INTERVIEWS

Conversations with creatives; innovators and thought leaders from the African diaspora. 

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Tolani Shoneye, Writer and 1/4 of The Receipts Podcast

I speak to Tolani Shoneye, beauty writer for Buzzfeed and 1/4 of The Receipts Podcast. During the interview, I ask Tolani how she handles the success of the podcast and the feelings that come with being so public about her private life. Tolani talks passionately about learning to be apologetically you and always striving to live your best life! #AttitudeGoals. [READ THE FULL FEATURE]

Nancy Adimora –  Creator of AFREADA

I speak to the amazing and magnetic Nancy Adimora, creator of AFREADA, Africa’s online literary magazine. We talk about connecting through stories and how African stories are not just for studying but for enjoyment. Plus, how travelling through African literature is one of the first and most powerful steps in getting to know the continent. [READ THE FULL FEATURE]

Rich Mkoloma –  Fashion Designer & Consultant – Adidas Originals

I speak to Rich Mkoloma, Fashion designer and consultant to talk about life between Germany, South Africa and Ghana and his latest collection with Adidas Originals. Rich gives an insight into how he uses brand heritage to inspire and create the future of ath-leisure wear, merging classic iconic silhouettes with the tracksuits and tees that we see on the streets today.

In addition to talking about cultural intelligence and innovative processes, Rich opens up about some of his smaller collaborations including his latest with Urban Professor, and his life outside of fashion as a rapper and poet. [READ THE FULL FEATURE]

Jay Mansaray – Journalist and Founder of A Clodhopper

JI speak to Jayson Mansaray. Journalist and Founder of A Clodhopper, a magazine and event night dedicated to arts, culture and lifestyle for the modern day epicurean and social media junky. Jay is also a self-confessed sporter of African fashion and so I couldn’t help but talk about his style inspirations, outfits and overall outlook to life. [READ THE FULL FEATURE]