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Daughter and sister. Very lovely. Add granddaughter and auntie pride becomes bigger. Still, something is missing. Very cliché, but maybe a partner to conquer the world with and perhaps with Allah’s permission some beautiful children who we can teach about the meaning of life and the hereafter while being called hooyo. There, the equation is finally complete. This piece was submitted by Amina Abdi, who is … Continue reading Titles

Maison de Darius Gives Us The Scent Of Naag Nool

Maison de Darius, a perfume house that was set up in 2019 by Zach Nineveh, is making waves on social media with a unique scent called “Naag Nool”. The fragrance “Naag Nool” was directly inspired by Somalia with the scent described as having a medley of floral, vanilla, spice, and amber notes. “Naag Nool speaks to the beauty of Somali culture and honours strong empowered … Continue reading Maison de Darius Gives Us The Scent Of Naag Nool

When You Have Your Cake, But Can’t Eat It Too

The past couple of months, or years I should say, have been quite difficult for the entire global population. Navigating our new global reality has been an unprecedented and unforeseeable challenge for most of us. For some, their work lives saw drastic changes where they had to shift from an office setting to working from home. For others, the shift in their family and social … Continue reading When You Have Your Cake, But Can’t Eat It Too

Meet Huda Organics, The Somali Skincare Brand That TikTok Is Obsessed With

Huda Organics, the British-Somali owned skincare company specializing in qasil powder is making a wave on social media. The company which was launched in 2017 by Huda Ahmed has gained a cult following with its multi-purposeful approach to the uniquely Somali product. “Growing up in a Somali household, qasil was an everyday staple. By the time I was 18, I was a natural beauty enthusiast … Continue reading Meet Huda Organics, The Somali Skincare Brand That TikTok Is Obsessed With

Olivier Rousteing’s Search For His Somali Birth Mother Left Us In Tears

Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, stars in the Netflix documentary “Wonder Boy” which captures his very intimate journey to find his birth parents and discover more information about his roots. The film follows Rousteing as he prepares for his S/S 2018 collection in Paris, France, Met Gala appearance in New York, USA, and Balmain’s collaboration with the Victoria Secret fashion show in Shanghai, China, all … Continue reading Olivier Rousteing’s Search For His Somali Birth Mother Left Us In Tears

The Somali Tea Spice Company That Would Make Your Ayeeyo Proud

Ayeeyo’s Blends is not your average tea spice company. For starters, its uniquely Somali concept is one that makes it stand out in the heavily saturated world of tea. Inspired by the founders own grandmother, the imagery that is brought up by the company’s name alone is enough to give any Somali innate feelings of comfort and warmth that lull us back to moments of … Continue reading The Somali Tea Spice Company That Would Make Your Ayeeyo Proud

Meet Munirah Warsame, Somalia’s First Ever Female Taekwondo Olympian 

Representing your country at the Olympics is a goal that most professional athletes can only dream of. For one young Somali woman, this dream has become a reality. Munirah Warsame will be the first Somali woman to ever represent the country in taekwondo at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan that will commence from 23 July to 8 August 2021. At the age of 20, Munirah … Continue reading Meet Munirah Warsame, Somalia’s First Ever Female Taekwondo Olympian 

The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts (So Far): Somalia Edition

Today is Somalia’s 61st Independence Day, and Twitter is commemorating the day with one of our favourite social media trends: “the flag, the face”. The “the flag, the face” tweets are used to highlight the flag of a county or nation, accompanied with a selfie in a Twitter post. Here are some of the most original, funniest and beautiful takes on this trend commemorating this special … Continue reading The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts (So Far): Somalia Edition

Sportswear Brand MIZIZI Dropped A New Hockey Jersey To Commemorate Somali Independence Day, And We Are Obsessed

MIZIZI, a sportswear brand based in the United States, dropped a new Somalia Hockey Jersey to commemorate the 61st Independence Day of the country. The brand was founded in 2015 by Paakow Essandoh while he was studying at the University of Florida in order to connect the African diaspora in Florida, and across the world. MIZIZI’s collections include unique baseball, hockey, soccer and basketball shirts … Continue reading Sportswear Brand MIZIZI Dropped A New Hockey Jersey To Commemorate Somali Independence Day, And We Are Obsessed