Sunday, 26 October 2008

“Next time... we will laugh more, we'll love more; we just won't be so afraid” Georgia Byrd.

A line from Last Holiday (a movie), where Queen Latifah, made me feel a little and then I did remember where I was and that was only said in movies, right?? No??

It is as though insomnia is falling gradually in love with me…most recent days, I feel like sleep eludes me in a seemingly fashionable manner… slowly, sly and most effectively. I no longer feel the need to close my eyes because I run from nightmares of my past or future – I cannot tell yet. I loved and adored, what it is we know as SLEEP, just lie in bed and forget my sorrows or my miserable existence (as I thought so) but my sanctuary is being invaded and I cannot stop it.

I feel as if, in my sacred place of peace, restless becomes me. Terrors of my future which of course is linked to my past (isn’t the world just a dandy playground). A perfect circle with no edges, just karma if you say even, where one dip into its liquidness and the ripples are a million. A beautiful circle with me going round and round and round. So in this ‘beautiful circle’… there are fears of mine that do not want to go away. I pray to him upstairs that they leave me soon and I can get my life back, maybe not to SLEEP but to something greater.

Today as always, as I cannot sleep, I wander the internet in search of ??? I come across something that does work my appetite for life.


An extremely innovative perspective on art, fashion, style and hopefully more. I got so excited (Note: not in a sexual way) in a way that makes you want to do what you want to do. It looks to have a vision with an extreme potential which I believe will catch on. Go see and feel for yourself: . Its’ edginess and burst of life gives one a beautiful view of something else (at your own interpretation).

What made my day even better was finding out about the 23 years old (at the time of research) Oroma Elewa, a Nigerian born was responsible (I will feature her someday) with no external funding. She honestly put me to shame - not in a bad way, but more in a way that you say you want to do something and you’re still talking about it. This future requires you doing something about it other than talking. I also admire the fact she encourages raw talent. So congratulations to their 1st Issue.


Love the iconic logo.

Its’ vibrating and intoxicating colours attract any reader and we want to see more.

19 year old Eligha Ojok graces the Cover of their first issue. Striking, beautiful skin and structure, boldness only becomes you.

Photographed and Styled by Oroma Elewa and Thana as Muse.

Photographed by Piper Carter with Simi Ojo as Muse.

So again with a slight preview, Copyright of POPAFRICANA, please do show support and do subscribe will you.

So am leaving you with an inspiration for life. Get off your ass (talking to my self and do what it is you need to do before it is too late.

A reminder:

“Next time... we will laugh more, we'll love more; we just won't be so afraid” Georgia Byrd.

You know who I am


Alex Malory