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November 2016

    Gidi Girlboss: Cynthia Andrew of Simply Cyn

    When I started the Gidi Girlboss series, I wanted to highlight Nigerian women in the diaspora making their mark in society. Growing up, I always looked for mentors who were like me and could understand my perspective. Sometimes, having conversation in person wasn’t always feasible (I’m still hoping to do lunch with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie one day), so I looked to interviews and autobiographies to get the inspiration I needed to press forward with my goals, dreams and ideas. However, inspiration can stem from anywhere, especially through non-Nigerian women who I admire. As a writer/blogger, I respect those that have crafted their blogging talent into a career. It’s not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it can be oh so rewarding. Today’s Gidi Girlboss, has been an inspiration to me. I’ve been swooning over Cynthia’s, from Simply Cyn, personal style and luscious coils since her Addicted to Etsy days. Not only has her consistent and effortless digital voice been an inspiration to me, but also motivation for other African bloggers who aspire to develop a blog on a broad platform that reaches beyond their local communities.

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