Do you follow us on twitter? If not you are missing out, not only on our own status updates but also our retweeting of amazing, inspirational, and sometimes downright hilarious tweets from some of our favourite people. We have listed below five profiles that we have really enjoyed this month.
We first came across Simi when we interviewed her and her teammates for being the first African women to vie for the Winter Olympics in bobsledding. As amazing and exciting as that journey has been, Simi has also broken world records as an individual. She is the first African women to represent her country at the Olympics as a Skeleton athlete. We love the joy and determination with which she approaches her career. Her twitter page is nothing short of inspirational!
— Simidele Adeagbo (@SimiSleighs) April 7, 2018
If you have been paying close attention, then you know that we love our African history. Anyone who shares our interest will find Ukpuru, which means footprints in Igbo, the ideal twitter page to follow. The page highlights historical images from the Igbo community and their neighbors and is committed to teach us all of precolonial history and challenge the way in which the history of African cultures, in general, are represented.
Igbo women and girls and their hairstyles, 1900-1930.
The crested hairstyle ojongo was popular until the mid-20th century, it is a distinctive feature of Igbo arts depicting women. Women used ornaments like thread, feathers, shells, bone, wood, beads, Igbo currency, coins, […] pic.twitter.com/sFfBZ3Rmr0
— Ụ́kpụ́rụ́ (@ukpuru) December 20, 2017
— Ibritam Inokon (@NotPablo_) November 27, 2017
We featured Tanya last year in Tales where she impressed us with her ambition and positive attitude. Tanya just recently won the RASA 2018 Junior Sportswoman of the year and it is exciting to see her continue to succeed and progress to even bigger and better things.
— Tanya Muzinda (@TanyaMuzinda) June 1, 2018
— RASARegion5 (@AUSC_Region5) May 26, 2018
Nomzamo is a South African actress and UNHCR ambassador. She is also the face of Neutrogena, a L’Oreal Paris Hair Advocate and ambassador for PUMA SA and Audi. Nomzamo’s profile is an example to all about how to leverage your position to support important causes. This week she will be participating in the first TEDx to be held in a refugee camp.
— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) October 6, 2016
— Burnt Onion (@Burntoniontv) June 6, 2018
We have highlighted Maaza’s beautiful words in our Of Africa Writers group and we continually find ourselves reading her intently. She is an Ethiopian born American writer and author of the 2010 novel “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze“. After fleeing the Ethiopian Revolution with her family when she was four, she lived in a series of countries including Kenya, Nigeria and the USA. She recently has posted a lot about the current political climate in Ethiopia and the treatment of immigrants in the USA.
One day they will revolt. pic.twitter.com/MA1pExw0vq
— Maaza Mengiste (@MaazaMengiste) July 5, 2015
"It is hard to know how to measure time, how to orient oneself when horror and shock begin to embed themselves into the pulse of daily life." @MaazaMengiste in spectacular form here.
— Nanjala Nyabola (@Nanjala1) May 30, 2018
ALL of these profiles will only add to your life once you follow them and we know you will enjoy them as much as we do!