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Afrobeats Hip Hop Music

Tune Of The Week: Jidenna’s ‘Boomerang’ is giving me all kinds of summertime vibes

Last month our ‘Classic Man’ released an EP featuring some of the best in the music industry including Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry and Burna Boy. On it features one of my favourite songs of 2017, ‘Boomerang’. This tune has a way of making me want to blow £1000+ just to fly to an island somewhere […]

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Injustice Politics

Victory for Zimbabwe as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power. Museveni next?

If you haven’t already heard the good news Zimbabwe’s 93 year old president Robert Mugabe finally handed in his long overdue resignation letter. The date 21st November 2017, will go down in history as the day Zimbabwean lives change forever, for the better, we hope. This is a momentous event many have spent years campaigning […]

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Beauty Fashion

10 Autumn/Winter Outerwear Picks “17

Back from my hiatus! Living in Uganda for sometime nearly made me forget what it feels like to be cold and yes, I still hate it. Reality quickly sunk in the moment I got off the plane, in true British fashion I was welcomed with a wall of cold, freezing, bone chilling air. The shock […]

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Injustice On My Mind Politics Thoughts

“If you want to see how the poor die, come to Grenfell Tower”

No truer words spoken in this time of mourning where almost a hundred people have died in Grenfell Tower. Each passing day fuels me with anger and sorrow for the Grenfell victims. This didn’t need to happen. This shocking incident highlights the injustice and negligence practiced by those in high positions, those who seek to […]

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Afrobeats Music

TotW: WizKid x Chris Brown’s ‘African Bad Gyal’ got me feeling all kinds of summer vibes

My TotW (Tune of the week) has to be Wizkid and Chris Brown’s “African Bad Gyal” because I must confess I very rarely do fall in love with Wizkid’s songs the first time I hear them. But lately Wizkid has been dishing out hot tunes for us all to shoki to and I’m not mad […]

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On My Mind Politics

The case of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya minority has left us thinking is she a Hero turned Villain?

Her silence on the issue of genocide and persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar was questionable, with widespread violence and terror against the Rohingya and other minorities in the Rakhine state, how could Suu Kyi not be aware that her people were being persecuted and still not do or say anything to condemn these actions? […]

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Fashion

Top 5 Met Gala gowns: These women did not come to play, they came to SLAY.

It’s been over a week since this years Met Gala event and people are still talking about the weird and wonderful gowns showcased on the night. The theme was entitled “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” and commemorated the work of the 74 year old Japanese designer. Looking back over 40 years worth […]

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Music

Ai meu Deus! Seu Jorge set to perform David Bowie tribute at the Royal Albert Hall.

“Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty he has imbued them with.” – David Bowie The Brazilian singer and ‘The Life Aquatic’ actor will be in London town on the 30th May performing songs from his The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu […]

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Fashion

British Vogue breaks 100 year record by appointing first Black & male fashion editor, Edward Enninful.

Alexandra Shulman’s departure as Vogues editor in chief in January came as a shock to many in the fashion industry, the question on everyone’s lips, who was going to replace her? The lingering question was finally met with an answer last Monday and British Vogue welcomed Edward Enninful as its Editor and I couldn’t be more happier. To many […]

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On My Mind

#SpeakOut: Yes, ‘Big boys’ do and should cry.

For all who tuned in to watch last nights BBC One programme ‘Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad’ it was no doubt highly emotional. Rio took us all on a journey to finding solace as opposed to pain in remembering his wife Rebecca who at the age of 34 passed away in 2015 due to cancer. […]

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Music

What happens when Afrobeats meets Salsa?

Summer 2017 is set to be filled with sweet sweet sounds from our talented Afrobeat artists. Of my favourite for 2017 so far Queen Yemi Alade and the gorgeous Seyi Shay have topped the charts in my opinion. Why? Because this month they came out with hits that fuse two of my favourite genres of […]

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On My Mind Thoughts

Samuel L. Jackson needs to take several seats.

To say I’m disappointed with Samuel L. Jackson is an understatement. With all that money and travelling you mean to tell me he still doesn’t know or understand that issues of race are not exclusive to African Americans? Really Jackson? In a recent  interview with Hot 97, Samuel L. Jackson made some rather bitter remarks about Black […]