What’s Next With Eki Igbinoba

Smiling woman wearing a blue shirt

The founder of Diaspora Darlings collective, PR executive and Shoreditch House member shares 27 of her favourite things

‘I’m a PR executive for Aesop and founder of Diaspora Darlings, a London-based collective of Black women and women of colour that spotlights underrepresented voices within professional spaces. We also have a podcast launching this summer with the radio station foundation.fm, which is run by women.

‘I wanted my 27 things to give people an insight into who I am. I’m the type of person who discovers something new and then spends the next six months obsessing over it. I love to learn new things and push myself wherever I can. My favourite phrase is “you don’t ask, you don’t get”, as I believe those words have got me to where I am today.’

Seven favourite brands (between skincare and fashion)


Six songs I’m listening to on repeat
‘Hot Hot’ by Bree Runway 
‘Flat Tummy Tea’ by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
‘Time (You And I)’ by Khruangbin 
‘Streets’ by Doja Cat
‘Hopscotch’ by Tinashe 
‘MGMT’ by Electric Feel 

Five essential items 
Cocoa butter
Lip balm/ salve
Breath mints
Pocket Kleenex

Four favourite foods 
Seafood linguine 
Pounded yam and okra soup 
Indian-style lamb shanks

Three books I would recommend 
Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola 
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The Autobiography Of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Two favourite places to visit
Lagos, Nigeria
Lisbon, Portugal


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