The writer Dambudzo Marechera, who died on 18 August 1987, remains a popular figure in Zimbabwe. Hundreds of handwritten letters found in an archive have revealed the real import of the writer’s enduring influence.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé’s Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
Chadwick Boseman: In celebration of a life well lived. An embodiment of service, accomplishment, compassion and modesty.
The live streaming of music events online is full of potential – but right now few artists or hosting venues are earning much from it.
Big Brother Naija continues to dominate cultural conversations among African youth. Is this Nigeria’s strongest PR move?
Repatriation of the dead to Malawi is costly for immigrants when loved ones die in South Africa, and since Covid-19 struck it has become more expensive and more complicated. When a Malawian immigrant dies in South Africa, families face bills of over R20,000 to get the body home.
How do elements of Fela Kuti’s music get reproduced by today’s pop musicians? Decades after his death, Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s most famous musician continues to live on through his art.
Lovecraft Country, a must watch landmark show is a story which grapples with America’s troubled past and present, a binary opposite defined relationship of us versus them is pitted throughout the narrative, be it law enforcement vis-à-vis policing and white American supremacy in the fray. It can be read as an allegory for the Black American horror reality.
Low-budget, grassroots video-film efforts are beginning to blossom and will shape the film industry in the long run.