This event is one not to miss. I’ve gone religiously since the event was launched some years back and is a great showcase for African foods, fashion, music and models. Click here to learn more and to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community.
What is African fashion? Should it be confined to colourful prints only or is the nationality/ethnicity of the creator the important factor? Through these posts, I explore this topic – speaking to those in the industry and those with a passion for print. Check out some of the links below and tell me your thoughts….. Continue reading “Fashion”
Seun Oboite represents an emerging crop of young Black entrepreneurs that are combining talent, education and a fearlessness about entering the business world.
In her early 20s, Louise Broni-Mensah became the first Black female entrepreneur to secure capital from a seed fund provider in Silicon Valley to grow her fledgling business Shoobs (pronounced Shubz).
The guy Ghanaians reportedly call the bamboo man came to London in June to promote his handmade bamboo bikes to the UK market. Kwabena Danso is the founder and ceo of Booomers – a range of bikes made in Ghana and designed to provide the healthier ones among us with a novel way of getting around. Continue reading “Bamboo bike maker explores UK market”
Meet the young entrepreneur who looks set to make the phrase ‘Lost in Translation’ obselete with the launch of his latest wireless technology. Continue reading “Breaking barriers in communication”
With the current explosion of African textiles in global fashion, I am fairly sure that many of you reading this will have one or two pieces making a home in your wardrobe. Continue reading “Could Ghana take a leaf out of Tanzania’s textile industry?”
Robert Badu is an amateur artist whose gift has been nurtured by a fascination with Asante cultural symbols (such as Asante gold weights), vibrant colours and everyday people. Continue reading “Amateur artist and his fascination with everyday people”
When you are struggling to find the words to say something heartfelt, sometimes there’s no better way than through a card. But what do you do when there is no card that aptly expresses that ‘you love the shit’ out of your other half? I guess you go out and make one. Continue reading “Showing some love with Ghanaian card company Yobbings”
Sharing stories is a simple way all of us can disseminate knowledge, experiences and inspire others around us to aim high. That is why I started writing. Below are six initiatives created by ordinary Black men and women that are helping to shape our creative landscapes. Feel inspired to do the same and please share. Continue reading “Six creative initiatives Black Britons are spearheading in 2016”
Living with sensitive skin from a young age spurred Catherine on to develop a range of vegan facial skin products called Kokoa which went live on 21 November. Continue reading “Skin sensitivity spurs vegan business launch”