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Popular African Wedding Songs

Popular African Wedding Songs
One of my favorite parts of shooting cultural and traditional weddings is the wedding reception when the music comes on and the dancing begins. Music is such a big part of traditional weddings, so when the music comes on, it's a guarantee: not.a.soul will be in their seat.   Here's a list of the most popular African songs from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda [...]

Nigerian Engagement | One Naira

Nigerian Engagement | One Naira
When I first met this beautiful Nigerian couple, the groom very adamantly told me that these lyrics from the song "One Naira" by M.I. featuring Waje perfectly embody their relationship.  A naira is the currency of Nigeria. Whether na one nairaWhether na one millionBaby you got meBaby you got me  I definitely felt and experienced their love and positive ener[...]

My Story: Cultural Heritage – Be True To Who You Are …

My Story: Cultural Heritage - Be True To Who You Are ...
Last year listening to Jessie J's "Who You Are," my heart was hit hard by Jessie's vulnerability, her voice and lyrics, and it became my anthem: I stare at my reflection in the mirror: "Why am I doing this to myself?" Losing my mind on a tiny error, I nearly left the real me on the shelf. No, no, no, no, no... Don't lose who you are in the blur of the st[...]

Philadelphia | Miss UNAA 2012 Beautiful Session Teaser

Most girls dream of their white wedding dress; I dream of my Ugandan kwanjula outfit... Briefly, a kwanjula is the traditional Ugandan wedding ceremony and most women wear traditional gomesi (more on the details in another post).  But since one of my hidden talents is transforming clothing into modern African inspired attire, I'm always looking for ways to modernize t[...]

New York | Danger: A High Voltage Love Story

New York | Danger: A High Voltage Love Story
"I have to make her my wife..." said Taa as we hung out with friends at a BBQ party.  He was beaming as he told me about how his girlfriend Roxy had surprised him for his birthday with a big nighttime celebration with all of his friends.  From the look in his eyes, I knew it wouldn't be long before he proposed. A good love story starts with a high voltage frie[...]