Sherri Silver, the Rwandan-born, YouTube sensation and choreographer for the video of Childish Gambino’s iconic song “This is America”, received Childish Gambino’s awards on his behalf at the MTV Video Music Awards
In an age that venerates celebrities and self-promotion in the arts and culture sector, Winston Ntshona remains a role model for his modesty.
The Internet remains unforgiving as tweets and videos of Trevor Noah’s past stand-up routines and tweets have social media in an uproar. Despite the comedian’s efforts towards open dialogue, respect politics and drastic change since taking over The Daily Show, the public is not willing to excuse past transgressions.
How would you feel if something stolen from you was later found but had to be loaned back to you? This is what Britain and many other Western and European nations that have looted artefacts from different African countries are doing. They don’t want to pursue the repatriation option. Nigeria has demanded for the return of its bronze statues, but a British Museum says it can only loan them.
The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.
An ongoing visual sex and sexualities documentation project which came about because of a lack of positive, empowered and diverse images of African women, sex and sexualities.
Ugandan artist Stacey Gillian Abe’s latest work, titled ‘Enyasa’ is a series of sculptures that explore “the difference between food satisfaction and sexual satisfaction and also relating it to the double standards in society”.
Africa is a continent full of beautiful history, but some of it is ugly and unpleasant. It is just as important to document and talk about the dark chapters for posterity. Uganda is doing just that with the announcement of plans to build an ‘Idi Amin museum’ to attract tourists. The museum will also showcase pre-colonial and colonial history.
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.