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#TheOgbanjeTurns30!

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!

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

One Response to “This Dance Video Wins Akwaeke Emezi Best African Lit Instagram Post” Subscribe

  1. Simeon Mpamugoh June 14, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    Happy birthday gal.

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