It's been a minute since we updated our “5 Things” list, but with all this news bubbling on all things African, we thought of no better time to resurrect our morning list of things you should know right now.
African Fashion Week New York is launching this week in the Big Apple from July 12 – 14. Click here for more info on the designers, show times and more.
Ever wonder what an Afrigasm is? We sure did. Explains Maria Hangeveld: “The experience of the Afrigasm is limited to a particular group. We tend to be white Euro-Americans and are drawn to Sub Saharan Africa by an urge to explore and to do good, or by a more existential desire for an encounter with radical difference.” Sound familiar? Read more of Maria's experience over at Africa Is a Coun
There's no doubt that Nigeria is ruling the pack when it comes to music right now. With acts like D'Banj, Nneka, and Asa (among others) crossing over to international markets, all eyes are what the next Naija act can accomplish. With that said, Jaguda has compiled a thorough list of 25 acts to watch from Naija.
Ghanaian rapid rhymer and Konvict signee Sarkodie has teamed up with UK-born Ghanaian singer, Raquel (pictured above), for a sweet summer anthem called “Sweetio.” Check it: