Ishan Bundles up Zimbabwean Music Heavyweights to spread the message of hope and being African , in the “Kure” Remix

18th August 2019 BY Kevin Mwenye

In the past months Ishan ( who’s become a Zimbabwean favorite ) dropped a single and visuals for his outstanding chart topping single “Kure” which has made strides all over the continent featuring local artist, Ti Gonzi. The remix for the awesome record is finally out and it’s really a package full of surprises and talent. In the original song…

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“ Cava “ a tale defining Zimbabwean street culture, A must watch !!

12th August 2019 BY Kevin Mwenye

It so used to be so hard to come across dope visuals in the Zimbabwean music scene but this year the artists and creatives are putting in double and triple shifts just to make their work look awesome. It’s now a matter of expecting crystal clear visuals everyone. But Cava isn’t just a music video, and it really caught our…

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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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The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back for Season 9!

20th July 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Africa Fashion Week London 2019 Africa Fashion Week London 2019The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back forSeason 9!Again at the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall, AFWL will host two full days of catwalk shows and exhibition shopping floors in the beautiful venue. Over 100 designers fly in from different parts of the globe every August…

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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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5 Ways African Fashion Has Inspired Mainstream Fashion

27th June 2019 BY Ivis

For decades, if not centuries African fashion has been the root of inspiration for numerous Western brands and fashion trends. I mean it’s pretty evident considering the topic of cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation on African fashion has been a hot subject for the last couple of years now. When you take a look at African fashion over the years,…

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CheckOutAfrica Highlights: Best African Restaurants in London

27th June 2019 BY Ivis

Don’t you find it so weird how there are so many ethnicities within the U.K. yet there is a lack of African restaurants? No matter what city you go to you will always find an Indian, Jamaican, Chinese or Thai restaurant, however, you can only ever find African restaurants or takeaways in the big cities such as Manchester, London, and…

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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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Kaleidoscope beauty: A fashion enterprise for societal change

10th June 2019 BY Bobby

Showcasing Africa through statement Jewelry Crowned Miss Scuba Kenya, Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge is a young east African visionary on a mission. She aims to create and sustain social impact in sub-Saharan Africa through her enterprise Kaleidoscope Beauty (KB). Supporting her along the way is her little sister, Teta Thuku-Benzinge, who acts as company director. Kaleidoscope Beauty is a brand showcasing the…

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