My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”




radboysehun:

im ok w spending $40 on food but wont buy a $40 shirt

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niggaimdeadass:

thechanelmuse:

Congratulations to Uzo Aduba and Joe Porton for scoring their first Emmy!

Uzo Aduba who plays Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on Orange Is The New Black won a Creative Arts Emmy for her Outstanding Guest Actress. 

Joe Morton who plays Rowan Pope on Scandal won a Creative Arts Emmy for her Outstanding Guest Actor. 

YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! MY BABY UZO!!!!!!!!!!!

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melancholic-thoughts:

god I love you