Kenyan Hero: Mau Mau Field Marshall “Dedan Kimathi”

4th October 2017 BY Junior Rebel

“Who was Dedan Kimathi the man?” Most people when they hear about Kimathi they automatically go to the Mau Mau guerilla freedom fighter. You think about a rebellious individual, who is unruly and loves violence. But in this article, we try to see, who was Dedan Kimathi the man? What was his life like before the Revolution? What were his…


CheckOut These African Ethnic Groups

2nd October 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Here is a list of a few of the estimated three thousand African tribes. We have included some of the largest, most interesting, and best-known tribal groups. There is a brief description of each tribe. If a name is highlighted you may click on it for more detailed information. We will periodically be adding more information about the people of…


Nigeria: A Case for Confederacy

2nd October 2017 BY Chinemerem Onyeukwu

Should Nigeria reorganize its governing structures? Today Nigeria is the largest representative democracy in Africa, with a population of almost 200 million people. Nigeria also wields the largest economy in Africa and the 24th in the entire world (2016). The West African Nation is endowed with an abundance of resources from vast oil reserves to natural gas and coal. With…


Is Africa ready for Drag Queens?

1st October 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

So I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the show ‘RuPaul’s Dragrace’. Not only is it the best thing to ever be on Netflix, minus the Fresh Prince – I absolutely live for this show. I always explain it as being like America’s next top model… But for drag queens. There’s runways, lip-syncs and a whole lot…


10 Interesting Facts About Africa

1st October 2017 BY checkoutafrica

CheckoutAfrica put together a list of 10 interesting facts about Africa. While Africa makes up about 16% of the world’s population, fully one quarter of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of 125–145 million people. Egypt is the second most populous country with over 76 million…


Sisterhood That Transcends – REWA & Dagmar Van Weeghel

19th September 2017 BY Ivor Moyo

The Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) is pleased to present an exhibition of works by the emerging Nigerian artist, REWA, and the highly regarded Netherlands-based, Africa-focused photographer, Dagmar Van Weeghel. The exhibition explores female identity. Women play many roles in our complex world – mother, sister, daughter, friend, lover – but there is a connection that all women share which binds them together. Through “Her Story”,…


MR EAZI, An Exclusive 5 Minute Interview with the Superstar

3rd September 2017 BY Meli

You have probably heard of him by now, and if not; you have certainly heard his music. MR EAZI is the uprising international superstar out of Nigeria by way of Ghana. Rising to stardom on the back of his hit singles ‘Skintight’, ‘Hollup’ and ‘Legover’; recently, the Afrobeat singer was featured as Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ artist of the month,…


My Africa, Our First Step for Relief

28th August 2017 BY Ivor Moyo

My Africa August 2017 has been a shocking month that saw three continents affected by three independent disasters. The USA experienced the riots in Charlottesville, Europe was hit by terrorism in Barcelona, and Africa was devastated by the floods in Freetown. All three of these events, unfortunately, resulted in the loss of life; 1 in Virginia, 13 in Spain and…


Q&A with Revolutionary Artist; Lady Skollie

27th August 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

Lady Skollie in studio. Image by; Simiato Matik Laura Windvogel, who is well known by the moniker Lady Skollie caught my creative eye earlier in 2017, when while checking out online art, I came across her early 2017 art exhibition named Lust Politics which presents her work in desire, power and sex. Her pieces are still currently online at the Tyburn Gallery…