“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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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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Bookbeak, the digital library for African stories

28th May 2019 BY Bobby

What is BookBeak? BookBeak is the first app-based platform that aggregates African short stories from published and unpublished writers and then serves those African stories to our subscriber base. The app aims to connect African writers across the continent, giving them a space for expression, whilst providing sustenance. Africans rely on mobile platforms to perform most of their technological requirements.…

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How I started my business creating African puzzles

20th May 2019 BY Bobby

About Me Hi!, my name is Patrick Adom, and I’m a Ghanaian entrepreneur. Stick with me for a few minutes to find out how I started my own business called ‘Very Puzzled’. I was born in Ghana and moved to the UK when I was seven. This is a pretty common narrative. Like most African parents, my mum was very…

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CheckOut The African Boy Who Journeyed to The Arctic

2nd May 2019 BY Meli

Here’s a quick throwback: Growing up as a boy in Togo, West Africa, Tété-Michel Kpomassie always had dreams of going to the Arctic, and his dreams were realised when a 16-year-old ran away from his village in Togo and began his journey to towards Greenland. Although it took him eight years, Kpomassie got to fulfil his dream of living amongst…

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My fashion line inspired me to create a world; the story of Joseph ‘Wazal’ Nga

29th April 2019 BY Bobby

THE ORIGINS OF THE “LEGEND OF WAZAL” The legend of Wazal is the brainchild of stylist, Joseph Marie Ayissi Nga. Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 1984, Joseph’s inspiration for sartorial art came from his artist father. After discovering a young Joseph’s talents, his father encouraged him. He taught him technique, discipline, and passed on a passion for creation. Although amazed…

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The Parlotone’s Kahn Morbee talks about his music and inspirations

24th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Kahn? Kahn Morbee is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the South African indie band, The Parlotones. He has also made a name for himself as a songwriter and solo artist. The artist from Johannesburg formed the Parlotones in 1998 along with his bandmates, Paul Hodgson, Glenn Hodgson and Neil Pauw. Both the Parlotones and Kahn have won…

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Charity single released in honour of Johnny Clegg, a musician who crossed racial barriers in South Africa

15th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Johnny Clegg? Jonny Clegg is a child of Africa, that used his talents to showcase the rich South African culture to the world. His career spans over three decades, and he sold over five million albums worldwide. He has also won a number of international awards that reflect his worldwide acclaim. Known to some as ‘Le Zulu Blanc’…

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From Youtube Clips To Celebrity Designs: The story of Eugene d’wise

8th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Eugene d’wise, fashion designer? People today have a chance to self-make and change their situation, taking with them those around them.  There is a revolution of innovation and self-invention like no other time in history. To keep the revolution going and to inspire, stories of those who take a leap of faith need to be shared. Eugene d’Wise…

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