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Summer 2016 Reading List
8 months ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
8 months ago

Black Coffee wins BET Award

I remember the first time I heard Black Coffee. After a year abroad, I returned home to South Africa eager to catch up with friends. On a whim, …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
9 months ago

The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua

Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Ayiba’s …
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Inside SPAN, Nigeria’s Leading Performing Arts Center
9 months ago

Inside SPAN, Nigeria’s Leading Performing Arts Center

Sarah Boulos shares how she moved from public health to founding the most prominent performing arts center in Nigeria, SPAN (Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria). Her …
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Watch Yvonne Orji in HBO’s Insecure Coming this Fall
9 months ago

Watch Yvonne Orji in HBO’s Insecure Coming this Fall

Comedy is often the last profession that most African parents would chose for their children, and yet that is what Nigerian-born Yvonne Orji did when she decided to …
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Aso Oke Re-imagined with Ethnik’s Scarified Collection
9 months ago

Aso Oke Re-imagined with Ethnik’s Scarified Collection

Tunde Owolabi is an artist first and foremost. However, he channels this art into design through his latest venture, Ethnik. Ayiba’s Eyitemi Popo interviewed Tunde about his new …
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8 African/Diaspora Documentaries to Watch
10 months ago

8 African/Diaspora Documentaries to Watch

As our favorite shows reach their season finales and slowly go off the air, our summer search for new shows and series to watch will begin. Here is a list …
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The Nile Project: European Tour Starts Soon
10 months ago

The Nile Project: European Tour Starts Soon

This June, the Nile Project will make its European premiere with concerts in Brussels, Bradford, and London. We will also be performing on BBC Radio 3 on June 17 at 11pm …
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Chiming In: The Voices of Mali’s Musical History
10 months ago

Chiming In: The Voices of Mali’s Musical History

African music today is most popularly associated with the Afrobeats of Ghana and Nigeria. However, Mali’s rich musical history is one of Africa’s most overlooked treasures.

From the legendary Mande …
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If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know
10 months ago

If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know

Critically acclaimed Somali-British poet Warsan Shire is the continent’s best known contemporary poet. Winner of the first Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Shire’s work, “the unbearable weight of staying — …
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