Photos From Events That Took Place During London Collections Men 2016

by Rachel Ogbu London Collections Men took place from 8-11 January showcasing Autumn\Winter 2016 menswear. Stars from Tinie Tempah, Nick Grimshaw, to Dylan Jones OBE, Jack Guinness, Imran Amed & Will.i.am were all in attendance. Y!Africa online Editor, Rachel Ogbu was on ground to cover the event and brings you a quick cover of images from events including the London […]

All the Fun, Food & Fooling Around at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival London

by Rachel Ogbu Nigerians had another successful outing at the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London with celebrities like Yaw, MC Abbey, Nikki Laoye, LAX, EmmaOhmygod, DJ Jimmy Jatt, SHiiKane, JJC Skillz, Princess, Henri Soul, Tilla man all in attendance. Comedy was at its peak with entertaining music performances, dance and colourful costume displays. Photo Credit: Sync Media […]

Y!Africa Online Editor Rachel Ogbu interviews reigning Miss Black Africa UK, Jacqueline Ilumoka

  Jacqueline Ilumoka is the reigning Miss Black Africa UK. She was crowned on October 4, 2014 and since then she hasn’t stopped fulfilling her mandate to work with the disabled and handicapped. On  18th July, Jacqueline will host the “I Am Able Nigeria”  Charity Gala to raise funds to purchase mobility aids for disabled children in […]

First “internet museum” has launched a new series dedicated to Nigerian Photography (Photos)

by Rachel Ogbu A group of emerging Nigerian photographers have been featured on The Photographic Museum of Humanity, the first “internet museum.” LagosPhoto founder Azu Nwabogu curates the new series which highlights the work of Nigeria’s new generation photographers (Uche Okpa Iroha, Jenevieve Aken, Ima Mfon, and Lakin Ogunbanwo) exploring identity, relationships, and cultural representation in modern society. The Photographic Museum of […]

Angeliqué Kidjo, Shingai Shoniwa, Kae Sun & more at the Yale Africa Initiative concert (SEE photos) #YALEAFRICASALON

by Rachel Ogbu Last month more than 200 people were at the Yale University’s Battell Chapel to attend the  Yale Africa Initiative concert which saw talents like Ghanaian-Canadian musician Kae Sun, FELA aKUsTIc, from Fela! star Sahr Ngaujah and Ricky Quinones, South African-born rapper Jean Grae, Kenyan headliners Just A Band and a surprise superwoman-powered finale featuring two unexpected guests: Angeliqué Kidjo and Shingai Shoniwa. This was Yale’s very first AFRICA SALON produced by the Yale Africa Initiative for […]

#CYBERCULTURE: Facebook Adds New Feature- Gives Priority To Contents From Friends

by Rachel Ogbu Due to a significant increase in the number of content people now share on Facebook, the social network site has decided to tweaked its News Feed algorithms giving more attention to posts by people on your friend list. “The impact of these changes on your page’s distribution will vary considerably depending on the composition […]

Pharrell Williams to “Save The World” with new Woolworths South Africa collabo #pharrellwithwoolies

by Rachel Ogbu Music star Pharrell Williams has a new collaboration in the works, this time he would be joining forces with Woolworths SA.  According to Independent Media, Pharrell will soon be the new style director of Woolworths with a main focus on environmental and educational activism. “We’re on a mission to change the world,” Pharrell says in a video posted today. […]

London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be in New York next month

by Rachel Ogbu In May, the London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair would be in the United States for the first time. This event has been labeled 1:54 NY and it would take place from May 15-17  at the Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. Creator and director Touria El Glaoui said: “Contemporary African art is continuing its rise to the fore as it is granted […]

SA Trevor Noah takes over the US Daily Show but he’s now like marmite- some hate him, some love him (READ THE DEBATE)

by Rachel Ogbu Trevor Noah,  South African political satirist, writer, producer, DJ, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian was recently announced as the new host of the Daily Show made popular by Jon Stewart on  Comedy Central. The 31-year old South African has received mixed reactions to his new gig. On one side, people like […]

#Under30: Jonathan Liebmann Real Estate developer, CEO of Propertuity SA

by Rachel Ogbu Jonathan Liebmann, the Managing Director of Propertuity, a South African Real Estate development company will turn 30 this year. At the age of 24, Jonathan bought his first collection of buildings in Joburg’s inner city. These were transformed into the space that is now Arts on Main. The subsequent developments, Main Street Life, Revolution House, […]