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The “Yassification” of Thrift Clothing in Nigeria

The term “Okrika” describes the thrift market culture in Nigeria. For individuals raised in modest homes, donning thrift clothing both as daily attires and for special occasions is commonplace. By Abioye Damilare Samson There is a singular truth in the fabric of existence that remains constant: the inevitability of change. Everything undergoes reinvention. Our perception…

Racheal Kundananji: Becoming the World’s Most Expensive Female Footballer

Racheal Kundananji’s transfer makes her the first Zambian international player to compete in the NWSL, and her inclusion extends representation from Africa to seven nations in the league’s history.  By Tuka Letura On February 13, 2024, Bay FC, a newly established National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team based in the San Francisco Bay Area, US,…

Pan-African Animated Show, “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” Wins Big at the 2024 Annie Awards

The show’s final episode, “Enkai”, won an award in the Best Limited Series in the TV/Media category. By Hope Ibiale Pan-African animated show, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, has been announced as one of the winners at the 2024 Annie Awards. The show’s final episode, “Enkai”, won an award in the Best Limited Series in the…

The Continuing Rise and Influence of East African Drill Music and Culture

In East Africa, Drill Rap has established itself as a dominant strain of the region’s Hip Hop, with rappers in the different East African countries adopting this trap-inflected type of street music. By Frank Njugi  Drill Rap, a genre of music characterised by gritty and uncompromising descriptions of violence in urban street life, has grown…

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Cord Jefferson, and Savanah Leaf Among 2024 BAFTA Winners

The BAFTA is an annual award ceremony created to recognise the best British and international contributions to film. By Hope Ibiale Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Cord Jefferson, and Savanah Leaf have been announced as some of the winners at the 77th edition of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).  Randolph bagged a win in the Best…

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