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Electro-Tropical music dons Chief Boima and Geko Jones have released their ‘Africa Latina’ mix, a smooth new gem from a musical exploration of sounds that connect Africa and Latin America.
African Gods and Goddesses will become modern-day superheroes in an upcoming sci-fi film, ‘Oya: Rise of the Orisha.’
Okayplayer and Okayafrica have teamed up with Converse Rubber Tracks to create and curate ‘Player Xchange,’ a new video series with first guests, Nigerian pop singer Bez and Brooklyn rapper/producer Sene.
Bryan Buckley’s 2013 Oscar-nominated short film, ‘Asad,’ tells a captivating story of the spirit and struggle of the Somalian people.
The prediction that “most of Africa will be using smartphones in five years” is quickly becoming reality, with Intel’s new Yolo and a smartphone partnership between Microsoft and Huawei.
Elle South Africa celebrates the spirit of African fashion in its January 2013 issue starring model Sharleen Dziire. In the vibrant editorial spread, entitled Jozi Maboneng, photographer Ross Garret captures Sharleen in the continent’s fashion melting pot, Johannesburg.
We can never get sick of seeing this face everywhere, and it’s not as if we have a choice! Hailed as the world’s #1 model, Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls covers Vogue Brasil’s ‘Black Issue’ for January 2013, which focuses on influences from the African diaspora.
Los Rakas premieres “Africana,” a brand new dancehall, plena, and hip-hop-infused feel-good tribute to women of the African diaspora. Produced by Yeti Beats with additional vocals by Kelli Love, the track will appear on Raka Dun’s forthcoming EP, El Negrito Dun Dun — out soon.
Vlisco introduces “Parade of Charm,” yet another sleek selection, comprised of cool greys and blues and popping reds and limes fused into geometric African patterns.
Earlier this month, Paris was descended upon by the crème de la crème of stylists from the African diaspora for the first ever Black Fashion Week. Vogue Italia’s Francesca Ragazzi covered the week’s catwalks and backstage madness, particularly for Elie Kuame’s couture show.
Inspired by dapper African gents, Solange and friends travel to South Africa’s capital for vibrant new “Losing You” video.
From the mind of Atlanta-based photographer and Noire 3000 Studios CEO, James C. Lewis comes a stunning new photography series that brings African deities to life.
Vogue Italia explores various natural textures of hair for this lovely series of photographs for a feature entitled, “Afro Look.” Compelled to show a more diverse and up-to-date depiction of today’s afro, models of all colors were chosen for a photo shoot by Jason Eric Hardwick.
Following Paris Fashion Week, the city will host the crème de la crème of stylists from the Black diaspora for the first ever Black Fashion Week Paris. Kicking off on October 4th at the Pavillon Cambon Capucine in the heart of Paris, the three-day event will continue at Place Vendôme and the prestigious Ritz Palace through October 6th.
Dutch fabric printing company Vlisco has launched its breathtaking new Funky Grooves Collection, which draws from the company’s rich design heritage.
Nigeria-based streetwear newcomer Always Fresh Gear recently released its debut collection The Fresh Life — a fun, vibrantly illustrated line of t-shirts and tanks.
Nigerian-German hip-hop/soul artist Nneka poses for Lagos, Nigeria-based fashion label MINKU Bags and its Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection.
The gorgeous contestants for Miss Black France 2012 heat up our screens in the vibrant AFROBIKINI Collection by Adama Paris. The Africa-inspired swimuits are the creation of Adama Amanda Ndiaye, brand designer and owner, who seeks to “show that African print can be modern and fresh.”
Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes covers the fifth and latest issue of Maxim Portugal photographed by Bernardo Coelho. The Angolan beauty shows off her bikini body for the men’s magazine in her first full bathing suit shoot on the beach.