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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 [...]

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Why you should invest in African art

By |2020-06-20T15:47:34+00:00June 12th, 2020|

So, you may have friends who come back from holidays across the globe showing off the art they bought back, and maybe they even have tried to convince you that it's not only a nice holiday memoir but also a potential investment. Asian art, European art, even Latin American. But what you should be investing in right now – despite it being so often overlooked - is undoubtedly African Art. The steady increase in African Art exhibitions, such as the inclusion of the African Art Fair in the New York Frieze art week in the United States – proves that art connoisseurs and investors are [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 Novels

Top 20 African novels to read on your next adventure

By |2020-05-31T13:48:31+00:00May 24th, 2020|

It's always nice to read a novel about the country or continent you are visiting while you are travelling there, as it becomes part of the experience of learning about the culture, history or politics of the region, and enhances the overall experience you will have by nurturing a greater understanding. Here is a “Top 20” list of African novels that comprises of a variety of books for you to choose from – from historical to cultural and political – to suit all reader's tastes. Courtesy of Long Walk to Freedom/Amazon African Novel: “Long Walk to Freedom” Nelson Mandela [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kadealo, African Comedians

African Comedians – Funniest People in Africa

By |2020-05-27T16:00:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|

When you think of famous comedians, perhaps Africans aren't the first to come through your head, but with some key names like Chris Rock and Trevor Noah having African heritage, it's easy to see that African comedians are some of the best in the business. African people enjoy laughter, and things that bring joy to their lives, and laughter is always considered the best medicine. This article will feature a few of the best-known names in African comedy, so get your cheeks ready to hurt from laughter.  Courtesy of dailyadvent.com African Comedian: Bovi Ugboma, Nigeria Born in 1979, Bovi [...]

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African Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss

By |2020-05-27T16:01:11+00:00May 7th, 2020|

Alongside African fashion and interior design is a budding market and interest in African Art. Art, especially contemporary, is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to some of the cultures of African nations, considering Africa has always conjured up stunning patterns, colours, and styles, mixed into gorgeous paintings, statues, and the like. Any trip to the African continent would include some variation of art to be experienced – usually in the form of a hotel or home décor, perhaps bold fashion statements found in local markets or just on the streets of towns and villages. But for a more modern view, here is a [...]

  • Kadealo, African Warriors, African Leaders

Great African Leaders and Warriors

By |2020-05-15T08:11:38+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

When thinking of African leaders, most people may think of the Zulu tribal fighters of centuries past taking on colonial powers such as the British. While this is true, it's only one very small aspect of the concept of warriors in African history, which is wide and diverse when it comes to various warriors of a different caliber. Some were known for leading fierce battles for independence, while others were known for their fantastic skills on the battlefield. Here we look at the top ten greatest African Warriors from throughout the history of this great continent. Courtesy of Comic Repblic/dw.com African [...]

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