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Dominique Raya: Changing the face of makeup

Dominique Raya: Changing the face of makeup

It has been a beautiful journey for Dominique Raya, a makeup artist from Mauritius who continues to change how makeup is perceived. She runs a cosmetic brand, named Raya Cosmetiques, with products coming in from France — where she took makeup courses at SLA school in Paris. She has been able to make people with …

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The Art of Making Papyrus, Writing And Painting Still Alive

The Art of Making Papyrus, Writing And Painting Still Alive

If this article was to be written in the ancient times, it would be on papyrus — a Latin word which gave birth to “paper”. North African farmers should be praised for preserving the papyrus water plant which is turned into sheets for writing, paintings, and rope making by artisans. “Tourism never dies,” said Ashraf …

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Lebo Thoka’s Art of Women, Religion, and Black liberation

Lebo Thoka is a contemporary fine art photographer who also identifies as a Black feminist.  Through her works, she challenges perceptions reflecting the experiences of women in Africa, while imbibing Catholic faith and the appreciation of Blackness. During the exhibition titled ‘I Exist’ in collaboration with Kenyan photographer and filmmaker Margaret Ngigi; David Krut Projects …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering FESTAC '77

NOSTALGIA: Remembering FESTAC ’77

Festac ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar, 1966), was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977. The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music, fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion. About 16,000 participants, representing 56 African nations …

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CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: THE QUEEN OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURE

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: THE QUEEN REDEFINING AFRICAN LITERATURE AND FEMINISM

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer, born in 1977 to a middle-class Igbo family in Enugu, Nigeria. Her mother became the first female registrar at the University of Nigeria, while her father was a professor of statistics there. She is the fifith of six children, and spent most of her growing up and teenage …

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