Expression Wednesdays

Hello ūüôā

I sat here trying to think of a way to put a phrase into this sentence but in the meanwhile I’ll ask you to take a listen to “Meanwhile” by¬†Royal Blu & Leno Banton. This upbeat track will have you blazing through traffic and dabbin’ at your desk in the office. It was¬†produced by JLL and¬†the artwork designed by¬†Paige Zombie¬†& Khari Kamau.

You can find @TheRoyalBlu & @LenoBanton on Twitter.

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Fresh Prince

Rhyming like Fresh Prince,
That’s the vibe that the Spring brings,
Joy in the sunshine.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Spring & Fresh.

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Upcoming Events!

Is it that moment where you realize it’s Friday and you have no plans for the weekend? Well I’m here to help you out! If you love music, this weekend is one you should enjoy. From Friday to Sunday there are different musical events for you to choose from. In the words of the youth, this weekend looks very #ForTheCulture. Continue reading “Upcoming Events!”

One Coco: 876Beads

Waist Beads! I had been eying this beautiful jewellery for a while now, then I found them in Jamaica by 876 Beads. So I ordered two, the newest addition to the Coco basket. But before I show you what I got, I asked the lovely lady behind 876 Beads, Suzanna, a few questions.

876LoveR: What inspired you to start this business of making waist beads?

Suzanna:¬†I’ve always been into making things for friends and myself, I had my first business making hair accessories when I was 14 years old, because saving lunch money wasn’t cutting it. I started offering waist beads for sale around 2 years after I had been making them for myself. I fell in love with how beautiful and feminine they made me feel, the intricate and diverse history of them, and the undeniable strength permanent jewelry gives when done right.

876♥: Where do you get your inspiration for each piece?

S:¬†My inspiration comes from traditional waist beads made in Africa. I especially love Fulani waist beads. My intent is that every person who purchases waist beads benefit from them as much as I do and more, so they’re custom made, and designs are inspired based on the customer’s preference.

876♥: Has there been any downside so far?

S: Downsides so far… I can’t say there has been much. It definitely takes a big chunk out of my time, but at least this is something I enjoy doing. And I get to meet a lot of inspiring and beautiful women through this.

There we have it, Suzanna from 876 Beads bringing her love of waist beads to the Jamaican massive, so us too can enjoy it’s beauty. I say beauty specifically because that’s what drew me to waist beads initially.¬†I have a fascination with colours, and each design I saw brought out a different feeling, and the way the beads¬†stand out on a woman’s body is simply beautiful. So I had to get some for myself, and finally I did.

one coco, 876beads, 876Lover, waist beads, in Jamaica, Handmade,

Follow @876Beads on Instagram, view more styles, get inspiration and order yours!

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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone ūüôā

There has been a galore of great music releases lately, so I have a lot to share with you but I don’t want to bombard you. This week I have “Vibes i/ii” by Runkus. This one has a very unique mix but it gets you moving, so check it out.

Follow @Runkusinno.

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My Mother’s Love

I cradle this baby in my arms.
Unknowingly conceived,
becoming my sweetest dream.

I pour in love, courage and faith.
Shut the pressure cooker tightly,
and hope, and hope, and hope.

That my work of art, comes out just right.
Though I may have doubts, you will always have my faith.
To grasp onto.

Happy World Poetry Day ‚ô•

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Windy

Cheer for yourself dear,
Don’t let the breeze out your light,
Blow back with a fight.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Breeze & Blow.

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For The Culture!

Ah the Shell Band Stand…I stepped through the gate and instantly¬†my tummy started to fill with nostalgia; and my head with flashbacks of flashing lights and the roaring of The Indiggnation. I was brought back to Ancient Future Live. Warmth roamed the grounds of the green-space, as friends and strangers alike, mingled, and enjoyed the musical styling of DJ Yaadcore while waiting for the show to begin. The venue held friendly faces, Benjie, nourishing the patrons with his vegetarian Yatties and a variety of natural juices. As well as I-Nation, with his pop-up shop or station. Dj Jimmy Q warmed up the crowd, and enthusiastically introduced the soulful Sevana.

Sevana, For The Culture, Reggae Concert, in Jamaica, 876Lover, Protoje, The Indiggnation, Keon Predi Photography
Sevana

Sevana had us at the edge of our seats, and on the tips of our toes. Her beauty is one thing but her voice is a completely different story, Valentine’s Day is gone but¬†her sweet voice summoned the god of love.¬†The audience held onto her every word and¬†swooned with every¬†note. She¬†began with an¬†unreleased song¬†that was quite personal, and followed with¬†Easy To Breathe.¬†She gave us another unreleased song,¬†No Sleep, which has been¬†growing on me.¬†Sevana¬†introduced Love The Way by asking us to join her in dancing, which we obliged dutifully. She continued to steal the hearts of the patrons, and with every high note in Bit Too¬†Shy, the cupid’s arrow picked new targets.¬†Her next song was her own remix of Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold,” which she’s featured on. This was followed by Carry You, and¬†one of my favourites, Rawle; to which fans danced and sang along, while new fans¬†learnt the lyrics ūüėČ Continue reading “For The Culture!”

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone ūüôā

Today I have new¬†music for you, I’m in a great mood because there has some amazing song releases recently. It was actually hard to pick but there’s next week, so come back for more. Today I’m sharing one I adore, I had it on repeat for the words, and simply for¬†her lovely voice,¬†“Pretty Girl” by Zosia McGregor. So take a listen, tell me what you think about the song¬†in the comments below!

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Zosia McGregor:
SoundCloud: Soundcloud.com/bigshipempress
Twitter: @BigShipEmpress
Instagram: @BigShipEmpress

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Her Strength

Women, twist and shout,
May I inherit her strength,
to let love prevail.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Twist & Shout.

Stop abusing our women.

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