Welcome to Vol 78 of The Spread!

The Spread is a weekly edit of the best stories and global news on Africa(ns) influencing mainstream culture.

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Heads up, lovebirds and movie-buffs! We're teaming up with The Kickback to bring you a private screening of Bob Marley's 'One Love' movie. Perfect for the month of love, wouldn't you say? Grab your tickets and let's get together and feel alright!

Now, on to the real peel...

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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: What is the title of the first Netflix original series from South Africa?

A) Queen Sono
B) Blood & Water
C) Shadow

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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A Fusion of Traditional African Storytelling and Contemporary Art

We celebrated National Storytelling Week by turning our attention to the rich storytelling of African traditions that span centuries and serve as a vibrant source of cultural expression. In this guide, we delve into the fascinating intersection of traditional African storytelling and contemporary visual arts, exploring how artists are seamlessly blending heritage with modernity to create compelling narratives rooted in the continent's diverse cultures.

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What We're...

📰 Reading: Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was a fan of folktales, and this landmark work is a cause for celebration as it gathers together many of Africa's most cherished folktales.

📺 Watching: NFL's Super Bowl ad teaser, set in Ghana's capital.

🎧 Listening to: YKB on Spotify. If you’re a fan of music discovery, the chances are likely that you’ve probably come across YKB’s music on the Internet.

🎟️ Booking: JAM Games Night event. A members-only socials designed to bring people together in fun and curated spaces with games, music, food, drinks and more.

👀 Eyeing: UWA by Patricia Bright. For all self-care lovers, not afraid to be bold and tired of beige.

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A) Queen Sono
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