Welcome to Vol 82 of The Spread!

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Welcome to March. This new week (and month), we celebrate not just one, but two significant dates that honour women: International Women's Day and Mother's Day. Let us celebrate with joy, reflection, and action — honouring the women who shape our past, present, and future. This Sunday, we’re hosting a special supper club in celebration of our sisters, besties, aunties and mums.

Now, on to the real peel...

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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: Who was the first female president in Africa?

A) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia)
B) Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia)
C) Joyce Banda (Malawi)

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

🧭 A Marmalade Guide To...

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Must-Watch African Animated Series and Films

African animation is experiencing a renaissance, and the world is taking notice. The continent's vibrant storytelling traditions, coupled with cutting-edge animation techniques, have birthed a new era of captivating content. In this exploration, we'll dive into some exceptional African animations that have not only captured hearts but are also reshaping the global animation landscape.

Bottomless Brunch for £40pp at Bar Beach Grill

Enjoy their flavoursome set menu for your afternoon's consisting of four set choice menus, covering seafood, vegetarian and of course meat lovers dishes. They have bottomless cocktails, prosecco and beers so make sure you book well in advance as they get busy very early.

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What We're...

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📰 Reading: The Lagos Wife by Vanessa Walters. Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of Lagos and a glamorous group of friends. She left London and a troubled family past behind to become part of a community of expat wives.

📺 Watching: Iwájú on Disney+. An original animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. The exciting coming-of-age story follows Tola, a young girl from the wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds.

🎧 Listening to: Dope Caesar's live DJ set at Obi's House, Hard Rock Cafe Lagos.

🎟️ Booking: Homemade Supper Club. ​Bring someone along! But also feel free to come alone. Just come with an open mind and a good vibe. Come enjoy chops, cocktails and conversations.

👀 Eyeing: PITH's upcoming drop. Check out the “No Love Like Lagos Love” Pith babushka and the Pith ring, set to drop this Easter.

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Answer: A) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia)
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