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Lupita Nyong’o Discloses How Colorism Reflected On Her Feelings As A 5-Year-Old Kenyan Girl

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Lupita Nyong’o‘s new book, Sulwe, will be released two weeks from now and the actress informed her fans about this by sharing a photo of her 5-year-old self and spoke about how it reflected on her feelings when she read books but couldn’t see black characters that looked like her.

She said Sulwe is to serve as a mirror for dark-skinned girls to see characters that look like them and to tackle colorism.

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She wrote:

This is 5-year-old me. I reflected on this little girl’s feelings and fantasies when I decided to write my children’s book, #Sulwe. With this book, I wanted to hold up a mirror for her. Here’s why:

As a little girl reading, I had all of these windows into the lives of people who looked nothing like me, chances to look into their worlds, but I didn’t have any mirrors. While windows help us develop empathy and an understanding of the wider world, mirrors help us develop our sense of self, and our understanding of our own world. They ground us in our body and our experiences.

#Sulwe holds up a mirror for dark-skinned children especially, to see themselves reflected immediately, and it is a window for all the others to cherish peering into.

Colorism, society’s preference for lighter skin, is alive and well. It’s not just a prejudice reserved for places with a largely white population. Throughout the world, even in Kenya, even today, there is a popular sentiment that lighter is brighter.

I imagined what it would have been like for this little girl to turn the pages of her picture books and see more dark skin in a beautiful light. This book is my dream come true for kids like her today. #Sulwearrives October 15. ? Link in bio to pre-order.

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Future And Lori Harvey Spark Dating Rumours As They Are Seen ‘All Over Each Other Cuddling’ At A Concert

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Future and Lori Harvey have sparked dating rumours after they were allegedly spotted too close hugging and cuddling at a concert.

Sources told theJasmineBRAND that the rapper, 35, and model, 22, were seen together at Teyana Taylor’s concert in Atlanta on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The pair reportedly arrived separately and stayed with each other the entire night, hugging and cuddling, one insider claimed.

“They were all over each other, hugging and holding hands. Really hot and heavy!”

 Future and Lori Harvey spark dating rumours as they are seen

The source also alleged that Future and Lori left the venue together.

News of their link up comes after it was also reported that Lori Harvey has broken up from Diddy, the father of her ex-boyfriend Justin Combs. Before her relationship with Daddy, Lori Harvey was linked to singer Trey Songz and engaged to footballer, Memphis Depay.

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Peruzzi And Cee-C Spark Dating Rumours

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Nigerian singer, Peruzzi has sparked dating rumours with big brother naija star, Cee-C after he took to social media to gush about her in a post that has long been deleted.

The DMW act who shared a screenshot of his video call with Cee-C, captioned it “peace of mind”. The pair had before now sparked speculation of a romantic relationship after he featured her in his music video “Majesty”.

Peruzzi and Ceec spark dating rumours

Peruzzi has also been spotted hanging out with Cee-C and his cousin/Davido’s fiancee, Chioma.

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Meet “Nana Gari” The 60 Year Old Musician Who Aspires To Win The 2020 VGMA Artiste Of The Year

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Music like education has no age barrier and thus no matter your age you can still pursue a career in any of the fields but starting a career at an older seems to be a tough decision but sensational musician Nana Gari has challenged himself to start his music career at age 60.

According to Nana Gari Growing up, he had always wanted to do music, but it was rather unfortunate I did not get anyone nor any means to make my dream come true. But I was inspired by rich Shuga to start the music and that’s how I got into music.

His kinda music is basically meant to swipe off your feet unto the dance floor. It’s called traditional hiplife and trusts me it has come to stay meaning everyone is gonna enjoy. I get my inspiration from life and it’s happening.

Alot of things happen in life some positive others, negative, good, bad, ugly, sweet, bitter, sad, funny…..a whole lot so things that happen in life inspire my music to also inspire someone or motivate them. As my music states “Ol3 GA” someone might come from afar to set up a business here in Accra and might not result as expected. All these inspire my kind of music.

Nana Gari disclosed that his biggest challenge has always been getting a manager to help support my music. In Ghana doing music without a Manager is something else thus getting to the top would be a hard nut to crake. I am currently working on my two next singles (bangers ). I want Ghana to just watch out and still believe in me.

Nobody knows what tomorrow holds but all I will say is to be able to have about 3 albums in the next 2 yrs. I just believe the future for NANA GARI is gonna shine exceedingly. I would like to tell an upcoming artist not to give up. They should keep pushing harder and harder until their time come.

However upcoming artiste shouldn’t follow the crowd on reaching there by any means they should have at the back of their mind that one step at a time. I want my fans to know to love them all for their time and support and I promise to always deliver.

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