Zambian Afropop Princess, Katongo, releases new song ‘Yoyo’

24th March 2021 BY checkoutafrica

Yoyo is an Afrobeat dance track written and performed by Katongo and Zambian Rap star Mic Burner (Thought of you).  The song speaks of a tumultuous relationship in which the female feels she is being treated like a toy yoyo, picked up and then discarded by her partner at a whim.  Yoyo is Katongo’s first single release in 2021.  So far in her career, she has released popular…

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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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Michelina Chindiya, Zimbabwe’s Go-To Wealth Specialist and Fitness Enthusiast

5th March 2021 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

I recently had a quick catch up call with a few women based in Zimbabwe, and one of them happened to be Michelina ‘Mikey’ Chindiya, and so whilst we were talking, me being my usual self, I decided to go full journalist on her, and below is what came out of it! Who would you say you are in your…

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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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Streaming Service Netflix Puts It’s First African (Strive Masiyiwa) On Its Board of Directors

20th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, who founded telecom giant Econet Global, has joined the board of directors at Netflix. “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings said in a press release. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve…

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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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Zimbabwe’s Afronomads and their journey to revolutionize African Travel

30th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Travelling has always been one of those activities which brings the unexpected, unforgettable and intimate experiences. Dalai Lama once said that at least once in a year one should go someplace you have never been before. Personally travel is my unconventional massage for the soul. It has always been viewed as one of those undertakings that waters the garden of…

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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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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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