Zam Ghuden / Maria Cole — fake and imposter / horrible quality clothing! dallas texas
Zam Ghuden is a joke and created by a wannabe designer named Maria Cole who lives here in Dallas Texas.
The reason I take offense to her and her designs is she is engaging in culture appropriation trying to steal African culture. I can speak on this because I was born in and raised in Chad in a village that was not far from and bordering Sudan. As a TRUE African I can tell you that we do not look at colored Americans as Africans. They are so far from the culture and roots of Africa that even if they went to Africa they would just be looked at as American, regardless of color. I notice that colored Americans like to say that whites are engaging in "culture appropriation" but in reality the colored Americans are trying to just pretend to have a culture they never lived and only see through TV and magazines.
I was happy to have immigrated to America, such a great country with great opportunity, in Chad opportunity was not even a word, we were more focused on just surviving. Sudan being so close there were issues that caused violence in our region since we lived in village close to the Sudan border. Then after I settle in here to Dallas, I see people like this pretending to be African, they have not even been to Africa, and if they have, they have only been as tourists. If they had to live there they would likely not even survive 3 months due to disease, hunger and a host of other issues Chad has, as many regions do.
So even if they went to Africa they are NOT Africans or even looked upon by our people as African. This is a phenomenon here in the States where they try and steal our REAL African culture and turn it into some trend for profit and to seem like they are in touch (but in touch with what? Roots they never had?) I noticed they also like to use this as leverage to guilt other Americans into acting a certain way by using slavery (that they were never involved in) as a tool to get what they want. As an African by birth I can tell you we take great offense to this. Of course I am a proud Chadian because that is my land and soil of birth and my people, but today I am writing this as a PROUD American. My family and I are very humbled by the opportunity that this country has provided myself and my family. We are forever thankful to this land. The people Like Maria Cole (Zam Ghuden) are actually an embarrassment to us and do NOT represent us as Africans.
Maria Cole (Zam Ghuden) STOP pretending to be something you have no idea about and have never lived. Wearing clothing that resembles and takes themes from traditional African dress does NOT make you African, it makes you a clown in a costume playing dress up. Just because you style your hair with locks or afro does not make you African. Highly insulting to us real Africans who actually went through the struggles, the pain of hunger and hardship. You are a disgrace and a fake. Stop insulting Africans with your imposter clothing and trying to profit off our pain and struggle. You can see some pictures here of the clothing and people who are almost for sure not African and likely never set foot on African soil. So you are not an African "queen" and calling yourself that and trying to sell "crowns" is insulting to us and real African culture, you are an imposter and embarrassment.