BIDHAAR x CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt Competition: Bringing Africa Together Through Art.

23rd September 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

The recent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa against nationals from other African countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and much more inspired this BIDHAAR and CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt design competition. So, you may be wondering what is Xenophobia? It means “extreme hatred, dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, religions, or anything that is seemingly strange”. The word which was…

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What has made African Fashion a phenomenon?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis

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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Kaleidoscope Beauty’s Latest Collection Of Ethical Jewellery Just Launched

26th April 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

The philanthropic jewellery brand, Kaleidoscope Beauty, just released its summer collection on April 22nd exclusively on www.kaleidoscopebeauty.co.uk Kaleidoscope Beauty (KB) is a brand showcasing the beauty of Africa through contemporary, hand-crafted, statement jewellery in the form of chokers, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, earrings and occasionally some seasonal specials. The e-commerce business, launched online in December 2018 via the company website www.kaleidoscopebeauty.co.uk…

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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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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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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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AFRONATION; The Festival of Summer 19

21st March 2019 BY Ivis

If you haven’t heard of AFRONATION then where the hell have you been? Forget about Parklife, Wireless, Glastonbury etc. Trust me when I say that this is set to be the best festival of summer 2019!  I mean what more could you want in a festival than the sun, boat parties, pool parties and nothing but good music for 4 whole…

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Industrie Africa: The Digital Answer to a Traditional Showroom

1st March 2019 BY Ivis

Industrie Africa is the answer to all of our problems. For years I have struggled to find good quality, talented African fashion brands that were more than just wax print motifs. Everyone knows that there is more to African Fashion than just Ankara print designs which is what Industrie Africa is trying to show the world. Named the “Wikipedia of African…

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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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