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, […]

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 […]

Sweet Nairobi

Sweet Nairobi

Inspiration /

The Kenyan capital, Nairobi is often a stopover for many travelers who plan on doing a safari or enjoy the beautiful beaches of Mombasa. This city, of 3 million inhabitants, is the only one where you can photograph any wild animal with a city skyline in the background. Surrounded by a national park carrying its […]