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.
Recipes from African cultures are hardly ever found in those fancy Cooking Books you snatched off Amazon. Unless the book was specifically written with African taste buds in mind. Luckily for you, this blog has a nice, cold, traditional, African beverage worth trying.
One funny thing about the Visually African blog is that (it always feels like) I don’t have enough categories to slot articles into. I have to enter a wrestling match with my own mind, just to try and figure out what goes where… and Mount Kilimanjaro has landed itself in the Pets & Wildlife section. At 5,895 metres above sea level, I think it fits in perfectly next to Godzilla and the rest of mother nature’s wildlife. Now let’s talk about all the ways you can climb this monster!
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!
You might know the name, or for most of us you probably don’t even know who Amoako Boafo is. This article seeks to answer the question: Who is Amoako Boafo? So buckle up, we have a lot of videos and links coming up ahead.