A few of the stories I was humbled to write during 2017. Look forward to meeting, interviewing and working with some more amazing people. You can click on the images to read. Advertisements
A growing crop of young designers from the continent are defining sexuality on their own terms and rejecting western stereotypes of how and what Africans should be. Take Rich Mnisi, his floating fabrics… Continue reading
Mixing photocopying, illustration and printmaking, Donk London’s paste ups and murals are steeped in the time, place and city that evoked them.
“I’ve always liked photography,” says Ima Mfon, on his brave decision to quit a successful job in IT and graduate with a Masters in Photography. “I got to a point where I wasn’t… Continue reading
Nigerian photographer Abraham Oghobase’s conceptual and experimental photography is a response to many things he says, but with one overarching theme, “purpose” and identity against the social and political developments happening within Nigeria’s… Continue reading
Jayden Smith has catapulted gender fluidity into the news recently through a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton. Now filmmaker Jeremy Asher Lynch invites us into the world of Jake. As a normal 7-year-old… Continue reading
Almost two years after more than 200 girls went missing in Chibok, part of Nigeria’s Borno State, Boko Haram remains prevalent in the area. The world has moved on, but the girls remain… Continue reading
Fabrice Monteiro is a Senegal based artist. His images uncanny and occasionally science fiction in nature confront the darkest parts of humanity. Check out his prophecy project – a collaboration with Senegalese costume… Continue reading
Take a look through the personal collection of Seattle-based Jive Time Record’s homage to album covers featuring geometric shapes and typography. The store specialising in used vinyl records has created an online gallery… Continue reading
Reel Art Press has delved into the archives of the black film industry to produce a visual feast of iconic posters from the past 100 years. The coffee table book containing over 35,000… Continue reading
Love can sometimes be a little brutal, here’s a rundown but by no means a comprehensive list of some of the great novels exploring the other side of love… Making Love – Jean… Continue reading
Legendary South African Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa recently completed a solo exhibition at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery last month. Growing up in post-apartheid South Africa, the photographer has been concerned with documenting the… Continue reading
Often the best inspirations come from wasting time surfing the net. And there’s a lot of good stuff out there. And as is traditional this time of year, the media is salivating and… Continue reading
Nigerian animator Adamu Waziri is single-handedly re-igniting children’s entertainment from his studio in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Frustration at the lack of children’s cartoons showing positive images of the African continent, led him to… Continue reading
This is an exhibition that actually took place last month at Rivington Place but the collection has now been digitised for online viewing. A very macabre and grim experience but well worth taking… Continue reading
Illustrator James Graham will be showcasing some of his designs at Somerset House’s Pick Me Up graphic art fair in March. He regularly contributes illustrations for Esquire magazine.