Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped… Read More Is this the year that African music will conquer the United States?
A documentary of the singer’s journey back to his childhood home in Enugu will also be filmed. Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna is set to tour Nigeria and South Africa in late August as part of the promotion for his forthcoming debut album, Long Live The Chief. The singer, popular for his hit, ‘Classic Man’, will embark… Read More U.S. Singer Jidenna to Tour in Africa
Leila Alaoui was a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist. For her series, The Moroccans, she traveled the country with her mobile photo studio to capture the ethnic and cultural diversity of Morocco. Leila was killed on assignment in Burkina Faso on 15 January. See the rest of the pictures here. See Leila Alaoui’s website here.
Zineb Sedira, still from Gardiennes d’images (Image Keepers), 2010 © Zineb Sedira / DACS, London © Photo André Morin. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name the forces erasing or hampering women’s full participation in public life. However complex or varied the issues at hand may… Read More Is there cooperation amongst women?
There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. Here, I have narrowed down the top… Read More 100 Must-Read Books For Smart African Women
BY HILTON ALS Photo by Geordie Wood, The New Yorker All this talk about diversity—in newspapers, on college campuses, at the Oscars—can be hard on a liberal white guy. How’s a sensitive Caucasian man—no Trumpite—supposed to deal with so much political climate change, so many “other” demands? Take women, for instance. They want equal pay.… Read More Betrothed: A marriage of cultures in “Familiar.”
For National Nutrition Month, NativSol Kitchen teams of with Nigeria-based creative firm—Genii Games to launch “NativSol Food Series” on March 4. NativSol Food Series will educate children and families on the nutritional benefits of African heritage food. “With fast food spots seen as ‘social status’ symbols popping up in cities across Africa, we will see an increase in diet-related… Read More New African Food Series Launched for National Nutrition Month
CULTURE, ART, FOOD & DRINKS Photographer Selim Harbi was drawn to West Africa for its culture and its handicrafts — specifically, its masks. When he visited the region in 2014, he spent time asking people all about the masks: their meanings, the tribes they belonged to, the symbolism behind them. READ MORE. Why ‘outstanding’ and ‘affordable’ African art… Read More Behind the masks in West Africa