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Solange: A new and understated Queen
8 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”
8 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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BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music
9 months ago

BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music

Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, or BCUC for short, is a band that makes “music for the people by the people with the people.” …
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The African Roots of Carnival
10 months ago

The African Roots of Carnival

If there’s one party to top them all, it’s definitely Carnival. The public celebration brings the custom of thousands of people gathering on the streets for what feels like endless …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
12 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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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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Urban Issue
3 years ago

Urban Issue

The Urban issue is dedicated to Afropolitans bringing their rich culture and energy to major world cities and Afro-socialites dominating on home turf. In this issue we …
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Kanja: The African King
3 years ago

Kanja: The African King

Kanja (aka the Afrikan King) is determined to make 2014 his year. While Nigerians and Ghanaians tend to dominate the African music charts, this UK-born Kenyan singer is …
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Artist Spotlight: Laolu Senbanjo
3 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Laolu Senbanjo

Laolu Senbanjo is a Nigerian visual artist, musician, and human rights lawyer who divides his time between New York and his home country. He started drawing as …
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