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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, Maps of Africa

Collection of fascinating facts and maps of Africa

By |2020-11-01T12:04:03+00:00July 14th, 2020|

Africa is so often labelled “the forgotten continent”, simply because people just don't know much about it, and it is so often ignored in western media, which tends to feeds this cycle. The misconceptions people have about certain African nations are also completely removed from the reality: For example, many people still imagine Ethiopia as being a place of drought, famine and civil war, because of the widely reported famines it suffered in the ‘90s due to the Communist insurgency. But this could not be further from the truth: Indeed, most of the country is actually mainly comprised of a lush, green mountainous topography, [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

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