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Levi’s® Haus of Strauss Africa presents Use Your Voice Community Series // Unpacking mental wellness with Dr. Anesu Mbizvo

For the second episodic instalment of Levi’s® Haus of Strauss Africa’s Use Your Voice Community Series, a panel discussion hosted by comedian, writer, actress and director, Nina Hastie, explored the prioritisation of mental wellness, reaching out for help, and finding your system for settling into your journey to healing. The panel featured clinical psychologist Jordan…

Cultural Baggage | A series of dirty words

“Acknowledging that nothing is entirely stable and no one can be fully trusted, consumers are turning inwards to reevaluate their own foundational principles. Through introspection, they’re developing sound, moral compasses to guide them to make decisions that align with their values.” Protein Agency One way in which the internet has altered our interactions with each…

Fostering community radio with The Other

Community Radio: Community radio is usually defined as a short-range, not-for-profit radio station or channel that caters for the information needs of people living in a particular locality, in the languages and formats that are most adapted to the local context. 10 years ago, The Other Events was the first project under the banner The…

Dancing in resistance: queer nightlife in Nairobi

Nairobi is revered by many as the capital of East African nightlife. Like any other bustling city, partying in these ends equates to the centering of joy as a necessary timeout from the constraints of societal pressures. Every Furahi-day evening signals the possibility of enjoyment. As the sun sets, the air looms heavy with anticipation…

Things to do in Lagos, Nigeria

West Africa is the place to be if you are looking for a vibrant, summer December experience. If you are considering what to do and where to be this December, here’s a list of things to do in Lagos. Restaurants Nok by Alara The contemporary pan-African restaurant range of sub-Saharan African meals, reimagined to present…

Places to see and things to do in Accra

In my excitement for my biannual pilgrimage back to my homeland Ghana, I created a list of places to see and things to do in Accra this year. Just in case you find yourself roaming the streets of Accra too, I thought to share this list with you! Restaurants Fulani Test Kitchen: Founded by the…

Multichoice and the ‘We, The People’ movement commemorate the 25th Anniversary of South Africa’s Constitution

On the 10th of December in 1996, South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela, signed the country’s famed Constitution. 25 years after that important day, which marked the beginning of a new South Africa, Multichoice has partnered with the Constitution Hill Trust to support the ‘We, The People’ movement.  The  movement brings awareness to the history,…

Tis the season: holiday indie film recommendations

As a South African watching Christmas films, I couldn’t help but feel somewhat of a disconnect, mainly because holiday films usually take place during the snow stricken winter season of America while I — living on the other side of the hemisphere — was experiencing the glorious suns out, bums out summertime. Of course, during…

Beautiful Stories Studio

There are two things in this world I cannot resist: ‘Ghana chocolate’ and African stories – which might explain how I instantly became engrossed with David Boanuh and Eric Boama’s Beautiful Stories Studio. I first encountered the production studio and its work after watching Golden Seeds, a documentary on YouTube commissioned by Tony’s Chocolonely –…

We Are Lilies | creating a space for meaningful connections through music and conversation

“Lilies is an online radio station and record label that explores ways to reflect and tell the lived experiences, voices and sounds of marginalised folk in South Africa through music and conversation. A space for meaningful solidarities, friendships, and other connections to form.” Likhona Lilies, 2021. Describing themselves as an online radio station, and record…