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11 article(s) #WestAfrica

Staycations, the new way to see Africa

Over the last year, a new trend has taken Africa by storm: the staycation movement. Created by players of the digital tourism scene, staycationing involves choosing local tourism over travelling abroad. In Nigeria, the tendency has put the country’s tourist at…

With Khadija Aisha Ba, tradition creates modernity

After studying in France, Khadija Aisha Ba came back to Dakar to become one of the country’s hottest stylists. Her trademark? Mixing traditional and contemporary styles to create unique designs people just can’t get enough of. Respecting the past is the key …

“More and more people want African creativity”

All over the continent, from Nairobi to Casablanca, via Dakar and Abidjan, the entertainment business is exploding, and creativity is bubbling. In Nigeria, the Afrinolly Creative Hub brings technology and art together to embody this new productive, digital era…

Dressed for success in Senegal

Alia Baré, Owens Ndiaye, Hélène Daba, Mamadou Thiam: these are the new faces of Senegal’s fashion world, and their success stories are inspiring. My Chic Africa caught up with them. Sitting in the garden of her house in Dakar, talking about how she got …

Neo & Africa’s high-end coffee

Founded in 2012 by brothers Ngozi and Chijoke Dozie, Neo has opened seven coffee shops in Lagos, kick-starting a high-end cafe scene.   Students slurp lattes while taking advantage of the Wi-Fi connection. Business people rush in for an expresso on their…

Africa’s smart cities

For Africa, the future lies in connected, intelligent cities In Africa, the cities of tomorrow are being invented today. District 2.0, CyberCity, Technology City - whatever their names, the agglomerations of the future are going to be both connected and innov…

Africa, the new Eldorado for architects

African architects have become the masters of beautiful, innovative and environmentally-conscious buildings.   Sometimes challenges push you towards excellence. It’s the case in Africa right now, as architects—faced with problems like population increas…

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…