The best bits from Lagos to London
+ a little in between

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It's only right that we open this week's edition with one of my favourite quotes from the late great
Toni Morrison
"When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.

Suya Sundays Are Back!

On Sunday 18th August 'The Suya Spot' will be popping up at Peckham Springs for a day of charcoal grilled, spicy Nigerian goodness. Expect Suya burgers, grilled feta and Jollof galore! 
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Dear White People, S3 + Playlists

After a year long wait Dear White People, season 3 is now live on Netflix and all your favs each have their own character playlist on Spotify (even though I'd prefer the score) here's my top 4 anyway :-)
Joelle >> 
Reggie >>
Troy >>
Sam >>

Afro Beach

Head down to Lee Valley Urban Beach this Saturday for an all day party on Europe's largest urban beach. You can expect to tropical punch, beach games, face and body art and African-Caribbean street food amidst the sounds of Afrobeats, Soca, Calypso, Afro Swing, Bashment Reggae and more.
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S.O.U.L. Fest

The inaugural SOUL Festival is a two-day celebration of black British talent in film. Taking place on 30-31 August the festival will showcase new features and shorts, giving audiences the opportunity to see a more diverse representation of black British talent.

Our top pick: Rattlesnakes
Screening: Saturday 31st August, 8.40pm

Award-winning writer-director Julius Amedume’s neo-noir psychological thriller is based on a play by Graham Farrow. 
Robert McQueen’s typical day takes a turn for the worse when he’s ambushed by three masked men who accuse him of sleeping with their wives. Robert pleads his innocence, but reveals something that will change his captors’ lives forever – is it enough to save his own life, though?
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Africa Fashion Week, London

AFWL is one of the most culturally diverse fashion and trade shows in Europe and this year sees the inclusion of several new facets designed to enhance your experience. This includes a business forum - offering guidance and advice to aspiring designers, via curated talks and panels delivered by leading manufacturers, retailers and government officials. A luxury market space - showcasing some of the more well-established African fashion houses, as well as the inclusion of a food village - serving cuisine from across the continent. It's all happening on the 9th &10th August
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"My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27

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