James Barnor: Ghana’s national treasure!

On the 6th of June, James Barnor celebrated his 90th Birthday. Join us as we celebrate the man who photographed Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, pioneered photojournalism in Ghana, introduced Ghana to coloured photos and more.

Do you know Chief Efunroye Tinubu?

Tinubu was born in Ogun State, western Nigeria in 1810. In the 19th century, she was the wealthiest woman in Yorubaland. In her prime, she was a business tycoon, she held political power, and was prominent in her community in colonial and pre-colonial Nigeria. She […]

Arsenio Rodríguez – The founding father of salsa!

Arsenio Rodríguez was a cuban musician, composer, and bandleader. His unique style changed the face of latin dance music and lead to what would eventually become known as salsa. He is often referred to as the father of the Conjunto, an instumental technique that introduced […]

Notable female pilots of Africa

Flying a plane was, for the longest time, thought to be a role exclusively for men. But here are some African women who made piloting cool even before it was cool to be a female pilot. Asli Hassan Abade – Somalia Born in 1958, Asli […]

Malick Sidibé, The Eye of Bamako celebrated!

Malick Sidibé was a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white photos of popular culture in the 1960s in Mali’s capital Bamako. During his life, Sidibé gained an international reputation and along with late compatriot Seydou Keïta, was considered to be Mali’s most famous photographer. Sidibé […]