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

8th August 2019 BY Ivis

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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Here’s Why & When You Should Visit Kruger National Park

8th August 2019 BY Ivis

Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest and one of the worlds most famous and greatest game reserves ever! If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life. It’s high density of wild animals includes all of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra.…

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Why do beauty brands not market to Women Of Colour?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis

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…

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Johnny Drille; The rising Afro-folk artist

4th July 2019 BY Ivis

Signing on to Mavin Records appears to be the dream of every upcoming artist in Nigeria, it is basically their version of Universal. This is Africa’s largest record label, noted for its success in the Afrobeats world with artists like Rema and Tiwa Savage. So for the singer, Johnny Drille who is now signed with the Don Jazzy owned label, this…

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Why Visit Durban

21st May 2019 BY Ivis

Known as South Africas “friendliest city” Durban has to be one of South Africa’s best quest secrets! To me it is the middle man between Joburg and Cape Town, it’s a laid back yet busy city that is not too expensive. Durban combines an exciting mix of urban Afro- Indian culture and is slowly but surely becoming the place to…

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Timestamp – A Poem By Lola Oh – A Film By Abu B. Yillah

29th April 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Living in a society where most second and third generation children of immigrant struggle with finding a place to call home, we find our solitude sharing our truths in communities of ‘home’ that we’ve had to create in spaces where a few decades ago we had no voices in. Lola Oh, is a Brit(ish) poet and writer, born to a…

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Afro Nation Festival is Making Its Way to Ghana

11th April 2019 BY Ivis

Didn’t manage to get a ticket to Afronation Portugal this year? Well, I have some good news for you, the festival is coming to the home of the infamous azonto. Ghana’s stunning coastline which stretches 560km, with white sandy beaches that hug the Atlantic Ocean and average daily temperatures of 30°C is set to host the 2nd Afronation festival of the…

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LVMH Prize Finalists Include Two African Designers

4th April 2019 BY Ivis

“The diversity and richness of the collections presented for the sixth edition of the LVMH Prize this year is a testament to these talented designers, making the decision of our 63 experts incredibly difficult,” noted Delphine Arnault on the LVMH Prize. Last week on Wednesday the 27th of March history was made yet again, LVMH announced the names of the…

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