Singapore Preschool Review – Cambridge Preschool

I can’t believe my little chubby baby is a big boy now (19months old!)and it’s time to start selecting a preschool! It’s nuts how quickly time flies especially in Singapore but here we are. He’s definitely ready – he loves playing with other kids, is very sociable and loves learning. He’s learning really well at home, and…

BGIS – Short Story Published!

One of my writing goals this year is to have 3 short stories published, and I’m chuffed that one of them, ‘The Shift’ has been published in Swaglit,  a new quarterly magazine for writers in Singapore. Here’s an extract below and a link to the full story on http://www.swaglit.com A Shift by Kehinde Fadipe A line…

NAIJA – SPORE STYLE INSPIRATIONS! ELLE.COM JUMPS ON THE BANGWAGON…

Elle.com recently posted an article titled ‘7 Designers to watch from Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene’. Whilst the spotlight is flattering, the tone of it’s introduction teetered on the patronising. There was an incredulity that a country known primarily for oil could have ‘a week devoted to fashion’, but in fact Nigerians have been known to…

SINGAPORE: SINGLE AND SEARCHING – FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE..(6)

Amaka unfurled her limbs from the goose feather pillow. The smell of bacon sizzling in a hot pan roused her. She stretched, star-shaped, luxuriating in the large bed before flinging herself back on the pillow. She muffled her schoolgirl laugh. This was her favourite way to wake, last night’s green curry and the stale aftertaste…

Singapore: Single and Searching – An Elysium of Tranquility (5)

Link to part 4: https://blackgirlinspore.com/2015/11/06/singapore-single-and-searching-the-holy-trinity-4/ The ocean twinkled, light spots bouncing off it’s surface. A deep sea green, it stretched as smooth and endless as a soft drape of silk, the richness of its dark colour glowing in the fading light. Lillian hugged her knees in excitement, watching the beach-trimmed landing strip approach.  “Please sit up…

Singapore: Single and Searching…The Holy Trinity (4)

Link to Part 3: https://blackgirlinspore.com/2015/10/29/singapore-single-and-searching-strangers-on-a-train-3/ “Oh…hey!”, Lanre smiled nervously. “Two days in a row!” Two days in a row? Dara listened in shock. How was this even possible? “We hung out just yesterday”, Lanre must have heard the silent questioning. “Such a small world”. “Singapore is tiny”, Dara replied, hoping her face didn’t give her away….

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Hanli Hoefer

MTV Asia’s cute host and model Hanli Hoefer is next under the spotlight. Half German and Half-Peranakan, she’s the daughter of a magazine writer and travel photographer, but made waves on her own as a model when she was 19. She’s now an MTV Vj and has hosted MTV’s World Stage Live twice. I have…

Writers wanted!

Are you a writer? Do you like writing and talking about fashion, lifestyle and current affairs? Would you like the chance to build your portfolio by writing for a popular Singapore blog? Do you know someone who would? Then drop me a message in the comments box, on Instagram (@blackgirlinspore) or on my Facebook page…

Singapore: Single and Searching – Strangers on a train (3)

(Link to Part two: https://blackgirlinspore.com/2015/10/23/singapore-single-and-searching-water-no-get-enemy-2/) Lillian nodded at the bald Chinese guy holding a small banner. “Welcome to church. Have a great service!” his arm directed her up to the conference room. He saw her every Sunday but his greetings remained the same – friendly yet distanced. You’d think he would recognise the black girl with…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! EZINNE CHINKATA

This week I’m turning the spotlight on a really fun Nigerian stylist and designer called Ezinne Chinkata. She’s got a killer body and a fun sense of style. Her style is certainly out there  – bold, colourful and very youthful. Stylists always push the envelope, and while some of her looks are a little creative…