17th June 2021 BY Kevin Mwenye

Young people are making waves in Africa and as young as we are at Checkoutafrica it is always intriguing catching up with the ones setting trends and pacemaking. We caught up with Nigel Sakala, a 25-year-old Zimbabwean pilot-turned-businessman who is making waves in logistics and cyber-security, based in South Africa. Nigel at his young age has hit the ground running…


Patches & Blings: Jurio Luti’s 2021 Black Tie Collection For His and Hers

1st June 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

Jurio Luti is bending fashion rules by introducing a collection featuring a mix of men’s suits and women’s evening dresses tagged Patches & Blings. The Nigerian fashion brand thought about creating a collection with matching outfits for His & Hers with an aesthetic that is subtle yet sophisticated, which also serves as a way for a couple to look and…


Nigerian Soul Singer Ihunanya Releases Debut Single “My Name Is Love”

23rd May 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

Ihunanya @officialihunanya also known as Success Chioma Julius is a Nigerian soul singer-songwriter who has become passionate about the emotional well-being of humankind. She creates sounds and notes targeted at uplifting the souls of men towards love, light, and truth She is a Social entrepreneur, Public Relations, and Marketing expert by profession and has spent her early years executing female…


Ghanaian Rap Veteran M.ANIFEST Unveils New Single ‘ Confusion” Produced by JULS

30th April 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

Following on from his recent collaboration with Grammy Award-nominated Chicago rapper and activist Vic Mensa, and with the summer release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album inching even closer, award-winning Ghanaian rap veteran and UNICEF ambassador M.ANIFEST isexcited to reveal his brand new single titled ‘CONFUSION’, which is produced by MOBO Award-nominated artist and producer JULS (GoldLink, Kojey Radical,…


Idia Aisien on TW Magazine Cover | Talks Breaking “Rich Kid” Stereotypes

8th April 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

Throughout her career, Idia Aisien has continuously exceeded industry and societal expectations about milestones she is capable of achieving independently. Idia took Nollywood by storm in 2020, when she played the lead role of Nneka Agu in the remake of a Nigerian movie classic, “Nneka the Pretty Serpent.” She landed this coveted role after several auditions, despite having no prior…


Zambian Afropop Princess, Katongo, releases new song ‘Yoyo’

24th March 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Yoyo is an Afrobeat dance track written and performed by Katongo and Zambian Rap star Mic Burner (Thought of you).  The song speaks of a tumultuous relationship in which the female feels she is being treated like a toy yoyo, picked up and then discarded by her partner at a whim.  Yoyo is Katongo’s first single release in 2021.  So far in her career, she has released popular…


Devil’s Pool: How the Famous Picture Over the Edge of The Waterfall is Taken

5th March 2021 BY Matilda

If you follow any travellers on Instagram then you have likely seen various shots of people dangling over the edge of the world-famous Victoria Falls and wondered, “Is it an optical illusion? Is it Photoshop?” Well rest assured, the photos are very real! Well mostly… What is the Devil’s Pool? Devil’s Pool is a naturally occurring pool of water that…


Michelina Chindiya, Zimbabwe’s Go-To Wealth Specialist and Fitness Enthusiast

5th March 2021 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

I recently had a quick catch up call with a few women based in Zimbabwe, and one of them happened to be Michelina ‘Mikey’ Chindiya, and so whilst we were talking, me being my usual self, I decided to go full journalist on her, and below is what came out of it! Who would you say you are in your…


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…