For the entirety of its existence, the Oscars had never had such an embarrassing gaffe until this year’s edition when the award for the Best Picture category was given to La La Land instead of Moonlight. It was an incident that left the whole social media agog. Many questions were raised and some were answered, followed with profuse apologies.
Sharon-Rose Khumalo, the Rose of Mamelodi: she’s a beauty queen, smart, beautiful, and identifies as intersex. Don’t go making her into something strange. The beauty queen is using her platform and status to raise awareness and highlight a condition generally not talked about.
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.
What is beauty? Why do we always have to conform to western preconceived notions of what beauty is?
One of Africa’s most influential writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, is ushered in with a prayer before proceeding to address the AKE Festival’s crowd. Ngugi is prolific in both English and Gikuyu storytelling. He belongs to a pantheon of writers whose […]
In a panel discussion, writer Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on the brazen hypocracy shown towards sexuality. She expands on the cognitive bias shown by mass media and faith based organisation on such issues. As a storyteller Nana focuses on writing […]
Today we go all the way to the west African region, Nigeria in particular. With an estimate of over 600 ethnic groups many just know three; the Igbos, Hausas and Yorubas. Today we introduce you to the Berom.
After an absence of over a decade from the continent’s premier tournament, Zimbabwe’s national team, the Warriors, returned to this year’s AFCON. Fungai Machirori looks back at football’s legacy in Zimbabwe and the metaphor it inspires – that of ‘a dream deferred’
The first African to win the Google Code-in competition hosted by Google Inc. is a Cameroonian, a 17 year-old learner Nji Collins Gbah. A day after his submission to the competition, the internet connection in English speaking Cameroon was cut off, he barely made it, and almost missed out on the prestigious prize. We congratulate the teenager on the remarkable feat.