African writers in the diaspora have consistently garnered awards for their works, telling stories that are beautiful and touching. Yaa Gyasi, a Ghanaian born writer recently won the American Book Awards for her novel Homegoing.
The build up to the release of JAY-Z’s 13th Studio album, 4:44, gave fans very little idea on what’s to come. The newest teaser featuring Lupita Nyong’o is an emotional prelude to a powerful visual of the bonus track.
Multi-award winning film Kati Kati described as “vibrant and exciting… A condensed version of Lost” is now streaming on Showmax
Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Zimbabwe, hosted the Matobo Heritage Festival, an unforgettable music, dance and drumming experience in the Matobo Hills. Today we bring you some of the pictures taken by This is Africa during the festival.
Iconic U.S singer Rihanna’s charity organisation Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with a Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo to help improve and promote access to education for girls in Malawi. Thousands of girls in Malawi have to trek for hundreds of kilometres to attend school, and the initiative will benefit hundreds of girls.
Kalakutta’s President Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been proclaimed as one of the greatest icons to come out of Africa. The proclamation is undisputed. The king of Afrobeat music was a constant thorn in the flesh of the Nigerian government and till today, everything Fela sang about remains relevant. Tell us what you think of the legendary musician and his music in relation to Nigeria.
Rare #African art owned by the Missouri State University in America will go up for adoption this month through August. The show is expected to feature a mixture of objects that have been displayed previously, along with several artefacts not shown to the public in the past 20 years.
Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor is a writer of color joining the blockbuster fantasy franchises as HBO is developing a series adaptation of her post-apocalyptic Africa novel “Who Fears Death”. We look forward to the addition of an African voice and perspective to the blockbuster fantasy franchises.
Tingatinga is a painting style that developed in the second half of the 20th century in the Oyster Bay area in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and later spread to most east Africa.