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The Mentalyst, Africa's visual orator

With 21,000 followers on Instagram, the main tool of influence for African artists, 28-year-old Trevor Maingi—travel photographer and urban explorer extraordinaire—is the face of Kenya’s new creative generation. To understand how influential Trevor Maingi has…

Nollywood, Africa’s answer to Hollywood

Nigeria’s “Nollywood” film industry is the world’s second biggest producer of movies, ahead of Hollywood, creating Video on demand (VOD) content for Africa’s increasingly connected, entertainment-mad populations.   It hasn’t always been that way. Feature…

Africa, Emoji-style

A young Ivorian graphic designer is celebrating the wealth and beauty of Africa by creating a different emoji every day of the year.   Who said you need glossy pictures to make you want to jump on the first plane to Africa? Evocative emojis will do, as I…

Osborne Macharia: “A new era for African photography”

Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia’s pictures are used by the world’s biggest brands and displayed in galleries across the globe. He’s thrilled to see that other African photographers are breaking into the predominantly ‘white’ sector.   A revolution i…