Kenyan fashion house KikoRomeo under its visionary founder and Head Designer Ann McCreath has helped put African fashion on the map for more than twenty years. KikoRomeo, is the biggest name in fashion in Kenya, McCreath’s adopted home, and the brand just had its best showing yet at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg. In her first ever interview with This Is Africa, McCreath opens up about her brand’s continental ambitions, the state of the fashion industry in Africa and why leaders on the continent really need to start walking the talk when it comes to promoting “brand Africa”
The social media space has become a wonderful domain for independent content curators, Kagiso Mnisi writes, some of whom are celebrated for their ability to engage authentically with members of their generation.
OluTimehin Adegbeye opens up about the difficulties of being a single-mother living with depression.
Women deserve 360 degrees of recognition all year long. As honourable as Women’s Month is, women never get a day off from womaning, therefore universal acknowledgement is due to them all the time, without pause.
Kagure Mugo looks into the hang-ups and taboos people share around sex when a woman is on her period.
‘What practices of self-care and love have been replicated and shared by black girls and women in the styling and braiding of their hair? What collective and individual traumas have we endured and perpetuated as a result of rejection from western hegemonic cultures, and in our own attempts to conform and survive a world in which beauty standards are dictated by Caucasian culture?’ These are some of the themes that the makers of the Salooni multi-disciplinary art project are exploring
Since the rise of Boko Haram, the media have painted a picture of Borno State in Nigeria as a place of death and destruction. Photojournalist Fati Abubakar, however, is using social media to challenge perceptions about her hometown. In ‘Bits of Borno’, her acclaimed online photo series, she documents the resilience of ordinary people in difficult times. Enajite Efemuaye caught up with her to talk about the power of visual storytelling, her love for photographing children and what media attention means for her work.
Ain’t no party like a This Is Africa website launch party! Just ask everyone in Nairobi where last week, This Is Africa put together the launch of the year to roll out our new-look website and debut the French version of the site. The launch was so ridiculously well attended our hosts, Nairobi’s swankiest new spot the Radisson Blu, had to make adjustments to contain the overflow. We’d love to tell you that the who’s who of Nairobi’s media, entertainment, civil society and industry attended the launch but why do that when we show you? Have a look for yourself
As part of the Samosa Festival 2016, a mixed bag of creatives not only produced public art that enhanced and uplifted a neglected community but interacted with community members in an activity that showcased the true power of art, Craig […]