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  • 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 Shoes

Made in Africa – Top African footwear brands available online

By |2020-11-01T14:07:12+00:00July 25th, 2020|

African styles and patterns have been becoming an increasingly sought after product in recent years and with the advent of some huge brand names coming out of the African continent, there has never been a better time to set your hands on some absolutely unique, fabulous pieces of African couture. Styles vary dramatically as do colours and patterns, with many featuring bold, bright and sharp shapes and shades in the form of skirts, dresses, shirts, trousers, jewellery and African shoes. So where can you get some of these fantastic pieces of African-inspired fashion? Depending on what you're after you can sometimes luck out with [...]

  • 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 – [...]

  • Kadealo, African Tribes

African Tribes: meet the most popular tribes in Africa

By |2020-11-01T17:02:13+00:00July 10th, 2020|

Courtesy of Carsten ten Brink/flickr African Tribe: Ashanti The Ashanti also commonly go by the name Asante. They are found in Western Sub-Saharan Africa, in modern-day Ghana and Ivory Coast. Perhaps surprisingly, one aspect of family life within Ashanti society is that it has a slight matriarchal slant to it, where the mother's clan is considered the most important, with a child inheriting from its mother flesh and blood (known as 'mogya'). The child inherits its soul from its father (known as 'ntoro'). The Ashanti consider that a child is closer to the mother's clan than the father's. The Ashanti live [...]

  • Kadealo, African Games

Planning a games evening? Try out these traditional African games

By |2020-06-05T11:49:06+00:00June 1st, 2020|

When you think of strange and unique countries, far removed from your own, undoubtedly one of the things that comes to mind amongst thoughts of new foods, scenery and cultures is the various games they might play to pass the time. Africa, the wide and varied continent it is, plays host to some odd, but also oddly entertaining African games, often played with just the things you literally have in front of you such as stones on the ground. Read on further to learn about the top ten games played throughout Africa, and maybe try something new out for yourself! Courtesy of [...]

  • Kadealo, African TV Shows

Forget Game of Thrones! Check out these top African TV shows

By |2020-06-05T11:38:33+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Many people would probably ask the question to this title with: So, why should I watch African TV shows? Well, for one thing, it's always interesting to watch TV shows from countries you are planning to visit because you can often learn something about the culture through these. But even if you aren't necessarily planning to visit Africa in the near future, you'd be surprised at both the variety and quality of African TV shows. And in today's globalised world of high-speed internet streaming, where it's getting easier to find even the rarest films and TV shows from across the globe, why not give [...]

  • Kadealo, African Leader

Remarkable African leaders that shaped history

By |2020-05-28T19:56:53+00:00May 25th, 2020|

We all have some idea of leaders when we think of Africa as a whole and through its separate nations alone. With some really well-known, prolific names like Nelson Mandela at the forefront of people's minds when they think of African leaders, it's easy to let other important names fall by the wayside, but with so many nations and so many historical aspects to consider when thinking of great leaders, there are many who have come out of the continent. Here we look at the top ten greats, what they have done (or are doing), and a little about each. Courtesy of [...]

  • Kadealo, African Restaurants

10 of most unusual African restaurants

By |2020-05-31T20:36:38+00:00May 24th, 2020|

The days are long gone, when Africa was only known for its marvelous Pyramids and mighty River Nile. Today Africa is one of the trending destinations for tourists and visitors. Being the second-largest continent after Asia, Africa is guaranteed to give you some unusual African restaurants and breathtaking experiences, from brilliant Architectures of Egypt to heights of Mount Kilimanjaro and dinner with sharks! Or in a tree, or in a Cave, if you prefer you can also enjoy your candle-light dinner between two oceans! In recent years, Africa has emerged as a gourmand’s paradise.  You can only find such amazing, strange, and unique  African restaurants [...]

  • Kadealo, African Authors

10 African authors you should know

By |2020-05-31T14:59:03+00:00May 24th, 2020|

With other African industries such as fashion, modelling, and film taking off at lightning speed, it comes as no surprise that the literary industry would be close behind. With a large, varied, and diverse population over the continent, African authors are taking the world by storm with their unique takes on not just political situations, but also through fiction. Some of the most world-renowned authors come from the African continent, with heart-wrenching tales of both factual life stories, as well as fictional character struggles and perhaps most importantly, books that focus on real-life political issues such as apartheid.   Courtesy of Prachatai/Flickr [...]

  • Kadealo, African Movie Stars

Top 10 African movie stars blazing the screens

By |2020-05-31T11:08:50+00:00May 23rd, 2020|

It's no surprise that a continent as wide, varied and diverse as Africa would hold some of the world's most treasured people; from politicians to actors, there have been a number of fantastic and interesting pop-culture icons to come out of Africa's seemingly quiet and mysterious nations. In fact, some of our most favourite actors and actresses have come from Africa, and now are popular the world over having been in some of this centuries newest, up and coming television shows and films. This article will look at the top ten African movie stars who have captured our hearts.  Courtesy of Claudette [...]

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