Home sweet home

What many visitors to Brixton don’t know is that slightly off the beaten track, in a more residential part of town there is a new gift shop and cultural hub that encapsulates all that Brixton has to offer and more. This shop is well known by local residents and those lucky enough to be in the know. The name of this shop is Gida, which means ‘Home’ in the Hausa language of Africa. … More Home sweet home

1948 – A one way ticket to Britain

Can you imagine emigrating to a country that you have never visited before?   A country that you have only heard and read about.  There is no internet and limited television to do any research on this country.   There are only limited history books or novels about it.    This country is mainly just a concept, forged in your imagination.   This country is Britain. … More 1948 – A one way ticket to Britain

The King and I

The producers of a vibrant and eclectic range of clothes and accessories made with African fabrics are husband and wife team, Sharon and King Solomon (yes this is his real name). I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon who has a warm, friendly and bubbly personality and asked her to give me the background on who … More The King and I