True Black Excellence

Friday, 9 February 2018

What is "Black Excellence"? and why is it so important?

When I think of Black Excellence, I think of a young black female or male, who is truely proud of where they come from and is willing to share their knowledge and culture with everyone around them.

Considering that Africa is the worlds second most populated continant,  it has so many countries with with different backgrounds, traditions and cultures making more empowering than ever. But at the end of the day, we are all one and are able to celebrate each other differences.

With this in mind, it has taken me time to be proud of where I come from and truely embrace my herriitage. This is only because when I was growing up, the people I idolized  were family members, who had suceeded in life and a few celebrities. But now, it has become a movement of being proud of who you are and embracing each others excellence.

Black Panther Premiere Experience

Having said that, last night was by far one of my proudest achievements. I witnessed greatness and true black excellence by attending the Black Panther European Premiere, which took part at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. This opportunity wouldn't have been possible with out the help of the Mobo Awards Twitter Competition and being chosen by them.

I felt it was only right to dress the part and wear this ensemble and represent my country of Sudan!

Outfit details
Coat from Skinny Dip London,
Dress from Saudi Arabia 
Jewelry courtesy of Lovisa

The attendies included the cast; Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and Florence Kasumba. 

As well as UK Grime artists, footballers, actors, actresses and singers such as ; John Boyega, Stormzy, Daniel Sturridge, Leona Lewis... etc

Before the screening started, I managed to take a good look around and see everyone embrace their herriage and culture in support for the film and it was truely breath taking. But the most empowering experience I had was to be in the same space and pressence  of all of these talented actors and actress, who were directed by the genius; Ryan Coogler  was something indescrible. No one will ever have this same feeling, unless they were there too and felt it. 

I'm not gonna spoil this film for anyone, it its definatly a must see!! 
Take yur family, wear your culture and enjoy the film!!

Posted By Urbanista ( Azza Gasim)
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