Top African Runway models talk about life, behind the dressing curtains and their personal solutions

Doing your own makeup and hair on YouTube, then having a photo-shoot done by your nine-year-old sibling is a far cry from becoming a world-renowned, supermodel. When you go pro, suddenly mainstream beauty and body, and complexion standards start getting imposed onto your body. Every grain, tone, and hair on your body goes under scrutiny. No wonder The New York Times did a news piece on how models are made to feel old at the age of 25…

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Africa & Wrestling (1984 vs 2020)

Growing up as a kid in the 90s, there was no wrestler that was as “Visually African” as Kamala! This fictional character that WWF built around James Harris was our one African hero for a long while. There were other African wrestlers that came before him and plenty more after, but at his time, some of us had never seen any wrestler that moved and looked like this “Ugandan Giant”.

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Full Lyrics ♥ ENG Translation
(Comme ça by Salatiel ft Daphne)

Brace yourself! This visually hot, Cameroonian song was sung by Salatiel and it’s called Comme ça (which translates to “Like that”) – according to a guy I met on the internet. This amazing African video is originally in French, but I did us all the courtesy of providing the English translation below. So that you won’t have to climb into your attics and blow some dust off those “French-for-beginners books” that you impulsively bought back in college. No, Elizabeth! That ship has sailed, just…

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Is the Zimbabwean film sector beginning to shine ♥ again?

It’s no secret that globally, there has been a lot of attention and hunger for African content. A small Southern African country like Zimbabwe has also thrown its hat into the ring, as Africans all over the world wrestle to feed this unquenching hunger. A hunger for African stories. A hunger for meaningful representation of “people of colour” in all creative sectors.

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Let’s be honest ♥ Blaqs is King!

In most African communities we say, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The making of a film is no different. You need multiple departments ranging from make-up, finance guys, post-production, and more. In this post, we seek to praise one of Zimbabwe’s greatest directors: Blaqs. His tag: “Umsebenzi Ka Blaqs” is a line that promises fireworks, wherever you see it.

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