BRITISH-NIGERIAN ARTIST, RAY BLK, RENDERS ODE TO BLACK SALONS IN HER NEW VIDEO, PATIENCE
Quick trip down memory lane. Have you ever had to keep your head between the legs of an angry hairdresser to get your hair done and be unable to move your head around properly for a week depending on how much of your scalp was trapped in the braids? I think putting my head in between the hairdresser's thighs terrified me more than the pain did.
Only just last week we were excited about the launch of an all black emoji app to help transform our conversations and now there is a video that perfectly details what goes on in a black salon; being black is beginning to feel like a gift! Salons for me should be a home away from home experience, you know a place where you get to meet new people and get your hair treated by stylists who actually understand your hair texture and know how best it should be treated. So YES! salons are a big deal in a black woman's life so thank you Ray for this awesome and relatable tribute.
Who is Ray BLK?
Rita Ekwere was born in Nigeria and grew up in Catford, London. Ray is coined from her first name and BLK from her three main core values which are Building, Living and Knowing. Born in August 1993, the 23-year-old singer and MC was nominated for best newcomer at the 2016 MOBO Awards and On 6 January 2017, Ray was announced as the winner of the BBC's Sound Of 2017.
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