Africans Love Country Music

The art exhibit featured in the above image is from Samuel Olayombo's exhibit "Unchained: The Cotton Candy Cowboys" in Accra. Everybody was taking photos here. The texture and expressions in his art are fabulous! Now, let's talk about country music and Africans. Did you know Africans love country music? When I moved to Accra, I…

I Moderated An Ama Ata Aidoo Legacy Celebration + My Thoughts On Progress

Let's discuss! I had the privilege of moderating the Intergenerational Celebration of the Legacy of Ama Ata Aidoo. This event was in Accra and featured a panel of women who shared their reflections and experiences. The event was organized by the Writers Project of Ghana and the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. Ama Ata…

Why I Now Embrace My Seasons Of Life

Can we take a moment to discuss time and productivity? This idea that the year is divided into 4 quarters and that we should be functioning at top productivity in all 4 quarters feels disconnected. A machine in this era can function this way. But, is that sustainable for all who are not machines? Alternatively,…

How Can A Sustainable Fashion Brand Succeed

When you hear the word “sustainability,” what comes to mind? Do you roll your eyes? Or get really excited and interested? Sustainability in fashion and business continues to be a serious and trendy topic. I have found this topic becomes even more nuanced by comparing how the West is maneuvering it and how Africa lives…

What Is Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism?

Did you know there is now a distinction being made between Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism? As you may know, my business Bandele Muse is an inner-galactic African life and style experience. That means, among other things, futurism is a heavy inspiration and influence. Funnily enough, while reading more about this, I now recognize that Bandele Muse…

My First Time at PaGya! Literary Festival in Accra, Ghana

"If books are not talked about, they die." If you are looking for Ghana's intellectual, literary, and creative community, you need to check this out. In this video, I share with you my very first time at the Pa Gya! Literary Festival in Accra. Hosted and organized by Writers Project Ghana at the Goethe-Institute, this…