In his forthcoming exhibition in South Africa, photographer, Justin Dingwall, will be showcasing photos from his body of work, ‘Albus’, a collection that celebrates and challenges perceptions about albinism in Africa.
If we are to curb high rates of HIV infections and pregnancy in schools, condoms must be accessible.
In Africa and elsewhere, men earn considerably more than women do. However, women are steadily becoming the primary breadwinners in their homes as more corporations diversify and jobs that used to be exclusively for men are made available to women too. That begs the question: Is the world ready for high-earning women?
Ghanaian artists face an uphill struggle in their quest to attain national recognition for their work. With the introduction of new digital technologies and audiences on social media, is this beginning to change? Writer Kirsty Osei-Bempong speaks to several Ghanaian artists to find out.
Somewhere in Africa there is a sporting rivalry that is unknown to many– and it’s not in football, the continent’s number-one sport.
There’s no denying that Africa has some of the most talented musicians in the world. By making hit after record-breaking hit, these artists have proven that the continent’s musical talent stacks up against the best in the world. There’s just one problem: too many top artists seem to be promoting the warped impression that true beauty only comes in one form: light/white skin. Is this a wrong-headed marketing ploy or are these artists truly blind to the negative body image attitudes they are promoting?
Just more than half a century ago, in the Belgian Congo, a baby was learning his first words, words that would grow into music and diffuse from Kinshasa into the veins of Africa’s dance floors with its soft melody, rhythmic cadences and hot guitar riffs. That baby grew up to become Papa Wemba – Le Pape de la Sape, Kasai Nightingale, King of Rhumba, a master of his art and musical genius.
The colonial administrators of Rhodesia left their imprint in the names of streets, places, hospitals, schools and rivers. Many of these were deemed controversial and offensive by the new majority government that took over in 1980. Changes were swift.
Africa has lost one of its great writers, renowned Nigerian author, Elechi Amadi, popularly known for his debut masterpiece, The Concubine, which is widely considered his magnum opus. Amadi was born in Nigeria in 1934 and passed away on the 29th of June 2016. He was 82 years old. Amadi, indeed leaves an indelible mark and a great legacy, which will continue to inspire African writers. May he rest in perpetual peace.