Category: Arts & Culture

Sierra Leonean artist, Janka Nabay dies at the age of 54

Famous Sierra Leonean traditional artist, Ahmed Janka Nabay has died in his home in northern Sierra Leonean district of Kambia, according to his band colleague Pa Fullah. Late Janka moved to the US in 2003 and returned home last year.  He’s known as the…

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Throwback photo of Angelique Kidjo doing the Black Panther’s ‘Wakanda’ pose in a 1994 music video

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There Are At Least 1,000,000 Africans In The Bottom Of Atlantic Oceans!

These were not Americans or brazillians or Jamaicans etc, these were Yoruba people, Fulani, Igbos, Ashanti, AKan, Mandinka men and women who were thrown overboard by european slave traders either because they were unruly or sick…they were thrown and fed to the sharks in…

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Canadian Artist Does Her Make Up In an Absolutely Unique Way..(Photos)

This is just too incredible. She creates her looks entirely out of makeup. 32-year-old Mimi Choi who only got into makeup artistry five years ago, has become an online sensation for her stunning makeup creativity and designs. She can transform herself into a Panda,…

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Wangari Maathai: The was first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. (Video)#InternationalWomensDay

Source: Greenbeltmovement Features

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Couple From Busan,South Korea Wore Ankara that was Designed By A Sierra Leonean

The couple choose Madam Yokie(A designer of Ankara Clothing) to design a piece for their pre-wedding photoshoot in Busan.Congratulations to SOOWOO & DOHYUN KIM.The couple are now happily married.The Bowtie of the groom was designed by Madam Yokie.Check out more photos below: Entertainment

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Gabourey Sidibe rocks An Ankara dress Made By A designer From Sierra Leone

Actress Gabourey Sidibe rocked a lovely knee-length dress made from Ankara material, the type most Nigerian mothers, especially the Igbo ones, own and sometimes wear for village meetings. The actress said she wore the dress in celebration of Black history month, though it’s March…

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A Photographer creates a Black Digital Model, the Internet Kicks

A London photographer Cameron-James Wilson is the creator of Shudu, a black digital model. Shudu was modelled after black models like Duckie Thot, and has amassed a huge following on Instagram, with a repost from Fenty Beauty. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Wilson said Shudu is inspired by…

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Ever imagined what Cardi B, Offset, Idris Elba, JLo, Alex Rodriquez, Jim Jones, Jamie Fox & others would look like if they have traditional wedding (Photos)

A graphic designer, FYB Craft, photoshopped several foreign celebrity couples in traditional African attires…during their African wedding…lol..and they sure looked good. See more photos below…

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Kerry Washington wishes Actress Uzo Aduba ‘happy birthday’ in Igbo

American Actress, Kerry Washington, who is married to Nnamdi Asomugha ; an American actor, producer and former American football cornerback who played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, before getting drafted drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the…

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Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz icon impacting young musicians

At 65, Oliver Mtukudzi is the biggest Zimbabwean Afro-jazz icon. Known in Africa by his stage name Tuku”, he is now determined to share his passion. The self-taught guitarist has opened a music school near the capital,Harare to teach others. There is no training…

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Gambian anti-FGM activist nominated for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Gambian activist, Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in the area of helping combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a Norwegian portal has reported. Jaha was nominated for the award by a Norwegian politician Jette Christenssen who…

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Zimbabwe gets permission to erect Bob Marley statue

As Jamaica prepares to celebrate the birth of world-renowned Reggae icon, Bob Marley, Zimbabwe has been given the go-ahead to have a statue erected in his honor. Bob Marley famously performed at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations in 1980, making headlines for covering all his expenses…

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Memories & Beauty Captured in Africa and displayed by Rencontres de Bamako

Rencontres de Bamako (highly diverse group of local and international partners in arts and photography )   is jointly run by Mali’s government and the Institut François .The Bamako Encounters is aimed at promoting the various trends in contemporary photography and video in Africa by creating international…

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Silas Onoja,the Young and Passionate Nigerian Artist

Silas Onoja is an up coming Nigerian Artist and I think he needs to be recognized . Take a look at His Painting below : Follow him on his twitter to see more   Features

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The Missing African Mona Lisa Painting Found in London

  “It has been a legendary painting for 40 years, everybody keeps talking about Tutu, saying ‘where is Tutu?’,” the Booker Prize-winning writer Okri told AFP. “I think of it as the African Mona Lisa,” said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost…

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