The popular trend that people are following these days is to wear designer outfits. That will mean real independence and freedom, bodily, spiritually, intellectually, and within the cultural, customary, traditional practices, without anyone peeking over the shoulder and telling one what to do, how to do it, and why. Diop counsels: “Historical circumstances now demand of our generation that it solve a felicitous manner the problems that face Africa, most especially the Cultural problem. “Thus, culture, though a product of the actual lived experience of a people — the primal source of much of their daily personal and social activities, their forms of labor and its products, their celebratory and ceremonial traditions, modes of dress, art and music, language and articulatory style, appetites and desires — it is essentially ideological in nature based as it is on shared beliefs, customs, expectations, and values. Salman Rushdie explores the ideological hegemonies that … Read the rest

Fashion designers have brought about a storm in this glamour world with their commendably fabulous variety. Churches are fleecing their parishioners; the much touted and oft abused concept of Ubuntu is no more existent in our divided and shattered African collectives; our children do not even know our part of African history, customs, cultures, traditions languages and other sacred rites and their practices; and we, the present elderly, are not even helping them, nor we ourselves are functionally capable of capturing our culture, customs, traditions and the whole bit. It is incumbent on us that whenever we begin a yarn about our history, we should make do with what we have and are experiencing, than try too hard to become irrelevant even to our intended audience: The African masses. At the same time, we need to take a hard and critical look at the present conditions of the masses and … Read the rest

T – Shirts that are made for men should be worn to enhance your body size in order for you to look like a large build man and not a boy. Certain styles of jackets, trousers, jeans, and footwear worn by boy bands in music videos have inspired a new league of styles in fashion. The attire sported by K-pop groups has inspired new trends in the glamour world. Boy band fashion trends are hugely popular among fans of k pop globally. Boy band merchandise is marketed in a big way and is exceedingly popular with young girls the world over. World-renowned media theorist and counterculture figure Douglas Rushkoff is the originator of ideas such as viral media,” social currency” and screenagers.” He has been at the forefront of digital society from its beginning, correctly predicting the rise of the net, the dotcom boom and bust, as well as the … Read the rest