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Who we are shopping with this Black Pound Day!

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Who we are shopping with this Black Pound Day!

Oyaaa BPD is back againnnn! August 1st marks the first Saturday of the month which marks the new monthly Black Pound Day here in the UK. Black Pound day is an initiative started by Rapper Swiss to encourage us to spend our pounds in our community for the day.  In honour of this we here at the Froday HQ have compiled a list of all the black owned businesses we will be shopping with on this day. We have everything from hair and beauty to candles, diffusers, cakes and Durags!! Check them out below and get your shop on people!! ...

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Quick Fire Questions with Shingai Shoniwa

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Quick Fire Questions with Shingai Shoniwa

Shingai Shoniwa a household name to Zimbabweans across the globe. She has been ever-present in combining the sounds of Africa with undertones of Indie Rock. We at the Froday HQ were able to ask her a couple of quick fire questions. Enjoy!! ✨ What made you realise music is what you wanted to do? As a child I witnessed a lot of grief and forced separation of family members between Zimbabwe, Malawi & England. When the miracle of family get-togethers managed to occur, they were cherished moments of joy & music was such a big part of it.  In addition...

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How Black people have influenced today's Fashion and Beauty trends

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How Black people have influenced today's Fashion and Beauty trends

Hmmmmm, it’s Interesting how several of today's past and present trends were created by African American and Black people yet our names have never been mentioned in conversations regarding fashion and society’s beauty standards. Come onnn look at ussss we set trends, we never follow, it is in our DNA oh. Black people continue to be underrepresented and not even credited in industries that depend on our creativity, aura and style. ASEM! So today I want to illuminate Black culture’s influence on fashion through five popular trends we see today! Fat Laced Trainers This trend started in the late 1980s and...

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Black Owned online alternatives to Paks and Shabba

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Black Owned online alternatives to Paks and Shabba

Chaleeee when the government announced the Covid-19 lockdown procedures none of us expected this to impact our hair and beauty shops. I mean SURELY SURELY the hair and beauty shops should be classified as essential businesses! HEH! come and see wahala! As Black people it is unfair we are not offered the simplicity of getting our shampoos, moisturisers, creams and hair products from the supermarket. But as Black people, one thing we know how to do is pivot and shift to the times sweetie! Quarantine enabled us to seek and find Black owned beauty shops and brands and you know...

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July: 5 Black owned Hair Brands

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July: 5 Black owned Hair Brands

Hey Hey Fro Day Fam!! Guess who's back at it again with a black owned business post!? Yesoo it is us sha, who else will it be?  This time we are coming to you straight with 5 black owned hair brands for the month of July. So instead of wasting time YENKORRR Afrocenchix Website: https://afrocenchix.com Social page: https://www.instagram.com/afrocenchix Owned by two friends, Afrocenchix is a Black owned hair care line. They blend natural and organic ingredients with expertise to make hair care as simple as possible. The Afrocenchix co-founders create every product themselves and use the products themselves, as do...

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