Thursday, 2 May 2013

I've got a Kinky Hair, by J'odie


I don't know if you guys are aware, but I have mentioned on this blog before that the human inspiration behind me cutting my dreads and letting my natural hair out was my university friend, the Nigerian soul musician, Jodie, the Kuchi Kuchi crooner. You can read her guest post on this blog here. I have known J'odie personally since my UNILAG days, and I know she's one person that stays true to her roots. So I wasn't really surprised when I saw what she did with her latest video.

It wasn't until the end that I realised that what she was saying over and over again was "I've got a Kinky Hair, Kinky Hair." I was so proud when I heard that and shouted way to go girl. If celebrities like J'odie are not ashamed to showcase the true beauty of our natural hair, it means there is hope for Nigerian women who look up to these celebrities. In the video, she mentioned how people were saying our hair is strong and hard, lol. She goes on to say "African Woman, where you got that Kinky Hair?"

The funny thing is that the facebook page J'odie started in those days for hair, which I stumbled across, was named 'I love my Kinky Hair'. I think she's just in love with that phrase, lol. Watch the video, African Woman. I can tell you would enjoy it, and you would be proud to be a natural hair carrier after watching it.

6 comments :

  1. so this is the India Arie version of I'm not my hair. She looks like Jennifer Hudson a little bit.
    Any trend has to be "endorsed" by a celebrity in order for it to become a movement. The song needs to be played on every tv station and radio station all over Africa!

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    1. Actually, I heard the song first on a local TV station. I hope it is played in other countries in Africa

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  2. wow i love jodie and i'm gonna play that music over and over! maybe now that she's singing about natural hair, african women can wake up from their love for brazilian hair and embrace their natural kinky hair!

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    1. Yes. I am also praying that this will make the eyes of many Nigerian women 'open'.

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  3. I loved the song the only time I heard it on tv, didn't know it was j'odie. She's such a lovely lady in real life, I met her where I worked and she had no diva aura @ all. I love this blog and even though I'm not natural or planning to be but I've learnt so much abt hair care here. More power to the team.

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    1. Yea. You are right about the diva aura. I am happy this blog has been of use to you

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