Art is Adanma!!!
In the process of building this brand I wanted to stress that this was not going to be just a fashion/style brand. The central focus of the brand is to dispel the singular story of THE AFRICAN WOMAN while fostering the embrace of identity, self love and sisterhood. This will be evident in the featured artists, artisans, personal style, creatives, bloggers, entrepreneurs et al.
The featured artist Chidinma ( which means ' God is Good ' in IGBO native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of south eastern Nigeria ) is my Nigerian American little sister. She identifies herself as a Nigerian - American. I am sure someone would say "little sister?" I have already adopted her as my little sister hahahaha!! I dont waste time adopting folks. I came across her work of art via instagram a couple of years ago. Specifically, THE COMMON BOUND INTERLOCK FOREVER oil on canvas. I was immediately hooked on her expression of sisterhood through art and her sisters being her muse. So here's our little tet a tet but first, the artwork that led me to this SiSTAR!
Overall, it was an interesting interview. To get more info on Chidinma's work visit her website here and here. With regards to her fine art, she is working on a 3 D installation that focus on bridging the gap between Nigeria and America. She plans on creating 3 Dimensional reality that pieces together the history of the igbo people and civilization by telling the story of my ancestors. So stay tuned
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