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As Featured On – Thirty Beautiful Photographs of Black Girls Slaying on National Headwrap Day

CurlHairStyles selected their favorite Instagram photos from #NationalHeadWrapDay and I am honored and humbled to be one of them.  That’s why it’s good to subscribe to a service like ‘Mention’ if you are a brand (*hint hint), I wouldn’t have known  about or come across this. Thanks CurlHairStyles.com

View the beautiful selections below, all credits to instagram handles beneath the photos:

Quoting  CurlHairStyles.com:

November 20 was National Headwrap Day. A lot of people took to social media to share their flawlessly wrapped crowns. Although, how the acknowledged day came about is not quickly recognized, individuals have been celebrating the day on the web as far back as 2013.

Catch some of our favorite looks from the day beneath: 10 of 30 

Instagram: saagaleeyaa

Instagram: sagaleeyaa

Instagram: soleysentials

Instagram: soleysentials

Instagram: biancalashawn

Instagram: biancalashawn

Instagram: __lipstickncurlss__

Instagram: __lipstickncurlss__

Instagram: bleu_majik

Instagram: bleu_majik

Instagram: moe_dadiva

Instagram: moe_dadiva

Instagram: jd_winters

Instagram: jd_winters

Instagram: tosinger

Instagram: tosinger

Instagram: niaknows

Instagram: niaknows

rinnyheadwrapday

Instagram: rinnyriot

Beautifully Dreaming.. Positively Doing.

Tosinger

 

JOIN THE ‘#IAM’ MOVEMENT

Hullo Friends..

You gotta stay motivated, keep the year moving with much needed positivity that is why I totally and instantly resonated with this new campaign started by Lagos based Wiz Design Artist James Abinibi tagged the #iAm campaign. There is surely power in fortifying the mind and professing daily affirmations, albeit via visual tools such as these lovely eye-catching #iAm graphics.

The #iAm icon carries within it the African Spirit. The motifs are a representation of our diverse culture and the different elements represent creativity in the authentic African culture.
The #iAm Campaign is aimed at promoting a self motivating attitude among African youths . The average young African is faced with daily challenges enough to criple every aspiration and hopes they have. Yet, we are strong willed and despite all the odds we face we are still ready to put in our best everytime we have an opportunity to. This kind of spirit is what the campaign aims to encourage; our environment does not define us, we can show the world who we really are through our lifestyle, culture and beliefs.
We believe, as Africans – whether male or female, we have the #iAm DNA in our system which enables us to achieve things beyond our presumed capabilities. We are able to create and achieve the moment we set our minds to it. Everyone of us should confidently proclaim this in any way we can; “I am Talent, Culture, Strength, Style, Hope, Love, Awesome… I am everything positive, I am everything I choose to be!”
The #iAm icon carries within it, the African Spirit. The motifs are a representation of our diverse culture and the different elements represent creativity in the authentic African culture.
“I define myself by my thoughts and words. I achieve because I put my mind to it, I am limitless! My Yesterday has nothing on my Tomorrow, I am the Future. Society doesn’t define me, Culture can never hold me back. I am whatever I put my mind to.”
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For more :: Join the movement and like the page here .
Beautifully Dreaming.. Positively Doing..
xoxo
Tosinger
P:S – Abinibi also does custom digital painting, click here for more info

‘Ile’ (Home) Music Video gets National Airplay

Hello Everyone,

How is the countdown to the end of 2013 looking like? Remember to always count your blessings and always believe. Never Give Up.  Little drops of water make a mighty ocean.  Realign your mind for even greater things in 2014. I was excited to wake up to a tweet from Pulse Records with the good news that my new music video ‘Ile’ (Home) will be airing on National US media outlets #WorldMusic. How sweet. Pulse Records is dedicated to redefining the modern record label by providing top-tier music opportunities to Independent & Unsigned artists. It’s time to It is time to be encouraged to make more real and fresh music with a real message #Inspiration

“How can they hear without proclamation”

Make music you LOVE, something that represents your mission and pride. Authenticity prevails for fan support – PulseRecords

If you have not seen the video, here it is: “Home is where the heart is”

Click image below to read the news

pulseThank you all for your support so far. Be inspired.

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing…

xoxo

Tosinger

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS – A MADIBA PLAYLIST

“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” You were a REAL Leader ‘Tata’

Rest in Peace Pa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Words cannot describe the global impact Nelson Mandela had.  He came, he saw, he fought, he conquered. Now he is free at last, resting in peace.A life well lived up to a ripe age of 95. He impacted the world and left a legacy. He is an inspiration to everyone.  What more can I say, blessed are those who were in his space and felt his energy, a wish of mine that didn’t come true. I grew up following SA news and apartheid happenings, watched repeatedly Mandela true story films and documentaries.Tributes are everywhere, but I am short of words, and when one is short of words, music does the rest. Here is my personal selection of 7 songs + 1 that affirm his person and his legacy. Rest on Madiba!

This digital artwork of him below was actually done by James Abinibi 2 days before he passed! A premonition you will call it. James has this to say about it.

“I woke up this morning to the news of Nelson Mandela’s death. Coincidentally, I made this digital painting of him 2 days ago after seeing the movie “WINNIE MANDELA”. The movie was about Mandela’s wife Winnie but it reflected a major part of Mandela’s life too. What really moved me to work on this piece was after I saw the part that he became President and had to separate from Winnie because of her public wrong doing but he was still in love with her regardless. Terrance Howard did a wonderful job of playing Mandela in the movie. I got to appreciate Mandela’s personality, his struggles, beliefs and the fact that he was a romantic. He lived a fulfilling life and would always be remembered by what he stood for; freedom. Nelson Mandela isn’t dead, he’s forever in our hearts. He’s forever a true hero. He’s for ever Papa Africa”

It was extremely difficult to make these picks but here goes. Thank you Nelson Mandela

“It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world and with myself” – Nelson Mandela

We will continue to beautifully dream and positively do…

xoxo

Tosinger

Monday Mourning

For death is but a passing phase of Life;
A change of dress, a disrobing;
A birth into the unborn again;
A commencing where we ended;
A starting where we stopped to rest;
A crossroad of Eternity;
A giving up of something, to possess all things.
The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, “The Song of the Soul”

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/d/death_quotes.html#y8ZsxcdWFOMOTRoB.99

Hi Friends,

Not to sound dreary at the start of a new day or a new month for that matter. The unexpected happens and the inevitable takes us by shock. The entertainment industry was recently shaken by the passing of Paul Walker the ‘Fast & Furious’ Actor. With celebrities, the whole world feels a personal connection . Very tragic and untimely, we pray for the comfort of the family and friends he left behind. Oh, the humanity of all lives and the place of divinity for all in all.

For death is but a passing phase of Life;
A change of dress, a disrobing;
A birth into the unborn again;
A commencing where we ended;
A starting where we stopped to rest;
A crossroad of Eternity;
A giving up of something, to possess all things.
The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real.

Edwin LeibFreed, “The Song of the Soul”

Artwork by James Abinibi ( To get similar click here)

But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written..1 Cor 15:54.

Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/d/death_quotes.html#M3O1cZUSbRKvIlm9.99

Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/d/death_quotes.html#M3O1cZUSbRKvIlm9.99

Flowers by Laolu Senbanjo

Death is the dropping of the flower,that the fruit may swell.
Henry Ward Beecher – Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Ecc 7:1. Still I believe, dying young is surely not life’s design or the Creator’s will. May the souls of the departed rest in peace..

For those of us on earth, we should continue to:

Beautifully Dream, Positively Do…

xoxo

Tosinger

You Tie your BowTie, I Tie my HeadTie

Happy Sunday Friends,

‘Tis a beautiful day to be Afro~bohochic and that is exactly what I did.

Scarf collage 2

So I like doing things out of the box, going against the norm type o’ person I am. Creative peeps are like that right? so there goes a sigh of relief. 🙂

So here’s a fashion accessory that will be live on the Afrodreaming store soon.  Georgietta’s SkirtyHeadwrap© (I’ll tell you the story behind that tag soon)  The fabric pattern is so beautiful and the texture very malleable …it’s not your regular accessory, I’ll tell you why soon.  Unique Colors, and patterns, …you’ll have it. .for all the ladies out there who admire and want the look…..Watch out 2014! “Georgietta’s Afro-Boho Line”   on the Afrodreaming Store Site.

(This is a teaser)

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What’s more, you can lift that lovely wavy  handle and complete the wrap around  to get the look below

Scarf collage

Scarf side profile

Well till then have a laughter filled week. …And to my American friends….Have a Happy thanksgiving!! There’s a lot to be thankful for!

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Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing..

xoxo

Tosinger