Ade’s Diary - February 2024

Ade’s Diary - February 2024

February flew past in a whirlwind of activity, and I'm excited to share some highlights from the month with you all. I’ll be sharing for my fail-safe recipe for fluffy pancakes, my book of the month, and a moving art installation to look out for!

I started the month with a bang, putting on a birthday party for over 20 children. It was hard work, but the smiles on their faces made it all worth it. Plus, it was a fantastic way to kick off the month!

On the work front, things have been busy as ever. We're bidding farewell to our old studio as we prepare for a big move. The team and I have been busy packing up boxes and getting everything organized. Amidst the chaos, we've been heads down, working behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. Fashion Weeks are also in full swing, and we're thrilled to be a go-to brand for some of the most recognizable names in fashion. If you see a black or brown model strutting down the runway, she may just be wearing some of our pieces under those incredible clothes!

February was also a great month for networking and catching up with fellow entrepreneurs. I attended some fantastic events put on by Buy Women Built, Upperclash, and Novo. It's always inspiring to connect with others in the industry and learn from each other's experiences.

On the home front, I indulged in some delicious pancakes for Pancake Day. The best recipe I've found for easy, fluffy, super yummy pancakes is here.

I made special efforts to celebrate love throughout the month with my husband, son and friends. My husband and I took the time out to celebrate Valentine's day watching another married couple, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on stage with Plaza Suite.  I had fun getting all dressed up in pink and red for a romantic evening (You can't see it, but the Nubian Skin Naked Bra was working it's magic;)).

I had an epic Galentine's Day celebration with some founder friends! We indulged in delicious cake and had a fun chocolate exchange. But the real highlight was the incredible outfits provided by Rene from Lisou London, the Malee Skincare goodies brought by Zeze, and the stunning Eva Sonaike table scape hosted by Eva herself. Of course, I made sure to show up with some killer shaping tights! We spent the day catching up, dancing, and creating content for our brands. Check out some snapshots from the day below.

Galentine's Day Event


As the month comes to a close, I find myself knee-deep in organizing a home renovation and diving into two new courses. I can be a bit of a technophobe, so I'm taking courses on digital marketing and applying AI in business to stay ahead of the curve. It's been a busy four weeks, but thank goodness for that extra day in February!


US Black History Month Reflections In the spirit of Black History Month, I've been reflecting on the wisdom of Maya Angelou. Her quote, "We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated," resonates deeply with me as a black female business owner. It's a powerful reminder to persevere, even in the face of challenges, and to keep pushing forward towards our goals.

Preparing for International Women's Day As we gear up for International Women's Day, we have an exciting Nubian Beings Community event planned featuring the founders of Eva Sonaike, Liha Beauty, and Lisou London. We'll be hosting a panel discussion, with networking opportunities, and an incredible giveaway. Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate and win some fabulous prizes!

As a brand, we’re approaching International Women's Day with a deep sense of purpose and commitment to empowering women of colour. It's a time to celebrate our achievements, acknowledge our struggles, and uplift each other as we continue to break barriers and pave the way for our community.

The Reading List I recently read "Crook Manifesto" by Colson Whitehead. It’s the follow up to Harlem Shuffle, and I highly recommend it for Whitehead’s story telling and an interesting snapshot of Harlem and the Black community in a time of great upheaval.

Culture I had the opportunity to go to the Tate Modern and see the incredibly moving installation by the Nigerian-based Ghanian artist, El Anatsui. The project is called Behind the Red Moon.  The work is staged in three acts, and it weaves the stories of colonial trade routes and all that entails, industry, nature and the movement and merging of people and histories.  The scale is breath-taking.  If you’re in London, I highly recommend seeing it.

That's all for now, Nubian Beings! As always, thank you for your continued support and love. Here's to a fabulous March ahead!

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