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  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

3 days ago

Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation launch annual award for artists from Africa and its diaspora

Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) have announced the launch of the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, an annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora...

21 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Mauritius welcomes back international travellers

Mauritius has opened its borders to international travellers, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, from today, 15 July 2021...

15 Jul 2021

How to revive African tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic

Even though parts of the global tourism sector have started recovering from Covid-19 restrictions, tourists may still feel that home is safer than abroad. This can be beneficial for domestic tourism...

14 Jul 2021

Cannes Trend Talks 2021 Official Programme released

The official programme for the Cannes Trend Talks 2021 has been announced...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jul 2021

Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

Nigerian singing legend Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan dies

Nigerian singing legend Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, more famously known as Sound Sultan, has died...

12 Jul 2021

Publiseer introduces music licensing services on its platform

Publiseer has introduced music licensing services on its platform...

12 Jul 2021

Young Kenyan makes a name for himself producing artisan chocolate

At the tender age of 30, Naheed Ahmed is the founder and MD of The Chocolate Bar, an artisan chocolate company based in Nairobi that manufactures a wide range of chocolate products...

7 Jul 2021

#YouthMatters: KFC's Trivern Chetty on nurturing tomorrow's talent

Trivern Chetty, marketing manager innovation and insights for KFC at Yum Brands Africa, shares his career journey and his approach towards the professional development of himself and others...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jun 2021

Entries now open for All African Music Awards (Afrima) 2021

The international committee of the All African Music Awards (Afrima) announced the 2021 event calendar at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the opening of Afrima 2021...

28 Jun 2021

Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Banning African films like Rafiki and Inxeba doesn't diminish their influence

Social media and internet forums function as an important space of contestation for issues relating to queer identities. This is evident in reactions to two fairly recent queer-themed African films, one from South Africa - Inxeba/The Wound - and the other from Kenya - Rafiki...

By Gibson Ncube 23 Jun 2021

Aïcha Macky's Zinder wins the Adiaha Award at Encounters 2021

Nigerien filmmaker Aïcha Macky won the The Adiaha Award for her film Zinder. The Ladima Foundation presented Macky with the award at the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival...

22 Jun 2021

Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022

A 10-part anthology animated series, created by filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, will premiere on Disney+ in late 2022...

18 Jun 2021

YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

YouTube Music is opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022...

10 Jun 2021

Locarno Film Fest announces the Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy

In collaboration with the Realness Institute of Africa, Locarno Film Festival has announced the introduction of the Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy...

9 Jun 2021

Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup

Afro Caribbean Brewing Company scooped the title of Best Beer in Africa for its Space Llama double IPA at the 2021 African Beer Cup held recently...

8 Jun 2021

From apprentice to fashion icon: Ivory Coast's Pathe'O, 50 years on

Pathe'O is celebrating a 50-year career during which his signature casual shirts and dresses in vibrant African prints have graced the shoulders of celebrities and political luminaries including Nelson Mandela...

By Loucoumane Coulibaly, Bate Felix and John Stonestreet 7 Jun 2021




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