iDesign Art – Affordable Art Fair

30th March 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

After a tough year navigating the coronavirus pandemic, the iDESIGN Art affordable art fair is back with the 7th edition. This event will take place at the Nimbus Art Centre from the 26th of March to the 11th of April, 2021, at a location that has grown to become the central focus for art andcreativity in Lagos. The modern art…

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Valee Music Takes on Amapiano

10th March 2021 BY Zinitha

The Uk afro pop queen Valee Music is at it again this time with a surprise Amapiano single. Fused with elements of Afro soul and House music; Don’t want your love is the perfect after valentines jam a love song with a twist. In her words “DWYL” talks about not settling. Its about knowing your worth and not accepting every…

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Devil’s Pool: How the Famous Picture Over the Edge of The Waterfall is Taken

5th March 2021 BY Matilda

If you follow any travellers on Instagram then you have likely seen various shots of people dangling over the edge of the world-famous Victoria Falls and wondered, “Is it an optical illusion? Is it Photoshop?” Well rest assured, the photos are very real! Well mostly… What is the Devil’s Pool? Devil’s Pool is a naturally occurring pool of water that…

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Kunda Kids, focused on educating children about African history and culture

11th January 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Meet Louisa and Dele, founders of @KundaKids a publisher, and team of writers, illustrators, editors, musicians and animators. Kunda Kids has a single purpose to inspire the next generation of young people about ancient and modern African history and culture. Kunda Kids recently released 4 beautifully illustrated children’s books titled Africa’s Little Kings & Queens, a collection of four beautifully…

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#UbuOnTour – African Music Documentary Series

21st December 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

Landing on your screens from Monday 21st December, catch the stars of YouTube channel The Ubunifu Space in a documentary series capturing the synergy between UK and African music. The Ubunifu Space celebrates the sounds from African artists both in the continent and its diaspora. The concept is simple – a group of friends watch and react to videos by artists…

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France return African treasures looted during the colonial period

19th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

French MPs have back a move to return looted historical artifacts to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects Benin will receive 26 artifacts taken from the Palace of Behanzin in the late 19th century, including a royal throne, which are currently exhibited at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac museum in Paris.  Senegal will get back a…

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Tendaiishe Chitima, Netflix’s Zimbabwean Queen

17th December 2020 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

In February 2020 I reconnected with Tendai as we were finally in the same city after many years. When we met, she told me she was ambitiously pursuing her acting career which I had no doubt about. Skip to a few months later, and I was scrolling through Netflix to find something interesting to watch and came across the Cook-Off…

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Adrian Dzvuke: The Zimbabwean Voice Rocking Australian Airwaves and Festivals

16th December 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

There is already quite a buzz around Zimbabwean born singer and songwriter, Adrian Dzvuke. He is an award winning RnB and afro-fusion artist killing it Australia. His start story is close to unbelievable of how him and his friends believed so much in their abilities that they saved up to start a band and the journey has been amazing ever…

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France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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