The island of Zanzibar in Tanzania hosted the 14th edition of the renowned annual Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom), music festival, bringing together an amazing plethora of talent from across the African continent. This year’s festival was certainly quite engaging with acts from various African artists. The festival returned with a bang, and many festival goers said this was the best Sauti za Busara festival witnessed to date. If you missed out on the festival, take a look at some of the highlights in pictures.
In Africa, rock and heavy-metal music is often dismissed as aspects of cultural imperialism. However, author and metalhead Edward Banchs argues that African musicians are performing rock and heavy metal that is just as emotional, aggressive and ambitious as that of their peers around the world.
Donna Ncube is seizing the future with a zeal and enthusiasm which most young people are yet to discover. Based in Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, Donna is establishing her foundation firmly in the entertainment industry. For this reason she’s our #WCW this week.
South Africa’s state of the nation address was a total mess, but beyond the chaos President Jacob Zuma spoke about the optimism about economic growth, foreign investment and radical socio-economic transformation. There were other interesting highlights, not least the colourful sartorial gorgeousness, now an annual fixture of the SONA.
Winning the English Premier League (EPL) title twice in succession is an enviable feat for any professional footballer. Doing it twice with two different teams is incredible. But being a key player on both occasions is even more astonishing. N’Golo Kante could be on his way to achieve that remarkable feat.
It’s not a secret that women want healthy hair and skin. But for many, this usually means subjecting them to products full of chemicals. Julie Bela Wamona takes a look at one Kenyan entrepreneur who is encouraging women to ditch harsh hair and skin products by providing natural alternatives.
The big wedding day. It’s all stress, tastings, fittings, decorations and trying to make sure everyone gets along. It is also all about love and two beautiful souls coming together. We caught up with our favourite #RelationshipGoals Instagram couple- Anele Mkuzo and Seipati Magape- on their gorgeous big day.
If you’re a fan of afro-futurism films, then the latest film by Addis Ababa-based award-winning director Miguel Llansó is a must see. The Ethiopian sci-fi film ‘Crumbs’ has just gone online. We spoke to director, Miguel, about his latest film.