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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty
2 months ago

Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty

Last month, Ayiba’s founder, Eyitemi Popo, judged the Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge 2017 alongside change makers from around the world. We would like to introduce you to the 2nd place …
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For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”
7 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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Banele Khoza on Art and Temporary Feelings
8 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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African Chefs Cooking Up A Storm
11 months ago

African Chefs Cooking Up A Storm

African cuisine has grown from home favorites to a culinary delight worldwide, thanks to the African chefs determined to highlight traditional spices and taste. From Nigerian jollof to South African …
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Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria
1 year ago

Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria

Although photography has become a more popular artistic medium across the continent, institutional support has remained a hurdle for most photographers. Nigeria’s Nlele Institute hopes to provide local …
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Ali Lamu: From Kenya with Love
1 year ago

Ali Lamu: From Kenya with Love

It has often been said that Lamu, Kenya (the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa and host to several festivals year round including the Lamu Cultural Festival) is …
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My Beautiful Home Competition
2 years ago

My Beautiful Home Competition

In Matobo, a rural Zimbabwean village, women traditionally decorate their huts following each harvest. They use charcoal, soil, and ash to paint the exterior with designs like zigzags, …
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Inspiring Africa through Contemporary Design
2 years ago

Inspiring Africa through Contemporary Design

In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk on the Danger of the Single Story, she explains the dangers of perpetuating stereotypes in regards to the common misconception of Africa …
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A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati
2 years ago

A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati

In ancient Egyptian lore, the goddess Ma’At is a deity presiding over the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities. Inspired by the tale of …
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Summer in Igboland
2 years ago

Summer in Igboland

Born in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Awachie is a photographer who moved to the US when she was at eighteen months old. In 2013, she returned to Nigeria to re-discover …
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