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2012 / University of Jenin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ
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A little over a year ago I lost my grandmother Naziha Odeh.

My teta Naziha was born in 1948 in the rural regions of the Westbank, a village called Zababdeh. Teta, just as the Jewish state of Israel, would have turned 70 this year.

As a teenager she married my grandfather Jamal, who a few years after eloping, had to leave her and their daughter, my aunt, behind as he had moved to Germany to find occupation as a guest worker. 
The savage that granny had been cut herself, to fake an emergency surgery and make her way to join my granpa in Germany. Together they in Munich had 4 kids, including my mom. 
My parents did have a rocky relationship with my Palestinian family as anti-black racism runs very deep in all Arab societies, however I always felt the need to regularly see my literal motherland, speak the language, explore and strengthen my Middle Eastern identity. 
It pains me that even beyond her death, after literally a full lifetime, things in Palestine are still as unsolved as back then. 
I think back on the times I had living and studying there in my childhood summers & recently in 2015, 2017. The law and literature students, the people who had their own dukan (store), the baklava vendors who are so hardworking, so educated & have no career opportunities in sight within their homeland. I get messages of most of the students I housed with, either having moved somewhere or still struggling.

I think of the kind Jewish and Arab friends I was privileged to make in the beautiful hedonist city of Tel Aviv, who were so welcoming and so full of opportunity and optimism, that Non-Israeli Palestinians couldnโ€™t enjoy. 
Itโ€™s a contrast, my grandmother and probably myself will never see shattered. 
And I do realize that Iโ€™ve lived in an enclave that has enjoyed military peace for decades, and โ€˜merelyโ€™ suffers permanent bureaucratic harassment and economic suppression, so I can only imagine what the people in Gaza are and have been going through. 
I hope to come back soon the holy lands and at least raise awareness through my journalistic work. 
Teta I enjoyed your blunt energy, your resilience, I will miss you every day! Rest In Peace!
2012 / University of Jenin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ . . A little over a year ago I lost my grandmother Naziha Odeh. My teta Naziha was born in 1948 in the rural regions of the Westbank, a village called Zababdeh. Teta, just as the Jewish state of Israel, would have turned 70 this year. As a teenager she married my grandfather Jamal, who a few years after eloping, had to leave her and their daughter, my aunt, behind as he had moved to Germany to find occupation as a guest worker. The savage that granny had been cut herself, to fake an emergency surgery and make her way to join my granpa in Germany. Together they in Munich had 4 kids, including my mom. My parents did have a rocky relationship with my Palestinian family as anti-black racism runs very deep in all Arab societies, however I always felt the need to regularly see my literal motherland, speak the language, explore and strengthen my Middle Eastern identity. It pains me that even beyond her death, after literally a full lifetime, things in Palestine are still as unsolved as back then. I think back on the times I had living and studying there in my childhood summers & recently in 2015, 2017. The law and literature students, the people who had their own dukan (store), the baklava vendors who are so hardworking, so educated & have no career opportunities in sight within their homeland. I get messages of most of the students I housed with, either having moved somewhere or still struggling. I think of the kind Jewish and Arab friends I was privileged to make in the beautiful hedonist city of Tel Aviv, who were so welcoming and so full of opportunity and optimism, that Non-Israeli Palestinians couldnโ€™t enjoy. Itโ€™s a contrast, my grandmother and probably myself will never see shattered. And I do realize that Iโ€™ve lived in an enclave that has enjoyed military peace for decades, and โ€˜merelyโ€™ suffers permanent bureaucratic harassment and economic suppression, so I can only imagine what the people in Gaza are and have been going through. I hope to come back soon the holy lands and at least raise awareness through my journalistic work. Teta I enjoyed your blunt energy, your resilience, I will miss you every day! Rest In Peace!
We on TV ๐Ÿ“บ #Rundschau
Reading is key.
Reading is key.
Wie funktioniert Feminismus in Nigeria? Dieser Frage bin ich gemeinsam mit dem @bayerischer_rundfunk und drei sehr erfolgreichen Kunstschaffenden aus Lagos nachgegangen. Link in meiner Bio.
Wie funktioniert Feminismus in Nigeria? Dieser Frage bin ich gemeinsam mit dem @bayerischer_rundfunk und drei sehr erfolgreichen Kunstschaffenden aus Lagos nachgegangen. Link in meiner Bio.
NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW IS UP! Check out my complete interview with megastar @yemialade right now! #YemiAlade #MalcolmMusic #Afrobeat #Johnny #Interview #Journalism #Reporter
I love my glitter shirts โœจ
I love my glitter shirts โœจ
Lagos is so stunning. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Lagos is so stunning. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Arab in Abuja
Arab in Abuja
Congratulations @michellewilliams to this STELLAR #Coachella performance and @DestinysChild reunion!!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ In case you didnโ€™t know, I did an interview with her discussing her solo albums, her writing sessions with Kelly & Bey and much more! I also taught her German. 
Link in my bio! 
#DestinysChild #BeyChella #Coachella #MichelleWilliams #MalcolmMusic #Interview
Congratulations @michellewilliams to this STELLAR #Coachella  performance and @DestinysChild reunion!!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ In case you didnโ€™t know, I did an interview with her discussing her solo albums, her writing sessions with Kelly & Bey and much more! I also taught her German. Link in my bio! #DestinysChild  #BeyChella  #Coachella  #MichelleWilliams  #MalcolmMusic  #Interview 
I love this photo shoot I did with @glamourgermany #tb #ootd #europe #model #outtake ๐Ÿ“ธ: @boriskralj
Summer tings ๐Ÿ”ฅBeard tings.
Summer tings ๐Ÿ”ฅBeard tings.
After the #storm, is before the #storm! See you soon @stormwes
After the #storm , is before the #storm ! See you soon @stormwes
Karfreitag. ๐Ÿ“ธ(@thekevinkoya)
Karfreitag. ๐Ÿ“ธ(@thekevinkoya)
Guys thank you for all the congratulations but the MTV Awards (yes she has TWO) obviously belong to none other than Queen @yemialade / I was doing the #BowWowChallenge but some of you didnโ€™t catch it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ My Interview with this incredibly gracious woman will follow asap! Stay tuned right here! Big Thanks to @adebantu, @outhererecords & @journalists_net !!!
Guys thank you for all the congratulations but the MTV Awards (yes she has TWO) obviously belong to none other than Queen @yemialade / I was doing the #BowWowChallenge  but some of you didnโ€™t catch it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ My Interview with this incredibly gracious woman will follow asap! Stay tuned right here! Big Thanks to @adebantu, @outhererecords & @journalists_net !!!
When ๐Ÿ‘ surrounds u but u all about that ๐Ÿ’ต
When ๐Ÿ‘ surrounds u but u all about that ๐Ÿ’ต
What a great honor! I received the @MTV #AfricanMusicAward for excellent African music journalism from the diaspora. I canโ€™t believe it. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Thank you mom and dad, thanks to my brother @lj_hnwe for without your continued support, none of this would have been possible. 
#Overwhelmed #MAMAs #MTV #SurpriseAward #Reporter #MalcolmMusic #Grateful #Thankful #Gwinning #Emotional #BowWow #bowwowchallenge .
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SIKE: I stole the award from my sis @yemialade
What a great honor! I received the @MTV #AfricanMusicAward  for excellent African music journalism from the diaspora. I canโ€™t believe it. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Thank you mom and dad, thanks to my brother @lj_hnwe for without your continued support, none of this would have been possible. #Overwhelmed  #MAMAs  #MTV  #SurpriseAward  #Reporter  #MalcolmMusic  #Grateful  #Thankful  #Gwinning  #Emotional  #BowWow  #bowwowchallenge  . . . SIKE: I stole the award from my sis @yemialade
Maybe my favorite festival ever. The Lagotian #AfroPolitanVibes festival features the perfect blend of concerts, intimate acoustic sessions & young creatives in arts. 
#LagosLife #Festival #Nigeria #jnNigeria #Happy #Joy #Party #Dance