My birthday shoot
So I decided do a conceptual shoot for my birthday. This shoot really means so much to me, if anything almost like a door as I step more into my authentic self- tapping into my talents and potentials with confidence. I think a lot of times we tend to hold back from making moves because we’re in our heads a lot, questioning and procrastinating. I did for so long. I’m so excited for this turning point and this part of my journey, like the cowries in my hair I will be tapping more into my spirituality, creativity and the riches of the glory of God he has placed within me. I’ll continue to spread the love that lives in me, protect my peace by staying away from the negative energy. It’s all good energy over this side.
A little history behind this hairstyle. Didi (inverted plait) is the Yoruba name of this ancient Nigerian traditional braiding technique used to stimulate hair growth . This hairstyle I created is a mixture of shuku (ponytail) and Koroba (upside down bucket). Cowry shells were used as currency, in divination, to send symbolic messages, to prepare medicinal herbs and many more.