afropunk bk: soldier of the day, adeyemi osibogun

August 17, 2019

AFROPUNK ARMY is the central hub for volunteering, social justice, awareness and action, AP ARMY acts as a catalyst for social movements and organizations tackling critical issues dismantling our communities globally.

Name: Adeyemi Osibogun
Age: 27
What gender pronoun do you prefer? He/him/his
City: Clarkston
List your Instagram handle: Nappyzeus
List your Twitter handle: Nappyzeus
3 hashtags that describe you: #lowkeycutehighkeyugly #hellaBlackhellaproud #Blackboyjoy
Name one of your hidden talents or secret skills that no one would ever guess you had? I am ambidextrous.
What does AFROPUNK mean to you? Safe Haven for creatives of color. Freedom (Home).
What does #WESEEYOU mean to you? You are not alone.
What was your last revolutionary act? Curated an event to help young like-minded creatives like myself.
What or who do you fight for? Why? My family, and young men of color like myself. So we can all be appreciated and respected.
When Mercury is in reggaeton, how do you protect your peace? Yoga and Mimosas.
What does being unapologetically Black mean to you? Being your proud self without fear and living your truth.
Describe your journey with AFROPUNK. How have you used AP as a microphone for your passions, interests and/or service? I started out volunteering and having no clue what to expect and from the day I volunteered till now, the festival and movement helped me find what I want to do. I now work in festival/event production full-time and, through contacts I built at AFROPUNK, I’ve been able to grow as a brand and with the support of the organization, I have grown as an individual as well.
When do you feel the most visible? When I am in control of what I’m doing and when I am around people I appreciate.
Who is your favorite woman in herstory — past or present? My mother and Grandmother and Harriet Tubman.
What does having access/a seat at the table mean to you? Given an equal opportunity and room for growth.
If you could have a conversation with any Black figure, who would it be and why? Jay Z, to understand his business mind.
How has art helped you heal? It’s helped me discover my happiness.
What does a safer space look like to you? AFROPUNK and many spaces/events that cater to young adults of color.