African Music: Abramz (Uganda)

African Music: Abramz (Uganda)
Tekya “Abramz” Abraham better known as ‘Abramz’ has been at the top of the African music scene for over 20 years now and is considered to be Uganda’s best -if not, the country’s ...
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Our Favourite Poets: Safia Elhillo

Our Favourite Poets: Safia Elhillo
Safia Elhillo is one of our favourite poets. A first generation Sudanese-American poet, she was born in Maryland, Washington D.C. but has lived in Egypt, England, and Switzerland (her father worked for the U.N). Safia ...
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Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire

Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire
Warsan Shire is a ‘Kenyan-born Somali’ writer, editor and educator based in London. She is also one of our favourite poets because we recognise ourselves in her beautiful words. Warsan has been published in ...
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Must Have: ZAAF Leather Weekender

Must Have: ZAAF Leather Weekender
If you are looking for a beautiful weekend bag, practical enough to carry just enough goodies to see you through a few days, (or perhaps even a good session in the gym), at your lover’s house, a weekend break or ...
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African Jazz: George Sibanda (Zimbabwe)

African Jazz: George Sibanda (Zimbabwe)
Back in the 1940s and 50s, George Sibanda was one of the first true music stars of Africa, a troubadour who left his mark on African jazz and songs in the hearts of jazz-lovers across the world. Sibanda was born in ...
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New African Music: Killa Ace, Gambia

New African Music: Killa Ace, Gambia
So, while searching for new African music, we stumbled across Killa Ace from The Gambia. On the surface, we could have overlooked his cap and baggy tee-shirted style as yet another of the cringeworthy wannabe gangsters ...
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New African Music: Tasila, Zambia

New African Music: Tasila, Zambia
Tasila is a Zambian singer/songwriter, hailing from the Zambian version of Pop Idol back in 2002: ‘MNet Idols Zambia’. Her feisty, sexy performances beat nine other contestants and won her a recording contract with ...
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Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri

Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri
Ben Okri is a Nigerian author best known for his inspiring, soul-musical of a book, ” The Famished Road”.  This weekend, Ben will be talking with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey in front of an ...
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