Welcome to Vol 86 of The Spread!

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⏳ Trivia Time

Which song by Tems gained global recognition after being featured on Drake's 2021 album "Certified Lover Boy"?

A) Try Me
B) Damages
C) Fountains

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

🧭 A Marmalade Guide To...

Featured: Loza Maléombho

Trailblazing African Women Fashion Designers

Africa's fashion scene is exploding with talent, and at the forefront are these incredible women who are redefining what it means to be stylish. From breathing new life into traditional techniques to creating ultra-modern silhouettes, they're taking the world by storm, one dazzling design at a time. Let's meet these fashion queens.

Wondering what to do this April? 🇬🇧

We’ve got you covered with the coolest afrocentric happenings around London. Get out there, meet some new faces, and soak up all the experiences.

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What We're...

📰 Reading: Peju Alatise's Interview with Nataal Magazine. She talks about the opening of her new London space 'Rele Gallery' and her solo show ‘We Came With The Last Rain’.

Peju Alatise. Image Credit: Matthew Arthur Williams

📺 Watching: David Michael Wyatt's Velvety Cover of Essence by Wizkid & Tems.

🎧 Listening to: Simisola Deluxe Album on Spotify. Nigerian singer Simi is an April baby and we're jamming to her eponymous second studio album. Released on September 8, 2017, the album received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the creativity and versatility of Simi's exploration of different sounds.

🎟️ Booking: AFROJAM SESSIONS. This Thursday, join us for the 4th edition of AFROJAM SESSIONS, a unique live music experience. Featuring artists such as Dami Bones, KVNGS, A30 and others.

👀 Eyeing: Mary Cholhok's Signature Netball. Inspired by African patterns and colours and designed by Mary Cholhok, it's the perfect memento for your favourite player!

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C) Fountains
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