Nicolas Pepe Becomes Most Expensive African Player

8th August 2019 BY Meli

With his pending move from Lille to London’s Arsenal side, Nicolas Pepe becomes Africa’s most expensive football player anywhere in the world. Moving to the English Premier League after spending two seasons at Lille, the skilful winger from Ivory Coast whose record stands at 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances, signed a five-year deal worth $89m, making him the…

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Ethiopia Sets An Example By Planting 350 Million Trees

8th August 2019 BY Meli

On a mission to tackle deforestation and climate change, Ethiopia recently set a new world record and an example to the rest of the world by planting 350 million trees in a single day. No small feat, the latest initiative by the African nation is part of a broader national “green legacy” action launched by the Ethiopian Prime Minister in…

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OP-ED: La Sape Congolaise, The Fashion Makers.

8th August 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

La Sape’ is a lifestyle built on a simple set of values: dress sharp, act with integrity and inspire others. A Congolese sapeur is a happy man even if he does not eat, because wearing proper clothes feeds the soul and gives pleasure to the body. The current wave of African artists and creatives is pioneered by creative inspiration that is simply not…

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Mowalola Ogunlesi Is The Nigerian Designer Selected To Style The New Barbie Doll

8th August 2019 BY Meli

One of the six designers chosen to style the iconic doll, British Vogue has commissioned Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi to dress the Barbie Doll in her own signature style. Already revered in the fashion scene, Mowalola boasts an impressive CV that includes one of the premier shows at London Fashion Week, styling Skepta and Solange Knowles, and Nigeria’s popular World…

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CheckOutAfrica Selects: 5 Songs You Should Be Listening to This Week

8th August 2019 BY Meli

Gone for a few weeks but not to be forgotten. We are back to give you our latest round-up of this week’s must-hear tracks. See below: Jidenna ‘Tribe’ Gemini Major ft. Nasty C & Tellaman ‘Right Now’ DJ Spinall ‘Dis Love’ ft. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Nadia Nakai ‘Imma Boss’ Frank Casino ‘Sudden’ ft Cassper Nyovest & Major League Djz

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