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.
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.
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!
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.
Before zoning in on Africa, I need to start today’s article by saying: (sigh) True love… Glen Frey sang about it! Don Williams too, and even Coldplay back in 2014 before we ever knew what 2020 had in store for us. Who knew 2020 would bring masks! Lots of face masks… and a shortage of tissues, remember that (another sigh)… The “first world” can be funny at times. In all this chaos, we have no shortage of songs titled “True Love”. Nevertheless we got a new one today! It’s 100% African and its on fire! We all need some true love. Yes, even you!
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.
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…