Surviving modernity and civilisation, Temotsi stands to be one of the most unique traditional weddings in Nigeria. Temotsi is viewed as a showcase of the beauty in African tradition. The several methods for traditional wedding are beginning to escape most African families. However, there are many lessons that can be

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Amazon Statue of a Warrior woman

Symbolic new statue in Benin

Since the 8th of May an immense statue has been slowly unveiled behind the Palais de la Marina, close to the Palais des Congrès and the Port Autonome de Cotonou in Benin’s capital Porto-Novo. A photo of the statue by photojournalist Eric Ahounou, made the rounds on the web, provoking a

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Congolese Rumba Music

Rumba Museum opens in Kinshasa

Following the death of the musician Papa Wemba, the Congolese government decided to purchase his main residence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and transform it into a museum celebrating Congolese rumba.  Papa Wemba  Papa Wemba’s career began when he joined the music group Zaiko Langa

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African Union

African Union Holds Seminar on ‘Silencing the Guns in Africa’ Through Art

On the 13th of December 2021, the Department of Political Affairs, Peace, and Security of the African Union began a high-level seminar, in which more than forty African artists from five sub-regions were invited to discuss strategies for raising public awareness for peaceful conflict resolution under the ‘Silencing the Guns’

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Africa's Fashion


The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of any society are in constant flux. Nowadays, concerning the diversification of gender identities, cultural and societal change is not only necessary but also inevitable. In Africa, cultural change based on the deconstruction of gender norms has adopted a new manifestation; fashion. African clothing

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Masquerades are traditional events, involving masked dancers that embody different spirits. They happen during festivals, ceremonies, or rituals and can involve songs, dances, drama, and poetry. Masquerades reclaim the African heritage that was lost during colonial times, by embracing the spirit of African culture and customs and giving meaning to

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