Meet our Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW) for this week, trailblazing Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu whose latest film On Monday of Last Week based on a short story by Chimamanda Adichie has been nominated for Best Short Film from the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
Contemporary #African Art was recently given a new lease of life by the Create Hub #Gallery in #Dubai. The gallery opened its doors to artists on the 7th of June earlier this month and will focus on promoting African #artists.
Kenyan Eugene Mbugua (26) is the founder of Young Rich Television Limited and My Yearbook Kenya Limited. Not only is he young and successful but he continues to strive to grow his entrepreneurial skills and abilities. Today he is our Man Crush Monday.
How many times have you been told to always be mindful of your actions and words in the presence of the elderly? In many African communities, the #elderly are revered, respected and old age is seen as a blessing. Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay, are we treating our elders with the respect they deserve? Or do we exploit them, emotionally, physically and economically?
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.
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.
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.
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.