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 […]

Representation Matters with Nicholle Kobi

Meet Nicholle Kobi, the Congolese – Parisian artist who is taking ‘positive representation of young black females’ into her own hands. Nicholle Kobi is drawing unapologetically black & fabulous Illustration of black women.