Equus
THE IDEAS SHOP #2
i bolo, you follow

With a sweet-tasting menu, Mister Bolo is the first-ever African Desserts Diner to launch in Singapore. The concept – surprisingly refreshing with exotic African-inspired concoctions – is a magnet for adventurous diners who love the idea of mixing things up. Charmingly back-to-basics ingredients make life all the sweeter at Mister Bolo.

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We had always wanted to design a new restaurant or café brand, but the challenge is always how to come up with something that the marketplace hasn’t seen before. So we decided as a first step to make the cuisine and type of restaurant completely unique. As far as we know there aren’t any African restaurants in Singapore, and certainly not a restaurant specializing in desserts, which considering the sweet tooth many Africans have, is quite appropriate.

So we researched a whole bunch of African dessert recipes, sourced a local African cook who could make them, stumbled across a Singapore-based Nigerian who became the face of the brand, Kingsley Odi, and ‘Mister Bolo’ was born.

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  • CREDITS
  • Creative direction, copywriting and design: Equus
  • Illustrations: Liquan Liew
  • Paintings: Liquan Liew, Kristal Melson, Adeline Tan
  • Photography: Yazer Aziz
  • Photo Assistants : Ian Wong
  • Model: Kingsley Odi
  • Location: Colbar & Food03, Singapore