Akwaeke Emezi hit the big Three O about a week ago. The author, whose debut novel Freshwater comes out in a matter of months, celebrated the big day on Instagram in the best way possible. She danced in pure epic intensity to Lethal Bizzle Fester Skank Remix. She looked really happy in the video and shared a caption in which she revealed that her new age comes with the feeling of being comfortable in her body and having a sense of clarity.
As you can see in the photograph above, she also celebrated the day with a yummy-looking birthday cake, which, by the way, she made by herself. If you’re wondering what’s in the cake, here is the breakdown.
Warning: don’t read while hungry:
a five layer lemon + rosemary olive oil cake, filled w/blackberry curd + a strawberry basil filling, iced with lemon frosting + strawberry royal icing, painted w/gold shimmer, decorated w/candied rosemary + pink sugar pearls. took two days to make + contains no milk products.
Join us to wish Emezi a happy birthday and many happy returns!
Here is the video. Enjoy!
it’s my actual birthday! 🎊 a while back, i decided i wanted to hit certain goals by thirty because it seemed like a good number to stop procrastinating at. now it’s here + i’m actually living the life i aimed for three years ago, feeling the most comfortable in my body that i can remember, and shockingly clear on what i am + how to move in this world. issa gift. like me. take birthday dance video. 💃🏿✨🎉💥(thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes!! 💞) #theogbanjeturnsthirty #festerskankremix