Lupita Nyong’o shares trailer of her Upcoming Film ‘Queen of Katwe.’

Directed by Mira Nair, the Queen of Katwe tells the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, and is based on the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. The other big name  in the movie is British born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo who played(…)

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For the lovers of Poetry : ‘TRUE STORY’ by YRSA DALEY-WARD

For the lovers of Poetry : ‘TRUE STORY’ by YRSA DALEY-WARD

  It isn’t that dad doesn’t love you or your brother said Mum, greasing up our ashy legs with Vaseline Or that your auntie Amy’s a man stealing back-stabbing, cheating bitch who can’t keep a man so she has to steal somebody else’s. We just don’t see eye to eye on much, that’s all and(…)

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Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

From my perspective over the last decade it seems like there has been a recent wave of ‘reconnection’ between African American Artists and their African Roots. In recent cases, Afro beat Artists  (especially from Nigeria) have been provided a platform to work with popular African American artists on hit songs. The most recent example is(…)

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Start-ups in Africa : Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

Start-ups in Africa : Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

As Africa plays catchup with the rest of the big players in Tech, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), is making attempts to establish an African silicon valley.  Introduced to Ghana in 2008, MEST is a non-profit arm of San Francisco-based Meltwater Group and it provides entrepreneurs in Africa with a 12 month training in software development,(…)

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African History: The Yoruba Numerical system

African History: The Yoruba Numerical system

  The Yoruba people;  predominantly found in present day South-west Nigeria developed a complex numeral system that is vigesimal in nature. What is Vigesimal?  Vigesimal is a numerical system based on twenty (20) , it is the opposite of what we have today – which is  the decimal based system, a numerical system that is(…)

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Sony Music heads to Africa

Sony Music heads to Africa

West Africa has a population of 340 million, and Nigeria alone has 150 million of that. It’s a very big country that has historically had a very large music market That is a quote from Sony’s president of Northern/Eastern Europe & Africa, Adam Granite.  It seems that their current focus is the Music streaming and download(…)

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Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

ONLY A BLACK WOMAN Can wear the hell out of spandex Can raise a doctor, a world class athlete and an A+ student in an environment deemed by society as dysfunctional, broken underprivileged And disenfranchised. Can heat a whole house in the winter without help from the gas company. Can go from the boardroom to(…)

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Girl with Ocean Eyes

Girl with Ocean Eyes

Location: Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo We met this young girl while travelling in the city of Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo. Her piercing blue eyes immediately caught my attention and I had to capture them with a picture. I later learned that she most likely has Waardenburg syndrome, a condition often characterized by piercing blue eyes and(…)

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