De Beers announces Lupita Nyong’o as first Global Ambassador

De Beers has announced, on October 24, the appointment of Lupita Nyong’o as its first Global Ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actor stars in the new brand campaign, De Beers: Where It Begins, which tells the story of the only global luxury brand that starts at the source. The De Beers Where It Begins campaign launches […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to receive Harvard University’s highest honor for African and African-American studies

The Nigerian writer is one of seven recipients of this year’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard University’s highest honor in the field of African and African-American studies. This prestigious award will be presented to them on Thursday, October 6 at the Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts. This year’s recipients, it is […]

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Who is Vanessa Azar, the Cameroonian influencer appointed as the head of Fenty in sub-Saharan Africa?

Half Cameroonian and half Lebanese, the new “Area Manager” sub-Saharan Africa of the beauty brand Fenty, created by Rihanna, announced the news on its social networks including Instagram, where she is followed by nearly 30,000 followers. “FENTY’S REGIONAL AREA MANAGER ! (Pinch me 🫰🏽)Sub-Saharan Africa I never truly did know who else to bet on […]

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Chef Fatmata Binta, winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2022

Born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone, into a first generation Fulani family of Guinean descent, Fatmata Binta, known as “Chef Binta”, has won, on June 21, the 2022 edition of the “Basque Culinary World Prize 2022” for highlighting the culinary culture of the Fulani people through her innovative pop-up initiative “Dine on a Mat” […]

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Ibrahim Kamara, 32, joins Off-White as Art & Image Director

Originally from Sierra Leone, he will be joining a collective of creatives and overseeing the artistic direction of the brand created by Virgil Abloh who passed away on 28 November 2021. Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil and Off-White™, it’s explained, born and nurtured through DM messages on Instagram, blossomed both personally and professionally in the last […]

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Congolese Benedict Lombe made history as winner of the 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Benedict Lombe, 30, a British Congolese playwright based in London is the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She received the award on Monday April 11at at Shakespeare’s Globe  in London for his first play “Lava,” a one-woman memoir-monologue that deals with Black identity and displacement. Benedict Lombe won this award against 9 other […]

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Ernestine White-Mifetu appointed Curator of African Art at The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum announced, on April 2, two new appointments to the Curatorial Affairs team. Ernestine White-Mifetu has been appointed Sills Foundation Curator of African Art, and Abigail L. Dansiger has been appointed Director of Libraries and Archives. Both started at the Museum on March 1, 2022. In her role as Sills Foundation Curator of […]

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Young Music Boss Awards: Christel Kayibi voted best lawyer

The Young Music Boss Awards, took place at Earth, Hackney (London) on Wednesday 16th February 2022 and The YMB Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of the U35 groundbreakers who work tirelessly to innovate and elevate the music industry. The YMB Awards celebrated the best of the present and future on a special night featuring performances […]

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Ibrahim Songne’s pizzeria ranked among the 50 best in Italy in 2021

“Ibrahim Songne’s pizzeria, Ibris, located in the upmarket city of Trento, has been ranked 46th in the list of the best pizzerias in Italy by the specialised website 50TopPizza.it, in the category “The 50 best pizzas by the slice and to go” (Le 50 Migliori Pizze in Viaggio in Italia – da taglio e asporto […]

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Interview. Dana Endundo: “African art is the hottest thing in the art world today”

Dana Endundo is the founder and director of Pavilion 54 and a business leader with over 15 years of experience in digital strategy and marketing for Fortune 100 companies as well as startups worldwide. Prior to founding Pavilion 54, Dana Endundo held executive positions in a variety of industries including Financial Services, Fintech and Marketing […]

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Osvalde Lewat, winner of the 1st edition of the Pan-African Grand Prize for Literature

The Cameroonian writer won the prize for her first novel “The Aquatics”, described as “the inner portrait of a woman who reveals herself to herself and a profound reflection on the power games in contemporary African society”. The winner of this first edition of the Pan-African Prize for Literature was announced on Monday, January 24 […]

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Miriam Camara, 34,appointed Senior Vice President of Encore Recordings

Miriam Martine Camara will serve as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Encore Recordings, while Tawny Thompson, appointed at the same time, will serve as Vice President of Finance and Controller. Encore Recordings is an independent music company being launched in November 2021 by Joie Manda, a respected music industry card-carrying executive […]

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