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.
Greetings from Sossusvlei, probably Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. It is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.
Today we go down to the banks of the Nile inside the young African country of South Sudan. Through years of civil war, the Mundari have kept to their major source of livelihood, cattle herding. This ethnic group found on the banks of the Nile still keeps to its traditional culture and customs.
England, France and Belgium have a much longer history of selecting black footballers in their national teams due to a longer historical association with people of African ancestry. But with increased rate of immigration and transnational marriage, the world has become a global village over the years. Because of that, a lot more European countries now have players of colour in their national teams. Any interesting case is Vienna-born David Alaba, a rare breed of a national player for a country with a problem with racism.
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.
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.