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OkayAfrica Presents: 'The Adinkra Oracle' October Reading with Simone Bresi-Ando

We're back with another Adinkra reading from Simone Bresi-Ando to help guide you through the new month.

It's the first of the month and that means we're ready for a new Adinkra reading from Simone Bresi-Ando to help you navigate your October.

You'll see this month that Simone is emphasizing the importance of cleansing the space before conducting a reading with the Adinkra Ancestral Guidance Cards—a deck comprised of 44 Adinkra symbols to help you channel information, messages and direction from your ancestors using Adinkra symbols. First she burns some palo santo, or "holy wood", to invite positive energy and clear the air. She also uses an energy clearing spray to clear the cards and ensure the reading isn't holding on to a previous time.


Simone gives a general reading on what October has in store and help you see what's necessary to get the best out of it. Watch below.

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You can also get in tune with your ancestors with your own set of Adinkra Ancestral Guidance Cards, available on the Okayshop. Purchase here.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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