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Get Involved: ‘A connected Africa is the Future’ – Social Media Week Lagos returns for another year!

18th November 2013 |

Continuing on from the success of their inaugural event earlier this year, Social Media Week Lagos will return in 2014 (February 17-21) under the theme ‘A Connected Africa is the Future’.

As more and more organisations look to Africa for … Read More

[Guest Post] Della: LA based brand empowering Ghanian craftswomen

13th October 2012 |

Recently, (selected) Apple Stores caught the ankara fever with various sets of colorful MacBook and IPad cases by Los Angelese based-brand, DELLA.

Here are some of the reasons why we love Della: Founded by Tina Tangalakis, a former fashion … Read More

[Art + Design] Bird Ave’s Original City Skylines: African Series

25th May 2012 | | 2 Comments

I came across these beautiful prints whilst on Etsy. Created by Canadian based company Bird Ave these 8×10 prints feature a host of international cities (you can even get custom ones if they don’t have them available) on brightly coloured … Read More

[Event] The Barbican to host first Black2Black Festival outside of Brazil as part of the London 2012 Festival

6th April 2012 | | One Comment

(photo from last year’s festival by Ascom Riotur)


“We at the Barbican are thrilled to co-produce the first Back2Black festival outside Brazil here in London in the Olympic year. The festival theme of celebrating the strong African … Read More

[bookmark this] the Africa LOOK: documenting African street style across the globe

4th January 2012 |

Another one of my new favourite Tumblr blogs. the Africa LOOK is a collection of photos of beautiful Afrophiles in their dopest threads. From Lagos to the streets of Rome – African Street style is everywhere.

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[bookmark this] Tás a ver? (Do You See?)

3rd August 2011 |

Tas a ver? (do you see? or do you get it?) is a provocation that sets the tone for distinctive images that portray a contemporary and urban African continent. It deliberately uses Portuguese, which is spoken in some countries in Africa, … Read More

[Image of the Day] Indepence Day

7th July 2011 |

Musicians sit before the start of a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba, Sudan.

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[film] The First Grader

22nd June 2011 | | 2 Comments

I went to see this with my sister on Sunday and it was great. I can be quite sceptical when it comes to stories about Africa/Caribbean but both my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed it (although she did wonder how … Read More