Africa Holds The World’s Most Ancient Written Languages

By Monday, June 8, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Writing system is an obvious or visible signs that are used to represent units of language in a systematic way. Writing systems differ in style and structure across many regions.  Africa writing is said to be the world’s oldest and largest written languages known to mankind, evidence of such dates back to pre-historic time. Africa language is very unique and expressive in its form and forms today global history of literacy. The continent has contributed substantially to the global history of written languages of today, which has largely been ignored.

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Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

Ethiopia, formerly known as Abyssinia until the 20th century is a landlock country located in the Horn of Africa, northeast Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia falls in the category of the most populous landlock country in the world and the second-most populated nation in Africa with over 90 million inhabitants. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world.

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Chinese Counterfeits Plague Ghana Textile Sector

Stephen Badu, marketing director of Ghanaian fabric company Premium African Textiles, recently told the Christian Science Monitor that pirated designs—predominantly from China—make up about 60 percent of all textiles sold in Ghana and often retail for half the price of authentic product, forcing several local manufacturers to close in recent years.

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Meet The Founder of Bayabs Accessories | Exclusive Interview

Hello beautiful people. I bring to you a beautiful friend from Ghana. I haven’t met her just yet so I guess I should call her an e-friend. I have been stalking her instagram page for quite a while now and I really wanted to hear her story. She is creative, friendly and a mother of two adorable kids. She responded to my questions very eloquently and despite her busy schedule, she took out time to answer all my questions. Join me and let’s meet Yvonne Bakuri, the CEO of Bayabs accessories. 

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Destination Tuesday | Beautiful Honeymoon Hotspot in Egypt

Egypt is an ancient land known for its archaeological sites, bustling cities, rich local culture and also filled with ideal honeymoon destinations for couples. If you are looking for the highest level of luxury, high class relaxing and over-the-top honeymoon, then Egypt is that place you are looking for. There you’ll find some of the most magnificent and romantic settings for your honeymoon; ones that offers the highest level of comfort, excellent attention to detail and the kind of warm and freindly service that makes for a most memorable and wonderful romantic experience.

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The fight to free Nigeria’s girls from Boko Haram must continue Gordon Brown

By Wednesday, April 15, 2015 0 , , Permalink 2

A year after more than 200 girls were abducted from Chibok by the boko haram group the struggle to find them must not be abandoned. Mark Enoch has been told his daughter is dead. He should grieve but he can’t because he refuses to believe it is true. So he will pray again, just like he has for the past 364 days and nights, kneeling at the side of her empty bed.  

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Traditional African Dashiki

By Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2 , Permalink 3

Dashiki (pronounced duh-shee-kee) is a colourful loose-fitting traditional African cloth that covers the top half of the body and widely worn in West Africa. The name dashiki originates from the Hausa word dan ciki“, which means shirt. In 1928, Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi made dashiki popular in USA. When he was 16, he developed an interest in African studies, so he travelled to Haiti at age 20 to know more about African religion. After some time he came back and started small scale manufacturing business which also involved production of African attire especially the dashiki.

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Bellafricana launches The Marketplace For Afrocentric And Handmade Products

Bukky Bello who is the founder of Bellafricana shares with Bellafricana digest viewers the launch of an online marketplace for Afrocentric and Handmade products in Africa (starting with Nigeria her homeland) with the aim of promoting local content through the connection of local artisans, talents and creatives to the global reach. Let’s hear her story…

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Spotlight Wednesday | Muraina Oyelami

Chief Muraina Oyelami is a man of two worlds, popularly known as a master painter a great performing artist in music and theatre. He is a product of the famous Oshogbo Art Movement initiated by Professor Ulli Beier and his wife Georgina Beier. In 1964, he started his career as an artist. He studied technical theatre and specialized in theatre design at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, where he later taught traditional music from 1975 to 1987.

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Meet Opemipo Ogunyemi “The Shoe Crafter” | Exclusive Interview

By Thursday, January 29, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 2

This young man right here is an entrepreneur with a great passion for shoe crafting. I met him at Creative focus, a competition for entrepreneurs I was fortunate to attend in year 2014. You’ll be surprised the number of talents we have in Africa, but not to worry the Bellafricana team will bring them to you one at a time. Lets meet him; 

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Meet Folarin Falana “The Rapper” | Exclusive Interview

By Friday, January 23, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 4

For all those who know Folarin aka Falz the Bahd Guy, I’m sure you must agree with me at his level of humility and humor. I met Falz a couple of years ago through one his awesome sisters, Foladele Falana. Falz is the son of the popular respected lawyer Femi Falana. He is a Barrister with a strong passion for music and entertainment. He is an upcoming artist, who is very loved by today’s youths. I was so interested to hear his story, so I thought to share with you on the digest. 

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The Making Of African Clay Pot

By Friday, January 23, 2015 0 , Permalink 1

Pottery has a long history in Africa and is one of the oldest arts. Pots are usually made by women. Though cheap and functional, African pots combine utility with great beauty. The procedure for making pots vary within the different communities that span the continent. The process of pottery making in Africa begins with the mining and preparation of the clay and mixing it with water.

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