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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Johnny Drille; The rising Afro-folk artist

4th July 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Signing on to Mavin Records appears to be the dream of every upcoming artist in Nigeria, it is basically their version of Universal. This is Africa’s largest record label, noted for its success in the Afrobeats world with artists like Rema and Tiwa Savage. So for the singer, Johnny Drille who is now signed with the Don Jazzy owned label, this…

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AFRONATION; The Festival of Summer 19

21st March 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

If you haven’t heard of AFRONATION then where the hell have you been? Forget about Parklife, Wireless, Glastonbury etc. Trust me when I say that this is set to be the best festival of summer 2019!  I mean what more could you want in a festival than the sun, boat parties, pool parties and nothing but good music for 4 whole…

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Black People That Ruled 2018

9th January 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

I don’t know if you noticed but 2018 was an amazing year for black people. We started the year off in true fashion with the release of Black Panther – a film which helped to change the western world’s perceptions of African heritage – one that we have been trying so hard to change for decades! NYFW had its most…

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Together as African’s we can accomplish more than we thought possible

17th November 2017 BY Ruvimbo Togara

  Photographed by Ruvimbo Togara Together as Africans, we can achieve great things. Things that we never thought would be possible. When we unite and support one another we have the power to unlock dreams and unlock purpose. When life gives you blessings, accept them wholeheartedly, this is a lesson I’m learning daily. You’re probably wondering how what I’ve just…

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Nomalanga Shozi, Blazing Through SA’s Media Industry

22nd June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Of late, I’ve been solely narrating stories from Afrillennials who inspire me, inspire others, and especially those who seem as though they are from the future, with their ambitious thinking and the guts to dive deep in and bring the future back to today and from my perspective, Nomalanga Shozi a.k.a. The Flame is one of them. She is a force…

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