In Zimbabwe, it’s not every day you get to see street art or graffiti of any kind. Unless you count poorly spray-painted political slogans and the occasional school-boy “tags”. This is all changing now, thanks to Caligraph and their life-saving murals.
Welcome back to this weekly article called “Three unsung African Queens” it is a Visually African original blog concept where we bring you 3 female African musical queens that the world needs to pay more attention to. During the week, this blog provides you with a random assortment of feel-good posts and topics. But on Sundays we drop the random goodness and give you this weekly/ consistent article.
This is yet another weekly-weekend article I like to call “I am not Sheldon Cooper”. Every Saturday, Visually African brings you this post called Fun with African flags. It’s a place where I take an African flag and mash-it-up together with flags from all over the world. Just for fun! If you have ever wondered how international flags would look if they were “Africanised”… then every Saturday, this is the place to be.
Like many of you, I woke up today to the sad news about the passing away of Chadwick Boseman. He had been fighting colon cancer since 2016 when he got diagnosed. His true-life strength as a superhero was seen as he continued to act and release blockbuster movies, at a time that he was going through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. At the time of writing, the following projects have not even been released yet…
After doing my research for this post, I was left convinced that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is a true master of authenticity! A lot of artists talk about being inspired by their lives and experiences. Saying it, however… and actually being able to tangibly prove it, are two different things. And in this blog post, Njideka Akunyili Crosby managed to both speak about her authenticity and demonstrate it…
Today’s heading of “When life imitates art” came after watching the interview attached in the article, where Misty (a fashion model) said, “She first saw Shudu (a computer generated model) on Instagram and thought, “Wow, this is amazing!” After a while, Misty and Shudu’s creators commenced doing projects together, where Misty is the partner and “body double” of the virtual model called Shudu. Have the tables turned, do we now find life imitating art?
All of the kids in this post have hit millions of views on one, or more, of their video productions. The biggest African kids on YouTube do music, comedy and low budget cinema productions that surprisingly caught the eye of RED and Netflix.
A very short playlist for aliens like myself. Most people will never know what it feels like to leave one’s own country of birth. For good. Luckily we have artists out there that aim to bring to light, some of your struggles, hopes and dreams as a citizen of this planet.
Readers of this blog know by now that this website loves all visually-African-looking things! And one of the most identifying visual things of any global community is their flag design. Warrior tribes have them, governments commission for them and even pirates could not resist the pull (if Hollywood movies are to be believed). “Fun with African flags” is a weekly article where we imagine what different flags from all over the world would look like if they were “Africanised” (Eat that! Sheldon Cooper).
With Africa being a continent made up of 54 different countries and countless languages. A lot of shining, and extremely gifted African Queens sometimes fall through the cracks. Visually African has started a brand new weekly-article series called “Three unsung African Queens”. The aim of this weekly series is to deliver to you, three songbirds that the world needs to pay more attention to.