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  • The Smartest Family in Britain today, is an African family. 

    Their twin, Paula and Peter Imafidon, at age eight set a joint world record, when they passed an A/AS-level examination in mathematics. A year after this, they took and passed the University of Cambridge’s Advanced Mathematics (FAM) paper making them the youngest students ever to pass the examination. 
  • Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut

    Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, launched into space on shuttle Challenger's STS-8 mission thirty-five years ago, on August 30, 1983.

     

  • Warrior Queen - Amina of Zaria

    Commonly known as the warrior queen, Queen Amina of Zaria was the first woman to become the Sarauniya (queen) in a male-dominated society. She expanded the territory of the Hausa people of north Africa to its largest borders in history. Much of what is known of Queen Amina is based on information related in the Kano Chronicles. Other details are pulled from the oral traditions of Nigeria. As a result, the memory of Queen Amina has assumed legendary proportions in her native Hausaland and beyond.[1] The modern state of Nigeria has immortalized Amina by erecting a statue of her, spear in hand, on a horse, in the centre of Lagos.

  • "African Must Unite" by Kwame Nkrumah

    At the heart of black radicalism is the idea of the African revolution, a process that ultimately tears down colonial borders and creates a unified state that can provide for all people on the continent and in the diaspora. Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, which had the first successful liberation struggle in what is known as sub-Saharan Africa, presents the best case and vision of the African revolution.
  • CoolAfrican Partners with ReGainAPP

    We are pleased to announce CoolAfrican has now joined the likes of NewBalance, Asics, MissGuided, Pretty LiltleThings and other world-leading re...
  • Now you can shop with us and pay later with Klarna

    CoolAfricanMerch has now completed the integration of Klarna alternative payment gateway into our online store to make the ease and convenience of payment for customers much better. 
  • SEUN KUTI - The Son Of Afrobeats Icon FELA KUTI

    The obligation of writing protest songs and driving for Africa’s physical and spiritual liberation is engraved into Seun Kuti’s chromosome. Hence why It’s no surprise he approves of a product like ours retelling the story of Africa with quirky designs on sustainable garment. 

    Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He has spent most of his life preserving and extending his father's political and musical legacy as the leader of his father's former band Egypt 80.

  • CoolAfricanMerch is 1 MONTH OLD Today

    On the 3rd of July CoolAfrican was birthed online to serve the world with African inspired designs on sustainable products.  Every step counts fo...
  • The CoolAfricanPlaylist - Exclusively on Soundcloud & Spotify

    As pop culture is a big part of our artistic inspiration and direction here at cool African, nothing connects the dot more than the current wave o...
  • AFRONATION FESTIVAL FASHION ESSENTIALS

    Billed as Europe's biggest urban beach festival this August.  Afronation is taking place this summer from 1 - 4 of August in Portugal with a line u...
  • Lion King - Beyonce sends a Letter to Africa

    There is a new shift in the ground of African pop culture and it's not coming from the continent but rather from the state of AMERICA. BEYONCE has ...
  • 10% OFF Everything To Celebrate Our Launch - Shop Away

    Our goal is to bring to light African culture to the forefront using creatively witty designs and sustainable garments.