Posts filed under Thoughts and Views

The Zaouli Dance of Ivory Coast

Watch this masquerade do the Zaouli dance from Ivory Coast. Absolutely mesmerizing :) 

Posted on February 19, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Useful Lists, Thoughts and Views, Fun Stuff, Education.

Barbie Fantasy Goddess of Africa Doll

Barbie Fantasy Goddess of Africa DollWe came across this wonderful design by Bob Mackie for the Barbie Doll collectors range. Sometimes Barbie designs have been criticised with good reason but we have to say we love this one. What do you think?

Posted on February 5, 2015 and filed under Fun Stuff, Thoughts and Views.

Queens of Africa Dolls

Finding black dolls can sometimes be a challenge for parents. Nigerian entrepreneur Taofeek Okoya knows this all to well. He is the brain box behind the Queens of Africa Dolls which is proving to be hit with children in Nigeria and beyond. 

Posted on December 17, 2014 and filed under Daughters, Fun Stuff, Thoughts and Views.

TJ Dobson: The 13 Year Old Chef!

We had an interesting Q & A sit down with 13 year old chef TJ Dobson who is making waves with his cooking videos online. Here is what he had to say about what motivates him to pursue his love for cooking. 

Posted on October 28, 2014 and filed under Fun Stuff, Thoughts and Views.

Kidpreneur: Neeasia's Seashell Jewelry

We had a lovely Q & A with Kidpreneur Neeasia from New York City. She has turned her passion for seashell jewellery into a budding business and is getting some funding to grow the business. Check out what makes this young lady tick below.

What inspired you to start your business?

I realize there was no seashell jewelry being sold in New York City. So I asked my mother can I make seashell jewelry.

 

What advice would you give to another child who wants to start their own business?

I would say “just believe in yourself and see what happens”.

 

What are your long term goals?

My long term is to have a successful business and open other businesses.

 

Bino and Fino is a cartoon that aims to educate children from all backgrounds about aspects of African history, culture and languages. What is your favourite subject at school and why?

My favorite subject in school is math because it is fun.

 

Zeena the magic butterfly travels everywhere with Bino and Fino. If you could travel anywhere in the world today where would you go and who would you go with?

I would go to Africa with my mother because I want to see the animal and African Tribes.

 

What words of wisdom do you think every child should grow up knowing?

Embrace your culture and love who you are.

 

 

Contact Details

Facebook.com/EmpressAsia Seashells

Twitter.com/EmpressAsia

Posted on October 23, 2014 and filed under Fun Stuff, Useful Lists, Thoughts and Views.

Young Boys & Rap Music

This is a topic that is certainly close to the hearts of many parents. I have often wondered what a minefield it must be for parents to navigate young boys through the sea of adult themed rap music on the radio.

Thankfully, Britini Danielle the creator of Brown Boy Genius, a blog dedicated to raising boys of colour has written an article on the issue, lending her voice as a parent to the debate. Definitely a great read and blog to follow.

Ibrahim

Posted on August 14, 2014 and filed under Thoughts and Views.

African proverbs from Papa Papa.

Posted on February 15, 2014 and filed under Fun Stuff, Thoughts and Views.

Raising Awareness On World Cancer Day

Posted on February 5, 2014 and filed under Thoughts and Views.