It is often said that a man is a product of his environment and experiences and for New York based Nigerian Photographer, Oye Diran, such a saying definitely holds true. From his experiences in Nigeria before moving to America, the diversity of influences can be seen in his photography.
The entertainment sector in Kigali, Rwanda will experience a significant boost as the city just announced the opening of the Kigali Cultural Village.
Cameroon born Djaili Amadou Amal’s book, “Les Impatientes” came out top to beat 12 other literary works to win the prestigious Prix Goncourt des Lyceens award.
Touria El Glaoui, born and raised in Morocco, is one of the leading figures in promoting African culture through art on the international scene.
One of the songs in the discography of Nigeria’s Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Mr Follow Follow, has been sampled in a song by American R&B and Pop singer, Kelly Rowland.
Nigeria has reclaimed a terracotta head believed to originate in Ile Ife – South Western Nigeria which was smuggled through Ghana to the Netherlands with fake documents.
The African continent is home to beautiful landscapes and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The wealth of the African culture is well rooted in its varied languages, ethnic groups and tribes whose influences is a dominant force in the way of life of its people. From the Zulu culture in Southern Africa to Karo and Himba in East Africa, Yoruba in the western region, the Masai, Psan, these cultures find expression in art, festivals, food, dance, music and movies which also serve as tourist attraction destinations to the world.
The African Filmmaking Organisation, Realness Institute and Netflix have teamed up to create an episodic content development lab for African writers. The two heavyweights, with interest in African content, have joined forces to establish a platform for Television and Film writers in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Consequently, the Film and Television industry in Africa […]
Two African writers, Maaza Mengiste, an Ethiopian American and Tsitsi Dangarembga, a Zimbabwean have both been nominated for the 2020 Booker Prize.
In 2006, a delegate from Japan at a conference in Germany asked a Nigerian delegate upon introduction: “Have you read ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe?” The Nigerian delegate explains to Africhroyale that he was stunned to hear such a question from a Japanese. But that is an inkling of how far and wide Chinua Achebe’s literary works have impacted the world.