‘A YOUNG ENTREPRENUER’ FROM CONQUERING THE SKIES TO BUSINESS ON THE GROUND WITH NIGEL SIKALA

17th June 2021 BY Kevin Mwenye

Young people are making waves in Africa and as young as we are at Checkoutafrica it is always intriguing catching up with the ones setting trends and pacemaking. We caught up with Nigel Sakala, a 25-year-old Zimbabwean pilot-turned-businessman who is making waves in logistics and cyber-security, based in South Africa. Nigel at his young age has hit the ground running…

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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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Campaign: PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label

31st October 2020 BY checkoutafrica

PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label Budding Nigerian designer, PeterBlack once again pushes its sartorial elegance to the forefront with a 2020 “The Black Label” campaign. Featuring a twofold creation of suits and kaftans, the pieces in the images describe a lifestyle relating to love for classic, timeless and stylish designs made with love and a high…

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International Afro Dance Festival 2020

21st September 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

The International Afro Dance Fest 2020 is an exciting online event celebrating contemporary African Dance through the youthful global leaders of the burgeoning Afrobeats dance scene. Hosted by The Africa Centre, in Southwark, London, this ambitious project will connect young, energetic, and unapologetically African dancers from three continents and provide a virtual platform for them to showcase their talent. Nigeria,…

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10 Sierra Leonean Albums You Should Be Listening to!

19th September 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

I know, I know… you’ve read articles like these millions of time but have you ever read one that is dedicated strictly to Sierra Leonean artists?  Yes? Ok no worries, read it again anyway. In music, like many other art forms, there is strength in numbers when it comes to overall exposure and reach. This means amazing artists in countries…

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Nigerian Hip Hop Artist Breis collaborates With NNeka For ‘Wahala’

13th August 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

As he gears up to release his highly anticipated fourth studio EP and most important project to date Arise & Shine later this month, dynamic South London hip hop artist and musician BREIS is proud to release his brand new single and very first offering of 2020 titled ‘WAHALA’. The new single, which follows up from the well-received solo cut…

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THE BIG FLEX👟 amplifying Sierra Leone’s Visibility 🇸🇱

8th August 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

“Being Sierra Leonean is such a flex” “Being Sierra Leonean is such a flex” The above quote, tweeted innocently by young Sierra Leonean, @keziat, on the 15th of March 2020, has been the most iconic tweet on Sierra Leone Twitter (#SaloneTwitter) in 2020. No one knew at the time that it would influence the slogan behind a Nike campaign championing unique…

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Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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The Kenyan Music Industry & the Kenyan Matatu Culture

19th June 2020 BY Junior Rebel

One of the most notable things, when you come to Nairobi, is the public transportation. We have a unique transport system, generally referred to as “Matatu Culture”. The matatus are mini-busses but customized to fit a particular design, with a big and loud sound system, party lights, big LED screens (some with small personal screens behind every passenger seat) and…

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