Month: February 2014

London Gallery showcases Andrew Esiebo’s Barbershop Photography

I wonder what people think when it comes to their local Barbers or hairdressers? Black barbershops are not often seen as a culture of their own. Nevertheless American films have stereotyped them as no holds barred locations where men chatter about everything from current events, … Continue reading London Gallery showcases Andrew Esiebo’s Barbershop Photography

Marketing ‘Africa’ Abroad in 2014: Gambia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism Leads the Way

"The Gambia, which is known as the smiling coast of Africa has a lot to offer, with its cultural potential, clean beaches, arrays of five star hotels and others, peaceful disposition and conducive business environment for investors which is the ideal place to invest in … Continue reading Marketing ‘Africa’ Abroad in 2014: Gambia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism Leads the Way

Woka-Kuma (Let’s Talk); Burkina Faso and Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy is known as a type of public diplomacy and soft power that includes the "exchange of ideas, information, art and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding. Explorers, travellers, traders, teachers and artists can be … Continue reading Woka-Kuma (Let’s Talk); Burkina Faso and Cultural Diplomacy

The Leading Women of West Africa’s Culture and Tourism Sectors

I don’t think I would receive much criticism if I say there certainly seems to be a positive uprising of women within West African Politics; especially when it comes to the Ministries of Culture, Arts and Tourism. Even from the top of my head; when … Continue reading The Leading Women of West Africa’s Culture and Tourism Sectors

EXPOSITION DE PEINTURE: Alhousseïni Yayé Touré expose au CCFN de Niamey

Au coeur d'un véritable artiste réside et la puissance infinie de la création, chaque nouvelle peinture est plus expressive, plus beau et mieux exécutée que les precedents. C'est notamment le cas pour Le célèbre peintre nigérien Alhousseïni Yayé Touré. Il est à la fois artiste-peintre, … Continue reading EXPOSITION DE PEINTURE: Alhousseïni Yayé Touré expose au CCFN de Niamey

Dilemmas of young Africans growing up in the Diaspora

After discussing with some friends whether Africans in the Diaspora should feel or have an obligation to help loved ones back ‘home’; It brought about insights into a growing ‘cultural gap’ that exists with many young people (born of African origin) in the UK and … Continue reading Dilemmas of young Africans growing up in the Diaspora

La Beauté togolaise sur le toit de l’Afrique: Mlle Alexandrine Yawa Hantz

Certains de nos gens vont dire <<Dans une culture où l'on détermine la valeur d'une femme en fonction de la beauté de son corps, l'identité devient directement liée à l'apparence>>. Néanmoins au Togo, bonnes choses se produisent. Le secrétaire d’Etat, chargé de l’industrie, Olivier Assogba … Continue reading La Beauté togolaise sur le toit de l’Afrique: Mlle Alexandrine Yawa Hantz