The rising popularity of Afrobeat is no news these days as mainstream American (and European) music industries have caught on. But more and more, artists are finding new and creative ways to reinvent and remix the sounds from that part of the world.
There are two things that undeniably bring people together- food and music. New York Africa Restaurant Week (NYARW) is looking to bring everyone together with food, and some music too. During October 1- 22, in New York City, the African community and others can explore
As a category, luxury fashion used to be the domain of old European atelier and fashion houses. The most popular names, the most recognized brands and the most talented designers were either from, or often found their way to Europe.
But as the modern era unfolded,
I should probably start off by admitting that this was my very first African conference. I have never before attended the Wharton African Business Forum (WABF), the Harvard Business School’s African Business Conference, or any such convening. So as a newbie, I wasn’t quite sure
The 6th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) opened Sunday night at the newly commissioned Filmhouse-IMAX theatres in Lekki, Lagos. Filmmakers, guests, the media as well as dignitaries from all walks of life turned out for the festival’s opening presentation, the acclaimed Hollywood film, Birth of a Nation,
Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera or A Soweto Love Story are but a fingertip away.
Innovation and entrepreneurial ambition seems to be booming all over the Continent. So much so that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had to pay Lagos a visit. Despite of the recent economic recession, Nigeria's growing tech sand start up scene still shows promise. Genius tech-entrepreneur, Mark Essien, is making a
Fashionistas far and wide are gearing up for the fourth edition of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). One of the city’s most anticipated fashion events, presented by the Fashion Ready Foundation, AFWT brings together student and high fashion designers, fashion industry professionals, and attendees looking
Africans across the globe are documenting the daily realities of their cities in a way that is refreshingly authentic and unapologetic. Instead of a reactionary narrative, this generation of African storytellers are presenting Africa as is: the good, bad, and ugly; and claiming it as