What Everyone is Not Telling You About the Dior Resort Show

4th May 2019 BY Ivis

For the last few days, I have been in AWE of the Dior Resort show. I was like YES! Finally, a luxury brand is drawing their attention to the African continent. Yet little did I know they were, in fact, taking advantage of it. How many times are we going to have this conversation on cultural appropriation? Its 2019 and…

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Studio 189 and The Conversation Around African Fashion

4th May 2019 BY Ivis

Rosario Dawson, who co-founded Studio 189, a brand headquartered in Ghana that produces African content and African-inspired clothing, wants to celebrate fashion made in Africa. Studio 189 was founded in 2013 after Dawson and Erwiah took a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their mission is to use Fashion as an agent for Social Change, turning challenges on the ground into…

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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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Nomusa Ndebele’s Children’s Book is Helping Zimbabweans Preserve their Native Languages

26th April 2019 BY Meli

Titled “Thoko Vuka! Thoko Muka”, Nomusa Ndebele’s new children’s book is a new effort to preserve Zimbabwe’s two most prominent native languages. Although based on an old and popular Ndelebe nursery rhyme, the colour filled book is written in both Ndebele and Shona, and become a brainchild of Ndebele’s after the writer struggled to find Ndelebe children books for her…

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Here Are the Africans That Made the 2019 TIME 100 List

26th April 2019 BY Meli

Celebrating some of the worlds 100 most influential people, this year’s TIME magazine’s 100 list included a total of six African influencers, who have impacted the world in one way or another. Categorising sports icons, artists, political leaders, business leaders and more, here are the Africans who were advocated by their peers to grace the 2019 TIME 100 list and…

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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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Yes, Africans Live in Mud Huts

8th April 2019 BY Fatmata Kamara

I came across the meme below a few years ago and decided to share it on my Facebook page. I left the continent at the age of 5, so at the time I shared this meme I only knew that yes there were probably “mud huts” in Africa and that I didn’t actually remember what an African city looked like.…

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Surf Ghana’s second edition of skate tour GH

25th March 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Surf Ghana is proud to invite you to the second edition of skate tour GH which takes place on the 18th – 31st of March, 2019. The general concept of the tour is a road trip to give free skate lessons and other fun activities for the youths of Ghana. There will be a total of 9 stops, Kwahu, Peki,…

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AFRONATION; The Festival of Summer 19

21st March 2019 BY Ivis

If you haven’t heard of AFRONATION then where the hell have you been? Forget about Parklife, Wireless, Glastonbury etc. Trust me when I say that this is set to be the best festival of summer 2019!  I mean what more could you want in a festival than the sun, boat parties, pool parties and nothing but good music for 4 whole…

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