An ambitious fashion start-up business is producing high-quality sleepwear and loungewear in Africa and exporting it to Europe.
Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji had a private viewing of his new work in Ikoyi, Lagos. Babajide who is a self-taught artist came into limelight with his intriguing tribal mark series. His remarkable drawings are photorealistic.
Nigerian artist Olawale Ashimi popularly known as Brymo held an intimate session of his sixth album called Oso at Jazzhole, Lagos. The session was part of his album promotion. Brymo’s voice and style of music has earned him hard core fans around the globe.
Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen’s grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit.
Amos Tutuola has contributed significantly to the resilience of ways of life and worldviews that could easily have disappeared under the weight of colonialism, globalisation and the market economy.
Today we commemorate the death of Kenule ‘Ken’ Beeson Saro-Wiwa, environmental activist, writer, TV producer, who was hanged on this day in 1995 by the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha.