- Tems and Kendrick Lamar: Redefining Genres, Forging Unique Sounds, and Unwavering Authenticity via Interview Magazine
- Beyonce and her 30 Dancers Rocked Senegalese TONGORO Custom Bodysuits via FashionPolice
- Nigerian Music Star Teni has Released a New Single, "Lanke," Featuring a Captivating Music Video via OkayAfrica
- Chef Fati Niang Revives Indigenous Crop Niébé in Senegalese Street Food Renaissance via Euronews
- Hypebeast Africa and Samsung Culture Scouts Collaborate on the Project "Home Away From Home.” via Hypebeast
- Addy Awofisayo is Actively Promoting the Global Growth of African Music on YouTube via Amaka
- Mizizi Marks 8 years with an African-themed Hockey Jersey, Symbolizing Unity and Diversity via Forbes
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Tems and Kendrick Lamar: Redefining Genres, Forging Unique Sounds, and Unwavering Authenticity
In an interview with Kendrick Lamar for Interview Magazine, Grammy-winning singer Tems discusses her music journey, early inspirations like Celine Dion, venturing into music production, positioning herself as an R&B artist, resisting industry pressure, and staying true to her artistic vision. Tems emphasises the importance of self-belief and trust in her instincts as she navigates her career while seeking to convey intense emotions through her music. She seeks a unique frequency in her work, driven by her passion for storytelling and genuine expression.
Beyonce and her 30 Dancers Rocked Senegalese TONGORO Custom Bodysuits
Beyonce's Renaissance World Tour features a range of custom outfits from global brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton. The latest addition is a series of bespoke NARI bodysuits, gloves, and thigh-high boots from Senegalese brand Tongoro, founded by Sarah Diouf. This collaboration, known as "The African Renaissance," is a significant moment in fashion history and a testament to Beyonce's commitment to showcasing Black designers.
Nigerian Music Star Teni has Released a New Single, "Lanke," Featuring a Captivating Music Video
Nigerian music sensation Teni has released a new track, "Lanke," featuring Afropop percussion and her vocals. The track, produced by Blaisebeatz, showcases resilience in life's ups and downs. The music video, directed by Syx, was shot in Ghana. Teni's rise in the music scene and her MON award from the Nigerian government highlight her musical evolution and inspiration from life's experiences.
Chef Fati Niang Revives Indigenous Crop Niébé in Senegalese Street Food Renaissance
Chef Fati Niang aims to revive niébé, also known as black-eyed pea or cowpea, in Senegalese street food. This native West African crop is resilient to drought, nutritionally rich, and a tradition in Senegalese gastronomy. Historically labeled as 'food for the poor' by colonialists, niébé has been marginalized. Niang's project, Black Spoon, seeks to elevate street food using indigenous crops like cowpea. Street food plays a vital role in Senegalese culture, primarily driven by women, yet lacks native ingredients. Niang's mission is to reintroduce these flavors through her innovative culinary venture.
Hypebeast Africa and Samsung Culture Scouts Collaborate on the Project "Home Away From Home”
Hypebeast Africa and Samsung have launched Culture Scouts, a competition for South African creatives to create original content celebrating street culture. Four winners, including photographers, a creative director, and a videographer, will capture local spots using the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Examples include Nondumiso Shange showcasing Best Friend Street Bar in Johannesburg, Teboho Hlatshwayo showcasing cultural complex 44 Stanley Avenue in Braamfontein, and Mikhailia Vera Martha Petersen showcasing Pizza Shed in Cape Town.
Addy Awofisayo is Actively Promoting the Global Growth of African Music on YouTube
Addy Awofisayo, YouTube's Head of Music Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasises the platform's role in supporting African creators and the creative economy. She highlights initiatives like YouTube Creator Bootcamp and Foundry, which help African artists grow their online presence. Awofisayo also highlights the global consumption of African music and the potential for the creative industry's growth, envisioning YouTube as a leading platform for promoting African music and culture.
Mizizi Marks 8 years with an African-themed Hockey Jersey, Symbolizing Unity and Diversity
Mizizi, a sports-streetwear brand, celebrates its 8th year with a special hockey jersey that breaks from the brand's tradition of dedicating pieces to specific African countries. Instead, this jersey focuses on Africa as a whole, featuring designs symbolising the continent's rich landscapes and unity in diversity. The soft orange hue represents African communities' warmth, while turquoise trimmings nod to African skies and waters. Mizizi's founder, Paakow Essandoh, plans to expand the brand's presence in the sports arena
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