Zimbabwean – UK Singer Songwriter Shingai Releases ‘Ancient Futures’ EP

1st July 2019 BY checkoutafrica

From leading the UK indie rock band The Noisettes with her touch of class and African prowess to breaking new grounds with her unique vast talent Shingai is a force we can’t keep our eyes off. A Zimbabwean – UK singer songwriter and leading vocalist/bassist for the Noisettes, she keeps doing the most and now she has graced the world…

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Three students creating opportunities for farmers in rural areas

17th June 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Ndahiro, Daniela Uwase and Kellyson Siamunjo,Three students from  African Leadership University. Through their passion for agriculture, they came up with a social enterprise known as ‘Agriculture Growth Network’. It helps small and medium scale farmers increase their productivity and quality, and connects them to profitable and potential markets.  The three students recently participated in the Hult Prize, an annual competition…

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Young Paris to release his 3rd Studio Album “Blood Diamond” that touches on the African Dream.

15th May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

For the first single of the album, Young Paris released “Juicy” featuring one of Nigeria’s top singers Olamide. The song quickly streamed on Nigeria’s top 100 and currently one of the most played club songs in the Afrobeat’s community. Stream “Juicy” by Young Paris feat. Olamide For the first single of the album, Young Paris released “Juicy” featuring one of…

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The Inaugural WISH Africa Expo Showcasing The Best of Africa is Coming to London!

12th May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

WISH Africa is launching its inaugural multi industry conference showcasing the best of African culture and commerce at Olympia London, Kensington this year. Across Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019, the expo will feature panel discussions by renowned industry experts such as Yinka Shonibare CBE, Artist; Ezzie Chidi-Ofong, Head of Video for Conde Nast; Alex Schoch, Senior Energy Director,…

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Classic Poppy-Reggae Vibe of Akin Brown’s New Single ‘Love Me’.

7th May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Akin Brown is an emerging modern folk singer/songwriter. Born Akintunde Obaoluwasanjofunmi Brown,  in Lagos, Southwestern part of Nigeria. His father’s diverse yet colourful collection of records exposed him to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, The Jackson 5, Mavin Gaye, Queen Salawa Abeni and more. Akin tends to blend ancient…

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Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya Loses IAAF testosterone rule appeal

1st May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Caster Semenya has lost an appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. The South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, in a decision that will send shockwaves through the sport. But Judges ruled 2-1 “on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties,…

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Timestamp – A Poem By Lola Oh – A Film By Abu B. Yillah

29th April 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Living in a society where most second and third generation children of immigrant struggle with finding a place to call home, we find our solitude sharing our truths in communities of ‘home’ that we’ve had to create in spaces where a few decades ago we had no voices in. Lola Oh, is a Brit(ish) poet and writer, born to a…

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Under the Mango Tree – A Youth Agriculture Summer Camp

14th April 2019 BY checkoutafrica

YOU’RE INVITED! Under the Mango Tree officially invites families with children between the ages of 6 to 10 years to join us in an exciting four-week fun packed agriculture summer camp conveniently located at Mmofra Place in the Accra suburb of Dzorwulu. MORE ABOUT Under the Mango Tree… Under the Mango Tree is an annual, four-week youth summer camp whose…

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Taking African Short Stories to the World

26th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Introducing BookBeak, an app connecting African writers with the world’s readers through storytelling Africans have been telling stories for centuries, passing nuggets of cultural knowledge and heritage from one generation to the next through fables, folktales, and epic narrations. Newly launched storytelling app, BookBeak, is now making it possible for those new and old African stories to be shared with…

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