Welcome to Vol 96 of The Spread!

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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: The Ojude Oba festival is celebrated annually in which Nigerian city, known for its rich Yoruba heritage and honouring the king, the Awujale?

A) Lagos
B) Abeokuta
C) Ijebu-Ode

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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Best Love Island African Stars

Today, we're diving into the love-packed, drama-filled world of Love Island to spotlight our stars of African heritage who've turned heads, won hearts, and showed the world what it means to vibe with the Motherland's beat.

What We're...

📰 Reading: Aiyana Cristal's eye-opening and narrative-changing solo journey to Cape Town, South Africa. The mere mention of her solo trip elicited skepticism from others followed by questions like; “Really? I could never do that by myself” and "Aren’t you scared for your safety?"

📺 Watching: Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off on ITV X. Ainsley is joined by chef and author Lerato Umah-Shaylor at Blickling Hall in Norfolk for a light-hearted cooking contest. The winning dish was Lerato's Golden Ugandan Rolex.

Image Courtesy: Lerato Umah Shaylor / Instagram

🎧 Listening to: Wave by Asake & Central Cee. Hypebeast says "The summertime single, which crosses genre lines between afrobeats and UK drill, arrives with an accompanying music video directed by Edgar Esteves and Asake."

🎟️ Booking: Obi's House in London Tickets. An unforgettable night of music, laughter, and connection as DJ Obi & friends spin the hottest beats all night long. Plus, keep an eye out for special guest appearances that are sure to add an extra spark to the party!

👀 Eyeing: This 100% Silk Scarf by Africana. The new Africana colour emblem is a beautiful play on our core of being grounded, growth-driven and offered on a platform that challenges your notion of luxury.

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Trivia Answer: C) Ijebu-Ode
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