Zambian Afropop Princess, Katongo, releases new song ‘Yoyo’

24th March 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Yoyo is an Afrobeat dance track written and performed by Katongo and Zambian Rap star Mic Burner (Thought of you).  The song speaks of a tumultuous relationship in which the female feels she is being treated like a toy yoyo, picked up and then discarded by her partner at a whim.  Yoyo is Katongo’s first single release in 2021.  So far in her career, she has released popular…

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GLOBAL AFRICAN AWARDS VIRTUAL EDITION 2021

21st March 2021 BY checkoutafrica

The Global African Awards (GAA) has announced dates for the virtual edition of this year’s awards gala set for  24 March 2021. The annual event of the GAA, sponsored by Brand South Africa, will be streamed live across the globe on the Global African Awards’ social media pages and broadcast partners. “The Global African Awards exist to celebrate the key…

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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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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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Lookbook: Imaatu Debuts ‘Adire Tuntun’ Collection

12th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Imaatu Debuts ‘Adire Tuntun’ Collection Top fashion brand Imaatu has lifted the veil on their fall/winter collection titled “Adire Tuntun”.  Highlighting the indigo-dyed pattern, originated in Nigeria, which is the primary drive of the collection.   “Adire Tuntún” which simply means “New Adire” births a dazzling array of ready to wear pieces and evening gowns, with striking emerald and shadowy patterns.  An homage to…

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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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