February 24, 2014
Suddenly, being African is cool
The mainstreaming of African stars in Hollywood will adjust stereotypes and leave permanent change
Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue, 2014, featuring Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Nigeria / UK)...
February 17, 2014
New African Photography
“The more foreigners see our work, the more they’ll understand that we’re the masters of our identity.”
“Tailored Gang”. For SA fashion label SKORZCH , whose founder, Zano Sithetho , won the SA Fashion...
January 27, 2014
"Rabbit" in Mandela’s ear
#SaveTheRabbit: Worldwide media storm greets bronze rabbit surreptitiously lodged in the ear of new Mandela statue
The infamous rabbit in Mandela’s ear A tiny rabbit is at the centre of a worldwide media storm. Yes, you...
January 24, 2014
6 Kenyan artists you should know
The meaning of “Freedom” as interpreted by six Kenyan artists
Still from Shooting People by Peterson Kamwathi In celebration of Kenya at 50 years, six artists explore what...
January 22, 2014
Sekano: Painter, Poet, Pianist
“I decided to destroy the apartheid in my thoughts by using colour, by breaking the colour bar.” - Charles Sekano
Charles Sekano - Self portrait From the early 1980s to 1997 when he went back to his now Independent homeland of...
January 21, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o: Fame and fame
Can the success of such films have any tangible impact on local African film industries?
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o (Right) in 12 Years a Slave There is a certain irony about the frequency with which...
January 20, 2014
Fancy a Designer Coffin?
Fancy “going” in a fish, piano or Mercedez Benz coffin?
Eric [centre] with fans and one of his creations Eric Adjetey Anang and Jean Michel Audry are no ordinary...
January 15, 2014
Portraying immigrants in film
"Often when the African immigrant is portrayed in film, they are portrayed in such a negative light." - Andrew Dosunmu
Nigerian filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu, who is to direct Focus Features’ drama Fela Kuti, a film about the father...
January 13, 2014
Giving Burundians the chance to see themselves portrayed differently
(© Gwaga ) African photography is on the rise. From street to art photography, conceptual and documentary...
January 8, 2014
A conversation about African identity in a globalised world with Caine Prize-winning author Tope Folarin
Nigerian Pentecostal church When the Nigerian writer Tope Folarin won the Caine Prize for African Writing last...
December 24, 2013
AFRIKAMERA highlight: “IMBABAZI”
"I often ask myself how I would feel and react if I met the people who killed my father in Gisenyi in 1994."
Film still from Rwandan filmmakerJoel Karekezi’s film “Imbabazi: The pardon". It was one of the films...
December 24, 2013
Review: A Letter to Mandela
In this thoughtful analysis of Mandela's legacy, the filmmaker ask what freedom means in present day South Africa
South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane writes several imaginary letters to Nelson Mandela in which he questions...