- Prince Gyasi’s Pirelli Calendar Blends London and Ghana in a Captivating Vivid Beauty via Hypebeast
- Kendrick Lamar and Kagame Electrify The BK Arena in Kigali for Move Afrika Concert via OkayAfrica
- Ghana's Edward Enninful Honoured at 2023 British Fashion Awards Ceremony via BellaNaija
- Tamale's Artistic Renaissance: A Northern Ghana Crossroads for Culture Beyond Accra's Bustle via OkayAfrica
- Davido and Adekunle Gold Headline Nigeria's BlockParty Festivals via CrackMagazine
- Hypebeast Africa and Samsung Explore City's Culinary Gems in 'Local Delicacy’ via Hypebeast
- Ashluxe x Fela Kuti - FW24 - Kalakuta Republic - Dreams do Come True via Felakuti
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Prince Gyasi’s Pirelli Calendar Blends London and Ghana in a Captivating Vivid Beauty
The Pirelli Calendar is a historic fashion icon. It reaches its 60th year with Ghanaian artist Prince Gyasi debuting as the first African creator. Gyasi's all-black cast, including Angela Bassett and Naomi Campbell, brings vibrancy to the 2024 diary. Gyasi went for timelessness, capturing powerful moments that transcend obstacles and reflect his creative journey. The calendar celebrates the Ashanti Empire and envisions its cast as superheroes leading civilization into new worlds, marking a momentous achievement for Gyasi's artistic growth.
Kendrick Lamar and Kagame Electrify The BK Arena in Kigali for Move Afrika Concert
The Move Afrika concert in Kigali, Rwanda, featuring Kendrick Lamar and President Kagame, was a historic event that united over 8,000 attendees. The concert featured performances from artists like Zuchu and Bruce Melody, and President Kagame's speech emphasised the power of music. The event marked the start of a five-year tour featuring over 70 local artists, with the concert set to be part of a global broadcast special in 2024.
Ghana's Edward Enninful Honoured at 2023 British Fashion Awards Ceremony
Ghanaian-British editor Edward Enninful OBE received the Trailblazer Award at The Fashion Awards 2023, presented by Jodie Comer and Stormzy. Enninful transitioned to a global creative and cultural adviser for Vogue. The event, held at London's Royal Albert Hall on December 4, 2023, celebrated fashion innovators and creatives, supporting the British Fashion Council Foundation's mission to foster growth, success, and inclusivity in the industry.
Tamale's Artistic Renaissance: A Northern Ghana Crossroads for Culture Beyond Accra's Bustle
Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama ranks sixth in Art Review's Power 100 list. Through the blaxTARLINES KUMASI movement, he challenges Ghana's art narratives. Mahama's Savannah Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA) and Nii Obodai's Nuku Studio in Tamale foster community, creativity, and economic sustainability, connecting local and international artists, photographers, and filmmakers to shape a vibrant arts scene.
Davido and Adekunle Gold Headline Nigeria's BlockParty Festivals
Afrobeats sensation Davido will headline the Timeless BlockParty on December 26 in Lagos, featuring ODUMODUBLVCK, Fave, and Dopecaesar. The Island event will showcase festival's sound system crew and DJs like Titanium and Maze x Mxtreme. Adekunle Gold headlines the Mainland event, #Mission24K, on January 1 for the festival's fifth anniversary. BlockParty founder Tobi Mohammed expressed excitement for the festive season events, thanking supporters and hinting at ambitious plans for the festival in 2024.
Hypebeast Africa and Samsung Explore City's Culinary Gems in 'Local Delicacy’
Hypebeast Africa Culture Scouts, using Samsung S23 Ultra, explore South Africa's culinary culture using Samsung tech. They visit markets, street food, and fusion spots to capture their "Local Delicacy." The scouts highlight the diverse flavors and seafood at Kalky's, the traditional shisanyama experience at Kwa Mai-Mai Market, and the fusion of Latin American and South African cuisine at MAMASAMBA. The exploration reflects the deep connection South Africans have with their food.
Ashluxe x Fela Kuti - FW24 - Kalakuta Republic - Dreams do Come True
The Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos, housed in Fela's three-story residence, captures the essence of Kalakuta Republic, Fela's self-declared independent state. The museum, filled with his personal items, commemorates Fela's life until his 1997 passing. Now in collaboration with the streetwear brand ashluxe, the Kalakuta show will happen on the 14th of December 2023, at Landmark event center, Lagos, Nigeria. The release date for the vinyl disc is January 26th, 2024.
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