Portugal to host major Afrobeats festival

After a year of highs and countless mind-blowing moments, the World’s biggest Afrobeats festival returns to Portugal’s Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer. Taking place between 28-30th June, Afro Nation Portugal announces the first wave of names.  Among an ever-impressive array of artists, are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 […]

N’dour urges Africans to celebrate heritage

As the highly anticipated 8th edition of the All-Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged ‘Teranga Edition’ scheduled to hold in Dakar, Senegal on 12-15 January, draws nearer, Senegalese music legend Youssou N’dour has urged African stars to come together to collectively amplify the heritage of African music. The 63-year-old music maestro while lauding AFRIMA for hosting […]

Liberia hosts big tourism festival

On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

Art born out of adversity

This December, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, together with the Swedish auction house Bukowskis and auction house British Bonhams, will host a magnificent CoBrA Live Auction in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. At the auction a wide selection of works from a large number of artists related to CoBrA by the movement’s prominent artists such as […]

UNWTO connects tourism and culture in Nigeria

Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the first World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, celebrated the close ties between the two major sectors. Around 40% of all tourists cite culture as the main motivation for travelling, and UNWTO is leading the way in bridging the two areas, including through strategic partnerships with […]

African writers, artists for AU anniversary

Ten African writers and visual artists who will contribute their creative ideas to the African Union’s 20-year celebrations have been selected as part of the AU20 Artists & Writers Residency Program. Following an Africa-wide call, 10 successful applicants were selected for the AU20 Artists & Writers Residency Program which received close to 1000 submissions in […]

African amusement industry to gain from DEAL 2022

African family entertainment centers, theme parks and waterparks operators will stand to gain from the upcoming DEAL 2022 as it will showcase some of the most innovative and creative entertainment concepts. The 28th edition of the show is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Dubai World Trade Center from March 28 to 30. Sharif […]

Booker Prize: Judges named, submissions open

The judges for the 2022 Booker Prize are announced today, January 11. Publishers are also now invited to submit their books for the 2022 prize. Cultural historian, writer and broadcaster Neil MacGregor will chair the panel and will be joined by academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, historian Helen Castor, novelist and critic M John Harrison and novelist, poet and professor Alain Mabanckou. Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, says: “It is perhaps […]

Liberia’s independence day to be celebrated in Europe

Liberians living in Europe have lined up a number of activities to celebrate the 174th independence anniversary of their country. The West African nation declared independence on July 26, 1847. The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), the umbrella entity of Liberian organizations on the continent, will hold programs on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The […]

Another level of growth for Cape Town Carnival

The enormously popular Cape Town Carnival in South Africa has been forced to contend with unprecedented challenges in how to remain viable in an era of social distancing, limited crowd capacities and, depending on the level of lockdown restrictions of the day, a banning of public events altogether. Yet despite these extremely trying circumstances, the […]