Made with Love

Kenyan illustrator, Muse Omusi, creates these beautiful illustrations to bring his native proverbs/sayings to life. His blog, Made with Love, is a gallery of beautiful proverb .gifs – a beautiful and creative mix of culture, technology, and modern design. See some of his illustrations below: Girls: Intelligence is like hair – everyone has his/her own Boys:…

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ChopUp Gaming

We are seeing a lot of fresh, young talent in the world of desktop and mobile gaming in Nigeria. It’s refreshing to see animation, storytelling, and interactive gaming go hand in hand with the unique experiences and cultures of Nigeria. Tech company, Pledge51, brings us ChopUp, a mobile gaming platform from Nigeria for Nigerians. Their…

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Sango and His Wives

Sango is one of the most popular diety (or Orisha) in the Oyo Empire. He is the ‘god of thunder’, and is one of the strongest Orishas. Given his prowess, he has three wives, and he’s got a lot going for him too…until Genii Games makes some drama happen! There is a lot of interaction…

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Tees by Drofu

Nigerian T-shirt brand, Drofu, is doing something different. They are marketing their tees using beautiful digital art that you can download as a wallpaper for your devices. They are also starting an art series about how Nigerians like to dress. We are looking forward to seeing more of these: Drofu is using their tees to celebrate the unique culture…

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Yagazie’s Personal Cartoons

If you like African photography and art, you’ve probably heard of curator, Yagazie Emezi, through her work on her blog. What’s interesting for us today, though, are her #PersonalCartoons which she shares on her social media accounts. We love how she uses simple illustrations and humor to share her life, and we can empathize with…

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The Amazons of Senegal

In the Franco-Dahomean war, between the French and the Dahomeans (now around the country Benin), there was an all-female regiment, made up of about 6,000 women, who were trained combatants defending Dahomey. Although the French eventually won, these military women earned themselves a fearsome reputation in the 1890s during the war. Europeans refered to them…

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About Endangered African Species

Art is a powerful medium for advocacy because it makes people stop, see, and feel. Street artist, Masai, uses his art to educate people about endangered African species. He decorates the streets around South Africa with these beautiful images and short paragraphs about the state of the endangered species. See some of his work below.…

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