Discovering : the art of Vo Vietnam in Burkina Faso

Discovering : the art of Vo Vietnam in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso / Culture / Lifestyle /

“Vo Vietnam” means Vietnamese martial arts. The Vo school burgeoning in Burkina Faso is called the Son Long Quyen Thuat school, literally translating into “fighting school of the dragon’s mountain”. It was founded Master Nguyen Duc Moc.   Julien Drabo is a martial arts aficionado. He was named in memory of a French army lieutenant […]

Hope is ivorian

Hope is ivorian

Culture / Ivory Coast / Lifestyle / West Africa /

Djibril DRAME is a young Senegalese fine-art photographer who very early on, has been a fixture in major local productions. A neophyte in the world of photography in 2007, Djibril becomes the youngest photographer to contribute to Voix Vives publishing’s “Dakar Emoi”. Following close on the heels of this project, he joins the daily paper […]

Gidi Culture Fest 2016

Gidi Culture Fest 2016

Culture / Lifestyle / Nigeria / West Africa /

Barely-clad sweaty bodies smashed together, leaving not enough space to even dance. Getting stuck far away from the stage and not being able to see performers. These were just a few of my expectations of what Gidi Fest 2016 would be. What inspired this vision? I’m not quite sure, to be honest. It could have […]

Some unexpected twists of Lamu

Some unexpected twists of Lamu

Culture / East Africa / Kenya / Lifestyle /

Few coastal towns have tugged at my heart as much as Lamu has. It still shocks me to hear how many of my friends confess that they’ve never been to this beautiful, serene island before. But then again, neither had I until three weeks ago.   I had the pleasure of traveling to Shela, Lamu […]

Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Culture / Kenya /

Old Town is the oldest and the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Old Town, just like its people, is a beautiful blend of many cultures. Old Town is a fusion of Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influence.  As soon as you walk into the town from the dock it is obvious why it […]

Lagos in the camera of Yagazie Emezi

Lagos in the camera of Yagazie Emezi

Culture / Nigeria /

Could you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a documentary photographer and curator based in Lagos, Nigeria. On the side, I like creating cartoons and rant videos How your studies on Cultural Anthropology and African Studies influence your work as Photographer? Studying Cultural Anthropology and African Studies expanded my view on Africa. Yes, I grew up […]

A for Afripedia

A for Afripedia

Culture /

« When both Africa and the world change, and the prospects are evolving, the image of Africa and Africans must change as well ». Here is the first sentence of introduction to this project. How could you not feel close to this, when we know why we have created Visiterlafrique.com Afripedia is not the African project of the […]