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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
10.5.18
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

the folklore lets you shop africa's coolest cult brands

Amira Rasool's new online retail concept aims to give African and diaspora designers more than just attention.
Hannah Ongley
9.13.18
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 photographers afrofuturistic short, 'An Alien in Town' illuminates how African fashion and culture are perceived by foreigners.
Amira Rasool
2.6.18
Photography

an ambitious documentary photo project traces lgbtq africans in the diaspora

Mikael Owunna’s ‘Limit(less) Africans’ is a stunning visual tapestry of queer Africans’ styles, expressions, and communities.
Jacqueline Lara
12.14.16
Photography

namsa leuba's bright portraits splice guinean spirituality and fashion

"Women have their place now. We show another sensibility and point of view of the images."
Sarah Moroz
11.29.16
News

caitlyn jenner reality show canceled across africa following complaints

This isn't the first time conservative Nigerians have taken issue with transgender content. Last October, Jazz Jennings's "I Am Jazz" was canned the day before it was scheduled to air.
Hannah Ongley
5.27.16
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
News

1:54, Europe’s leading contemporary African art fair

1:54, Europe’s leading contemporary African art fair, will run alongside Frieze from 16th - 20th October.
i-D Team
10.3.14
Music

john wizards make magic music

Cape Town saw the start of a magical story back in 2010, when Emmanuel Nzarambra first met John Withers. A Rwandan refugee, Emmanuel was washing cars outside a coffee shop while John produced TV and radio jingles in the studio across the road. The duo...
Francesca Dunn
7.25.14