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How Two Women From Joburg Are Dismantling Colourism

If you frequently play in the streets of Twitterville, chances are you have come across hashtags like #teamlightskin, #darkskingirlsbelike, and #lightskingirlsbelike. While some of these hashtags are sometimes accompanied by humourous memes, beneath the surface...
Akin Omotoso

10 Favorite Films of Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso directed the award-winning film Vaya which will be having its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, 2017. The film was also screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at...
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10 Ways To Say “I Love You”, In South Africa

It's important to do something out of the ordinary to show affection to the one you love. Whether you’re in need of things to do for Valentine’s Day or any other day for that...
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Director, Akin Omotoso Speaks On The Forces To Filmmaking

“You’re fortunate to make a film and you’re fortunate to get the film out. All the things that happen afterwards are great, but that’s not why you do it. You do it to be...
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Refresh Your Waste Products into Something Beautiful

There has been substantial positive technological development in recent years that has improved our lives in one way or another. However, as we celebrate these contributions, we are faced with a subsequent problem: What...
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What’s Trending? Back to School In South Africa

The school term in South Africa has commenced, and many excited parents are taking to social media to post back to school about their children’s significant milestone, which is their first day of school.An...
Africa's Google Searches

The Most Searched Questions & Topics on Africa’s Google Searches

Thanks to the internet, people can keep up to date with local and international news. Now, thanks to the internet, we can get a sense of exactly what people are looking for. Google releases a...
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3 Books by African Authors to Have on Your Reading List

The Curious Case of Dasso by Fouad Laroui Publisher: Paperback (June 28, 2016)The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers humorously explores the realism of life in a world where everything is foreign, in a reflecting of unique short...

Big City Life: Lagos, Nigeria

It doesn’t get much bigger than Lagos, the largest city in Africa’s most populous country. We take you on a 24-hour tour (through the eyes of a local) of the former capital that is...
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The Big Picture – Behind the Lens of African Photographers

The likes of the late Malick Sidibe from Mali, Nigerian Solomon Osagie, and South Africa’s Alf Kumalo are just some of the pioneers of African photography who have gone on to garner international acclaim,...
Hollywood Movies Filmed In Africa

Hollywood Movies Filmed in Africa

Africa is not only known for its beautiful scenery and friendly people, but also as a prime film location for inter-continental and international blockbusters. From the latest installment of the popular Mad Max franchise,...
african storytelling

The Importance of African Storytelling in Film

Years a Slave, Blood Diamond, Tsotsi, and the most recent Queen of Katwe; have gone on global screens, showing the often distorted African story with authenticity and dignity. It's an exciting time for African...
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