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Kechi Okwuchi, Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation at America’s Got Talent
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Arts, Culture and Sport Kechi Okwuchi, Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation at America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent was privileged to have Kechi Okwuchi grace its stage. The Nigerian, whose story inspired many, sang beautifully as well. After surviving a plane crash in 2005 that claimed the lives of 60 of her classmates, she stood before the world and sang her heart out. Her story has gone viral, and definitely more people will be rooting for her to win.

Qhama Maswana: Painting the African Heritage and Cultures
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Arts, Culture and Sport Qhama Maswana: Painting the African Heritage and Cultures

For some people art is a hobby but 25 year-old Fine Art graduate Qhama Maswana from King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, in South Africa has a much more serious approach to it. Maswana started painting in 2005, after winning a couple of art competitions and decided that he was going to be a great artist. He speaks to TIA about his wok.

Greetings from the  Khan el-Khalili in Cairo, Egypt
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Arts, Culture and Sport Greetings from the Khan el-Khalili in Cairo, Egypt

Today we are in Khan el-Khalili the major souk (Arab market) in Islamic Cairo. It is in the bazaar district, one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists. You will be greeted by the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade, and the many beautiful objects that can purchased in between the alleys for. On its narrow streets one can find a variety of beautiful souvenirs including baubles. Shop owners jostle to bring customers their stalls.

Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art

Babajide Olatunji (27) is a Nigerian visual artist and autodidact who works from Ile Ife and born in Okitipupa. At a glance you would think his art is in fact photography. Olatunji spent many years of self-directed study researching art historical movements and modes of production. Speaking to This Is Africa, Olatunji said his art has always been a part of his life. His earliest influence was watching his elder brother create cartoon characters and smileys. Visualization and creating sketches were to him, the best ways he could understand the world around him.

Greetings From The Breathtaking Vamizi Island in Mozambique.
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Arts, Culture and Sport Greetings From The Breathtaking Vamizi Island in Mozambique.

Vamizi Island is situated in the far north of Mozambique in the Quirimbas Archipelago. It is recognised as one of the leading luxury private islands and conservation projects on the continent and the Indian Ocean. The whale-shaped ocean has also been described by several visitors as it one of the best and most exclusive beach getaways. Today let’s see breathtaking images of this island voted into the ‘World’s Top 100 Awards’ by the CondeNast Traveller.