Kunda Kids, focused on educating children about African history and culture

11th January 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Meet Louisa and Dele, founders of @KundaKids a publisher, and team of writers, illustrators, editors, musicians and animators. Kunda Kids has a single purpose to inspire the next generation of young people about ancient and modern African history and culture. Kunda Kids recently released 4 beautifully illustrated children’s books titled Africa’s Little Kings & Queens, a collection of four beautifully…

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Streaming Service Netflix Puts It’s First African (Strive Masiyiwa) On Its Board of Directors

20th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, who founded telecom giant Econet Global, has joined the board of directors at Netflix. “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings said in a press release. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve…

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France return African treasures looted during the colonial period

19th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

French MPs have back a move to return looted historical artifacts to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects Benin will receive 26 artifacts taken from the Palace of Behanzin in the late 19th century, including a royal throne, which are currently exhibited at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac museum in Paris.  Senegal will get back a…

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South African artist, Shimza releases debut EP on his very own imprint, Kunye

17th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Shimza stands as one of South Africa’s most prolific contemporary stars. Following a historic livestream performance from Robben Island in July 2020 to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, Shimza continues his crusade to promote South Africa’s rich musical heritage with the launch of his new Kunye label. Marking the imprint’s inaugural release, the Gauteng-born artist offers his own stunning three-track ‘Calling…

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Singer/Songwriter Vicky Sola Releases a Christmas Single!

14th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

High-spirited, high-energy, and highly-talented are all parts of London-based singer/songwriter Vicky Sola personality that are coming through in her special and unique blend of Soul/R&B, pop, traditional African sounds, and jazz. Here’s a gift from Vicky Sola to you. An infectious afro Christmas song to keep your Christmas spirits high, during the holiday season. Vicky Sola has announced her first Christmas…

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France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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Campaign: PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label

31st October 2020 BY checkoutafrica

PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label Budding Nigerian designer, PeterBlack once again pushes its sartorial elegance to the forefront with a 2020 “The Black Label” campaign. Featuring a twofold creation of suits and kaftans, the pieces in the images describe a lifestyle relating to love for classic, timeless and stylish designs made with love and a high…

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A-STAR x MISTA SILVA x FLAVA x KWAMZ – DANCE WITH THE KINGS

27th July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After 10 Years from releasing their smash hit  “Bo WonSem Ma Me” (clap your hands for me) the highly respected pioneers of Afrobeats music in the United Kingdom have come together again to give us another fantastic massive song titled rightly so (DANCE WITH THE KINGS), the song represents the culture to core coming from the streets to the global world, demonstrating the…

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10 African Kings You Need To Know

2nd July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

  1. King Shaka Kasenzangakhona of Zulu (South Africa) 2. Emperor Asika the Great of Songhai (Mali) 3. King Mansa Musa of Mali 4. Empreror Menelik of Ethiopia 5. Menes first Pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt) 6. Tutankhamun of Kemet (Egypt) 7. King Affonso I of Kongo (Congo) 8. Sunni Ali Ber King of Songhai (Mali) 9. King Shamba Bolongongo of…

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