Friday, March 7: Arts & Culture Top 10 Must Reads
1. Meet The Handsome Face of Namibia's Budding Vintage Craze
A passion for vintage clothing has put Namibian Lourens Loux Gebhardt on the fashion map and is spurring a local craze.
2. Holy Water Washes Away Sins at Ethiopia's Timket Festival
In the remote northern reaches of Ethiopia, the typically sleepy town of Gondar comes to life with the religious celebration of Timket. Learn about this important festival and why it draws pilgrims from near and far to bathe in the area's holy waters.
3. Oscars 2014: Watch Lupita Nyongo's Emotional Acceptance Speech
The first African to ever win an Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o was resplendent at the Oscars, and her touching acceptance speech is making her fellow Kenyans proud.
4. 2014 MBOISA Winner
The votes are in and the winner of Design Indaba's Most Beautiful Object in South Africa is a remarkable short film, which serves as an ode to steam punk fashion. Take a look.
Source: Design Indaba
5. Exclusive Interview: P-Square Live in Abidjan
Okayafrica catches up with P-Square during the recent MASA music festival in Cote D'Ivoire.
6. 8 Moroccan Dishes to Tantalize Your Taste Buds
Learn about the deliciously varied cuisine of Morocco in this profile of 8 delectable dishes.
7. Out of Uganda, in the Midwest
A new novel by Dinaw Mengetsu tells the poignant story of a Ugandan immigrant to the US in the early 1970's, his romance with a local woman, and his nostalgia for home.
Source: The New York Times
8. Dialogue: Black Artists from South Africa and the United States Carry on a Half-Century Conversation
Two art exhibits in San Francisco continue the conversation about what it means to be black in South Africa and America.
Source: SF Weekly
9. The Top 15 African Hip Hop Tracks
African hip hop is going strong, and here's a run down of some of the best.
Source: City Pages
10. Thomas Heatherwick Will Turn Grain Silos into a Contemporary Art Museum in Cape Town
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art is poised to make a big splash when it debuts the largest collection of contemporary African art. Learn about the museum's choice of architect and his proposed design, which are both equally bold and daring.
Source: The Art Newspaper