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[Interview] Yemi Onibiyo of Luxory Decor company House of Arike

12th August 2013 |

The rise in the popularity of ‘African inspired’ fashion and decor has catapulted in the recent years making searching for unique items much easier than previously. It was this very same search for unique home furnishings that inspired founder and … Read More

[Thenublk] John & Hillary Levy of Clothing Label Tallawa: An exciting fusion of art & fashion

22nd October 2012 |



Introduce yourself  

Hi! We are John & Hillary, the designers of TALLAWA, a sportswear brand that is a marriage of art & fashion.  We are married, we love art & fashion and one day combined our passions … Read More

[Thenublk] Kassandra Gordon: Spoken Word Artist and Founder of Grape Soup Jewellry

15th October 2012 |


Introduce yourself

Kassandra Gordon, Jewellery Designer and Poet/Spoken Word Artist.  A child of Jamaican parents I was born in Stoke-On-Trent and having lived in various places in the UK now call East London home.

I have been writing and performing … Read More

[Thenublk] ENZI: Footwear brand helping to create a new perception of Africa

1st October 2012 |


Introduce yourself  

ENZI is a new premium African fashion brand, with footwear as our core product.  The idea was conceived several years ago by cofounders Azi and Jawad and later, once the potential … Read More

[Iamthenublk] Fola Buck & Mundia Situmbeko of Black Girl Flow: Discovering talents, Inspiring hearts, Engaging minds

6th August 2012 |

Introduce yourself When we (Mundia and Fola) met through a mutual friend back in 2008, neither of us knew that we would become Blackgirlflow; it’s our space to celebrate all things good coming out of Africa and the Diaspora. We … Read More

[Iam:thenublk] Avi McClain of Contemporary Negro: ‘Bringing back what never should have left’

16th July 2012 |

Introduce yourself 

My name is Avi (Ahhhh-Veeee). I am a graphic designer and I run a blog and clothing brand called ‘Contemporary Negro’. Cn is all about representing roots and culture through fashion. The main focus is about putting a contemporary … Read More

[Iam:thenublk] Mikelah Rose of Style & Vibes – dedicated to Caribbean lifestyle & culture

9th July 2012 |


Introduce yourself 

I’m Mikelah Rose aka Miss Mikelah, Communications professional by day, blogger by night! I’m the founder and blogger Style & Vibes, a blog dedicated to Caribbean-Diaspora lifestyle and culture.


Favourite song lyric

“See mi … Read More

[Iamthenublk] Yinka Ilori: Upcycled Furniture Designer

18th June 2012 |



Introduce yourself

Hi my name is Yinka Ilori, I am a upcycled furniture designer from North London, with influences that are both parochial and global; from herringbone tweeds to Dutch wax. I am an upcycled furniture … Read More

[Iamthenublack] Adamu Waziri creator of African educational kids cartoon Bino & Fino

20th May 2012 |

Introduce yourself 

My name is Adamu Waziri from Nigeria. I am an animator. I run an animation studio in Abuja called EVCL. Our focus is to create African animated content that educates, enriches and entertains. Our current … Read More