Why do beauty brands not market to Women Of Colour?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

So I recently came across a statistic which states that “black women are the biggest spenders on makeup and beauty products of any demographic in the world, outspending caucasian women by 6 times. In the USA alone, they spend $7.5 billion on beauty annually despite being only 13.7% of the female population.”   So my question to you is why do…


Music: Mista Silva – Thinking

28th June 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Mista Silva is yet back again, with a brand new smooth & saucy single which will have the clubs shocking out, the three time MOBO nominee & two time UMA winner teams up with London based producer PlayersOnly aka Dj Scotti D to bring us a song titled “THINKING”. the song is one which grabs your attention almost instantly upon listening with…


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…


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…


Nigerian Sprinter Divine Oduduru Breaks 100m Record

17th May 2019 BY Meli

While most know him for his ” I never experrred it” meme which went viral, Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru is now the worlds fastest man as he beats the world record holder for 100m. Running for Texas Tech University, the 22-year-old Oduduru beasted in the 100m race, setting a time of 9.99 seconds in the finals to earn his school…


Radio Africa: Bringing a taste of the motherland to its Brazilian offspring

15th May 2019 BY Bobby

Born in Bahia Outside of Africa, Brazil has the largest black population in the world. Inside of Brazil, Bahia state has the biggest Afro-Brazilian population. So, what better place than Salvador, Bahia, for the birth of the first African FM radio show in Brazil.  Conceived in 2007, Radio Africa is part of the programming of Educadora FM radio station, a…


Zimbabwean-born Scholar, Dr Tererai Trent To Be Honoured With NYC Statue

10th May 2019 BY Meli

Zimbabwean-born scholar, author and humanitarian Dr Tererai Trent has been named as one of the 10 most inspiring women in the world, for her dedicated work in championing gender equality. As part of an inniative dubbed “Statues for Equailty,” the African academic will have a statue erected in her honour at the Rockefeller Centre in New York City, recognizing Trent…


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…


SA’s Thuso Mbedu lands a leading role in Hollywood

1st May 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Thuso Mbedu will play the lead role in Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad at Amazon. The stars of The Underground Railroad, directed by Barry Jenkins for Amazon have been announced. SA’s Thuso Mbedu is one of three lead actors cast in the upcoming series based on a Colson Whitehead book with the same name.  Thuso is set to play the character…