‘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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Benny Afroe says Fxck genre

16th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Benny Afroe – a young, fresh, musically trained, exceptional African talent on the cusp of taking on the global music scene. Creating waves on the street with his dress sense and music, this guy has it all! His sound is a blend of everything we love here at COA; Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, and Trap Soul with a hint of…

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theproducer_zimbabwe; telling the Zimbabwean Story through Photoshop

18th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

A picture is a poem without words. Horace “A picture is a poem without words”. Horace’s profound words came to life when l took time to digest theproducer_zimbabwe’s artistic work. His work went viral on the Twitter streets several times with thousands of reshares. People were more fascinated about these out-of-the-ordinary artistic pieces. I saw stories. I saw my story.…

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Twitch; The Romantic Gangster

27th August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

What a great time to be alive! Right now we are in the middle of a revolution, African music is slowly taking over and finally receiving the attention it deserves. Even in a pandemic, no one can stop greatness! All eyes are on us but more recently, all eyes are on rising African star, Twitch, as he releases his highly…

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10 African Kings You Need To Know

2nd July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

  1. King Shaka Kasenzangakhona of Zulu (South Africa) 2. Emperor Asika the Great of Songhai (Mali) 3. King Mansa Musa of Mali 4. Empreror Menelik of Ethiopia 5. Menes first Pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt) 6. Tutankhamun of Kemet (Egypt) 7. King Affonso I of Kongo (Congo) 8. Sunni Ali Ber King of Songhai (Mali) 9. King Shamba Bolongongo of…

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A Country Called Africa?

11th February 2020 BY Bong

“Africa is NOT a Country” Africa is considered as the world’s second most populous, which is also the second-largest continent. For those who are not familiar with this amazing continent, you need to know that it is basically made up of 54 countries. Although most people from other continents see Africa as an entity, i.e. a country in most cases,…

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Checkout A List Of African Ethnic Groups

21st December 2019 BY checkoutafrica

On this page is a list of a few of the estimated three thousand African ethnic groups. We have included some of the largest, most interesting, and best known tribal groups. There is a brief description of each tribe. If a name is highlighted you may click on it for more detailed information. We will periodically be adding more information…

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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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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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