Vibing off of Jidenna’s newest joint, My Knickers.
Now, growing up my parents used the Queens English (damn colonization) and used the term knickers to refer to ones undergarments. Clearly, this word has been jammed, smacked, flipped and rubbed down to draw attention to a society that embraced some aspects of Black culture yet denigrated the people responsible for its very existence.
Papa got a brand new dance, my knickers
Wanna cuff, wanna hem my knickers
In the school they be tryna suspend my knickers
Their whole style, it depends on knickers
My fellow Naija brethren is known to rock some mean ankara ensembles (see his spread with Jessica Chibueze promoting the Ankara Ball here -Yes LAWD!) and inspired me to make a pair of knickers.I worked with some fabric scraps from a dress I had made in Nigeria. Initially, I thought the construction of these pants would be easy peasy. My knickers -_-.