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6 article(s) #Culture & Discovery

“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…

Africa beats to the rhythm of Electro

In just three years, the Atlas Electronic festival—held in Villa Janna, an idyllic eco-lodge in the heart of Marrakesh—has become one of Morocco’s most exciting cultural events. Electro music is to millennials what Rock music was to their grandparents: good…

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, an ode to culture

Since it opened next to the Jardin Majorelle in October 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent has become Marrakesh’s must-see museum, an artistic epicentre, where culture is accessible to all. In one darkened room, 50 pieces of exquisite jewellery highlight th…

India in Southern Africa

Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, is home to no less than three Hindu temples. In between safaris, don’t forget to admire the intricately carved shikharas before tucking in to a hot curry…   The all-white Sri Balaji temple positively dazzles, as sculpted go…

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…

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…