Mind Your Mind: Mental Health and African Food (Afrokanist Magazine)


Purpose: We have all heard a variation of it at some point in our lives ‘You Are What You Eat’. This very true statement tends to get overlooked and forgotten in our current climate which emphasises performance over self-care. Ever forgotten to have lunch because your boss wants that excel spreadsheet by the end of the day? Have you been too tired to cook and just bought a £3.00 Tesco meal-deal for dinner on your way home? Does that fatigue creep up on you?


Afrokanist has prepared a Self-Care-focused event and magazine for you on the 2nd of December at St Francis the Engine Room, Unit A Lebus Street, Hale Village, Tottenham to address these issues. To cater to everyone, this Afrokanist launch evolves from our recent events targeting self-care. This private event provides a calming dinner setting for panel discussions to be made, and allow easy networking and conversation between guests.


Purchase our standard ticket for £5 and get a comprehensive day of panel discussions with industry chefs and brands, an excellent two-course meal with delicious vegan ice-cream – courtesy of Frills, and an opportunity to win a Christmas hamper in a raffle, or get the VIP ticket for just £10 to get an additional care-kit bag!! Further details about the event are provided below:

Standard (£5)

– Panel Discussion about Depression in Men

– Panel Discussion about Women’s Health and Healthy Eating

– Sierra Leone Fish Ball and ranges of organic drinks by Maria Bradford

– Vegan Jollof Rice with Grilled suya chicken bites and Efo Riro by Tokunbo’s Kitchen

– Vegan Ice-cream dessert from Frills!!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

VIP (£10)

Care-kit bag with holistic self-care products (like candles and stress balls for when your boss wants that spreadsheet by today ), Maria Bradford’s special spices (and of course, Afrokanist Magazine’s most recent issue which targets mental health and self-care

– Panel Discussion about Depression in Men

– Panel Discussion about Women’s health and Healthy Eating

– Sierra Leone Fish Ball and ranges of organic drinks by Maria Bradford

– Vegan Jollof Rice with Grilled suya chicken bites and Efo Riro by Tokunbo’s Kitchen

– Vegan Ice-cream dessert from Frills!!

– Entrance into the raffle for Afrokanist’s specially assembled Christmas Hamper

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 


Meet our Host

Ayo Ogunrekun


Ayo is the CMO and Host for Afrokanist Magazine, he is also a Computer Science Teacher and IT Apprenticeships Coordinator at The Leigh UTC.










Meet our Panel:


Maria Bradford was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She currently lives in Kent, England with her husband, and two children.


She cooks unapologetically authentic Sierra Leonean dishes, organises private dining events, teaches Sierra Leonean cooking, and much more throughout the United Kingdom and West Africa. Her kitchen is all about the reinvention of traditional dishes, fused with fresh and sustainable ingredients, taking inspiration from her Sierra Leonean heritage.


Tokunbo


Tokunbo means ‘From across the Sea’ in Yoruba, a language and tribe from the West African Nation of Nigeria. She was born in Camden, London to Nigerian parents but her experience of living in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria for the first nine years of her life really helped to shape her taste buds and love of Nigeria cuisine.

Over the past three years, it has been a personal mission of hers to share her passion for the great culinary delight that is Nigerian cuisine. Whether at one of her pop up and supper club events or at a street food market in the heart of London, she recreates authentic Nigerian dishes with a modern twist to offer you the delights of the delicious home cooked food.


Yann W Tanoe


Yann. W.Tanoe, he is the Founder of Sunbird Enterprise, an activist for human empowerment, emancipation and rehabilitation.













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