I had the pleasure of interviewing Kenny Imafidon, a 22 year old political commentator and social entrepreneur from South London. He is the co – founder and managing director of Clear View Research Ltd – a youth led research consultancy, heads up the research and advocacy team at Bite the Ballot and author of The … Continue reading Thrifty Afropolitan Meets: Kenny Imafidon
Sometimes I am random and to celebrate this I would like to share a silly selection of childhood Afropolitan memories: Rice stored in the margarine container in the fridge rather than tupperware. School pack lunch placed in an ice cream tub, much to your embarrassment, whilst all your other friends had nice, child friendly tupperware. … Continue reading Random Afropolitan Childhood memories
A couple of months ago, I went to Saturday brunch with some of my sister friends from church. It was a lovely time getting to know some of the younger ladies in our midst as we sat eating delicious food. During our conversations I complimented several of the ladies on their clothing and surprise surprise … Continue reading Three thrifty fashionistas
Saturday mornings as a child were not what I considered ‘fun’ although looking back it wasn’t mean to be! Yes we had cereal and watched cartoons but I mainly remember the obligatory Saturday morning routine of cleaning, polishing and going food shopping with my parents. I remember one Saturday morning – that I didn’t want … Continue reading Saturday mornings in an ‘old school’ Afropolitan household
Earlier this year I visited one of the most amazing women I know and the very definition of a thrifty Afropolitan! Hortense Julienne was born in Cameroon, West Africa; raised in France and is currently living in London. By day she is an event’s organiser but by night (and on weekends) she is a food … Continue reading Thrifty Afropolitan meets…Hortense Julienne
During school term times, Sunday nights were synonymous with the torturous experience of getting my hair done for the week; this along with the ritual of shining my shoes and getting the school uniform ready. I have ‘fond’ memories of sitting down- hair washed and greased- with my mum’s strong hands preparing to make something … Continue reading ‘Mum, why would you do that?’ 10 old school Afropolitan hairstyles
***HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE*** May 2015 be your year to aspire to greatness and the fulfilment of your heart’s desires! I am very excited about the New Year for a number of reasons one of which includes this blog! There are some wonderful things happening this year at the Thrifty Afropolitan and here is just … Continue reading Happy New Year! Plans for 2015- Coming soon!
Nigeria is no stranger to negative publicity; from the corruption in Government, a reputation for fraud (419), the on-going oil crisis in the Delta Region, Boko Haram’s merciless slaying of Christians to the unresolved abduction of the 200+ Muslim girls, the list is endless. However I want to celebrate some of the fantastic things about the nation affectionately dubbed the ‘Sleeping … Continue reading 5 things I love about Nigerians (in honour of Nigerian ‘Independence’)
The other day I was on the train coming home from work and was so amused by the conversation happening between two friends. One of the guys started speaking rather loudly about his work and the ‘incestuous’ theatre world. I have never heard anyone name drop big names ‘Old Vic’ ‘Punch Drunk’, ‘Bicycle Theatre’ and … Continue reading Living for the City…but at what cost?