Tag: Africa

JAIN HONORS MAMA AFRICA WITH MUSIC VIDEO “MAKEBA”

24 year-old Parisian pop singer/songwriter Jain has a new music video for "Makeba". The song is a breath of fresh air as it pays tribute to one of the most revered international singers of all time and offers a twist to ordinary pop-rock songs that dominate the entertainment sector. Titled "Makeba" after the singer and activist Miriam Makeba, the powerful lyrics…

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CHANGE A WOMAN’S LIFE IN SAHEL BY SUPPORTING THE WATER PROJECT

The Sahel is a narrow strip of land in Africa right below the Sahara Desert. Because of its location, this area is prone to drought and famine. Even worse, access to clean water is extremely rare and many women are suffering and in poverty because of it. Women and their young girls spend up to…

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NIGERIA IN FOCUS – MTN LAGOS FASHION & DESIGN WEEK – SPRING / SUMMER 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 saw a re-emergence of Africa-influenced fashion with fashion houses and designers such as Burberry Prorsum producing collections based on African inspired prints and themes. The message was loud and clear – Africa is in. Foremost in the focus on African inspired fashion are Nigerian designers. From First Lady, Michelle Obama, regularly photographed wearing…

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DESIGN AFRICA – PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE SOHO HOUSE

The Soho House, the private member's hotel and club in the meatpacking district, recently hosted a panel discussion called "Design Africa," which discussed the future of Africa in terms of fashion design, industry, and the growing luxury consumer market. The discussion came just days after the article “Rebranding Africa” by Suzy Menkes was published in…

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