- Rema and Selena Gomez Wins their First Afrobeats Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs via BellaNaija
- Prince Gyasi Pirelli Calendar 2024 features Tiwa Savage, Angela Bassett, Naomi Campbell, and Idris Elba via Wallpaper
- Michelin Chef Hélène Darroze Launches a New Chapter in Marrakech via Barrons
- The "How Far" Podcast Returns for Season 3 with Superstar Mr. Eazi and Actress Temi Otedola via Marmalade Collective
- Asake Discusses Billboard Success, Live Shows, and Afrobeats Growth via Flipboard
- Ezra Collective Trumpeter and Mercury Prize Winner Ife Ogunjobi Discusses his Debut EP 'Stay True.’ via Hypebeast
- Johannesburg's Handmade Contemporary Fair Features Four Jewellery Brands showcasing Eclectic Designs via Wallpaper
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Rema and Selena Gomez Wins their First Afrobeats Award at the 2023 MTV VMAs
Nigerian artist Rema and American pop star Selena Gomez won the 2023 MTV Video Music Award for their hit song "Calm Down," which won the Best Afrobeats category. The song was nominated for "Song of the Year" and "Best Collaboration." Rema thanked fans, Selena Gomez, and Nigerian music legends for their contributions to Afrobeats. The song's remix, released in 2022, became his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit.
Prince Gyasi Pirelli Calendar 2024 features Tiwa Savage, Angela Bassett, Naomi Campbell, and Idris Elba
Ghanaian visual artist Prince Gyasi explores the theme of 'timelessness' in the Pirelli Calendar 2024, shot in the UK and Ghana. Gyasi challenges Western stereotypes of Africa through vibrant and impactful images. Notable figures like Naomi Campbell, Angela Bassett, Idris Elba, and others grace the calendar. King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II celebrates his 25th year of reign in 2024. Gyasi's synesthesia-inspired art combines vivid colours and fine art aesthetics. Gyasi, known for his nonprofit work, joins a legacy of renowned Pirelli photographers and art directors.
Michelin Chef Hélène Darroze Launches a New Chapter in Marrakech
Chef Hélène Darroze, a six-Michelin star holder, is now overseeing the prestigious La Grande Table Marocaine at the Royal Mansour Marrakech, marking her first project outside Europe. Despite her impressive culinary background, Darroze views this opportunity as an opportunity to embrace Moroccan cuisine, flavours, and culture, emphasising sustainability, and learning from local chefs and families.
The "How Far" Podcast Returns for Season 3 with Superstar Mr. Eazi and Actress Temi Otedola
The "How Far?" podcast, hosted by Mr. Eazi and Temi Otedola, launched with its third season with six new episodes. The podcast covers topics like relationships, entertainment, and social issues, aiming to engage a diverse audience. With past success on platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts, the hosts are excited to continue their dynamic conversations. Season 3 will feature poet Suli Breaks and start on September 13th.
Asake Discusses Billboard Success, Live Shows, and Afrobeats Growth
Asake reflects on his Billboard chart achievement with "Mr. Money With the Vibe," highlights the uniqueness of his second album "Work of Art," discusses his energetic live performances, and emphasises the global expansion of the Afrobeats genre. He shares his collaborative approach, dream collaboration, and more in this comprehensive interview.
Ezra Collective Trumpeter and Mercury Prize Winner Ife Ogunjobi Discuss his Debut EP 'Stay True’
Ife Ogunjobi, the trumpeter of Ezra Collective and Mercury Prize winner, discusses his debut EP 'Stay True', which blends Nigerian heritage with South London influences, drawing inspiration from jazz legends like Clifford Brown and Miles Davis. He emphasises creating memorable melodies and maintaining honesty to connect with modern jazz audiences, contrasting live performances with recorded music.
Johannesburg's Handmade Contemporary Fair Features Four Jewelry Brands showcasing Eclectic Designs
The 17th edition of Handmade Contemporary, Africa's leading design fair, showcased African jewellery artists who embraced innovative materials and contemporary craftsmanship. Artists like Jade Melrose Arch used raw gemstones and pearls, while Rwandan luxury brand Mille Collines showcased sustainable jewellery. Leigh Avenue showcased African heritage enamel bracelets, while Negritude challenged identity and systemic injustices. These artists represent a growing trend in African jewellery design.
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