Do Nigeria’s Destinations Inspire Travel?

1st November 2015 BY checkoutafrica

NIGERIA is endowed with so many amazing tourism assets that asking whether her destinations inspire travel is an affront. From the beautiful Ikogosi warm spring in Ekiti state to the Osun-Osogbo grove in Osun, Kano city wall in Kano, and Ogbunike cave in Anambra state, these enchanting destinations litter different parts of the country, beckoning on Nigerians and foreigners to…


“Pidgin English” A newcomer In The Arena Of Streetwear Inspired By African Culture

2nd October 2015 BY checkoutafrica

  As a newcomer in the arena of streetwear inspired by African culture and influences the brand Pidgin English stands to strike a chord within the African diaspora. With such an intriguing name you can’t help but want to know more about the brand or be reminded of your favorite Pidgin phrase you use in your everyday lingo. The brand…


Osogbo: A City Of Gods

12th August 2015 BY checkoutafrica

One of Africa’s most captivating destinations, Osogbo town and capital, Osun state, southwestern Nigeria exudes infinite cultural energy and offers huge excitement for travelers with budgets large and small. Osogbo’s attractions extend from enchanting, frozen-in-time historical structures to elaborate trado-religious festivals. In addition, the town vaunts a great collection of art as its residents are known to be very creative.…


Welcome To Olumo Rock.

11th August 2015 BY checkoutafrica

Olumo Rock is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was used as a fortress by the Egba people in the early 19th century. Abeokuta Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, West Africa, sits in the ancient city center of Abeokuta – a name which means “Under the rock”. Abeokuta was…



27th July 2015 BY checkoutafrica

  Depending on where you are in the world, the clocks might have sprung  forward already or set to do so in the coming days. It is officially Spring  and that can only mean one thing – Summer is around the corner! It is  time to make that all important decision of where to jet off to this year. So…


Discovering raw African talent

14th July 2015 BY checkoutafrica

The rise in African designers in the art, design and fashion industry has grown in the past years. Notable highlights of African talent have graced covers like Vogue magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, however many are still far and few between. Africa has a lot of unseen talent that has yet to scratch the surface of mainstream media. Where do people…


CheckoutAfrica Interviews The Designer Of Lumumba Revolution.

22nd June 2015 BY checkoutafrica

CheckoutAfrica Interviewed the owner of Lumumba Revolution and here is what she had to say. My real name is Maria-Yvette Winters, but I prefer to be called LUR (Lumumba Revolution) My passion for clothes started about 15 yrs ago when I was living in Helsinki. With a closet with full of clothes i still was having a hard time finding…



4th June 2015 BY checkoutafrica

The Yoruba people  are an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and southern Benin in West Africa. The Yorùbá constitute over 35 million people in total; the majority of this population is from Nigeria and make up 21% of its population,making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. The majority of the Yoruba speak the Yoruba language which is…