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iamthenublack: Kojo Owusu-Kusi of Citizins

Introduce yourself

My name is Kojo Owusu-Kusi. I’m currently a lover, fighter, student and father. I’m a brother, an undergrad, sneaker freak and truth seeker. Just a normal Joe or where I’m from a normal “Kojo”. I also run T-Shirt company Citizins which I began after high school, in the summer of 2003 with some friends as a joke. The Citizins concept came from the point that Africans would do anything for American citizenship. At first I was only making shirts for a group of friends for parties and it just started catching on and people where coming to me for orders.

Favourite song lyric

You talk of her like she brought you bad luck, but if you didn’t want her bruv, then you should of strapped up.

– Just Wonna Be, AKS

I’m inspired by

My son and my culture (I grew up Growing up Ghanaian in London and the U.S.). Sexy looking hipster girls, Reggae, and Hip Hop.

My icons past/present

My Father Patrick J. Owusu, Kwame Nkrumah, Mos Def, Yaa Asantewaa, Africa (the whole continent), Pete Rock, Sizzla.

Thenublack philosophy/mantra according to Kojo Owusu-Kusi

Do not follow the path. Go where there is no path to begin the trail.

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