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Art X Lagos, empowering artists, telling African story

By Omiko Awa From the entrance of Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotels and Suites, Lagos, venue of the sixth Art X Lagos, to the VIP section, different art works, especially paintings and installations, announce the ingenuity of Nigerian and African artists.…

How ‘Neptune Frost’ Costume Designer Cedric Mizero Sees the Future

Bernard Dayo We spoke with Rwandan multidisciplinary artist Cedric Mizero, who delved into the costumes in Neptune Frost and his work as an artist. Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman‘s Neptune Frost has many currents. Pulsing with a neon fever of greens and blues, the…

Africa Shut Out of Oscars Best International Feature Race

Nadia Neophytou The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its shortlist for the Best International Feature category of the 94th Academy Awards – a list that doesn’t include a single African entry. As years go, 2021 was…

Africa’s Innovation Industry is Promising

The rapid growth of digital skills in the continent is poised to accelerate as it is now home to 643 innovation hubs. Investors are more bullish than ever on the sector, as VC fundings reached a record-high this year. However,…

We finally received the green light to play outside again, and Africans have wasted no time in grabbing the fashion world’s attention.

African fashion had its moment this year — you cannot deny it. Titi Adesa’s shoes have yet to leave the feet of the highly fashionable, while Nigerian high-end fashion brand Orange Culture’s designer garments have taken the global fashion village by storm.…

“Medicine” Hitmaker Nigeria’s Jaywillz’ E.P “Love Or The Word” Crosses 100M Streams

Budding Nigerian singer Jaywillz’s sophomore Extended Play (E.P) ‘Love Or The Word’ has crossed the hundred million streaming mark across all digital streaming platforms worldwide. Smash hit record ‘Medicine‘ off the E.P ‘Medicine’ has also been Shazamed over one million times. This…

Egyptian e-commerce startup Gahez raises $2m pre-seed funding

BY TOM JACKSON Egyptian B2B fashion e-commerce startup Gahez has raised a US$2 million pre-seed funding round to build out its tech and its team ahead of future expansion. Launched late last year, Gahez is an online marketplace that streamlines the process between…

Nigeria’s Fixit45 launches one-stop-shop platform for car owners

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup Fixit45 has launched its one-stop-shop platform for car owners, helping to connect them with a variety of necessary services. Fixit45 was launched in its current iteration in July of last year, but the business and the model…

Medical Illustration by Nigerian Medic Goes Viral

At first glance, the image looks like a standard drawing that could easily be found in the pages of a medical textbook or on the walls of a doctor’s office. But what sets apart the illustration of a fetus in…

A Timeline of Egypt’s Tourism in 2021

After massive financial losses in the tourism industry in 2020, the Egyptian government threw extravagant made-for-TV events into 2021 to attract new international visitors. But a rising swell of critics say the glamor did little to bring more desperately needed…