Category Archives: Culture

Diggy Simmons Emotional Post About His Trip To Ghana Is Indeed An Eyeopener

Award-winning American rapper Daniel Dwayne Simmons III, popularly known as Diggy Simmons, has recently affirmed his love for the African continent in an Instagram post.   Diggy Simmons is thankful to Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Bozoma Saint John and Jake O. Bediako for an introduction to his truth about Africa after the just concluded Full Circle Festival which held in Ghana. For many…

Afro Chic! Ciara Serves Major South African Fashion Vibes In Her Latest Music Video

It’s been a few days since American singer, Ciara released another banging hot tune. Since early July, CiCi has heated up the charts with her hyper-fast hit single “Level Up,” and now she’s here to help us get our “Freak On”. We’re pretty much interested in this new single because of its  Afrobeat flavor and rhythmic vibes. The song, “Freak…

9 Uses Of Kitenge Cloth Everyone Should Know

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Kitenge is an East African cotton fabric printed in various colors and distinctive patterns. It has its origin from Kiswahili Kitenge. It is often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. It is popular in many African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, Rwanda,…

African Cowrie Shells, Much More Than Just A Currency!

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  Cowrie shells are definitely one of the single most recognizable symbols of African culture today. Not only have they been used as currency they also have other religious and cultural symbolism. According to Wikipedia; Cowry or cowrie is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cypraeidae. It is majorly found in…

Spotlight on Africa! The Ndebele people are an Amazing Tribe and here’s why we think so.

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At the mention of the Ndebele people – a Nguni ethnic group native to modern South Africa and some parts of Zimbabwe, what comes to mind? Colourful geometric wall art, Elaborate neck rings, Unique yet stylish fashion sense? These are some of the amazing characteristics of the Southern African Ndebele people. The Ndebele people were originally an offshoot of the Nguni…