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8 Ancient Secrets for Long Healthy Hair

It is often said that with slavery came a depletion in knowledge of hair maintenance. However, traditional African techniques of hair maintenance are actually being used as we speak! Here are some new and old favourites.

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Jonathan “Mavua” Lessor, The Painter

Jonathan “Mavua” Lessor ( born on 26 November, 1960 ) hails from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He had his early education in Warri, Delta State. In 1986, he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND), Upper Credit, in painting  at Auchi Polytechnic and did his National Youth Service at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta from 1986-1987. 

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Acute Paintings Of Lagos City

Lagos Nigeria is arguably the largest city in Africa with the population standing at 17.5 million at 2006  and 21 million in the present day after growing at a rate of 3.2%. This state in Nigeria constitutes the bulk of the producers and consumers of goods and services and it’s also the prime beneficiary of development in the country perhaps the reason for massive influx of individuals from other states and countries. 

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Spotlight Wednesday | El Anatsui

SPOTLIGHT WEDNESDAY

El Anatsui

El Anatsui, African artist
El Anatsui, African artist

Its one of those moments where you just stare at his intricate artwork and wonder, “How does someone even come up with this technique?!” 

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Lost in Lagos Presents Discover Lagos!

Lost in Lagos Live is hosting it’s biggest lifestyle event yet!  With a diverse range of vendors like Delavi Couture from fashion and home furnishings to gifts and coffee, there is something for everyone. At this year’s event they are celebrating SPAN at 10, with a costume party in the special ‘Kids Tent’ and a dance performance by the SPAN dancers.  

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Ghanaian Staple Food: Kenkey With Fresh Fish

Fishing is also a major part of the Ghana economy, as a result, many Ghanaian dishes are based on fish. Local plants based food as such as coconut, plantains and many more are also highly prized and used in the country’s cuisines. Chillies are also an important component of Ghanaian cuisine and provides significant vitamin C in the diet. Another feature of Ghanaian cookery is the use of boiled eggs as a garnish. 

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The Beautiful Bojo Beach: Accra, Ghana

Ghana is an exciting country with beautiful beaches, mountains, landscapes, and an incredible coastline. Bojo Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in Ghana. 

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Traditional Drumming & Dance from Ghana: Gahu

The first installment in our Great Grooves series, Gahu (Gah-HOO) is a recreational style of music of the Ewe (EH-way) people of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Because Gahu belongs to a folk tradition, different renditions and interpretations abound, not merely between neighbouring countries and regions, but even neighbouring villages. 

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A Blend Of Leisure And Work: Victoria And Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred built the harbour in 1860. He named it after himself and his mother, hence the name Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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White and Blue Resort Town of Asilah, Morocco

Asilah is a popular seaside town just south of Tangier in Northern Morocco, with walls painted bright white and blue. Visitors in Asilah enjoy walking through the maize of streets in the old medina which has been meticulously restored. The ramparts built around the old town are in good shape, and perfect for sitting on to watch the sunset over the blue Atlantic ocean. The walls go straight down to the rocks and sea below, and offer great views of the fishing boats coming back after a day out at sea. A mile and a half south of Asilah lies Paradise beach, a wonderful wide stretch of sand, popular with local families and tourists from around the world.

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