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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 Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes

Magnificent African waterfalls, rivers and lakes

By |2020-06-24T20:54:07+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Courtesy of Max R - ooyooy/Flickr African River: Niger River The Niger is the third largest river in Africa, only behind the Nile and the Congo rivers, at 4,180km. Its source lies in the Guinea Highlands in southern Guinea. It runs through Mali, Niger, down the border with Benin before flowing through Nigeria and out into the Atlantic ocean via an eneormous delta, which is known as the Niger Delta, or sometimes the Oil Rivers. The Niger is uniquely shaped for such a large river, almost like a crescent or boomerang shape. This is because the Niger used to be two [...]

  • Kadealo, African Hotel

Top 25 luxury African hotels for a perfect stay

By |2020-06-23T12:11:39+00:00June 19th, 2020|

South Africa Courtesy of capegrace.com Luxury African Hotels: Cape Grace, Cape Town This 5-star hotel is particularly special for its location: In a serene, private quay serving as an international yacht marina on Cape Town's main harbour. It opened its doors in 1996 and has gradually built up its capacity to an impressive 120 rooms and 13 luxury suites. The hotel also has numerous banqueting rooms ideal for smaller groups or business meetings. These rooms include a wine and whiskey bar, a restaurant, and a conservatory. It also includes a boardroom that can accommodate 14 people with an outside [...]

  • Kadealo, African Art

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 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 Jewelry Designers

Need some Bling? Check out these African jewelry designers

By |2020-06-04T21:01:47+00:00June 1st, 2020|

African jewelry designers use their passion to create absolutely amazing masterpieces as they focus on their craftsmanship and their eye for explicit design and details. Many of these jewelers’ designs are so unique that they are being recognized nationally for not only their designs but the brilliance in their creations. Most other designers would not dream of combining certain elements together in order to create a specific piece of jewelry. Many African jewelry designers want to continue to explore their craft and make even more unique and different pieces of jewelry that focus on the history and culture of Africa and the people.   [...]

  • 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 Designers

Made in Africa: Exciting African Designers

By |2020-05-31T20:41:32+00:00May 25th, 2020|

Made in Africa, is definitely the next biggest fashion trend. African designers are lighting up runways all over the world with bold, colourful, fabulous flowing pieces with beautiful craftsmanship and elegant design that draws on the continent's rich history and culture. The fashion conscious African diaspora are also playing a key role in this renaissance by embracing all things Africa and inspiring the wardrobes of those back at home. Check out these African designers that are disrupting the Fashion world.  Courtesy of T.Tseng/nataal.com African Designer: Adriaan Kuiters Menswear does not need to consist of boring pants and shirts any [...]

  • Kadealo, African Music Albums

African music: 10 classic albums to get you started

By |2020-06-01T17:18:39+00:00May 24th, 2020|

It comes as no surprise that there would be a whole host of musical tastes and talents to come from within the African continent. Home to numerous tribal groups, cultures, and traditions – all of which have their own take on traditional African music and tunes makes for extremely varied and diverse listening. Of course, some of the more recent groups and singers have additionally taken some inspiration from famous voices of the west, and have added their unique African sounds to it. Here we talk about ten African music albums and their creators to get you started listening to some great sounds from [...]

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