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  • Kadealo, African Names

10 African names inspired by gods & goddesses

By |2020-08-01T22:17:05+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Perhaps you are of African descent and are struggling to find authentic African names for your newborn, or perhaps you went to Africa and fell in love with it, and so you want to give your newborn an African name? Or do you just want to know a little more about African gods and goddesses, and the meaning behind their names? Whatever the reason, here is a list names inspired by African gods and goddesses. Courtesy of mythicalcreaturescatalogue.com African Names: Bumba Bumba is the supreme god amongst the Bushongo tribe in the modern day Congo region of Africa. He [...]

  • Kadealo, African Girl Names

Top 10 girls names inspired by African Queens

By |2020-08-01T22:09:01+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Perhaps you are of African descent and are struggling to find authentic African names for your new born girl, or perhaps you went to Africa and fell in love with it, and so you want to name your new born an African name? Or do you just want to know a little more about famous African princesses, and the meaning behind their names? Whatever the reason, here is a top 10 list of girls names inspired by prominent African princesses, and a little about their origins and meaning. Courtesy of François Villain/allthatsinteresting.com African Girl Names: Queen Nzingha Queen Nzingha is [...]

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Top 10 boys names inspired by African Kings

By |2020-08-01T21:45:51+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Perhaps you are of African descent and are struggling to find authentic African names for your new born son, or perhaps you went to Africa and fell in love with it, and so you want to name your new born an African name? Or do you just want to know a little more about famous African kings, and the meaning behind their names? Whatever the reason, here is a top 10 list of boys names inspired by great African kings, and a little about their origins and meaning. Courtesy of Matt Brown/Flickr African Names: Shaka Shaka Zulu is the [...]

  • Kadealo, Adinkra Symbols

Adinkra symbols shaping our lives today

By |2020-08-02T13:03:57+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Symbolism has played an important role in human lives since neolithic times, when caves were painted with symbols depicting everything from hunting practices to divine beings in the heavens. Adrinkra symbols originate from the Bono people of Gyaman, who lived in modern day Ghana and Ivory Coast. The symbols were created by King Nana Kwadwo Agyemang Adrinkra and were named after himself. The symbols were used on by the Bono people to decorate pottery and stools. Adrinkra cloths were only worn by royalty and spiritual leaders for special occasions or funerals. The symbols were linked to proverbs and depicted the Bono people's history, beliefs [...]

  • Kadealo, African Music

Meet the trendsetters that have shaped African music

By |2020-08-02T14:14:15+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Africa is home to a number of fantastic musical artists and genres and there are more coming to the forefront all the time. With influences from the rich cultural backgrounds of the continent, some genres that are unique to Africa have started to develop, integrating new and old world sounds to create something truly unique. The advent of numerous musical festivals such as the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Morocco and  the Lake of Stars in Malawi has opened up a world of possibilities to experience these bold new genres and artists live. Here are some trendsetters that have grown the African music scene [...]

  • Kadealo, African Myths and Legends

Popular African myths and legends you’ll hear around a campfire

By |2020-08-02T15:10:52+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Myths and legends help create a rich tapestry of tradition and culture. Every country the world over has its own take on myths and legends. Here is a special collection of stories you'll hear around an African campfire.  Courtesy of hoaxes.org African Myths and Legends: The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the forest, the Man Eating Tree of Madagascar makes its appearance. This tree is said to catch people in its branches, then opens up the bark to swallow them whole. All that's left is a horrifying sound coming [...]

  • Kadealo, African Events

Ultimate guide for African events

By |2020-06-22T20:42:43+00:00June 22nd, 2020|

Courtesy of Christoph Lenz/Flickr African Events in January January events in Africa are quite lengthy in duration and also quite fun. Two that are worth mentioning are the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert, which occurs each year from the 3rd to 31st of January at the Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa where many people pack a picnic lunch and head down to enjoy some really good music from home grown bands such as The Soil, Prime Circle and Parlotones. From the 9th of January to the 12th of February you can catch a great art festival known in the [...]

  • Kadealo, African Billionaires

African Billionaires – Meet the people shaping the continent

By |2020-06-04T20:40:43+00:00June 1st, 2020|

In Africa, the land so often proclaimed as “the forgotten continent”, a pseudonym referring to the general lack of knowledge about it from people who live in the “West”, a surprise to many people would be the number of African billionaires now emerging in the continent: a testament to the economic boom many African countries are currently experiencing. As of 2016, the number of billionaires stood at 24 across the continent. This article will take a look at the top 10 Billionaires from across Africa, based on their philanthropy, involvement in politics, and controversy as much as their wealth.  Courtesy of SDG [...]

  • Kadealo, African Architects

Top African architects shaping Africa’s future

By |2020-06-04T20:47:33+00:00June 1st, 2020|

There is a building boom going on in Africa and the goal is to develop the continent properly in each of the individual countries. Over $220 billion was spent in just the last year on constructing different buildings throughout the region. While African culture is important, many African architects have come to realize that non-local architecture is better for certain development areas. Every architect still does not agree as to what type of building is the best, but they all do agree that they want only the best for the entire country. With African architects being so knowledgeable in so many areas it is [...]

  • Kadealo, African Music

African Music: A musical journey through the African continent

By |2020-06-05T09:09:54+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Africa is abundant in music festivals offering great experiences in both cultural tones unique to the magnificent continent and its countries, as well as gatherings of people enjoying worldwide music and its rhythms. Planning a trip to the continent around these African music festivals is sure to be an unforgettable journey, and we have the top 10 music festivals to experience. Courtesy of busaramusic.org African Music: SAUTI ZA BURSARA Set in the lovely historic Stone Town in Zanzibar, this festival sets to bring together around 400 artists and musicians. An array of live original Tanzanian musical styles and Swahili [...]

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