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  • Kadealo, African Traditions

10 fascinating African traditions to experience

By |2020-11-01T14:21:55+00:00November 1st, 2020|

While many tribal cultural traditions are well understood and replicated in popular culture in the west, such as 'First Nations' North American's and tribes in the Middle-East, African tribal traditions still – for the most part – remain shrouded in an air of mystery and are so often misunderstood. Here we take a look at 10 African cultural traditions that will increase your understanding of the continents historical culture and traditional values. Courtesy of ETSEY ATISU/ face2faceafrica.com African Tradition: “Bride-napping” Although not wide spread like it once was in Africa, the kidnapping one woman by men who want them [...]

  • Kadealo, Blue Eyes

Dark skinned Africans with extraordinary blue eyes

By |2020-10-25T13:34:47+00:00October 25th, 2020|

Courtesy of Sputnik/sputniknews.com Are stone age hunter-gatherers the key to understanding the phenomenon of Africans with blue eyes? Initially, anthropologists and biologists assumed that humans skin evolved to become 'lighter' in colour as they moved into more northern latitudes, but recent discoveries are turning that theory on its head, with some recent discoveries analysing well-preserved 7000-year-old skeletons of stone-age hunter-gatherers who lived in Europe. A DNA analysis on a skeleton's wisdom tooth has revealed an unusual mix of racial traits: Dark, African skin, curly brown hair and blue eyes. This is perhaps even more staggering because this hunter's skeleton is most [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kadealo, African Names

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 People

10 popular Africans everyone whats to know about online

By |2020-10-25T14:57:49+00:00July 26th, 2020|

It's no surprise that the African continent has brought about some of the most fascinating and well-known people, especially in recent years. Given some of the situations and events that have taken place in various countries across the continent, the interest (and sometimes infamy) of these individuals has meant that they are some of the most searched for people of African descent online. Here is a round-up of the top ten African names searched for online. Courtesy of mentor-drive.com Popular Africans: Linda Ikeji When it comes to prolific bloggers, Linda Ikeji is one of the best. She's made a [...]

  • 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 Movies

10 African movies to watch before your holiday

By |2020-10-26T21:37:35+00:00July 11th, 2020|

All packed and ready to go for your African adventure? Why not now settle down then, and watch a few African movies about the countries continent, to enable you to understand your destination a little better before getting there. Here are a pick of 10 of the finest. Courtesy of The Wind/imdb.com African Movies: The Wind (Mali 1983) This picture was directed by one of the true legends of African cinema – Souleymane Cisse – a multi-award winning director who has made some controversial films in the past that have landed in him prison. “The Wind” – however – [...]

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