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Celebrating African Poetry
2 years ago

Celebrating African Poetry

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva in 2008, encompasses the Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards and a poetry toolkit, Babishai Poetricks. The awards recognize African …
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The Congo Pop Movement: An interview with Jonathan Mwe di Malila
2 years ago

The Congo Pop Movement: An interview with Jonathan Mwe di Malila

Twenty-two year-old Jonathan Mwe di Malila is a Congolese-German artist based in Cologne, Germany who embraces the use of Fauvism and Pop Art. Originally from Congo, he incorporates …
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Sea of Ash: A Short Film on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
2 years ago

Sea of Ash: A Short Film on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Michael MacGarry’s new film, Sea of Ash, delves deep into one of the most pressing issues of our time—the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis. In thirteen minutes, MacGarry tells …
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8 African Love Songs to Add to your Playlist this Summer
2 years ago

8 African Love Songs to Add to your Playlist this Summer

Naeto C & Flavour: “Helele”

Country of origin: Nigeria

Why we love it: This feel-good song features a video where Naeto C and Flavour are stranded in the desert. However, …
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Free Events in Nairobi this Month
2 years ago

Free Events in Nairobi this Month

Nairobi holds a vibrant social scene that holds a lot to offer for art enthusiasts and entrepreneurs alike. There are several exhibitions, movie screenings, and networking events that …
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8 African YouTube Channels Worth Watching
2 years ago

8 African YouTube Channels Worth Watching

Social media has become a vital tool as part of the Fourth Estate. Millions around Africa use these platforms to communicate their ideas and express their feelings to …
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Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal
2 years ago

Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal

From buckets to sabars, drums build bridges across the diaspora. Drum Beat Journey is a new documentary following a group of young bucket drummers from South Side Chicago as they …
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ALARA’s Fashion Night Out
2 years ago

ALARA’s Fashion Night Out

ALÁRA is a new concept store for Nigeria and Africa – created by Reni Folawiyo and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, fashion, design, cuisine, and culture …
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New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid
2 years ago

New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, also known by his stage name Wizkid, is a famous Nigerian recording artist, performer, and songwriter. Since his first hit “Holla at Your Boy” in …
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Lessons from Nairobi’s European Film Festival
2 years ago

Lessons from Nairobi’s European Film Festival

Studies show that one can enhance the experience of watching a movie by watching it with other people, even if they are strangers. However, most movie-goers in Nairobi …
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