South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi creates distinctive fashion for his eponymous label. His steady rise has led to his debut at the New York Fashion Week: Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2019, adding greater inclusivity to the fashion industry’s catwalks.
Ayub Ogada was an influential musician deeply rooted in the story-telling of his culture. Why, asks Akinyi Agwanda, was he not better known in his own country?
A largely unknown South African band is blazing the trail for African a capella in Europe and Asia.
Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi, who died at the age of 66, on 23 January 2019, was buried on Sunday, 27th of January in Madziwa, his rural home. Hundreds of mourners from across Zimbabwe, and the continent attended the funeral, celebrating the life of a global icon whose music will certainly live on.
Frances Tiafoe is just 21, and the rising American tennis star whose parents are from Sierra Leone is motivated to get more black people playing tennis. The fourth youngest player ranked in ATP’s top 50, Tiafoe is an inspiration to other younger people. Although he lost to Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, at this year’s Australian Open, Tiafoe’s star is just beginning to shine brightly. #BigFoeOnTheComeUp
Oliver Mtukudzi has left the world his greatest prized possession — the gift of song.
Africa has lost a musical icon with the death of legendary Zimbabwean artist Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. He was one of Africa’s top musicians. The continent mourns the death of an icon, and tributes continue to pour in. We at This Is Africa send our condolences to his family.
House of Stone, a book written by Zimbabwean author Novuyo Tshuma has been listed by the Oprah Magazine as one of the top 10 books to read during winter. We celebrate the recognition with Novuyo.
Thomas Mapfumo recently performed a series of concerts in his homeland, Zimbabwe. This is Africa spoke to the iconic musician and social commentator.