So over the last few weeks, quite a few ladies (and guys too!) have pressed me to write on the topic of dating and I had been initially inclined to ignore the requests. Inclined to ignore at least, until I had encountered enough complaints (from both sides) about woes in the dating stakes to give this issue due consideration.Read More
So if you follow us on social media, you might have seen at the weekend that we announced we’ve written a book! We wanted to firstly say a massive thank you - we’ve been so overwhelmed by all the encouragement and love we’ve received over the last few days.
It has been a secret we’ve had to keep for a while so we’re excited the news is now public. We recently sat down with a friend to talk about the journey, what we’ve learnt and how we hope people will be impacted by the book. Enjoy!Read More
For a lot of guys, the barbershop is a place of community, banter and where news is shared frequently. So I was pretty excited to get to interview Mark Maciver, the savvy and passionate barber behind the barbershop and brand SliderCuts for the next installment of my Man of Purpose series. His clients include Reggie Yates, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Anthony Joshua just to name a few so he really his at the top of his field. In the midst of me getting a shape-up, we talked all things business, family and future plans.Read More
Wedding planning in so many ways is fun, and in other ways is so stressful. So, from the outset I knew that picking my #BrideSquad was something to think carefully about.
During the wedding process, I’ve realised there are so many areas you need to negotiate and compromise on but your bridal party shouldn't be one of them!Read More
So for one of my weekly wisdom posts a few weeks back, I decided to write on this topic called “Man Enough…?” and got a lot of feedback and follow up questions on this topic so I decided that I would dig a little deeper and explore both angles to this a little more deeply.
I definitely landed in the “money don’t make a man” camp in that post, but I wanted to explore some of the variables that really muddy the waters, and (from a woman’s perspective) can raise questions about what kind of men we're surrounded by.Read More
Particularly in the cultural climate that we live in, I feel this year, International Women’s Day takes on even more significance. I knew I wanted to write something today, but I struggled with what I could write that was heartfelt and wasn’t a cliché.
I started to think about why the notion of seeing women empowered has always been important to me. I trace it back to my childhood - seeing my mum, my grandma, my aunties - all incredibly inspiring women encourage me consistently to be the best version of myself.Read More
So this is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while - partly as it’s something I feel like I wrestle with frequently.
At any given point in our lives, in one or various areas, there will always be a ‘waiting’ season we’re in. It could be waiting for a promotion, waiting to get a big idea we can turn into a business, waiting to meet a life partner, waiting for results, waiting for a health challenge of a loved one to pass and so on and so forth.Read More
We recently had the pleasure to sit down with another incredible authentic and creative couple. Like us, Nas Abraham and Rebecca (Bex) Keates are soon to be married.
We spoke to them about their upcoming nuptials, what it’s like to work and create together and how they came from different worlds to creating a future built on shared values.Read More
The ‘Strong Guy’ dating the ‘Feminist’ – my take…When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object
So a few months ago, I wrote a #Wisdom4Wednesday post on guys being intimidated by strong women, and the response was quite an interesting one so I thought I would expound on the topic in this week’s blog piece.Read More
Starting from this month, over the next few months I’m going to be interviewing some great guys from a range of walks and backgrounds in life for my MEN OF PURPOSE Series.
First up, I interviewed Jake Bediako aka Debonair Disciple - a lifestyle curator and blogger currently based in Accra. We spoke about creating content, how he left Columbia University and turned from security to pursue entrepreneurship and what faith and purpose means to him.Read More
So recently I’ve had a big life change, which has afforded me the opportunity and time to work on more projects that I am really passionate about. While being in control of my own time has been rewarding in so many ways, I admit, I have found it a challenge to pause and pace myself.Read More
New goals. New me. New Dreams. The Best Is Yet to Come. This is My Year.
I think we’ve all heard (& if we’re honest with ourselves!) used these new year cliches. Now I’m all for living life with hope and expectation but I think we should do that all year round…!Read More
So as we near the end of a busy year, I’m excited to finally have the time to focus on our wedding!
After getting engaged, we started off with our engagement party in May and the next part of #MeetTheAfolabis was announcing our bridal train.Read More
So I think we would have all heard about the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (& seen the memes!). I’m not a royalist but I’ve always been a Prince Harry fan and I think you’d have to be pretty cynical, given the unusual life he’s had - to see him find someone he genuinely loves and has found some sort of normality with.Read More
In my late teens, early twenties, I always used to have an idea of what having it all figured out would look like. Married, 3 kids, great job, houses cars, and that’s me done.
As I consider what having it all means to me today, about to approach 30, my answer is definitely not the same as it was back then… Ah the follies of youth, lol…Read More
A few weeks ago I wrote an Instagram post on how I knew Ayo was the one (for me) and I had a lot of comments, DMs and questions so I thought I’d expand a little further.
There are so many varying opinions on the concept of ‘the one’. Opinions on whether there is just one person for each of us, whether we should be pro-active in seeking out this person or let them find us, whether we should make a list or not, and so on.Read More
This is the obvious phrase hurled about when talking about friendships. Friendships are a pervasive aspect of human life. The fundamental element to any relationship being friendship, whether it underpins a marriage, a parent-child relationship, extended family ties, old friends, or your regular platonic relationships – just name it. The tie that binds is friendship.Read More
Insecurities. Whether we stunt, front, put up a wall, use sarcasm to hide it or openly bear them, insecurities are something we all have.
The difference between whether they make or break us is firstly our ability to acknowledge them and secondly the courage to manage them.
The other day I was asking myself, why do I often try to hide my insecurities? I came to the conclusion, a lot of it was down to not wanting to be judged by others or as a businesswoman, I often want to appear like I know what I’m doing and have my stuff together.Read More