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.
Most global governments have asked people to stay indoors more than people have ever had to, before. Allow me to say; you are not alone in this unexpected-mess of a year. I know… I know! Making dolls is not everybody’s cup of mahewu, but you might be surprised by how making things with your hands can prove therapeutic! Better yet, you could even bookmark this post and save it for a later date when your sister’s kids come over or something (now that’s a plan). No wonder those little bundles-of-joy always call you their cool aunt.
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!
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?