Culture

Shishani et la bande de contes de Namibian

Putting Namibia on the World Music Map

A young singer wants people around the world to recognize Namibia as a source for good music. Shishani is a singer and musician. She was...
Dakar Lives Founders.

Dakar Lives: Using Instagram to show off the ‘real’ Senegal

Dakar Lives began as an Instagram feed in 2015 with the aim of "curating the best photos from Senegal". A year and a half...
Nollywood's Living Legends.

Iké Udé Captures Nollywood’s Living Legends With His Timeless Portraiture

We’re at Iké Udé’s Chelsea studio—magazines, trinkets and opulent wigs surround him. He sits crossed legged on his small couch wearing a khaki green-themed...
Alsarah 10 things I love about Sudan

Alsarah: 10 Things I Love About Sudan

In our “10 Things I Love” series we ask our favorite musicians, artists & personalities to tell us what they like the most about...
An african design

8 Emerging African Designers You Should Know

African designers are transforming the fashion industry and creating a new dialogue for the world to see. These designers are bringing forth a new...

Sam Mangwana back on stage to revive the spirit of African unity

Sam Mangawana, the icon of Angolan and Congolese music has revived the spirit of African unity. The 70s and 80s Rumba star was honored...
7 Traditional African Sports

7 traditional African sports that should be in the Olympics

The Olympic Games may go back 3,000 years to Ancient Greece, but the international sporting event that takes place every four years didn’t take...
Nigeria

Sarah Forbes Bonetta: The Yoruba Princess who captured Queen Victoria’s heart

It is only very recently that Sarah Forbes Bonetta’s beautiful, yet tragic story has begun to attract the attention it deserves. It is a...
Kenyan children learn ballet at Kibera slum

Kenyan children learn ballet at Kibera slum

Nairobi, Kenya - With more than 2.5 million people in some 200 settlements, the slum dwellers in Nairobi represent more than half of the city's...

12 International Music Videos That Were Shot In South Africa

South Africa has become a popular location for filming movies and TV shows, but there are also many international music videos that have been shot...