Netflix Announces Second Original South African Series Titled “Blood and Water”

7th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

After their previous announcement for a show focused on Shona mythology, Netflix seems to be doubling down on their quest to release more Afrocentric show with a new announcement about on an upcoming South African inspired Netflix Original titled “Blood and Water”. Coming after the “Queen Sono” original starring South African actress Pearl Thusi, this new series will follow the…

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Senegalese Female Basketball Player Shares Her Hoop Dreams of Going Global

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

With the NBA recently announcing its plans to create a Basketball League on the continent, marking a major win for African basketball players and fans, 21-year-old Khady Camara is also sharing her own plans of taking her talents global. Nicknamed Néné, Khady is part of Dakar’s National Superior Institute of Popular Education and Sports Basketball team, a team made of women…

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The Next Animated Netflix Original Will be Inspired by Zimbabwean Culture & Mythology

16th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The next story to come out as a Netflix original will be animated musical based on African culture after the streaming giant won a four-way bidding battle for the film. Titled “Tunga” and written by Zimbabwean born screenwriter, Godwin Jabangwe, the family-friendly musical draws inspiration from Shona mythology and culture, highlighting the life of a young girl named Tunga, who, after…

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COMEDIAN EDDIE KADI JOINS ‘OLIVA TWEEST: THE AFROMUSICAL’ CAST AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES

16th August 2018 BY checkoutafrica

After recently announcing its long-awaited return via a groundbreaking UK tour, which takes place across London, Coventry and Manchester in October 2018, seminal Afrobeats musical Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical is excited to reveal it’s first confirmed casting for the highly anticipated tour, and it is none other than award-winning comedian, actor, and media personality Eddie Kadi.   Confirmed to play the master of…

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Hi Auntie! A Diaspora At Odds (Spoiler Alert )

19th February 2018 BY Chinemerem Onyeukwu

It is finally out; Marvel’s “Black Panther” premiered on Friday and was met with a fanfare of excitement and praise. Despite massively organized social media campaigns to derail the film’s reception, Black Panther has been received by both critics and the general public as the best project brought forth by Marvel Studios. For many, especially black viewers, this film represents…

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Checkout The World Renowned Founder, Director Of Ajose Afrikan

24th January 2018 BY checkoutafrica

World renowned Founder, CEO & Artistic Director of Ajose Afrikan (a multiple performing arts company), Prince Odun Ogunlano is a versatile musician, composer, actor, drummer, caporeista, choreographer and dancer. With his many recent featured television & movie appearances (Birth of a Nation: The Nat Turner Film, The Originals, Constantine, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, etc.), Odun is quickly becoming a…

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Five Africans who slayed 2017

27th December 2017 BY Amanda Masuku

As the year is coming to an end, a lot of reflection is taking place. Admittedly, there haven’t been as many negative recollections of 2017 by people online as there were for the year 2016 so it’s reasonable to assume that everyone had a pretty decent year. The following people, however, seem to have been winning all year round and…

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The Kenyan Music Industry & the Kenyan Matatu Culture

19th December 2017 BY Junior Rebel

One of the most notable things, when you come to Nairobi, is the public transportation. We have a unique transport system, generally referred to as “Matatu Culture”. The matatus are mini-busses but customized to fit a particular design, with a big and loud sound system, party lights, big LED screens (some with small personal screens behind every passenger seat) and…

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Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen; Forerunner For Catering and Cakes In Zimbabwe

11th December 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

Rumbidzai Natasha Kuipa who is popularly known by the moniker Nana is a 23-year-old girl based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She started the journey of Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen (NGK) in 2013 by hosting small dinner parties and lunch dates for her family and friends. During that period, that’s when she realised she was passionate about being in the hospitality industry and…

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