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  • Our activism is not seasonal

     

    Our activism is not seasonal; It's at the heart of our daily operations. 
    From the choice of our garments, the factory we source from, to the designs on our products. CoolAfrican is Unapologetic and fearless; our position is quite clear on our products. It is our belief streetwear can be used as a tool to promote social change.

  • Funmilayo Ransome Kuti - The Prominent Activist & Educator

     

    Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900–1978) was a prominent activist during Nigerian women’s anti-colonial struggles.  She was a teacher, political campaigner, and women’s rights activist who directed the Abeokuta Women’s Union (AWU) in southwest Nigeria. The mother of Legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti founded one of the most impressive women’s organizations of the twentieth century (with a membership estimated to have reached up to 20,000 women), which fought against both colonial rule and the patriarchal structure.

  • Reaffirming The Rebellious Creed Of Feminism with Nefertiti

    Seek No Approval Cropped Hoodie by CoolAfrican Merch, is a creative extension from the first T-Shirt piece - Nefertiti 1370 T-Shirt which reaffirms the doctrine of rebellion popularized in modern-day feminism. This special piece attempts to align the extreme of social and political principles of ancient Egyptian feminism with that todays’ practices 
  • Looted Benin Bronze Resurfaces In CoolAfrican Late Winter Collection

    Looted Benin bronze resurfaces in CoolAfrican late winter collection in the form of a pullover hoodie titled Bruised bronze. Far from home in our earth, we all still bear the bruises of the past loot.
  • Grammy Award Nominee Burna Boy LookBook by CoolAfrican

    Damini Ogulu aka Burna boy was raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on the country’s southern coast. The rockstar hails from a musical family; his grandfather, at one point, managed legendary African activist and musician, Fela Kuti. 

    Aside from his musical prowess home and abroad, the 2020 grammy award nominee, Burna boy has become a trendsetter with his ultracool bold style.

    Check out some of the African Giant Style the CoolAfrican team  put together:  

  • George the Poet turned down an MBE because of the colonial trauma inflicted on the children of Africa.

    "I see myself as student, admirer, and friend of Britain, however, the colonial trauma inflicted on the children of Africa, entrenched across our geo-political and macro-economic realities, prevents me from accepting the title Member of the British Empire."
  • 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.