African Creatives Promoting Afrofuturism Through Design

According the Oxford Dictionary, Afrofuturism is “a movement in literature, music, art and design featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture”. Considered to be the latest buzzword, Afrofuturism perfectly encapsulates the rapidly emerging creative scene across Africa and these creatives are considered...

The Best Contemporary African Writers

Africa is culturally and ethnically diverse and this is most evident in the multifaceted literature which has emerged from the continent. Through dealing with a wide range of social issues from women’s rights to post-colonial existence, these contemporary African writers have cemented themselves amongst the best writers of our...

Breakthrough African Fashion Designers You Should Know

While African aesthetics are becoming more prevalent in mainstream spaces, there aren’t many African fashion designers known by mainstream audiences. Even though financial backing is limited, African designers are rising through the ranks and shaping the way we look at African fashion on a global scale. Instead of attempting...

Exploring the Controversy Surrounding Inxeba

Even before the release of Inxeba (The Wound) people seemed to be up in arms. While it released in January 2018 in South African cinemas, people had already been talking about it for over a year and it won dozens of awards at film festivals around the world and...

Top African Contemporary Artists to Watch

Africa’s contemporary art scene is paving the way for the next generation through a list of vibrant artists who display profound conceptualisation and deft aesthetic innovation. These artists aim to garner awareness for Africa’s socio-economic struggles through their work and offer a slice of the continent’s diverse beauty and...