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2018 Quarterly Update & Events|Wass-good?

Hey y’all, how is your new year going so far? Hit any of your resolutions yet? gave up yet? Ask for the restart button yet? Yes, No, maybe so? Well, if your year has been a disaster so far, do not be so hard on yourself, and I say this to echo to myself because I need to take my own advice lmao! I said I was going to update everything Thursday and y’all…. that was too damn hard. I really could not keep up with work, social life, plan a wedding, and a plethora of other projects that I am involved in… but I PROMISE… I will do better for the rest of the year if you stay tuned to this paid space of interwebs lol.

Aside from having a successful traditional wedding and an upcoming “white wedding” as we Africans like to call it, I have some events that you all should peep and participate in if you have time in your busy shehdules (spelled that wrong on purpose… sound it out lol):

  • BrunchCon: April 22, 2018 click here to purchase tickets I will be there live and direct… hopefully I will not be to turnt to not snapchat and do ig Live. But it is open bar and bites from all the vendors and I am sure I will have a blast and so should you! Yall know i am the self proclaimed #champagnechampion.
  • UIU DMV Jollof Jam: April 28, 2018 Click here to purchase tickets This will be fun! but do get your ticket before they sell out. Not everyone can cook some good jollof rice, and here some skills will be put to the taste buds test.
  • Igbo Amaka Cultural: Keep this organization on your radar. They will be having a talk show (which involves yours truly on a couple of episodes), and touches on some interesting topics concerning Igbo Culture. If you are looking to understand, learn, or cure some curiousity of a certain ethnic group in Nigeria… this is one of the orgs to look out for. Check out their website as well (drop a donation or two, or three lol) Click for Igbo Amaka Cultural website here

I definitely will have the best brunch spots in DC to check out (definitely bottomless ones will be in there), and an update on “The Safe Sphere”- a podcast that I collabed with @Ndidi_love. With all of the events and projects in the works, this year was not too bad. Cannot say the same for those in the lime light.. seems to be a cheating season in the first quarter… but hopefully it gets better.. for them? Anywho.. lol resolutions and ish never work out for me.. and if you are not hitting your resolutions… IT IS OK!

Art Lovers, Must See!, must try!

UNSUNG ARTIST | Shiri Achu

Hey y’all it is your random around the way blogger bringing some under-discovered content that you more than likely never heard of because I like the beat of my own drum [off beat drum… but nonetheless… a beat]. I have had the pleasure of knowing Shiri for years. Guess where we met? In random fashion, on the WMTA on our way to work! She asked me who did my hair, and my friendly behind is always giving the deets and from there we exchanged numbers and I have been stuck to her ever since!

I have visited one of her exhibits 36inPrint:DC,(check out her press release in click munagi here), which was absolutely amazing and infused Art + Live Music in an intriguing fusion. I have been to many of her workshops and made my own piece [with a whole lotta help], and watched every step of accolade and accomplishment Shiri has achieved. HOWEVER….. [INSERT MEGAPHONE] SHIRI SHOULD BE A REGULAR NAME. She has done much for the community, women empowerment, AND awesome African inspired art for the soul!   So browse around her website provided here and check out some dope art [purchase a few here and there… I know you know an art lover] and be inspired!  Shiri’s Social Media Links [be her friend!]: Facebook: Shiri’s Facebook Instagram: Shiri’s Instagram

Bai y’all. Nnennayalator | Bougie Villager

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I and my sister at a Shiri Achu Workshop