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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 Designers

Top African wedding dress designers

By |2020-10-25T20:39:02+00:00July 25th, 2020|

If you're getting married sometime soon and you're looking to wear a dress that is a bit different from the every day dresses available at your local bridal shop, then look no further than this list of the top ten designers of beautiful African designed wedding dresses that are available online or in various shops depending on your location. With so many beautiful, one of a kind designs, it's easy to see why African designers continue to be popular with people around the world. Courtesy of Joi-Marie McKenzie/abcnews.go.com African Designers: Amsale Aberra – Ethiopia This Ethiopian-American designer spotted a [...]

  • 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 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 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 [...]

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