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…

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Akon Wants African Actors to be Cast in Coming to America 2

16th April 2019 BY Ivis

Can you believe the fact that it has been over three decades since Coming to America first hit our screens in 1988? An entire 13 years before I was even born. I feel like I’m a little too young to appreciate films like this but these are my favourite, black films from the ’90s, late ’80s and early 2000s will…

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African Fashion NEEDS more customers!

25th March 2019 BY Ivis

Naomi Campbell wants an African Vogue yet some people would disagree and say that that is the last thing Africa needs (Check out my opinion on this on IVISTODAY), fashion weeks are popping up in every African city that wants to be taken seriously; we have Dakar fashion week now, Lagos and South Africa, the list goes on. We even have African…

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Black People That Ruled 2018

9th January 2019 BY Ivis

I don’t know if you noticed but 2018 was an amazing year for black people. We started the year off in true fashion with the release of Black Panther – a film which helped to change the western world’s perceptions of African heritage – one that we have been trying so hard to change for decades! NYFW had its most…

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What we learned from Travel Noire CEO and founder Zim Ugochukwu

4th December 2017 BY checkoutafrica

If you are a traveller and do not know of Travel Noire, you are living under a rock. Travel Noire creates tools, resources and experiences to help travellers discover their next journey. Zim Ugochukwu is the CEO and founder of Travel Noire. She is the ‘travel it-girl’ that has shown us her journey through travel. It has aided her to…

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Together as African’s we can accomplish more than we thought possible

17th November 2017 BY Ruvimbo Togara

  Photographed by Ruvimbo Togara Together as Africans, we can achieve great things. Things that we never thought would be possible. When we unite and support one another we have the power to unlock dreams and unlock purpose. When life gives you blessings, accept them wholeheartedly, this is a lesson I’m learning daily. You’re probably wondering how what I’ve just…

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Do you speak African? Nope, Neither Do I

13th October 2017 BY Andile Hadebe

Just like many Africans, I’ve heard this question so many times. That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to write this piece about a few languages that are close to home. In Zimbabwe where I’m from there are 16 official languages and in those, “African” is not included. My native language is Ndebele or IsiNdebele, one of the 16 languages…

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Q&A with Revolutionary Artist; Lady Skollie

27th August 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

Lady Skollie in studio. Image by; Simiato Matik Laura Windvogel, who is well known by the moniker Lady Skollie caught my creative eye earlier in 2017, when while checking out online art, I came across her early 2017 art exhibition named Lust Politics which presents her work in desire, power and sex. Her pieces are still currently online at the Tyburn Gallery…

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Asanda Sizani, An Astounding Creative And Fashion Curator

29th May 2017 BY checkoutafrica

“But, when your dream comes true, it’s time to dream bigger.” – Asanda Sizani My love for beauty, art, the poetry in visuals and the need to communicate a strong narrative through fashion. That’s the first thing that came out of Asanda’s mouth when we started speaking, and from there I knew that I’d entered the realm of an incredibly…

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