Kunda Kids, focused on educating children about African history and culture

11th January 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Meet Louisa and Dele, founders of @KundaKids a publisher, and team of writers, illustrators, editors, musicians and animators. Kunda Kids has a single purpose to inspire the next generation of young people about ancient and modern African history and culture. Kunda Kids recently released 4 beautifully illustrated children’s books titled Africa’s Little Kings & Queens, a collection of four beautifully…

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#UbuOnTour – African Music Documentary Series

21st December 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

Landing on your screens from Monday 21st December, catch the stars of YouTube channel The Ubunifu Space in a documentary series capturing the synergy between UK and African music. The Ubunifu Space celebrates the sounds from African artists both in the continent and its diaspora. The concept is simple – a group of friends watch and react to videos by artists…

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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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Campaign: PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label

31st October 2020 BY checkoutafrica

PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label Budding Nigerian designer, PeterBlack once again pushes its sartorial elegance to the forefront with a 2020 “The Black Label” campaign. Featuring a twofold creation of suits and kaftans, the pieces in the images describe a lifestyle relating to love for classic, timeless and stylish designs made with love and a high…

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International Afro Dance Festival 2020

21st September 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

The International Afro Dance Fest 2020 is an exciting online event celebrating contemporary African Dance through the youthful global leaders of the burgeoning Afrobeats dance scene. Hosted by The Africa Centre, in Southwark, London, this ambitious project will connect young, energetic, and unapologetically African dancers from three continents and provide a virtual platform for them to showcase their talent. Nigeria,…

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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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theproducer_zimbabwe; telling the Zimbabwean Story through Photoshop

18th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

A picture is a poem without words. Horace “A picture is a poem without words”. Horace’s profound words came to life when l took time to digest theproducer_zimbabwe’s artistic work. His work went viral on the Twitter streets several times with thousands of reshares. People were more fascinated about these out-of-the-ordinary artistic pieces. I saw stories. I saw my story.…

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Being a Millennial Entrepreneur in Capitalistic Africa

6th September 2020 BY Lynn Komu

We all know about the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts. Tycoons who build their empires on sheer force, a drive to escape poverty and capitalism.  We refer to this as The American DreamTM and what makes it magical is that it could happen to anybody (although being white and male help….). In Africa this generation has seen the likes of Gaddaffi…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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