The journey begins on your plate!

The journey begins on your plate!

Gastronomy / Lifestyle /

The journey begins on your plate!African cuisine abounds in treasures unknown to the general public. It encompasses wonderful gastronomical traditions which offer an infinite range of tastes, colours and textures.   I invite you to rediscover this culinary heritage with some of my delicious new, quick and easy recipes as well as popular classics and […]

5 MUST-TRY restaurants in Dakar

5 MUST-TRY restaurants in Dakar

All Lifestyle / Gastronomy / Lifestyle / Senegal / West Africa /

Planning a vacation as we enter these warm summer months? Look no further: Dakar has always been a top tourist destination. If you’ve pencilled in a few days/weeks for yourself here, these five dining spots are un-missable.   Chez Loutcha  A senegalese canteen (among other things) in the heart of Dakar! Located in the center […]

The health benefits of Bissap

The health benefits of Bissap

Gastronomy / Lifestyle / Senegal /

Bissap (aka sobolo or zobo) might be the most popular drink in Senegal. It’s the local drink of choice closely tailed by ginger juice and bouye. North of the country during Ramadan in the Fouta region, this refreshment flows from taps when it’s time to break fast. Bissap is a drink made from a variety […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Visit Lamu!

5 Reasons to Visit Lamu!

East Africa / Inspiration / Kenya / Lifestyle /

I’m notorious for chasing sunsets anywhere I go. I’ll most likely be the first to “oohh” and “aahh” over the vivid colours lingering over the skyline, particularly when the sun happens to be setting over the ocean. In this regard, Lamu did not disappoint.   Found off the north coast of Kenya, Lamu Island is […]

My Africa, My Accra by Essilfua Bartels

My Africa, My Accra by Essilfua Bartels

Destinations / Ghana / Inspiration / West Africa /

Essilfua Bartels is the 4th child among 7. She was born in Accra, Ghana but she currently lives in Englewood, NJ (USA). She worked in global companies in Finance and Procurement for 8 years but now she runs a spice and sauce business full time in NJ. She was recently in Accra to work on […]

The Accra City Guide of Nana Anokyewaa

The Accra City Guide of Nana Anokyewaa

Ghana / Inspiration / West Africa /

Nana Anokyewaa, 22, is a Nursing student who resides in Ghana. We discovered her on instagram and we thought it would be super interesting to ask her to tell us a little bit about her city, Accra. In this City Guide, Nana shares her tips on everything from Accra’s best restaurants and shops and sightseeing.   How would […]

Style and Beauty in Lamu island

Style and Beauty in Lamu island

Inspiration / Kenya /

If you spend one day in Lamu, and trust me one day is not enough, you will immediately notice the style and beauty norms that make Lamu Lamu. In Lamu, clothing/style/beauty choices and very much inspired by their traditional believes. And being a Swahili town their traditions are a beautiful blend of the Arabic culture, […]