Welcome to Segilola-Ileke
I'm Segilola (Segg-e-law-la) of Segilola-Ileke. The name behind my blog comes from the precious, deep-blue, traditional form of Yoruba bead called Segi which I'm named after. Segi beads akun orisa (beads of the gods) are known for their protective properties, they lead to transformation, well-being and wealth. Ileke (E-Leh-keh) is the Yoruba word for bead.
I'm a 26 year old Nigerian-American who loves traveling, art, books, music, yoga, Detroit, and most importantly FOOD. I'm also passionate about a bevy of social issues and though I have taken my fair share of Africana/Black Studies classes, minored in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, I don't claim to be an expert. I hope to discuss and engage a dialogue in a patient manner about the things people often avoid discussing. My posts won't always be serious though, I'll try to keep a good balance.
This is my second attempt at blogging. Let's hope that I don't get lazy again and I can actually keep this up. I hope you enjoy this window in my life.
Thank you so much for visiting!
Sources: Ige, O. Classification and Preservation of Ancient Glass Beads from Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Glass & Ceramics Conservation. 2010