South African comedian is currently in New York City for his hit one-man show Born a Crime. He’s already appeared on Jay Leno (a big deal!) and Letterman (a doubly big freakin’ deal!) and now he’s on comedian W. Kamau Bell’s show Totally Biased. Watch as Noah talks about his American debut, his racial identity and being upgraded to black.
Nigerian-American Blogger Antonia Opiah, The Woman Behind 'You Can Touch My Hair,' on the Reaction to the Exhibit
New York City’s Union Square was the site of the hotly-debated (on the Internets at least) You Can Touch My Hair exhibit this past weekend. Organized by Nigerian-American Antonia Opiah, the founder of Un’Ruly, the point was to start conversations around the fascination with black women’s hair; to lietrally invite strangers to touch real black women’s hair. Three models with different hair textures stood with signs reading “You Can Touch [...]
‘16SNLV’ explores Kudzanai Chiurai interest in violence and mourning in a public realm. The exhibition title refers generally to June 16th. It’s associated with youth and public experience of gender related issues (Sex), Nudity, Language and Violence. Chiurai’s third film in a series that began with ‘Iyeza’ (State of the Nation 2011) and ‘Creation’ (Conflict Resolution 2012) is titled ‘Moyo’ and uses the classical image of mother and child to [...]
The Lagos Chronicles of the “My Africa Is” docu-series documents a rising community of recyclers in the former capital of Nigeria. Co-directors Kate Bomz and Nosa Garrick spotlight WeCyclers founder Bilikiss Abioloa and her mission to create a recycling culture in Lagos. Read more about My Africa Is.
So by now you’ve probably heard about the People of the South episode on South African public television, namely SABC3, in which one Robert Gabriel Mugabe, current president of Zimbabwe (1980 – ?) and a certain handlebar mustachioed television presenter/ son of liberation hero who has a busy airport named after him, sat down to talk about making love, politics, and dancing, amongst other things. The interview was the usual [...]
She’s been hinting at her love of all things Africa, and at last night’s “Chime for Change” concert Beyonce went full throttle with her homage to the continent. Check out her performance of Grown Woman, complete with a few “welele’s” and gorgeous visuals:
All photos ©Al Nicoll The premise for this gig was highly ambitious: Line up 9 urban music acts – some South African and others from East and West Africa – in a stadium-sized arena with one high profile American headliner in Durban. Up until now the more obvious host city would have been Johannesburg (if anywhere in South Africa) or elsewhere on the continent, where any and all of these acts [...]
Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is an authentic South African love story about two people from different cultural backgrounds. The film is a raw depiction of the issues that arise in the country’s multicultural society when love happens across canadian pharmacy lines of colour and tradition. Audiences are raving about it: Lobola has already won the Film Festival Audience Award at this year’s Jozi Film Festival as well as the Audience Award [...]
(Photo taken from Dynamic Africa’s twitter page) Formerly, “This is Africa/fyeahAfrica” this Tumblr is one buy levitra of my favourite go-to sites for the gist of mostly popular culture on the continent and in the diaspora. I love it for being consistent and almost up to the minute in aggregating news in music, film, fashion, social development as well as cool nostalgic visuals, all Africa-related. You will too once you [...]
Every year, thousands travel to good ol’ Austin, Texas for the best in tech, film and music at the South by Southwest festival. The dialogue on Africa in each arena has slowly grown in the last few years. Last year especially, had an insane selection of African musicians showcasing at SxSW Music including Seun Kuti, Just A Band, Baloji, Spoek Mathambo, Sauti Sol, 2Face, M.I., Naeto C, Bez, and Blitz the Ambassador [...]
(photo credit: Bob Pixel) If you believed the internet you’d be led to think the sexuality of African women is a non-thing (just google those terms and see what comes up). Head over to any given comments’ section on Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women and you’ll quickly realise that’s just not true. This is a first for our “blog we love” series – pharmacie en ligne andorre a blog with [...]