Category: People & Culture
Kente textile is from Ghana, a country located in West Africa. Kente is a cloth worn by royalty. It is hand woven just like the Aso-oke (Nigerian textile) in wooden looms and is of very high worth. It comes in a variety of patterns, colours and designs, each of which have different meanings. (more…)
Aso-Oke is a short form of Aso Ilu Oke also known as Aso-Ofi meaning clothes from the up-country. It is the traditional wear of the Yoruba’s (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). (more…)
Art is a powerful tool, used in conveying and expressing one’s feelings and thoughts. Art is also a means of preserving memories and history. Africa in itself is an expression of unique and ancient cities like Benin, Ile Ife, Ibadan and many more, have a unique way of exhibiting their art. (more…)
With the Calabar Festival fast approaching, it is almost a given that majority of the tourists heading to the festival this December will get the chance to taste the amazing oh-so famous Edikang Ikong Soup during their visit. (more…)
Ethiopia’s parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first woman president.
In a unanimous vote on Thursday during the second Special Joint Session of Ethiopia’s two houses of parliament – the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the House of the Federation – lawmakers picked the career diplomat for the largely ceremonial role. (more…)
Shoes are my favorite accessory. In fact, I can wear PJs on a Monday if I have to, but my footwear has to be unique and statement worthy. You can call me a shoe freak if you want. However, we can agree that buying shoes can leave a very huge hole in ones pocket if you are not careful, (more…)
Mona Matthews was birthed when Monalisa Abimbola Azeh noticed a gap in the footwear industry, as she could not find shoes that were comfortable and stylish. This led her to start creating shoes for her personal use, and eventually she was led to start a business in designing and producing footwear. (more…)
Rwanda is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated. (more…)
In Nigeria, the rhythmic sync of the drums, the passion in the dance, alluring display of the native dishes, matching attires and yes of course beaded Jewelry!!! A traditional wedding is never complete without these, and it also cuts across most countries in Africa. (more…)
Africa is a beautiful continent, so great in culture and heritage. Little wonder foreigners had to come carry her people to their countries to try replicate some of the beauty which they found in her land. Thanks to the politically aired media programs or views, some part of Africa has been put in the news continuously as war zones, poverty stricken or terrorist filled places. I was going through a thread on twitter recently where I saw that even the black Americans and co, still believe that Africans live in caves, with no means of electricity or modern communication. sigh!