Faarrow – Rule the World

Somali-born sister act, Faarrow, are wowing us with their track Rule the World. We love it because it’s about never giving up until you make it…and not even then. Faarrow ~ Rule the World Their interview on CNN African Voices is a lovely read too. Read it here.

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Chulaap Street Collection

South African brand, Chulaap, has always inspired us with their expertise in designing and styling prints! Most of their pieces usually consist of a beautiful mix of African prints that can be worn by men and women alike. Same with this collection. “My collection is all about celebrating Africa and is inspired by local street…

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Valentino Spring/Summer 2016

Now this is one rendition of an “Out of Africa” photoshoot that we love! And that’s because everything fits in this Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook. Valentino expertly merges these intricate details together – the beautiful motifs and designs on each piece (acknowledged to be inspired by Africa); the authentic backgrounds curtesy of Amboseli National Park, Kenya;…

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Nubian Portraits

Last year, Ugandan photographer Papa Shabani completed an Artist-In-Residence tenure at Kuona Trust Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. During his time in Nairobi, he interacted with, and photographed, elders of the unrecognised Nubian community. He aimed to say tell their story through this photographic exhibition. The Nubians have a long history with the land, and…

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Are We Good Enough

Somehow, you don’t realise how much headgear is a part of the male Nigerian’s wardrobe; there’s usually one for every traditional outfit, and it’s usually handmade and intricate. We’ve never really given much thought about what these caps mean for men and for each culture, but Nigerian photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo, brings this to the forefront…

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Nairobi’s Kabangu

When we were looking at these pictures (after first finding them), a passer-by literally stopped and we started talking about how good the photographer was, how old school the hip-hop was, and how ridiculously funny but adorable the styling was. This project, by Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia, just catches your eye. The project tells a…

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Painting or Photograph?

A while back, the Internet went ablaze because of some paintings by Oresegun Olumide. One particular painting stood out because people couldn’t figure out whether the piece was a painting or a photograph! His images depict daily life of children in Nigeria; particularly when children take their showers outside…and they’re lovely. Via Ventures Africa

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