Creative Workspaces: BlackFabulousity Founders

Over at the HQ, we’re always in awe of perfectly styled celebrity homes. After all, it is intriguing to see how the rich and famous live. However, it’s even more fascinating to see the most creative of the crop’s rawest, most unfiltered setting: their desks.

How To: Bantu Knots


If you were to write down terms you’ve heard about in the “Natural Hair world,” we’re sure Bantu Knots would be on the top of your list. Be it a protective style or a super hardcore 90s trend having a comeback moment (thanks Rihanna), it has certainly been on the rise lately. Often

Shop: African Swimwear Brands


Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to make sure you’ve got that perfect bikini.  Whether it’s a sexy one-piece or an eye catching string bikini you’re after, Here are a few amazing African swimwear designers you definitely need check out before crafting your summer looks.

Orange Opens Applications for the 2015 African Social Venture Prize

Orange, a multinational telecommunication operator, has opened applications for its fifth Orange African Social Venture Prize. The company began accepting entries yesterday and applications will close on September 18, 2015, according to a news release on Orange’s website.

Zashadu AW16 x Alara Lagos


No industry can grow without the continued development of future talent, so when we heard that Zashadu would be launching its AW16 ‘Queen of the Land’ collection with a bag making workshop for children at Alara, we were all for the idea. The founder of the luxury leather goods brand, Zainab

Tunde Wey: Bringing Lagos to NOLA


Ask anyone with a penchant for food and travel and you’d discover that New Orleans is on their must visit list. This vibrant city breathes culture and delicious food, all heavily rooted in West African traditions. Whether it’s Cafe du Monde’s famed beignets, a spicy Creole gumbo or just the cool

Weekend Vibes: The Art List


Spring has officially sprung on us – well for those in constantly warmer climates, we guess it never left.  Usher in the new wave of sunshine, blooming flowers and all that jazz, with a dose of culture for your Weekend Vibes. From Cape Town to Lagos and San Francisco, here’s a list of

Introducing: Madison Knight


An emerging brand to keep your eye on is Madison Knight. Defined by exciting prints and rich fabrics, the pieces from this London-based brand are a celebration of African heritage enhanced by a timeless appeal.

US Expert On African Affairs On NigeriaDecides


US Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield who leads the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs gave her views about the electoral process. Speaking at the Channels Television on Tuesday, March 31, Thomas-Greenfield said that Nigeria’s electoral process is very complex, adding that they want to make sure they get it

Sindiso Khumalo presents ‘The Memory of a Print’ at Design Indaba


With neutral hues and subtle patterns, London-based womenswear designer, Sindiso Khumalo’s latest collection at the Design Indaba Conference departs from her usual bold, colourful, and vibrant pieces. “The main inspiration for the collection was the idea of a body changing” says Khumalo.

VIDEO: Trapee – Wale Wasee

Trapee is back after a two year spell in limbo due to record label issues. Now free from all legal obligations and freshly rejuvenated he is back with his very first single titled “Wale Wasee” Swahilli for – we are them ones with the hook up.

West African Legislators Charge Nigeria to Conduct Peaceful Polls

The resolution followed a motion moved by the parliament’s fourth deputy speaker and a member of Ghana’s delegation, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, “pursuant to the protocol relating to the mechanism for conflict prevention, management, resolution, peacekeeping and security, 1999, and its objectives to prevent, manage and resolve internal and inter-state conflicts.”

Zimbabwe President Becomes African Union Chairman

Mugabe’s appointment was announced at the ongoing heads of state summit at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been named as the new Chairman of the African Union (AU).