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I finally watched Beyonce's Black is King produced by Disney, after the buzz on social media, and I loved it. If there is anything I loved outside the fantastic directing and styling, it's that African aesthetic has come of age .
Although, there are still reservations about accepting the infusion of African aesthetic into international musical crafts, its pleasing to see our tradition and vibe at the grand stage in such a beautiful form .
But a few religious people have demonized the use of African aesthetic or lyrics by Beyonce for her art. As a liberal Christian, their submission triggered a crux I have with a few Christians over the years. They dwell on the "less weightier matter." The world is currently going through a volatile phase, with many issues upending people's human right, means to justice or survival . But the best thing and commentary on their mind is to highlight a spiritual interpretation of someone's job .
Despite the religious crux with the album, "Black is King," it is a win for creatives on the African continent- normalizing our work and vision, which have includes the infusion of African fabrics as contemporary fashion choices .
In recent times, street style usually part of fashion week season, has been a means of showcasing trends, and I am deploying a similar tactic for today's look . My outfit is my attempt towards normalizing our perky style, which rooted in our heritage.
What are your thoughts on "Black is King?"