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Ghana’s Santrofi tops World Music Charts Europe in July, Fra Fra, others follow

Musicinafrica.net Ghanaian band Santrofi‘s debut album Alewa has reached number one on the World Music Charts Europe. Alewa rose two spots after occupying third place in June. The album was released in April through German label Outhere Records and features Santrofi’s modern take on highlife, Afrobeat and…

Birthright Africa Program for Black Youth Modeled on Birthright Israel

By David Lange For those who don’t know, Birthright Israel is a not-for-profit organization providing the gift of a 10-day educational group heritage trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 to 32. The idea is to connect…

I Would Rather Breathe Than Think Outside the Box

KOLEKA PUTUMA South African artists were already working for little to no pay, but the pandemic has unleashed a flood of exploitative work requests right when we need money the most. This essay is part of OkayAfrica’s SA Reframed series, featuring personal…

Our favourite lewks from Willard Katsande’s fashion parade

By Lifestyle Reporter Zimbabwean footballer Willard Katsande not only knows his way around the pitch, but he’s also as proficient in fashion circles too. In fact, he’s quite celebrated for his sense of style. The Kaizer Chiefs star has gone…

Online is a Lifeline

During lockdown many of us did things we would never have thought possible from a distance. We saw friends and family, gathered round a screen. We studied in our kitchens and living rooms. We no longer went to work but…

From greenhorn to Head of Innovation, Diyan Oluwasegun’s rise through the ranks at Seamfix

Kay Ugwuede My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Diyan Oluwasegun’s foray into software development is somewhat serendipitous. But what is more interesting about…

Township entrepreneurship fund delayed, Seda funding cut as Covid-19 support prioritised

By Staff Reporter The Department of Small Business Development will delay the implementation of its R800-million township entrepreneurship fund, to offset the R1.1-billion allocated to the department to support small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Treasury revealed in the Budget…

Zambian microfinance startup Lupiya raises $1m funding round

BY TOM JACKSON Zambian microfinance startup Lupiya has raised a US$1 million funding round to help it continue to scale and roll out its services that ensure Zambians, especially women, are able to participate in the economy through its financial…

All You Need to Know about the Benin Royal Museum & Nigeria’s Looted Art

You mention the Benin Kingdom anywhere and its legendary art will somehow find its way into the conversation. Yet, somehow, not a lot of this art can be found in one place in the kingdom itself. But that problem’s on…

Red carpet looks from Emy Africa Awards 2020

MyJoyOnline The fifth edition of the 2020 Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards was held on July 4, at the Gold Coast Kempinski Hotel. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event, which celebrates men and brands for their abilities,…