Takura’s Conscious Intercession – ‘Mufaro’

11th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Quick Review Surely we can all agree that the world’s recent shape has been draining to say the least, and most hope for many people including music enthusiasts and creatives is seeded in the art and creative content being released and fed on timelines on a daily basis, and as always Takura, the Zimbabwean music maestro, did not fail his…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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Denim Woods Shines With New Home Alone Visuals

15th April 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

The Zimbabwean hip hop scene has faced a lot of scrutiny for years but of late artists and hip hop heads have been working extra hard and the results have seen an increasing wave of pretty dope visuals, exclusive management and an increase in the quality of music and brands coming out of the country. Denim Woods is a young…

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“Destination” Sets Tone For Hillzy’s New LA Beginnings

13th February 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Hillzy was and has always been dubbed to be a ticking time bomb in the Zimbabwean/African Music fraternity causing major waves using the internet to capture fans with a strategy that started off with covers, to him shaking heads with his own hit songs. Now after scooping some rewards at the Changamire and AFRIMA awards he is on his way…

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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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10 wonderful things to do in Dar Es Salaam

4th September 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city, with its beautiful beaches, sights and many culinary options, is a very popular tourist destination. With a population of about 4.3 million and growing it is also the economic, cultural and political center of Tanzania. We have compiled of a list of 10 wonderful things to do in Dar es Salaam for those lucky…

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Ishan Bundles up Zimbabwean Music Heavyweights to spread the message of hope and being African , in the “Kure” Remix

18th August 2019 BY Kevin Mwenye

In the past months Ishan ( who’s become a Zimbabwean favorite ) dropped a single and visuals for his outstanding chart topping single “Kure” which has made strides all over the continent featuring local artist, Ti Gonzi. The remix for the awesome record is finally out and it’s really a package full of surprises and talent. In the original song…

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Nicolas Pepe Becomes Most Expensive African Player

8th August 2019 BY Meli

With his pending move from Lille to London’s Arsenal side, Nicolas Pepe becomes Africa’s most expensive football player anywhere in the world. Moving to the English Premier League after spending two seasons at Lille, the skilful winger from Ivory Coast whose record stands at 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances, signed a five-year deal worth $89m, making him the…

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CheckOutAfrica Highlights: SCALPED is The New Dance Theatre Piece Celebrating Black Women’s Natural Hair

21st June 2019 BY Meli

Addressing and exploring the objectification of black women’s hair through the eyes of western society, SCALPED is the new dance theatre piece that’s educating the masses on the experiences black women face on an everyday basis. After making their debut at Brighton Festival in May, we caught up with the creators of SCALPED, Damilola D.K Fashola and Wofai, ahead of…

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