‘CHIDO’ by Munashe, An African Folktale About Love

14th February 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Love is one roller coaster filled with ups and downs, joy and sadness and a lot of other dynamics which we can not dwell on because there is no formula with and when it comes to this verb. In ‘CHIDO‘, Munashe orates his own experience with Love in one masterpiece of a song, as he flexed his rap muscles in…

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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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Why do beauty brands not market to Women Of Colour?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

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 Ngwenya

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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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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LVMH Prize Finalists Include Two African Designers

4th April 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

“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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The Breakdown: Where Does The African Fabric Really Come From?

18th February 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Many Africans would only wear the fabric for special occasions but as times are changing the print is becoming a part of everyday fashion and seeing as the African wax print is becoming more and more mainstream I thought it’d be a good idea to give you guys a little history lesson on the fabric! We all love the African…

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Benin: A Journey into the Heart of Black Africa with Koffi Koko (2018, Dec 29-2019, Jan 12)

21st September 2018 BY aroni.calles

Benin Sacred Dances, medicine for 21st century’ Souls Ouidah Beach Koffi Koko invites us to meet his country, the former Dahomey. This experience wants to share Dance beside that expose Koffi’s point of view on Africa. Koffi Koko is known as one of the pioneers and most prominent representatives of Modern African Dance. The animistic ritual Nago and Yoruba dances learned…

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To Hell and Back with Simba Chakauya

12th July 2018 BY Rutendo Chabikwa

Is there such a thing as a common “human experience”? From the biology of our bodies, to our communities’ social structures, to our minds philosophical ideologies, and even the metaphysical stirs of our spirts – all these constitute the human experience. While we encounter these differently, the question whether or not there is something relatable to each one of us…

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