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KINNES: Telling the Story of Children and Violence on the Cape Flats
3 years ago

KINNES: Telling the Story of Children and Violence on the Cape Flats

28-year-old Chase Rhys, a writer and performance artist from Ocean View outside of Cape Town, was announced the winner of the inaugural Adam and Rosalie Small Award for Debutant/Debutante Writers …
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Dramedy Webseries Captures the Post Grad Struggle & “Finding Yourself”
3 years ago

Dramedy Webseries Captures the Post Grad Struggle & “Finding Yourself”

A Whole New Irving is a new dramedy webseries by producer-director Terry Dawson (That’s So Raven, Six Feet Under) with production value rivaling your favorite Netflix series. Recommended for fans of Insecure, …
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Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots
3 years ago

Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots

Rising Nigerian-American star Ayo Awosika has toured the world and shared stages with superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, and more. She recently spoke with ESSENCE to break down Nigeria’s current moment …
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The Poets of Pretoria
3 years ago

The Poets of Pretoria

They say curiosity kills the cat. I, however, have always tended to disagree and found myself one Thursday night, armed with a bottle of wine, dragging two of my friends …
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Afracanah Podcast: Brought to you by your new fav girl children
3 years ago

Afracanah Podcast: Brought to you by your new fav girl children

Afracanah, as put by the creators, is a podcast brought by Kenya’s favorite “girl children”. Curious to know what the fuss is all about, we decided to sit over a …
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Celebrate African Heritage Month with your copy of Folktales are Forever
3 years ago

Celebrate African Heritage Month with your copy of Folktales are Forever

Experiencing the reality of a dream is fulfilling beyond words. You look back at the journey from start to finish, and all that matters is that you never gave up. …
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Meet the Instagram Influencer and Entrepreneur behind BlackHats Paris
3 years ago

Meet the Instagram Influencer and Entrepreneur behind BlackHats Paris

After spending two years without being able to walk, Steves Hounkponou was inspired by the fashion shows he watched during that time and promised himself he would one day launch …
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Clocking in with Poetess Emmah Mabye
3 years ago

Clocking in with Poetess Emmah Mabye

Emmah Mabye, tax consultant by profession and poetess born from passion, recently launched her first anthology of poems titled Clocking In. Bold, descriptive and moving, her poems explore themes categorised …
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Everything is my canvas: Laolu Senbanjo’s TED Talk
3 years ago

Everything is my canvas: Laolu Senbanjo’s TED Talk

Ayiba alum, Laolu Senbanjo gave a TED Talk at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA this April. His talk “Sacred Art of the Ori”  shares his awakening to …
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From Teacher to Comedian: Dalin Olivier
3 years ago

From Teacher to Comedian: Dalin Olivier

Dalin Olivier quit the world of teaching shortly after graduating to see what the world of comedy holds in store for him. Today he calls himself a full-time comedian and …
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