich culture and the uniqueness that I was born into."
Kelechi (YellowSisi, Nigeria)
"I like being African because of our uniqueness and the excellence that ever brews within us, the innocence of our creative abilities, untainted by the measures imposed by the others. In spite of our difficulties, we are a joyful and content continent. I love my Africa!"
Kasuba (Rockin Naturals, South Africa/Zambia)
"I love being African because it's the only place where I can visit someone at lunch and not be chased away; giving directions means saying 'at the hump' or 'at the big tree'; street vendors/call boys are everybody's knight in shining armour (you will never be stranded here!)"
Why do you love Africa?
Happy Africa Freedom Day!