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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Zimbabwe: Against all Analysis, Yet Again

22nd November 2017 BY Rutendo Chabikwa

You sit down at your computer, a cup of coffee nearby and you are scrolling through the news. Here is what you know so far: President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa early November; late at night on the 14th of November the military announced a takeover in what they said was not a coup but looks like a…

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Why I Changed the Way I Photographed African Kids

18th November 2017 BY Fatmata Kamara

The romanticization of African kids in poverty through photos is nothing new, has been ongoing for decades, and has always seemed like something that was part of the travel package for everyone paying a visit to the continent. In 2014 when I got back from my almost 4 month trip to Sierra Leone, I posted the picture below with a…

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Meet Thabiso Mbambo,An outstanding Digital Artist.

15th November 2017 BY Nathan Africa

With a compelling understanding of African cultures, Thabiso Mbambo channels his love of African cultures through digital art. He has managed to narrate his contemporary Afro-punk inspired series with an outstanding visual appeal. This is the interview with the artist himself. 1. Who are you and where are you from and currently based? I’m Thabiso, 25 years old born and…

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The Foxy Five TV, The YouTube series exploring Feminism in Africa.

9th November 2017 BY Nathan Africa

  Rarely does one ever randomly stumble upon online content they did not know how they ever survived without. Well, that is exactly the kind of impact The Foxy Five TV series has. Without realizing it, one will find themselves binge watching this refreshing take on feminism. Set in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Foxy Five is created…

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 Is Something Wrong With US That The First Thing We’re Asked Is Where we’ve come from and Not Our Name?

7th November 2017 BY Ruvimbo Togara

“As an African living abroad” Photographed by Ruvimbo Togara. What do you tell your child when their skin colour is racial profiled before their true character is unveiled? How do explain to them that their BLACKNESS is not a curse but its a blessing? How do you go beyond the stereotypes that society labeled us before we were even conceived…

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Top 5 African Instagram Accounts to Follow

6th November 2017 BY checkoutafrica

African Instagram accounts to follow Instagram is an awesome way to share experiences and moments in time. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite Instagram accounts that depicts life all across Africa Dynamic Africa African based media platform that provides information and stories that shows the day to day experience of people of the Africa Diaspora. Check out Africa CheckoutAfrica…

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Djebli Club, a Morrocan Dream Coming True

4th November 2017 BY Kaoutar Hrari

I have always admired people who pursue their dreams, be it small or immense. If it were not for his dream, I would not have known him. Living the dream Allae HAMMIOUI, 35 years young, Moroccan, ex-computer engineer, founder of Djebli Club.  A la Alexander Supertramp, in search for the harmony of life, this young man left a career in Paris…

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Five Minutes with Digital Sangoma

30th October 2017 BY Matimu Rikhotso

Mandisi Mafu is cultivating a growing following in the Cape Town and South African music scene as of late. Going by the stage name of Digital Sangoma, his smooth ethereal sounds and traditionally rhythmic melodies are almost unmissable. Having recently made appearances on some of South Africa’s most popular daytime shows (Expresso and Hectic99), Digital Sangoma is knocking on all…

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