London to Lagos Stock Exchange?

As the UK leaves the European Union, the City of London seeks to forge greater business links between the fastest-growing economies across Africa. To all the Black Brits heading back to the motherland to invest and/or create new lucrative business opportunities – once you start hitting those large margins you may want to consider listing…

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Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London

MIA London is a luxury fashion brand which connects the world to African creatives. The brand provides a platform for formalwear pieces handmade by skilled tailors from across the African continent and is designed by founder and creative director, Aji Ayorinde. Aji Ayorinde is a social entrepreneur with several years of experience dealing directly with…

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Repat: Sommas in Kampala

“I can’t wait for these Sommas to go” V exclaims whilst peering over her black cat eye sunglasses at the crowd gathering outside one of our favourite bars. ‘Somma’ is a term created by Ugandans to describe those who live/grew up abroad and come to Uganda during the holiday periods to live it up in…

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The Westernisation of Nollywood  – the Loss of the Family Film and a Unique Identity?

One could say that the growth of African cinema can be owed to the prominent Nollywood. The continuous stream of stories dedicated to exploring the polygamy, witchcraft and barrenness in Nigeria. Not to mention the rise of megastars like Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele-Bello, Mercy Johnson, Jim Iyke, Ramsay Noah and of course Osita Iheme. These…

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British Nigerian Author Changing Perceptions of Race and Gender Roles with Her Series of Children’s Books

Tola Okogwu is a British blogger and author of the ‘Daddy Do My Hair?’ book series for children. Launching her third book in the series ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way’ in May 2018, Tola wants to tackle the relationship between young black girls and their natural afro hair in a vibrant, entertaining and educational…

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Ghana

I’ve always thought that the idea of going ‘back home’ was such a weird thing, especially when the ‘home’ in question is not where you were born or where you spent your formative years. It’s a bit of a hard concept to grasp when that place, although within you, is completely foreign to you. That…

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