Afroshoes Nyala sneaker collection by Kenyan designer Emo Rugene

Afroshoes is a Kenyan shoe brand founded by Kenyan designer Emo Rugene. According to the founder, the brand originated out of a yearning to create fashionable everyday shoes that Kenyans would identify with. Since, the brand has grown to spread into other markets, making it global. “The brand exemplifies the development and advancement in Industry…

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Black in the USSR

“When people ask me about my background I usually start by explaining how my mum is Russian, my dad is Ghanaian and that I was born in Bulgaria,” says the photographer Liz Johnson Artur. “It often becomes a long explanation.” The explanation goes something like this. Along with many African students in the 1960s, Johnson’s Ghanaian…

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Meet Mabel Suglo, the woman behind Eco Shoes

Eco Shoes is a Ghana based enterprise delivering progressive social outcomes. An ethical business, Eco-Shoes’ model is best known for its social responsibility, community consciousness, and its positive impact on the environment. The eco-friendly stylish and durable footwear is produced from old rubber tires, African fabric scraps, and other sustainably sourced raw materials –using old techniques for…

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Benin: The Nigerian City That Made The Europeans Jealous

This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin City, originally known as Edo, was once the capital of a pre-colonial African empire located in what is now southern Nigeria. The Benin empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, dating back to…

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NIKE HIRES NIGERIAN ARTIST LAOLU SENBANJO TO CREATE AIR MAX INSPIRED ART IN NEW YORK

By Niyi Aderibigbe For Nigerian visual artist and musician Laolu Senbanjo, all he wanted as a kid was happiness and growing up to become someone relevant to the society. While he thought he would grow up to draw comics for Marvel and DC, he ended up at Nike. The American sportswear company has selected him as…

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Made In Africa: Three Cars Designed And Manufactured In Africa

According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain one of the fastest growing regions in the world. While Africa’s economy is soaring past most regions with an annual growth of about 5% due mainly to increased agriculture production, infrastructure investment including transportation, ports and energy as well as buoyant services led by…

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