Culture

Jain’s ‘Makeba’ Music Video Displays Incredibly Creative Thinking in South African Culture

Jain is a musician from France, but she's lived all over the world during her teens, from Dubai to the Republic of Congo and...
Guinée Conakry.

Top 7 Historic Sites To Visit in Guinea

Guinea has a rich history, which is well-represented by the historic sites located in various parts of the country. Visitors of these sites get an opportunity...
Atang Tshikare

Prolific, prodigious, but never pop: Inside the mind of Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare

The mind of self-taught Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare fizzles with ideas. But he's always focused on one thing: telling positive stories about Africa. Among...

Welcome to Nollywood: The world’s second-largest film industry

In just a few years, Nigeria has climbed the cinematic ladder and pushed Tinseltown into third (with Bollywood in India holding the top spot)....

4 Artists From the New School of Sudanese Music Speak on Their Search for...

Alsarah, Oddisee, Sinkane and Mo Kheir (of No Wyld) are some of the best musicians working and living in New York City. They’re also...
Chimamanda Ngozi

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Talks Beauty, Femininity and Feminism

Perhaps the most unexpected fashion icon of the year has just added another glossy credit to her name. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian-born novelist...
African Music

Maiden Soundcity MVP Awards Festival (#TheMVPs) Set to Move African Music Forward

The nominees in all 14 categories at Soundcity MVP 2016 have been announced with tickets on sale and voting on going since the official...
Malika Copy right: YouNeek Studios.

This Pre-Colonial African Warrior Queen is Your Next Favorite Superhero

As Marvel’s cinematic universe continues to unfold–and bring in its first African character–an entirely new universe of African superheroes and supervillains is just jumping...
National Youth Orchestra at the Moses Mabhida Stadium (Photo by Xavier Vahed)

Op-Ed: The orchestra is in our blood

Not all black kids have “great rhythm”, our orchestra doesn’t just play music by dead white men, and our audience isn’t made up exclusively...
Leo Mkanyia, a tanzanian musician

How Wikiendi Live is promoting live music in Tanzania

South Africa’s live music development project, Concert SA recently released a report that showed live music had overtaken recorded music as a source of...