BC and Anton discuss Pan-African storytelling, Idris Elba's Sherbro Island City, and the upcoming book from author and artivist, Nikkolas Smith. *Comments from Lesly Lokko were made during a lecture at the African Futures Institute. Wanuri Kahiu's comments are from her interview with XamXam, which focuses on African digital perspectives.
BC and Anton preview Season 2 of Year of Ujamaa, and also discuss eclectic singer-songwriter Meklit, the lack of empowering cultural films for black boys, and the visionary filmmaking partnership between Idris Elba and Mo Abudu. *You can follow Meklit on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify, and learn more at
BC and Anton discuss the AI-inspired movie, The Creator, Michelle Obama’s new beverage company, PLEZI, and the historic, visionary exhibition from architect Lesley Lokko. **Comments from Lesley Lokko were produced by ArchDaily. You can follow ArchDaily on Twitter @ArchDaily, and learn more at www.archdaily.com.
In this episode, Anton and BC discuss Elon Musk’s “truth” GPT, Black-owned AI companies, and the African Union’s 40-year roadmap to a new African renaissance. *Remarks are from MarketForce CEO and co-founder, Tesh Mbaabu, in conversation with NALA founder, Benjamin Fernandes, and LELAPA co-founders, Jade Abbott and Pelonomi
Christian Davis is the co-founder, with Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, of Flavors from Afar in Los Angeles. As a social enterprise extension of the Tiyya Foundation, Flavors from Afar works with refugees and asylum seekers to create an authentic, rotating menu featuring traditional dishes from around the world. The refugee chefs receive
Playing at the upcoming Pan-African Film Festival and Santa Barbara Film Festival, Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing. | From the Wade in the Water Project / Created by David Mesfin, an award-winning creative director and multidisciplinary designer,
The New African Centres for Disease Control emerges in Addis Ababa. | From Africa CDC / "Africa CDC strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven interventions and programmes." |
Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh's work will be on display at the Efie Gallery in Dubai. | From Harriet Lloyd-Smith via Wallpaper / "Aïda Muluneh has long been turning the global perception of Africa on its head. The Ethiopian photographer’s instantly identifiable visual language is a striking blend of surrealism and sharp,
International architect, Emanuel Admassu, discusses the foundations of both architecture and urban design with Eva Glasberg. From Columbia News. | From Columbia University / Professor Emanuel Admassu’s art, design, and teaching embrace theory, spatial justice, and contemporary African art. His work explores the international constellation of Afrodiasporic spaces. Most recently, he
The home of African superheroes and supersheroes has produced a new graphic novel, along with a companion book for early readers. | ETAN COMICS is a Pan-African entertainment company bringing African stories to life using comics and Sensi'ils. JEMBER is an award nominated African superhero story inspired by East African mythology
Verena Krebs is the author of Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the book explores why Ethiopia’s Solomonic kings initiated long-distance diplomatic contacts with Latin Europe in the late Middle Ages. It traces the history of more than a dozen delegations dispatched
Anton and BC welcome Asmelash Teka Hadgu, the Co-Founder and CTO of Lesan.ai, a translation platform bringing vernacular digital content to Ethiopian and Eritrean language speakers. THIS brings us closer to Wakanda… ሰማይ ጸሊም = "SKY IS BLACK" in Tigrinya ስካይ ኢዝ ብላክ = A transliteration of SKY IS BLACK (in
Those who attended the first annual event at the new Science and Technology Museum in Addis Ababa will surely never forget it. | 1/ Reflecting back to last week’s @PanAfriconAi conference & the inauguration of science museum in #AddisAbaba, #Ethiopia, it gives me hope that Ethiopia’s & #Africa’s transformative digital
Zemedeneh Negatu discusses the promise and perils of Ethiopia's pivot to foreign banks. | Interview with EBC TV (#Ethiopia’s national broadcaster) about financial services sector reforms. Topics: *M&A of local banks *Entry of foreign banks *Capital markets *Regulations *Economic outlook Highlight below. Full interview at EBC’s website.#Kenya