The Last of the Nuba

Late German photographer,Β Leni Riefenstahl, was one of the biggest photographers who showcased African rural life to the West. Her photography book, Last of the Nuba, was an international bestseller in the late 1970s. In it, she talked about and photographed the Nuba of Sudan, showcasing their daily life that was devoid of any interruptions from…

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Proverbs from Things Fall Apart

I recently read Things Fall Apart by the celebrated late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The book was first published in 1958 but has since proved to be a priceless pieces of fiction. The book chronicles the life of Okonkwo, a prominent man in the village of Umuofia in Igbo land, Nigeria. The book is full…

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Farewell Madiba

The whole world was tuned in to the sad burial of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Madiba, on the 13th of December 2013. Many around the world held their own memorials for him, and many more gathered in South Africa to witness his burial and the unveiling of his statue first hand. A lot of notable…

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RIP Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Madiba/ Africa’s father/ The people’s President/ Pioneer/ Fighter/ Negotiator/ Peace keeper/ anti-apartheid icon/ Leader/ Titan/ Legend/ …and South Africa’s first democratically elected and Black President “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela See Google’s beautiful tribute here

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Ballistic by OurOwnArea

The Nigerian funnymen/cartoonists/animators from OurOwnArea have done it again with a new video. I eagerly look forward to their short funny animations that take Nigerian and global events and turn them into satirical works of artwork and animation. This time, OurOwnArea shares with us the ‘real reason why Arsene signed Ozil’ in their Ballistic video.…

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Felix The Movie

When the producers say Felix is a feel good South African movie, they’re not kidding. It’s easy going and funny in many unexpected places. Felix is a 13 year old dealing with life in a new elitist school where he feels out of place, new friends (both expected and unexpected), and finding a connection with…

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The Art of Head Elongation

In the 1870s, the first European set foot in a corner of the Congo and met the Mangebtu people . The Mangebtu were a fierce nation, and well developed for the times and tribes of Africa. Their art also, was both strange and awe-inspiring. In particular, the royals and high standing Mangebtu differentiated themselves quite…

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