People of colour

Her dungarees caught my attention but her illuminating smile made my day. From the hair, to her smile, Zulu beadwork, afro inspired dungarees and even the nail polish.

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The young ones

This is my nephew Musa, he is 18 lives is South Africa, Johannesburg. He is the coolest kid with his own sense of style. This picture was taken at the Afro Punk festival.

Afro Punk Joburg 2017 was legit!

I have just recently returned from holiday in South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique. South Africa is my birth country, so this post might be a bit biased.

The highlight of my  visit in Joburg was experiencing the Afro Punk Joburg edition 2017.  Joburgers really made their mark as the best dressed  at the AfroPunk 2017. If you do not believe me , here This is proof.

Welcome Zozo to Afronorsk!

Make way for Zozo! We are excited to be welcoming beautiful Zozo; photographer and owner of afro-danish blog My Beautiful People as a contributor on afronorsk.com! Zozo originally comes from South Africa and currently lives in Denmark, in addition to running a blog and photography, Zozo works a day job.

She is passionate about all things African especially representation in Scandinavia which is why she set out to launch her blog called My Beautiful People to capture the beauty of every day africans in Denmark. Her message with her blog is to declare; We are beautiful, We are here, We will be represented.

Zozo will be sharing on Afronorsk her adventures in Denmark, her home country South Africa and her passions and thoughts on Africa and Afroscandinivia. You can look out for her adventures under the feature category.

We are delighted to have you on board Zozo and look forward to going on many adventures with you.

Welcome!

photo credit: Jacob Crawfurd.

Genesis Award Is Coming!

Genesis Awards; an event created to recognise and celebrate the innovative bright minds shaping the new future within the African Norwegian community have released a promo video ahead of the event scheduled to hold on the 21st of April 2018 at Sentralen Kvadraturen Oslo. Details on tickets for the event can be found on their website here

Hear directly from the event’s founder Afronorsk designer; Kinam.

New Music from Efe

Oslo based hip hop/dancehall artist Efe has got new music out and this one is called ‘Ginger’.

Efe was raised with and was first exposed to music by his parents who were involved in church music. This has been a blessing and a curse for him; a curse in the way of high expectations from his parents who are skilled in the same area (music) where his passion lies.

He moved to Norway when he was 15 after living in Nigeria and New york. For Efe making music is a form of expressing himself, which he does through his lyrics.

Lyrics are an important element of my music, many of the texts are based on events that have occurred in my life. Through the texts, i want to inspire others to not lose faith – Efe

Listen, share and enjoy his single; ‘Ginger‘…

 

What You Need To Know About Modern Day Slavery In Libya

According to major reports africans from The Gambia, Senegal, Sudan, Nigeria, Guinea, Ivory Coast and many others fleeing their homeland for various reasons with the hope to end up in Europe have fallen into the wrong hands in Libya and are being sold as slaves. Most are auctioned off for as little as $400. Libya has been a major migrant route into Europe.

It is unimaginable that this is occurring in a world that appears to have fought an is still fighting for the idea that all humans are born free. It is unimaginable that dark cloud of human slavery still hovers over us in this world.

“The power vacuum caused by the fall of Muhammad Gadaffi and the attempts of the European Union to stop migrants travelling into Europe through the mediterranean has led to more people being stuck in the North African Country without food or drink.” – Aljazeera.com

According to  a statement by the French Foreign Ministry, the French government have called for an emergency meeting of the UN security council to discuss on this nightmare and consider new measures to tackle the growing problem of trafficking of migrants in Libya.

A petition requiring a million signatures to ask the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, the UN and the African Union to take immediate and concrete measures to stop the human trafficking is available here on change.org.

This petition will be delivered to:

  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
  • Boris Johnson MP

Photo Credit: http://www.aa.com.tr