10 African Kings You Need To Know

2nd February 2018 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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Checkout The World Renowned Founder, Director Of Ajose Afrikan

24th January 2018 BY checkoutafrica

World renowned Founder, CEO & Artistic Director of Ajose Afrikan (a multiple performing arts company), Prince Odun Ogunlano is a versatile musician, composer, actor, drummer, caporeista, choreographer and dancer. With his many recent featured television & movie appearances (Birth of a Nation: The Nat Turner Film, The Originals, Constantine, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, etc.), Odun is quickly becoming a…

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South African Fashion Blogger, Bobo, On A Mission To Put African Fashion On The Map

23rd January 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Los Angeles, CA – September 2015 – South African fashion blogger, Bobo, dedicated to bringing greater visibility to the African fashion industry, releases her first Ankara fashion editorial with Nigerian designer Mercy1932 in Los Angeles. This Fashion Fiend: A fashion blog ran by South African fashion blogger Bobo, is on a mission to make the fashion industry more inclusive. With…

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Checkout A List Of African Ethnic Groups

21st December 2017 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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The People Vs Patriarchy: A Review

18th December 2017 BY Nathan Africa

16 days of activism against women and child abuse continue in South Africa many people and media joined in the conversations with many NGOs and celebrities holding events and talks throughout the nation to spread awareness. TV shows also ran plots that narrated and explored different forms of abuse. Many stories gave insight onto how abuse takes place daily in many…

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Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen; Forerunner For Catering and Cakes In Zimbabwe

11th December 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

Rumbidzai Natasha Kuipa who is popularly known by the moniker Nana is a 23-year-old girl based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She started the journey of Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen (NGK) in 2013 by hosting small dinner parties and lunch dates for her family and friends. During that period, that’s when she realised she was passionate about being in the hospitality industry and…

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Robert Mugabe; from Liberator to Opressor

27th November 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

“Robert Mugabe, the African Jekyll Hyde?” On the 18th of November 2017; millions on Zimbabweans around the globe gathered to celebrate the end of an era. What seemed like an eternity finally came to an end as Robert Mubage finally stepped down as the president of Zimbabwe. But what kind of legacy has he left behind? The Liberator The former…

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This Ghanaian Collective is Changing The Scene

25th November 2017 BY Fatmata Kamara

The Interns Collective is made up of 6 young Ghanaian creatives who decided to come together earlier this year as a way to diversify and give more meaning to art. Two of their members have worked alongside Daily Paper for their 2017 Puma x Daily Paper collection, and after being introduced to some of their work and not knowing who…

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Flashback: ‘The People VS The Rainbow Nation.’

24th November 2017 BY Nathan Africa

Just a year ago MTV South Africa aired the very controversial “The People VS The Rainbow Nation” documentary by Lebogang Rasethaba. The powerful politically rife film/documentary came out during the #FeesMustFall protests of which it is centred around. The People VS the Rainbow Nation offered impressive visuals with its cinematography and sound direction. Such impressive direction was well suited to give a…

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