Meet our amazing blog contributor, Kemi

Kemi will be sharing a post every week on this blog. Her posts will inspire and enlighten you on all things African!

Here’s an intro from Kemi….

Hi there I’m Kemi – I’m a full time working mum brought up between Lagos and London of Nigerian / Jamaican parentage. I have two sparky daughters aged 7 and 5 and live in the suburbs of North London (from which I undertake a marathon commute to work in Canary Wharf every day). 

One of my major parenting goals is making my daughters rightfully proud of their African history, culture and looks and also impart in them some of the African language skills I never had. It’s not easy – as they are the minority at school, in the media they consume and of course in UK society. So I am always on the hunt for books, films, art work, hair products, exhibitions, language resources, affirmations, music, everything and anything that will help me, together with their dad, shape my girls into being the most confident, knowledgeable and interesting version of themselves they can possibly be. I aim to be a black “tiger mom” – actually no, better, a black panther mum! 

I intend, in this blog, to share with my dear readers all the information and products I discover as I go along (often sourced during that lengthy commute) and hopefully you will share ideas with me too! 

Catch me also on instagram @kemide