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Making History with Black Heroes – JD Douglas Sets the Record Straight

Black History Month is upon us. So many events, so much history. One event worth noting is a talk given by JD Douglas on the history of the stage production ‘Black Heroes’. The spectacular theatrical production broke all records and influenced so many theatrical performances to follow. JD Douglas, one of the Creators, was there …

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Africa Utopia Festival – Celebrating the Vibrancy and Energy of African Culture at the Southbank Centre

Review by Mbeke Waseme Africa Utopia – the 52 countries in one of the most disparate and diverse continents in a perfect state.  That is what we want! The 2019 African Utopia took place at London Southbank in collaboration with Indaba X. It was opened by Kojo Annan, the son of the former UN Secretary …

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It’s Africa Utopia Time Again at The Southbank Centre

Preview by Mbeke Waseme During September 13th-15th 2019, the Africa Utopia Festival is where an explosion of African films, literature, music, fashion and cultural debates take place at the Southbank Centre in London Black Sheep is the Oscar-nominated documentary which begins with the murder of Damilola Taylor.  Cornelius Walker lived in the same area and …

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Show Stopping Fashion from Award Winning Bespoke Tailor and Designer, Kwame Koranteng

B By Mercy Francis It was a breath taking fashion show from Kwame Koranteng, the Ghanaian born designer, showing his latest collection, appropriately in time for the holiday season, entitled the Savannah collection. The show took place at the prestigious Tiger restaurant in the heart of London’s West End. Kwame is an award-winning fashion legend …

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Thabiso Sekgala: A Close Up View of Contemporary South Africa at the Hayward Gallery, London

The images are stark revealing abandoned spaces. Large horizons inhabited by a solitary figure at the forefront look directly at you capturing the gaze of the photographer. In some pictures derelict buildings or colourful homesteads are portrayed. Most of the images have one thing in common; the vast South African landscapes both urban and rural …

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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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