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Handcrafted art from Gabon – presented by Lisiane Ndong

At the recent Africa Utopia event at Festival Hall on London’s South Bank, we were really impressed by the broad range of African artisans that came to present their creations. One stall really grabbed our attention and we soon found ourselves in conversation with Nilare founder, Lisiane Ndong from Gabon. …

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Salute to Nigerian Independence Day

Salute to Nigerian Independence Day 2015, which marks the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from British colonial rule, into the territories that form modern-day Nigeria.  So we all know Nigeria’s national colors are green, white and across the world there are a number of events taking place in celebration …

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MOBO backed report reveals BAME employment gap

Speaking to a packed room at London’s Southbank, MOBO CEO Kanya King delivered a clear message to the audience in the wake of the Creative Industries report on diversity, “We need our creative industries to reflect the general population, not only for social justice, but to enable it to flourish”. This …

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Who makes the best Jollof Rice?

Every West African community believes that they make the best version of this rice dish, which has its origins in Senegal. This weekend, the best of the best will be bringing their recipes to Brixton Library for a two day competition to see whose Jollof is crowned supreme: One rice to …

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Model Focus: Edwina from Osun State in Nigeria

Born in Osun State in 1996 and moved to the UK in 2013, Edwina has been building her modelling portfolio while laying the foundations for a business career in later life. We caught up with her at a recent catwalk training session and had the chance to find out more …

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Africa Utopia Fashion & Inspiration Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

Africa Utopia 2015 was a three day interactive festival for everyone – satisfying all the senses as a true celebration of Arts, Culture, Fashion and Food. More importantly, it was incredibly thought provoking! Multiple talks and debates took place over the course of the event – centering on how Africa can become a …

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Designer Focus – José Hendo from Uganda

While the West only seemed to discover recycling and sustainable production over the last couple of decades, many Africans have been doing it naturally, since time began. When it comes to sustainability, there are few products in more abundance or as easy to access as tree bark. José Hendo has made a career from a caring approach to fashion design. We caught up with her at the opening of Sapelle to find out more.

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Win an Apple iPhone Lens Kit from OlloClip!

[NOTE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!] Everyone loves shooting photos and video on the Apple iPhone. While the image quality may be impressive, the lens itself is very basic. OlloClip is the market leader in high quality optical lenses for Apple smartphones and you now …

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Sapelle – New store launch event 9th September

The Notting Hill Carnival and a certain Hugh Grant film have helped make London’s Portobello Road one of the most famous landmarks in the capital. The road is equally famous for it’s market which dates back to the 1800s. After a complete makeover a few years back, the area now houses some of the …

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