In this exclusive excerpt from an interview with Valentine Iwenwanne, Femi talks about his life, music, Fela and, of course, political and social issues.
Today on International Day of the Girl Child we meet Josephine Kulea, a Kenyan child rights activist and the founder of Samburu Girl Foundation.
The sexual health of queer women is difficult to discuss when there is such minimal information to share and even fewer protection options but the topic is even more important.
Today we live in a world where one can have as many official romantic partners as one has social media accounts – this is polyamory. However, there are ways in which this new type of loving can teach us how to tackle our more traditional relationships.
Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie 2017’s joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award is a force for inclusion, saying: ‘If I can excel…bring about my own change, I can help others.” She was honoured for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
Elias Mungora a young Kenyan painter has been featured on a popular HBO series. Through his artwork he seeks to take his audience on a journey. “Let me walk you through the world as I see it, a brush, some paint, a pencil and lets share ideas,” he says.
Our WCW today is an activist from Zimbabwe. Talent Jumo describes herself as a dynamic and passionate feminist activist. She is the founder and Director of Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has more than 13 years experience working on women and health programmes, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS.
The hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack has created a buzz on social media, particularly on Twitter. The organiser, Annabelle Hayford a first generation Ghanaian American wanted to appreciate and celebrate black artists. The artists have come out in droves, sharing drawings which show remarkable talent and finesse.
South African contemporary artist Esther Mahlangu was honoured in New York City with a mural dedicated to her painted on the streets of New York by Imani Shanklin Roberts, a New York based artist. We are proud of Mahlangu’s achievements, and recognition.