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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.
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.
- 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