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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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 Highlights: Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu Presents Award-Nominated Theatre Piece ‘Sweet Like Chocolate Boy’

18th July 2019 BY Meli

Written and directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, and produced by Play Back Drama, the 2-time Off West End Theatre Award (The Offies) nominated ‘Sweet Like Chocolate Boy’ is the latest must-see theatre piece. Described by critics as “nothing short of a modern masterpiece”, “a captivating storyline with brilliantly realised, often hilarious, interpretations”, and “a remarkable animated and innovative play, ” the piece is…

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

5th July 2019 BY Meli

In a week full of plenty music releases, here’s our top 5 songs you definitely must hear. Olamide, Wizkid, & Id Cabasa ‘Totori’ Shingai – Ancient Futures EP Blaqbonez ‘Mamiwota’ ft. Oxlade WANI ‘China Designer’ Mr Eazi ‘Supernova’

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Sudanese Protesters Are Returning to the Streets

4th July 2019 BY Meli

As the international media coverage of the Sudanese protests begins to die down, the spirit of the protesters is yet to waver as they take back to the streets in the remembrance of all those who were killed during the protests. Amid a now long internet blackout, and deadly crackdowns that spurred a #BlueforSudan social media campaign which saw people…

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

27th June 2019 BY Meli

The sun is back out, and we’re back with another list of our top 5 favourite sounds by African artists this week. Did your favourite song make the list? Let us know in the comment section below: Adekunle Gold ‘Kelegbe Megbe (Know Your Level)’ Tiwa Savage, Kizz Daniel, Young John ‘Ello Baby’ Afro B & French Montana ‘Joanna (Drogba)’ Remix…

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CheckOutAfrica Highlights: SCALPED is The New Dance Theatre Piece Celebrating Black Women’s Natural Hair

21st June 2019 BY Meli

Addressing and exploring the objectification of black women’s hair through the eyes of western society, SCALPED is the new dance theatre piece that’s educating the masses on the experiences black women face on an everyday basis. After making their debut at Brighton Festival in May, we caught up with the creators of SCALPED, Damilola D.K Fashola and Wofai, ahead of…

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

20th June 2019 BY Meli

Another week, another round up. Take a look below: Fik Fameica ‘Omu Bwati’ ft Patoranking Maleek Berry ‘Flashy’ Gigi Lamayne ‘Fufa’ ft. King Monada J Molley ‘Flower Child’ Burna Boy ‘Anybody’

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