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The Rise and Rise of African Fashion Week London

Review by Mbeke Waseme African fashion has risen. When I attended the first African Fashion Week London (AFWL) in 2011, it was growing.  It was a big event with a small market place. The stage was graced by new and established designers whose models came to showcase contemporary and traditional styles from all over Africa.  For those …

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A Grand Debut for The Women in Business BIG Show in Kent

  Exchanging contacts, promoting business, sharing advice, supporting women, networking, work-shopping, relaxing with a pamper, making psychic connections, friendly trading, swapping marketing news, offering beauty tips , raising health awareness and well-being is everything we have come to expect and love from a Sian Murphy event. The Founder of Stormchasers Digital, the Psychic, Health and …

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First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Buhari Calls for Unity within the African Diaspora

Report by Mercy Francis On 26th of July 2019, at the headquarters of the United Nations in London, Africans from all over the globe gathered for the 7th African Ambassadors and Diaspora Interactive Forum (AAIF) which was organised by the International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Buhari wife to President Buhari …

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Africa Fashion Week London – Back for Season 9

The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL), is back for Season 9. At the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall for two full days of catwalk shows, exhibition and shopping in the beautiful Grand Temple venue space, AFWL hosts over 100 designers, flying in from different parts of the globe to showcase …

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Mbeke Waseme, Writer and Educator – Travelling Full Circle on the Journey of Life

From as early as eleven years old, Mbeke Waseme was drawn to a world of self-discovery after her experiences of education both positive and negative forced her to start contemplating the big questions in life. While attending secondary school in south London during the seventies, it was the advice of her English teacher to take …

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Walking out of Loneliness – Sandra Samuels Promotes the Community Way

Sandra Samuels-Allen is the lively founder of ‘Walking Workout with the Difference’ a community based organisation promoting health, fitness and well-being. Initially it started as a way of making friends but now it has grown into a much bigger event and anticipated fixture on the local Medway diary. Offering a wide range of activities to …

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Karen Jones – Spreading the Word through Love and Fitness

Karen Jones is a different type of fitness instructor. She describes herself as a well-being and fitness coach dedicated to a holistic approach to health and wellness. In the two years she has been running her business, ‘Happy You Happy Body’ Karen has won accolades and cultivated a huge following on social media with her …

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The Hostile Environment – Olusoga Uncovers a Policy Seventy Years in the Making

If you are a fan of historian David Olusoga’s work, you will have watched the documentary The Unwanted Secret Windrush Files which aired on BBC 1 on 24th June. The film was previewed at the Southbank Centre the night before in front of a packed auditorium. Frank discussions were held after the screening between Olusoga himself, …

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Uncovering More Secret Windrush Files with David Olusoga at the Southbank Centre

Raising the importance of Black British history and turning the narratives into mainstream studies of the UK past is what David Olusoga does best. If it weren’t for Olusoga’s popular appeal, major chapters of UK history would be lying unknown in historical vaults, waiting to be resurrected and reappraised. Chapters such as The World’s War: …

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