All in Black Owned

Buy Black London

If you’re not aware - one of my main aims of this little ole blog is to support Black British owned businesses. So when I saw Buy Black London pop up on on my Instagram I knew I was going. This pop-up gives black owned business the chance to show off their brands and encourages the community to get out, show up and support with their coins.

Ilé La Wà

Ilé La Wà is Yoruba for We Are Home and perfectly describes the homely, welcoming vibe of this East London pop-up shop. Run by the a talented duo - Dorcas Magbadelo of Dorcas Creates and  Chanelle Joseph of Studio Nelle - this shop was set up to celebrate, promote and sell the work of Black British creators.

Merky Books Launch

Stormzy needs no introduction and frankly, if he did I wouldn’t be that qualified. I’m not the biggest fan of The Grime scene and I haven’t followed his career but some of his songs have certainly touched with me

Natural Nails

I came across Y.Wait on the UK Black Owned Businesses directory within the first few minutes of my search. As I scoped out the website I discovered that the salon was located in Walthamstow - a 15 min bus ride away and specialised in natural nails only (no extensions or acrylics) so I had to check it out.