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I reconcile deeper with darkness and light

I reconcile deeper with darkness and light. Darkness and Light is directing towards the Universe's natural balance, Yin Yang, masculine and feminine polarities. I know what country my ancestors come from, the powerful land of Africa, but I also know were I came from before I...

Distant relatives I finally got to meet.

The Ma’Ati nation meets the Mursi nation. Finally in a place I began to understand myself. If this pic moves you, please go to the Rift and Omo Valley yourself. These beautiful civilizations, which we’re racing to have again, are under threat due to “development”...

Why the obsession with black narratives of oppression?

​​I recently emailed the VP of my school this: “Furthermore, educational societies are obsessed with black narratives of oppression. There are always lectures, discussions, or events on race, crime, capitalism, gender, etc…Emmanuel College is obsessed with discussing black misfortune without an action plan to make structural changes...

There is bliss when all Africans connect

It's beautiful how being African can create such a strong representation of one's self. I believe that when someone identifies themselves as African, they recognize where they are from but also declare that they are changing what it means to be "African". There are many...

To go back to traditions …

​"To go back to traditions is the first step forward”.. I was raised in a family of 10 siblings and parents devoted to sharing their loves for each other and that of our African Congolese traditions. Now as a musician, creative director, my sole purpose is to...

The Concept of William Okpo started on a damn plane ride!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 19 and 23 we decided to start William Okpo. In this picture we were on a family vacation in Nigeria , Lizzy had us on a hunt for some fabric that she was traditionally not supposed to use, but she was determined. Til this day...

This feeling in my heart …

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I’ve always had this feeling in my heart since a child, that I’m suppose to change the world…I’m still crazy enough to believe it! Five years ago I decided to move to New York with no real plan, but with just that one confirmation in...

Do right by the ancestors …

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...