Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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10 African Kings You Need To Know

2nd July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

  1. King Shaka Kasenzangakhona of Zulu (South Africa) 2. Emperor Asika the Great of Songhai (Mali) 3. King Mansa Musa of Mali 4. Empreror Menelik of Ethiopia 5. Menes first Pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt) 6. Tutankhamun of Kemet (Egypt) 7. King Affonso I of Kongo (Congo) 8. Sunni Ali Ber King of Songhai (Mali) 9. King Shamba Bolongongo of…

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A Country Called Africa?

11th February 2020 BY Bong

“Africa is NOT a Country” Africa is considered as the world’s second most populous, which is also the second-largest continent. For those who are not familiar with this amazing continent, you need to know that it is basically made up of 54 countries. Although most people from other continents see Africa as an entity, i.e. a country in most cases,…

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Zimbabwe’s Frya Hits Home-run with New Visuals – Sammy Sosa

27th January 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Frya, a South African based Zimbabwean female vocalist and artist dropped visuals for her single “ Sammy Sosa “ . They’re top tier with a colorful, vibrant theme and captivating dance scenes that compliment the single. Produced by Mr Kamera who features in the visuals too, the track Sammy Sosa brings out some Zimbabwean flavor in the strings making it…

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Kru People: African Tribe that Refused to be Captured into Slavery

15th January 2020 BY checkoutafrica

The Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own lives before surrendering to enslavement. Because of their tenacity, they were labeled as difficult and less valuable in the slave…

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Checkout A List Of African Ethnic Groups

21st December 2019 BY checkoutafrica

On this page is a list of a few of the estimated three thousand African ethnic groups. We have included some of the largest, most interesting, and best known tribal groups. There is a brief description of each tribe. If a name is highlighted you may click on it for more detailed information. We will periodically be adding more information…

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Malik Ambar, The Ethiopian Slave Who Later Became King In India

16th December 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Malik Ambar was among the tens of thousands of men, women, and children captured in Africa and sold into slavery in the Middle East and India over nearly nine centuries.  His story is also an indication of the ability of some in the predominantly Muslim Indian Ocean world to rise far above their initial servile status. Born Chapu in 1548 in Harar Province, Ethiopia, Ambar…

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New Music – ZENGEH – Teeah ft Sarkodie

8th November 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Exactly a year after her surprise soulful Afro-Jazz debut single ‘Save Me’, which caused a stir in the UK Afrobeats landscape, and following the release of the critically acclaimed house track ‘So Good’ and the neo-soul slow burner ‘Space & Time’ earlier this year, East London singer and songwriter TEEAH is back with her brand new single titled ‘ZENGEH’ featuring the…

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This Is Ghana – A Danny Wonders Documentary

4th November 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Danny Wonders came to Ghana for the first time early January 2019, it was his first time since 24 years. Upon arrival he came to realize west Africa was nothing close to scary as people perceive. It wa home, it was filled with business, love and opportunity, he was then inspired to share this vision he was seeing with his…

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