The UK Launches It’s First Official Afrobeats Chart

28th July 2020 BY Zinitha

Adesope Olajide is a dynamic broadcaster and entertainment personality with a world of experience hosting sports and entertainment television/radio programmes, live events and panels. With over 15 years of media experience, Adesope has been at the forefront of promoting African popular culture (Music, Dance, Film & Fashion) in the UK – This includes lead anchor roles on TV and radio…

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A-STAR x MISTA SILVA x FLAVA x KWAMZ – DANCE WITH THE KINGS

27th July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After 10 Years from releasing their smash hit  “Bo WonSem Ma Me” (clap your hands for me) the highly respected pioneers of Afrobeats music in the United Kingdom have come together again to give us another fantastic massive song titled rightly so (DANCE WITH THE KINGS), the song represents the culture to core coming from the streets to the global world, demonstrating the…

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7 Things You Know About Benin

24th July 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

1)Location Benin is a West African country bordering Nigeria to the East, Togo to the West, Burkina Faso, and Niger to the North and Atlantic Ocean to the South.  Benin is named after the body of water on which it lies – the ‘Bight of Benin’ o Porto-Novo is the capital city. It was an important port for the…

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Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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7 Things You Should Know About Burundi

15th July 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

1) Location  It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.  It’s capital city Shifted From Bujumbura to Gitega o In January 2019, the Parliament of Burundi voted to move the capital city from Bujumbura to Gitega to promote urbanization and infrastructural development.…

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Kenneth Ize makes his PFW debut

11th March 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

A few months I spoke about the fashion phenomenon that is Kenneth Ize and the fact that he was among the finalists for the LVMH prize in 2019, well now I am back again to speak about this incredible man and how he has made history yet again at Paris Fashion Week by being one of several African fashion designers…

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“Pigments”, a series exploring the art of bodypainting in Africa.

9th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

“Bodypainting has been one of the earliest and most common forms of cultural and artistic expressions, regardless of  whether it is done for religious, social or simply aesthetic reasons.  In Africa especially, bodypainting has historically had a significant place in many societies, often to signify one’s social status or belonging to a religious group. In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Surma…

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‘PUFF PUFF’

18th February 2020 BY Uvie Giwewhegbe

The trouble of an appropriate snack to save one through the day is usually a moment of reflection until one lays eyes on the perfect option to make one’s heart skip a bit or wear a grin…Puff puff does that to almost everyone, especially in Nigeria. Puff puff is a Nigerian street snack made of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, eggs(optional)…

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A Country Called Africa?

11th February 2020 BY Bong

“Africa is NOT a Country” Africa is considered as the world’s second most populous, which is also the second-largest continent. For those who are not familiar with this amazing continent, you need to know that it is basically made up of 54 countries. Although most people from other continents see Africa as an entity, i.e. a country in most cases,…

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