Streaming Service Netflix Puts It’s First African (Strive Masiyiwa) On Its Board of Directors

20th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, who founded telecom giant Econet Global, has joined the board of directors at Netflix. “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings said in a press release. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve…

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Adrian Dzvuke: The Zimbabwean Voice Rocking Australian Airwaves and Festivals

16th December 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

There is already quite a buzz around Zimbabwean born singer and songwriter, Adrian Dzvuke. He is an award winning RnB and afro-fusion artist killing it Australia. His start story is close to unbelievable of how him and his friends believed so much in their abilities that they saved up to start a band and the journey has been amazing ever…

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Zimbabwe’s Afronomads and their journey to revolutionize African Travel

30th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Travelling has always been one of those activities which brings the unexpected, unforgettable and intimate experiences. Dalai Lama once said that at least once in a year one should go someplace you have never been before. Personally travel is my unconventional massage for the soul. It has always been viewed as one of those undertakings that waters the garden of…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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CheckOutAfrica Restocks Its “It Is A Privilege To Be African” T-Shirts

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

” It’s A Privilege To Be African “ Celebrating the beauty of being African, the soldout CheckOutAfrica “It Is A Privilege To Be African” t-shirts are back. Restocking in CheckOutAfrica’s signature colour palette, the cotton t-shirts are available in black or white colours, with a contrasting text graphic which reads ” It Is A Privilege To Be African” dressing the front of…

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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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If my perspective could revolutionise the African narrative.

20th October 2017 BY Nathan Africa

Changing Africa’s narrative has always been something I’ve noticed that we desperately need as a people. We can’t ignore our painful past. We also can’t ignore the amount of power we currently have. Throughout recent history, our worth was stripped from us. We were physically not free however today we are mentally not free either. To capture a people doesn’t…

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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…

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Same sex marriages in Tanzania, What’s the incentive?

25th August 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

  “..The idea of matrimony is no longer sacred“ Marriage in Africa has always been somewhat of a brow raising topic to discuss. I know for myself and others – in tune with current affairs, lacy white dresses and flowers are not the first things that come to mind. Especially in the Africa of today, marriage doesn’t necessarily mean safety…

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