theproducer_zimbabwe; telling the Zimbabwean Story through Photoshop

18th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

A picture is a poem without words. Horace “A picture is a poem without words”. Horace’s profound words came to life when l took time to digest theproducer_zimbabwe’s artistic work. His work went viral on the Twitter streets several times with thousands of reshares. People were more fascinated about these out-of-the-ordinary artistic pieces. I saw stories. I saw my story.…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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7 Things You Know About The Democratic Republic Of Congo

7th July 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

If you want to boost your knowlegde about the Democratic Republic of Congo, we’ve prepared 7 facts about DRC that you may find interesting. Location –          Democratic Republic of Congo or simply known as Congo is a country located in Central Africa. It is the 11th largest country in the world and has population of 84 million people –          Kinshasa, the capital, is…

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Noella Musunka On A Mission To Get Quality Education for Girls in Africa

29th June 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, a Congolese/Cyriot philanthropist and international model, is the Founder & CEO of Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate and empower girls and communities in her home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fiercely proud of her African heritage, her determination to help improve the lives of Africa’s youth has made her an international…

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Live-In Pan-African and Diaspora Library Opens in Ghana

22nd June 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

A landmark residential library dedicated to the work of African and Diaspora writers from the late 19th century to the present day has opened in Accra, Ghana.  The Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a literary oasis and is unique in Africa. Its expansive collection features books by writers from almost all African countries and Black authors…

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Cartoon Network’s first 100% African animated shorts

17th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Cartoon Network Africa’s Shesha Fest did not hold back as viewers got to see. For the first time, a melting pot of highly innovative shorts, wholly produced in Africa. The block fest, an on-air stunt showcasing local animation, not only captured the imaginations of our African audiences. But made history by outperforming some of Cartoon Network and Boomerang’s favourite shows in the…

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OP-ED: La Sape Congolaise, The Fashion Makers.

8th August 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

La Sape’ is a lifestyle built on a simple set of values: dress sharp, act with integrity and inspire others. A Congolese sapeur is a happy man even if he does not eat, because wearing proper clothes feeds the soul and gives pleasure to the body. The current wave of African artists and creatives is pioneered by creative inspiration that is simply not…

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What has made African Fashion a phenomenon?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

From my previous blog posts, I’m pretty sure that we can all tell that Africa has influenced western fashion for as long as it has existed. A multitude of African traditions have been used as a rich source of inspiration; Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garcons and many others have been inspired by the…

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OP-ED: Why I Agree with Naomi Campbell that Africa Should Guard Its Fashion & Fabrics

11th April 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

“Africa should guard its fashion and fabrics jealously to stop the western world coming in and making a fortune from them, Africa needs to keep its fabrics to itself.” – Naomi Campbell The reason I agree with Naomi is solely due to the fact that I feel as though the world is so focused on becoming westernised, and in the process, we are forgetting who…

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