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.
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.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy some Nintendo Switch games that are made in Africa, by African game development studios! Do African countries have game development studios? Yes, of course! The industry is still young and underfunded but it is growing! In this post, I wanted to spotlight Nintendo games that are made in Africa, and most importantly owned by Africans.
I grew up seeing women and girls struggle for ideas on new ways to change-up their lovely African hair. Have I tried this style myself? Sigh, nope… Sorry ladies, my glorious natural African hair is still too short (when is it ever long enough for anything? Am I right ‘ey!) but jokes aside, you can do this!
Seoul Africa Fashion Show (in South Korea) is said to be Seoul’s largest fashion event showcasing rich Afroculture through African-inspired designs! This annual, November event bridges together Africa and South Korea through a synergised, and intimate, tango-of-the-cultures. The event has models and designers from both Africa and Korea, tag-teaming each other in spotlighting African beauty, fashion, and even African hair…
Good news vana vevhu (a Zimbabwean phrase which means: children of the soil.. though at times it feels more like children of great toil), finally the cries of a nation with 16 official languages, have now been heard. Everybody knows that Zimbabwe desperately needed a hero! Everybody knows that the Avengers gang mostly concentrate their “world-saving” efforts within New York State and fictional African locations like Wakanda. This means the rest of planet earth needs its own heroes. Kids in Uzumbamarambapfungwe district also need a hero, the same goes for the people hanging around…
It would seem that YouTube now knows how much I love mangoes! I was doing some un-mango related research for my next blog post and Sevana’s hot new music video popped onto my recommendations. I dropped everything and smashed the play-button! After watching the amazingly done and literally juicy video I was left with five burning questions.
As kids, we would sit around the television with our older siblings, sisters, and mothers and watch American soapies. I’m talking about The Young and The Restless, Days of Our Lives, or if you did not mind sudden, unexpected intimate scenes: Sunset Beach. The western soapies came from a whole different place and culture. That cultural gap was the source of many awkward silences during family TV time. One had to be a renowned junior Houdini, in order to both anticipate, and escape the embarrassing grip of unforeseen family-time-TV “love” scenes…