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This Photo of Michelle Obama Rocking Her Natural Hair on Vacation Has People Rejoicing on Twitter

A picture of Michelle Obama rocking her natural hair surfaced today, and folks, rightfully, can't get enough.

Barack and Michelle Obama have embodied "carefree blackness" since they left the White House in January.


The two recently vacationed in the British Virgin Islands, and they're currently in the French Polynesian Islands, where the former president is penning  his upcoming memoir.

Basically, the Obamas are out here living their best lives.

Further confirmation of this arrived earlier today, when a picture of the former First Lady rocking a natural look surfaced on Twitter. Her tresses looked healthy as ever pushed back by a grey, polka dot headband and gathered in a low puff.

Many had been anticipating seeing the former first lady rock her natural hair, and folks on Twitter couldn't contain their excitement upon seeing the photo.

Some wish she had worn her hair like this earlier.

Despite often sporting straightened tresses, Obama isn't new to the natural hair game. In 2015, Her hair stylist, Johnny Wright, told the Root that Obama was "100 percent natural" after helping her transition from relaxed hair. He stated that if she were to ever rock her hair in an afro, it would likely be during vacation—and here we are.

Either way, she slays.

Come through, Aunty Michelle!

 

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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