Meet Samantha & Ola

Hosts of Shades of Black Parenting

Welcome to the Shades of Black Parenting Community, where we discuss all things parenting Black children in the UK.


The Podcast is hosted by parents Samantha and Ola.

Samantha is a mother of two under five years old, and Ola is a mother of a three year old. We have conversations about everything from developing confident, successful children, discussing race (and racism) with your children, building family wealth to natural haircare, education, parental self-care, infertility and more. 


We've created this hub to share resources, tips and goodies to help you raise happy, healthy, smart and confident Black children in the UK.

Our listeners are not only Black British parents, but are also parents of mixed children and parents from other ethnic minority backgrounds that can relate to the complexities of raising children with hybrid cultures and traditions.

Coming soon: more about our individual parenthood journeys...

We desire to bequest two things to our children - the first one is roots; the other one is wings.

~Sudanese Proverb