Looking back now we had some amazing Nigerian children's books when growing up. Here are a couple we've selected along with some newer books that we love.
Image beauty is something that afflicts millions of black girls. It is therefore important for there to be social groups that empower them to see their inner beauty and enable them to realize their full potential.
Bino and FIno has compiled a list of organizations that are empowering little black girls around the world.
Black Girls Code
Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-17 about computer programming and digital technology.
The Girl Effect Movement is an initiative powered by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the United Nation Foundation and other global partners. The Girl Effect movement has positively impacted the lives of millions of girls in countries such as Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Pretty Brown Girl
Pretty Brown Girl! is an initiative that encourages girls and women to celebrate the shades of brown all over the world through the Pretty Brown Girl Club, products, and events.
Seed is an organization that provides higher educational opportunities for girls and women from challenging economic backgrounds in developing countries through affordable loan programmes.
Afro Puffs & Pony Tails
An inspirational organization for African American/Black Girls to Learn and Grow
London Schools & The Black Child
Black Girls Rock
Black Doll Affairs
Brown Girl Magic
Queens Of Eminence
Pearls for Teen Girls
My Little Princess
Project Butterfly New Orleans
Girls; Live, Love, Laugh,
Pearlettes- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Sigma Gamma Rho Rhoer Club
Above & Beyond Initiative
It is amazing what women can achieve in spite of the daily challenges that they face. Growing up we had very strong female role models to look up to who inspired us to do our best and aim high in life.
Here is a list of African and Caribbean women who are doing amazing things that we find inspirational.
Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE, Female Rights Campaigner
Naana Otoo-Oyortey is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD),an African Diaspora women’s support and campaign organisation working in the UK and Africa on female genital mutilation, child marriage and obstetric fistula. Naana has worked with government, NGOs on policies and programmes pertaining to gender based violence and sexual rights Naana was a founding member of the UK based Forum on Marriage and the Rights of Women and Girls.
Karen Blackett, Media Mogul
Karen Blackett is the chief executive of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK. She is the first businesswoman to top the Blacklist Powerlist 2015, which celebrates the most influential people of African and African-Caribbean heritage in Britain.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Writer
Chimamanda Adichie is is renowned novelist from Nigeria. She has been heralded as one of the prominent writers from Africa that are succeeding in attraction a new generation of readers to African literature. Her work has been translated into 30 languages and has appeared in various publications.
Kakenya Ntaiya, Educator & Activist
Kakenya Ntiaya is a Kenyan educator, feminist and socialist activist. She is one of Kenya's most outspoken advocates on education for young girls in her country. She is also the owner of as school that is helping more than 150 girls receive education.
Leymah Gobwee, Peace Activist
Leymah Gobwee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts ushered in a period of peace which made it possible for Liberia to be the first African nation to have a female president. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for peace building and promoting women's rights.
Misty Copeland , Ballerina
Misty Copeland is a professional ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the US. She was named of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time. She recently became the first African American women to be promoted to principal dancer in the theatre's company 75-year history.
Irene Koki Mutungi, Pilot
Airline Captain Irene Koki Mutungi is a professional pilot for Kenyan Airways, the national airline of Kenya. She was the first female on the African continent to become certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft.
Adenike Ogunlesi, Entrepreneur
Adenike Ogunlesi is the founder of Ruff n Tumble, a Nigerian clothing brand that specialises in children's apparel. Initially starting out from the boot of her car she has grown the business into nationwide company that has become a household name.
Natural Hair Kids
Beads, Braids & Beyond
Untrained Hair Mom
Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care
Kids With Curlz
Natural Hair Care for Kids
Zayd's Natural Kids
New Growth Hair
Naturally Happy Hair
Four Natural Girls
Mummy V Logs.
Brown Girls Hair
Make it a date this Sunday with the Natural Hair Club NL, as they once again organize the biggest natural hair event in The Netherlands, 'Locked & Loose'. There will be tutorials, workshops and a market too :)
For further information on booking you can check out their website here
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Taking Care of and maintaining naturally curly and kinky hair can be a chore. To help you out we've put together a list of good products of some brands to help style, strengthen and keep your little ones hair looking luxurious and well nourished.
Curious about the lives of mothers living in different cities in Africa? We definitely are. Here is a list of blogs by mothers living in Africa. Some of them are Africans whilst others are expats who are usually married to Africans.
Naming children is an important and special moment in a parents life. Here are a couple of lovely names from different African countries that we hope you like :)