Five things to think about before
getting a dog (written in Africa)

I know what you’re thinking. I never get sick at all, so how can my dog ever get sick! It happens, and you will suddenly need the money to help your bestest-pal. Mine got sick and needed shots, and I had no money but had to make it happen and I did. Words can’t explain the bond between man and his beloved, sick puppy…

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Mini steps towards the making of
‘better looking African vehicles’

Ghana and Uganda are slowing becoming the continental leaders in the making of “African” cars. During this never-ending COVID-19 pandemic, Ghana’s car maker: Kantanka surprised many by announcing their brand new battery-operated car. The Kantanka EV. Many people who are hearing about these “African made” cars, keep asking: are these truly made in Africa?

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Learn about Mbira – A traditional Zimbabwean music instrument

The mbira is an ancestral Zimbabwean musical instrument that has been passed down through the passage of time, for countless Zimbabwean generations. My grandfather would play it for me on the distant occasions that we were able to travel and visit him. While he played, I used to be the one in charge of the shakers… which is a whole ‘nother instrument. One that was easy enough for a six-year-old boy to handle…

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African-owned comic projects that you can access and support via Patreon

On Kugali’s website, they have a lot of free and paid-for comic books. African-made comic books! In their vast library, it won’t be long before you quickly stumble upon their multinational African Anthologies! These 200-paged Anthologies which come in two editions: Standard and Raki are a must-have. The Raki edition features comic stories for the more mature audience, whilst the Standard one aims to carter for all ages. All in all, you have four 200-paged Anthologies waiting for you. That’s two Standard volumes and two Raki ones. In my opinion, the only way…

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Trendsetting African fashion and hair within South Korea

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…

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Zimbabwe desperately needed a hero

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…

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Mango by Sevana (Full video and lyrics) plus our 5 burning questions

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.

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African soapies & telenovelas
you can stream for free

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…

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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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