Dakar Fashion Week Puts a Spotlight on Adama Paris

Adama Paris is a stunning Senegalese fashion designer, and by the way, her real name is Adama Amanda Ndiaye. The founder of Dakar Fashion Week told CNN that she had established the annual event in Senegal’s seaside capital because she believed that talented black models and designers were being ignored by the industry. The globally…

African Architect Creates Stunning Summer Pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery

London’s Kensington Gardens has hosted an architectural exhibition every year since 2000, but this year’s installation is a landmark occasion. It marks the first time that an African architect has designed a structure for the Serpentine Pavilion. Considered a centerpiece of London’s cultural summer season, being selected for the Serpentine Pavilion exhibition is a rare…

Mo Abudu: The Face of Modern African Media

In July of 2013, British-born Nigerian talk show host Mo Abudu debuted EbonyLife Television, a multi-media venture into modern African entertainment and news. After spending years working in talk television, Abudu expanded her horizons to create a media platform that showcases “Africa at it’s best,” or, as Abudu herself describes it, “Africa’s Africa.” Little did…

The African Women Leaders Network Launches 

Three UN bodies have joined forces this June to found the African Women Leaders Network. African women are often held up as the crucial players in community, governance, development, and peace programs throughout the Continent. The “Sustainable Development Goals” and the “Africa Agenda 2063” have both highlighted the role of women in everything from peacekeeping to food…