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Culture

Introducing the stylish taxi bikers of Kinshasa

Part extra-legal solution to chronic traffic problems, part gang of freewheeling sartorial renegades, the Wewa are a distinctive, and dapper, fixture of the Congolese capital city.
Mahoro Seward
12.2.19
Fashion

this photographer documents the fashionable twins of nigeria

Stephen Tayo explores the duality of twinship through his raw images.
Sarah Moroz
8.9.19
Art

what do we mean when we say ‘auntie’?

A new exhibition is an attempt to add depth and understanding to the colloquialism.
André-Naquian Wheeler
12.4.18
News

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

Twitter called out the First Lady for her highly inappropriate accessory.
Nicole DeMarco
10.8.18
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
3.29.18
Fashion

daniel obasi's fashion film explores being 'alien' in nigeria

The photographers afrofuturistic short, An Alien in Town illuminates how African fashion and culture are perceived by foreigners.
Amira Rasool
2.8.18
Culture

powerful photos exploring albino identity in sub-saharan africa

Ugandan photographer Sarah Waiswa documents a woman’s defiance in the face of discrimination in her award-winning series Stranger in a Familiar Land.
Sarah Moroz
7.29.16
News

​the first black trans model has opened up about her high-profile first shoot

Tracey ‘Africa’ Norman sneaked into a casting in 1975 and ended up being photographed by Irving Penn for Italian Vogue, but that was before her trans identity became known in the industry.
Charlotte Gush
12.16.15
News

​the new website chronicling contemporary africa

Nataal is the new space for African fashion, music, arts and society.
Stuart Brumfitt
9.11.15
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
1.30.15
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
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