Ghanaian filmmaker Arthur Musah was interviewed by TIA on his latest documentary film One Day I Too Go Fly which is about four African youths from different countries and socio-economic backgrounds as they pursue knowledge at America’s premier technological university – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Musah follows the lives of these African students during their four years in MIT. In this interview we get to know Musah’s motivation and his experience filming these individuals both in MIT and also in their countries.
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters came under fire on Wednesday when she posted pictures on her Instagram account of herself wearing latex gloves while at a soup drive for underprivileged children.
Bessie Head, an author, teacher and journalist was born to a white woman and black man on this day in 1937. Bessie and her husband, Harold Head were both anti-apartheid activists. In celebration of the birth of one of the finest female African writers on the continent we bring you our favourite quotes from her.
Grahamstown in South Africa is hosting the renowned annual National Arts Festival, bringing together a wide array of amazing talent from across the African continent, and across the world. Today we bring you some of the pictures taken by This is Africa during the festival.
In May 2017, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest released his latest album, the 16-track Thuto. Uzoma Ihejirika says the album contains ruminations on the past, cheery predictions for the future, and a deep-seated appreciation for the present.
South African jazz dynasties come together for a night of sanguine rhythms and soulful melodies from around the world.
The Eastern Cape Showcase at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, tells the story of O R Tambo through a fusion of indigenous dance and music.
South African icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka took home top honours at the BET International Awards, receiving the International Global Good Star and Power Award.
Nigeria’s Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid took home the BET Best International Act: Africa in a fiercely contested category. The 2017 BET Awards were held on June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrated and honoured achievements in entertainment music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.