africa

Art

what do we mean when say ‘auntie’?

A new exhibition is an attempt to add depth and understanding to the colloquialism.
André-Naquian Wheeler
12.3.18
News

what's a pith helmet and why is melania trump wearing one in kenya?

Twitter called out the First Lady for her highly inappropriate accessory.
Nicole DeMarco
10.7.18
Photography

ruth ossai's vibrant studio portraits celebrate nigerian tradition

The young photographer takes influence from traditional Nollywood movies and old Igbo gospel videos — even when she's collaborating with Miu Miu or Kenzo.
Sarah Moroz
9.25.18
Fashion

backstage photos of lagos fashion week reveal a scene on the rise

Welcome to the epicenter of African fashion.
Briony Wright & Irene Ojo-Felix
3.28.18
Fashion

daniel obasi's fashion film explores being alien in nigeria

The photographer's afrofuturistic short, 'An Alien in Town' illuminates how African fashion and culture are perceived by foreigners.
Amira Rasool
2.8.18
Photography

ugandan photographer martin kharumwa takes photos of the places between nowhere

Through his work, the artist documents Africa’s identity, history and evolving future.
Wendy Syfret
6.17.16
Culture

francis kwame brings melbourne’s african community together through fashion and parties

“It used to be that you go to a party and the few African people are in the corner. Now when white people come to Popcorn and see there are more of us than them, they realise they’ve come to our zone.”
Atong Atem
3.9.16
Music

premiere: afriquoi, ningde jubeh

As five-piece African fusion band Afriquoi prepare to drop their debut album, tuck into the garage flavoured Ningde Jubeh.
i-D Staff
9.3.15
Music

generation noirwave - say hello to yannick ilunga aka petite noir

Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir is the Belgian born, Cape Town raised and London dwelling artist behind ‘Noirwave’ an African New Wave sound that’s about to be a big deal.
Courtney DeWitt
2.23.15
News

​lauryn hill narrates documentary about africa’s anti-colonial fight

Director Goran Hugo Olsson draws parallels between African resistance in the 60s and the Ferguson riots today. The former Fugee recorded the voice-over for Concerning Violence straight out of prison.
Stuart Brumfitt
12.1.14