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The Nsibidi Institute Launches ‘The Memory Project’: Capturing Personal Stories of Nigeria’s History between 1940-1980

18th September 2015 | | 2 Comments

In a bid to create content that will be used for both research, education and by the public, The Nsibidi Institute has launched an initiative entitled ‘The Memory Project’ which invites participants to record personal histories from 1940-1980 which will be … Read More

Season 2 of Documentary series ‘My Africa Is’ to highlight the best of Dakar, Senegal

29th September 2014 |

Thenublk is excited to be one of the media partners for the second season of My Africa Is – a documentary web series highlighting the best of the continent of Africa. The first season which focused on Lagos, Nigeria returns … Read More

[T-Shirt Tuesdays] Kalakari Collective: Using Hip Hop to celebrate the creative roots of South Asian culture

13th May 2014 |

The brainchild of graffiti artist Nisha K Sembi, the Kalakari Collective combines her Indian roots with Hip hop – breaking through traditional boundaries to create informative art pieces which promote social change. Last year the collective organised an event entitled ‘Word … Read More

[Opportunity] UK Nigeria 100: Bringing The Creative Industries of Nigeria and Britain together

19th March 2014 |

Styled By Africa have formed an exciting partnership with UK Traid and Investment and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to bring you UK Nigeria 100 – an initiative which will partner 100 companies in the creative industries from Nigeria and … Read More

[Travel] Thenublack x Grenada 2011

7th February 2014 |

I’d say in the past couple of years most of my time spent away has included less relaxing and more working (hence why my hand luggage consists of a shocking amount of electrical appliances). This Summer I’d planned to document … Read More

[Boomark This] Grenada 40: Celebrating Grenada’s Young Influencers around the world

5th February 2014 |

If I asked you to name a famous Grenadian, who would you start with? Unlike countries such as Jamaica or even Trinidad & Tobago – coming up with such names are even a challenge for those of Grenadian descent! The … Read More

Clarks in Jamaica: The rudeboy shoe of choice that originated in rural England

24th January 2014 |

When it comes to fashion and iconic style, the Caribbean and in particular Jamaica can be said to be a major influence on British fashion. From sharp suits of West Indian immigrants in the 50s and also reggae and ska … Read More

Brazaville Brew: New Guiness Ad features Congo’s brightly dressed Sapeurs

17th January 2014 |

With Dandyism and men’s style blogs seeing an increased interest in the past few years it was a pleasant surprise to see Guiness featuring a group of Sapeurs in their latest ad campaign. An accompanying documentary shot by photographer Hector Mediavilla … Read More

[Bookmark This] 12 Years A Slave: Meet The Descendants of Solomon Northup in ‘Faces of Solomon’

10th January 2014 |

On the day of its release, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is lauded by a number of accolades and film award nods (tipped to be a winner at this years Oscars, the film has received 10 BAFTA nominations).

The … Read More