• homegoing, books, African, african diaspora

    Book Review: Homegoing


    When I read the feature about Homegoing in Stylist magazine last year, I tore out the page as a reminder to get the book. I misplaced the page and months

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    Book Review: Black Privilege


    There was a lot of hype around this book by ‘Charlamagne tha god’ (yes, this is the stage name he – Lenard McKelvey – gave himself back in the day.

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  • 12 Christmas gift ideas for the whole family


    The “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol is one of the most famous British carols, so I’m listing 12 Christmas gift ideas for the whole family! The reason we give Christmas

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  • Caribbean seafood restaurant in Brixton


    I haven’t eaten much at Brixton Village; another corner of London being forced through the gentrification sieve but I think I’ll start going there more often on my quest to

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  • Soul of a Nation exhibition reminds us why black artists are important


      Even though I’m writing this post during Black History Month in the UK, the Soul of a Nation Exhibition at the Tate Modern in London has been on since

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  • natural hair, afro hair, 4c hair UK, London

    5 ways to eradicate texture discrimination from the natural hair community


    You probably think the title of this post is wishful thinking! Like most forms of discrimination, the roots are firmly entrenched within society. This natural hair movement has been amazing

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  • tote bag, ghana must go, topshop, fashion, accessories, topshop bags

    Topshop bag collection inspired by “Ghana must go!”


    It was a couple of months ago when my friend sent me a text. It was a picture taken somewhere in Europe of a tote bag version of the ‘Ghana

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  • ShoutOut Live Festival 2017! Podcasts on the rise


    Fun times @ShoutOutLdn #SOlivefest17 #podcasts taking centre stage. Check out the review!

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  • african print, ankara

    Is the African diaspora diluting African fashion?


    African fashion is rising to global acclaim; a form of expression, a mark of heritage, African fashion has contributed in transforming the perception of what was dubbed the ‘dark continent’,

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  • Fine dining with Eat Jollof London


    Being one of five girls, my mum insisted I learn how to cook if I wanted a man to marry me! I’m Ghanaian, but grew up in East Africa, cooking

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Is the African diaspora diluting African fashion?

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African fashion is rising to global acclaim; a form of expression, a mark of heritage, African fashion has contributed in transforming the perception of what was dubbed the ‘dark continent’, ‘hopeless Africa’ by Western media. It wasn’t cool to be African in the UK during the ‘90s, but it sure is now! Back then, nearly everything was up for ridicule,

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Korlekie: Bringing craftsmanship to London’s fashion scene


The term ‘African designer’ can be ambiguous and reductive. Synonymous with tribal prints; the artistry and craftsmanship of traditional African techniques can often languish in the shadows of the fashion world. We caught up with London based luxury knitwear designer, Korlekie, to find out how she’s bringing these traditional techniques to the fashion forefront. Why the name Korlekie? I was

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Edward Enninful Editor: British Vogue


It’s been a ground-breaking week in the fashion industry. After being described as “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist”, Ghanaian, Edward Enninful was confirmed as the new editor-in-chief (EIC) of British Vogue. The first man to hold the position. With the help of his predecessor Alexandra Shulman who ran British

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INTERVIEW: All Shades Covered – Beauty Platform for WOC


Channel 4 News reported that black women in the UK spend six times more on haircare products than white women. But what is the beauty buying experience like for black women, who are essentially, the jewels in crown of this burgeoning beauty industry? Sanmi Ogunmola and Tommy Williams (who made it into the Forbes List – ’30 under 30′) met in Nigeria

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