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AFROPUNK – A Carnival of Consciousness

AFROPUNK’S UK debut arrived on a warm September Saturday afternoon at Alexandra Palace in North London. From the initial announcement of the event it had everyone talking in the music industry and beyond. From the original headline act M.I.A being dropped, [following the outrage caused by her comments on the Black Lives Matter …

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Ujima Presents HairStories 2016

Let’s Create History Through Our HairStories! HairStories will coincide with Black History Month, and will take place on Saturday 29th October 2016 at the City of Westminster College, Paddington Green, London. HairStories seeks to celebrate African hair through the ages and the importance of African heritage. The event is designed …

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PFM Showcase 2016 Catwalk Models Selected

On 20th August, the 4th Passion For Motherland Showcase event will take place in London. Alongside internationally acclaimed musicians like Gasandji Rever and Mulele Matondo Afrika, there will be powerful poetry from Mell Nyoko and Christina Fonthes. The event itself will be hosted by BBC Africa’s Nora Fakim and the money raised …

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The importance of Father’s Day in Africa

Although Father’s day is celebrated across the World, the personal celebration will always boil down to the relationship. Shelves of sentimental cards help us capture the thoughts or feelings that we associate with Father’s Day. Some of them won’t even come close to matching our reality and are instantly rejected or …

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Who Made My Clothes?

On 24th April 2013, a structural failure caused the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh to collapse with the loss of 1,134 lives. It became the deadliest garment factory accident in history and the impact on ‘fast fashion’ was felt around the world, with brands like Primark questioning ‘Who made my clothes?’, …

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FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 18-24th April

Fashion Revolution is back for a third year from 18-24th April, calling for greater transparency in the global fashion supply chain. Celebrating those on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Fashion Revolution is composed of key figures from the fashion industry and beyond: industry …

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Afrikan Boy at the Roundhouse Rising Festival

Olushola Ajose, better known by his stage name Afrikan Boy, fuses together his passion for grime, rap and afrobeat with a love for a good hook. Afrikan Boy is steadily carving out his own niche in the MC circle and will be performing tonight at the world famous Roundhouse Rising Festival. With a self assured …

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West Africa Fashion Awards set for March 2016

Billed as the largest celebration of its kind, the West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) for 2016 will take place on 26th March at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.  Alongside the designers themselves, WAFA also aims to highlight a number of celebrities who have helped raise West African fashion to the world. Africa …

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