Tapiwa Matsinde’s fashion illustration book is something the fashion industry really needed. Given how deep-rooted she is in the African creative spheres, this British-born curator (of Zimbabwean descent) was one of the most ideal authors, for such an iconic book. It’s a book that was birthed through multi-national African collaborations. Bringing together several African fashion illustrators all into one book.
I always appreciate and applaud any musician who can stick to her native tongue AND then still have room to add a tad-bit of English for us to all get an idea of the story. The global community needs to learn and see that Africa has such beautiful and diverse tongues. We talk in those languages, read in those languages, sing in those languages, and praise God in those languages.
What are we going to be focusing on today? Short answer: birds! More specifically national flags with birds on them. Today I’m focusing on five countries: Zambia, Kiribati, Dominica, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico! How did I not know that Mexico has a whole eagle on its flag? In my mind, I thought it only had stripes. While you digest and marvel at my poor observation skills, grab some popcorn and get ready.
I think today’s post is both fun and very easy to follow. I did some research and drew tables to compare the top five most funded African Kickstarter projects ever! Versus the top five most funded American (and top five most funded Chinese) Kickstarter projects ever! Are you ready to dig into the most successful Kickstarter projects from Africa? And compare them around.
Whether you have heard of Teqball or not, it seems to be here to stay. This 6-year-old, toddler of a sport is alive, healthy and invading new territories, even here in Africa. Teqball was invented (Started? Or… kicked off? Noooo? Too punny?) launched in Hungary by three football enthusiasts: Gábor Borsányi, Gyuri Gattyán, and Viktor Huszár. A former football player, a Hungarian businessman, and a computer scientist. Respectively.
Are you looking for a new bed time “African/ Black American children’s books”? Netflix has the answers on their new show: Bookmark. In this post we will give you the titles and links to all the books showcased in Bookmark. This highly-recommended series is fully loaded with celebrities that you will probably recognised!
Do you know much about African music? Africa has a lot of races, languages, and a rich assortment of cultures. Every Sunday, this blog gives you “Three Unsung African Queens”. This week I found some uniquely executed music videos, from multiple genres. My hope is these tracks will show you how diverse, and majestic the African continent can be. From Egypt, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Gambia, and Zambia… I can’t wait to explore more countries with each passing week. Let’s do this!
It’s that time of the week again! Every Saturday (God allowing) I bring you a weekly blog article that has nothing to do with Sheldon Cooper. It’s a Visually African weekly meal I call “Fun with African flags”. Get your plates ready as I prepare to dish out ten brand new “African” flags that are (hopefully) an upgrade to the European Union’s flag. Who is ready for a new European Union flag design? I know Britain is… or not
Grab your popcorn! USAID has funded the making of a Zimbabwean movie that you can watch for free. For more than 30 years, the American people, through USAID, have invested over three billion dollars in Zimbabwe. Current projects include initiatives to increase food security, support economic resilience, improve health systems and services, and advance a more democratic system of governance. In addition to all that, they made it possible for us to have this movie. Now… let’s pop that corn!
Yes! African virtual concerts are here. Sometime last year, I was invited to my very first-ever: house jam. And I went, with zero clues what to expect, all I knew was one was encouraged to bring mbira or any other African instrument. Plus food! They had me on food, cause food loves me. Some of these virtual concerts have the same kind of “house jam” vibe. Think: relaxing intimacy and chillness, something not easy to achieve in any digital production.