Young African artists don’t easily get the opportunity to get their work exhibited on an international stage. Talented Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji managed to achieve the seemingly impossible. At the age of 24 in 2014, TAFETA gallery exhibited Olatunji’s work, Tribal Mark Series I in London, and the artist hasn’t looked back since the breakthrough.
Nude photography that explores body types and sexualities may not just be met with silent hostility in East Africa; historically, it has been met with resistance. Wawira Njeru however seeks to follow this path in her photography.
Think about it: when was the last time you heard a substantive policy statement from any of the ministers Mr. Buhari squandered six months to name?
On November 8, 2016 Americans elected Donald Trump as their 45th president. By the time you’re reading this, Mr. Trump would have named all his nominees for leadership of various government departments.
Kene Mkparu is the Group MD/CEO of FilmHouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution, a film exhibition company based in Nigeria. On the sidelines of the recently concluded African Film Festival that was held in Lagos, Mkparu spoke to Anne Mucheke.
Just a stone throw away from the cosmopolitan suburb of Sandton City in Johannesburg, the township of Alexandra is still home to some of the poorest families. Despite this, Alex, as it is more commonly known, has a rich history that dates back more than 100 years.
The moment of glory beckons for 18 authors shortlisted for this year’s South African Literary Awards (SALA). The 18 writers were selected from a total of 132 submissions and the winners will be announced on 7 November, at a prestigious event at the University of South Africa (Unisa). The awards are the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in the country’s effervescent literary landscape.
The winner of the 2016 Financial Times Oppenheimer Emerging Voices in the art category is Zimbabwean Gareth Nyandoro, a painter based in Harare and Amsterdam.
The 2016 Chale Wote Street Art Festival procession that ran through John Evans Atta Mills High Street in James Town, Accra, on 20 and 21 August was a mix of carnival and parade.
Ilojo Bar a national monument in Nigeria built in mid 19th century by returned slaves from Brazil has been demolished. The iconic building which housed a music shop owned by veteran musician Victor Olaiya was where King Sunny Ade once bought a guitar. The demolished plot now spots a sign post announcing it property of the government.