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If the world’s longest river could sing: The Nile Project upcoming US tour + new album
7 months ago

If the world’s longest river could sing: The Nile Project upcoming US tour + new album

“Seductive and beautiful […] nothing short of revolutionary.”—Afropop Worldwide Drawing on modern production methods and a healthy dose of vintage equipment, propelled by a collective international spirit and sheer determination, …
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Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style
7 months ago

Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style

Declared by Forbes Magazine as one of “The 15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa”, Coréon Dú is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses TV and movie production, fashion design and music. Internationally …
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Watch Chimamandah Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ Concept Trailer: Are you sold?
7 months ago

Watch Chimamandah Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ Concept Trailer: Are you sold?

It was widely publicized in 2014 when Lupita Nyongo acquired the film rights for Adichie’s Americanah. Not long after, Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B joined the project. In the meantime, …
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Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube
8 months ago

Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube

Ashley Akunna is the even-toned host, and behind-the-scenes boss, of GrapeVine TV, a YouTube web show with a panel of black millennials discussing trending news topics. Ashley studied film at …
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This Nigerian Female Rapper Lowkey Landed a Grammy Nomination
8 months ago

This Nigerian Female Rapper Lowkey Landed a Grammy Nomination

When the Grammy nominations were announced this week, Wizkid’s smash hit with Drake “One Dance” was in many minds a viable contender for a ‘Record of the Year’ nomination and a way …
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Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling
9 months ago

Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling

Now more than ever knowledge, information, and what we hold to be true have become so malleable by media and historical truths. Most times, our identities are shaped …
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Solange: A new and understated Queen
10 months ago

Solange: A new and understated Queen

Everywhere I go nowadays it’s like, cranes in the skyyyy. Like streams of echo, Solange’s enchanting R&B voice keeps playing in my head. Her new album A Seat at the …
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For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”
10 months ago

For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”

“For us, this shit is for us” confidently sings Solange on the track “F.U.B.U.,” making it clear that some things are primarily for black folk, for us, and if …
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Brand New Nollywood Drama ’76 Gives You Love and War
10 months ago

Brand New Nollywood Drama ’76 Gives You Love and War

If you’re like me, you find the classic Nollywood film, the type marked by a melodramatic script, religious/spiritual overtones, and DIY production, hard to get into. You’re more …
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Banele Khoza on Art and Temporary Feelings
11 months ago

Banele Khoza on Art and Temporary Feelings

Banele Khoza, born in Swaziland and based in Pretoria, South Africa, has held over forty exhibitions alongside other artists and recently held his first solo exhibition at the …
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