Sunday, 3 December 2017

The African Hair Revolution - TedxYaba 2017 - Ade Balogun

Hello you,

2017 has come to an end and it has been a very mercurial year. The Locitude team and I are grateful for making it this far. One of my best moments was having to opportunity to speak at a local Tedx event in Lagos, Nigeria. It was indeed an honour to have spoken on such a platform. Nervous, is an understatement for how I felt addressing about 200 people in an auditorium and even more so knowing that a video of my presentation would be on YouTube potentially for life. However, I was pleased to have this conversation on what is likely insignificant to many but yet subconsciously relevant in our day to day existence. Our African Hair.

The talk was given on the 19th of August 2017 at the Ozone Cinema’s Yaba. If you haven’t already clicked play on the video link below, I think now is the perfect time.

I am glad I gave this TedTalk and more than anything I have had the opportunity to look inwards and to myself be true. In the New Year I hope to find purity and connections to who I am as an African, what it really means and how in my own little way I can change my world for better. I sincerely hope you are inspired to do the same.

I hope you enjoyed my presentation and please feel free to drop a comment if you will. I will love to hear from you.

Lastly , here is a big thank you to everyone who in one way of the other supported me through this memorable experience. All of your script reading, fine-tuning, rehearsal listening, rights to images and video, additions, omissions, attendance and love shown will be forever appreciated.


Your Loc Head.

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