Cool Culture

  • Burna Boy's 'Twice as Tall " Album Drops 13th August

    For the most part, Burna Boy hasn’t diluted his African heritage to reach his global audience. Instead, he has placed an unmistakably African stamp on music drawn from all around Africa and from across the African diaspora. He has a calm, husky, resolute voice that exemplifies the West African cultural virtue of coolness: poise and control transcending any commotion. His melodic sense is rooted in pentatonic African modes but unconstrained by them, and he has a stable of producers who deliver some of the most innovative rhythm tracks in 21st-century pop — usually working alongside Burna Boy in his studio, he said. He sings, most often, in a pidgin of English and Yoruba, confident that his meaning will get through even if listeners don’t recognize all the words.

  • Afro Hair Futurism

    Afro Hair Futurism . Lisa Farrall 'Armour' hair collection shot by Luke Nugent. Styling: a+c:studio Makeup: Suhyun Kang-Emery Collection nominated for the final of British Hairdresser of the Year Award Afro category and earned Lisa 3 Black Hair & Beauty Awards finalist nominations in the Weave, Natural and Stylist of the Year categories! 
  • Vintage Dakar

  • The Lost African Empire - Askum

    The Aksumite Empire ended with the last King, Dil Na’od who was defeated by his former General Mara Takla Haymanot who founded the Agaw Zagwe dynasty.

    According to legend, a son of Dil Na’od fled in exile, until his descendants overthrew the Zagwe dynastic rulers and re-established the Solomonic dynasty around 1270 CE.

  • The Kingdom of Kush

    The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient African kingdom located in Nubia, a region along the Nile rivers encompassing the areas between what is today central Sudan and southern Egypt.

  • Nigerian Born Engineer Dr Osato has 4 PhDs and 7 Master's Degrees. He makes drones for the US Army.

    Nigerian Inventor, Dr. Osato Osemwengie is one of the world's most educated people and an integral member of the American armed forces, constructing drones for the United States Army. These drones are used for surveillance to gather critical information, as well as take out terrorist camps.
  • The Achievements of Dr Kwame Nkrumah

    The achievements of Dr Kwame Nkrumah distinguished him among his contemporaries on the continent. His ideology for pan-Africanism, Africa liberation and self-governance also earned him an enviable reputation worldwide.

  • 15% OFF EVERYTHING TO CELEBRATE BLACKPOUNDDAY

    How to support Black-owned businesses Yesterday, Swiss posted five simple things we can all do today to support the cause:

    • Buy from Black-owned businesses
    • Take a photo of the purchase or business
    • Post on social media using the hashtag #BlackPoundDay
    • Big up your experience on your stories
    • Recommend the business to a friend
  • Details Matter - Riri at WORK

     

    Behind the scenes with our CEO and Artistic Director

    working on the finishing touches of the latest denim piece: the Mini Denim Shorts. Limited Stocks. BLACK CEO 

  • Afro Punk Elegance

    Afro Punk Elegance by CoolAfricanMerch
  • How the CIA ousted Africa's visionary leader Dr Kwame Nkrumah

    On February 21, 1966, President Nkrumah left Ghana for Hanoi, the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, at the invitation of President Ho Chi Minh to resolve the Vietnam War. Ghana was left under the control of a three-man Presidential Commission.

  • Love Comes In Many Shades - Father's Day Special

     

    Love comes in many shades. Celebrating the strength and importance of black fathers all around the world.