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AFRICAN VIBES is the premiere lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine covering contemporary Africans and Africa. With its educative, motivating, inspiring and empowering message, compelling and engaging editorial lineup and vibrant and modern design, AFRICAN VIBES is the definitive voice of today’s dynamic African. AFRICAN VIBES speaks directly to a multicultural reader’s spirit, heart and unique concerns. Every other month readers of African heritage rely on AFRICAN VIBES for editorial content designed to help them move their lives forward personally, professionally, intellectually and spiritually.
Mission: African Vibes Magazine's mission is to connect the world to contemporary Africa and Africans from a positive and uplifting perspective
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Do you agree with Niccolò Machiavelli?
"It is the man who honors the title and not the title that honors man."
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. There is no better time to start thinking of how to surprise your family with a rare delicacy. Leave them guessing what is cooking with one of these African Pumpkin recipes. Number 5 is our favorite, what is yours?
Pumpkin is highly versatile. With our list of African pumpkin recipes, you can keep the menu fresh and leave everyone guessing.
Something big is growing in Cameroon. It is called the Douala Grand Mall. It has provided jobs to over 4,500 people and the possibilities are endless. However, do you know the brain behind the imposing structure? One word for this man who left his job in France to come back home and invest in Africa.
The Douala Grand Mall is judged the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa. The ultra-modern edifice sits on and expanse of 40,000 m2
Trump didn't seem to do enough for Africans. It may interest you to know that President Trump is one of the few Presidents in recent years that never set foot in Africa notwithstanding the overwhelming support he enjoyed from Africans. Do you think a Joe Biden Presidency will be different? This post says it all on what to expect.
Most Africans believe that Trump's Administration neglected Africa to a large extent. Here's how we think Joe Biden's administration will bridge that gap.
Do you agree with Kwame Nkrumah?
"Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation."
Been to an African-themed wedding lately and everyone started dancing? How many African dance styles are you familiar with and how many of those can you pull off? Here is your chance to learn. #AfricanDanceStyles #AfricanVibes
African musicians often introduce a dance to accompany their music. today we compile top 10 African dance styles. How many can you pull off?
Looking for a really luxurious getaway? Here are 10 choices in Africa that you absolutely must not overlook! #TravelAfrica #WorldTravel
Today is Africa Industrialization Day. Obviously, Africa needs to be economically self-sustaining to gain the respect of the rest of the world. One sure path to that goal is industrialization. Here is an example to further buttress the importance of industrialization. About 70 percent of the world cocoa beans come from four West African countries namely Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria. However, the price of cocoa per metric ton is only about $2,200 as of 2019. Interestingly, the chocolate industry is worth more than $100 billion. If Africa had the right industries, they can convert their cocoa into chocolate and tap into this $100 billion global industry. The big question today is how can we promote industrialization in Africa? What is the greatest challenge to industrialization in Africa?
The Africa Industrialization Day celebration set for November 20th every year is targeted at enhancing economic development in Africa.
In Africa, when people die, particularly people of great influence, mourners almost always dwell on their good qualities. A similar occurrence played out when the death of Jerry Rawlings was announced a few days ago. Inasmuch as many people say he was one of Africa's greatest leaders, others accuse him of human rights abuses. However, the big question now is, "Was he a hero or a villain?"
Jerry Rawlings may be dead but Africa—particularly Ghanaians—continue to live his legacy. However, was he really a hero or a villain?
What do you know about World Toilet Day? How can we improve the sanitary conditions of Sub-Saharan Africa? This post doesn't only expose the problems but talks about how to solve them. Please read and share your thoughts.
This World Toilet Day shines light on the need to improve toilet availability as well as sanitary conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Did you know?
"Lagos in Nigeria, with more than 21 million inhabitants, is one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the world."
#lagos #nigeria #Africanleaders #inhabitants #SARs #WestAfrica #city #Africa #magufuli #tanzaniaelections #metropolitan #eadsars #Au #Africanvibes
Do you agree with Njeri Rionge?
"Taking an idea that’s on paper or in your head and moving it forward into real, tangible action is the true spirit of entrepreneurship."
#njeririonge #nigeria #Africanleaders #africans #SARs #Eastafrica #westafrica #northafrica #southafrica #entrepreneurship #Africa #njeri #ideas #forward #businessideas #investment #startup #Africanvibes
"A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning."
#force #ditactor #reasoning #democracy #EastAfrican #WestAfrica #EastAfrica #love #Africa #Africanproverb #proverb #Africanwisdom #endsars #sars #africanproverbs #USPresident #wise #Africanvibes
Do you know the story of Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman in the United States? Black Panther star has been handpicked to play that role in the upcoming movie adaptation. Do you think she will do justice to the role or would Lupita Nyong'o would have been a better choice?
Actress Danai Gurira will play the role of the first black congresswoman in the USA, Shirley Chisholm. The movie is titled 'The Fighting Shirley Chisholm'.
World Toilet Day 2020 was on the weekend, and it made us want to look further into the conditions and availability of sanitary toilets in Africa. Here are some thoughts we have.
Do you agree with Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi?
"Surely, there's strength in being dressed for a storm, even when there's no storm in sight?"
#lifestorms #gyasi #abuja #women #Eastafrica #westafrica #northafrica #southafrica #nigeria #Africa #lagos #palmoil #words #storm #uspresident #president #wind #africanleaders #president #yaagyasi #Africanvibes
Kenyan lawyer, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, thinks that the unity of many African countries needs to be renegotiated. Do you agree?
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20 Construction Projects That Will Transform Major African Cities In 2021
Join us as we explore the 20 construction projects that will transform major African cities in 2021. Which of the projects is the most ambitious for you? Also, tell us which project will positively impact Africa more.
#Africandevelopment #marinedrive #RenaissanceDam #Egypt #SGR #PinnacleTowers #Solarpark #Harare #MaltPlant #Happynewyear2021 #Chinese #China
FB - 10 Places to visit Africa
Coronavirus dealt a big blow to our traveling plans. Hopefully, sooner than later, we will be able to dust our itinerary and fly again. Here are 10 places you should pay a visit in Africa.
#Traveltour #Marrakech #Travel #Zanzibar #Seychelles #pandemic #coronavirus #vaccine
TOP 10 AFRICAN DANCE STYLES Facebook Version
What happens in Africa doesn’t stay in Africa. It travels around the world like a wild bushfire. That is the story of African dance moves. Here are the top 10 African dance styles that originate from Africa. #jerusalemadance #odidance #Shaku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRqDMAvRPBQ
So good to see celebrities using their voices and getting behind the #EndSARS campaign! Rihanna, Beyoncé, and others have all gotten on board to shed light on the cause.
"The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest."
- Wole Soyinka
Burna Boy has joined the growing list of celebrities that have spoken out in support of the #EndSARS campaign. If you're not aware, Nigeria is building its own revolution against #policebrutality.
Rest in Peace Chad Boseman who lit up the screen as T'Challa in 'Black Panther'. We have lost an incredible talent and our hearts go out to his family. https://qoo.ly/37wsha
Africans worldwide are either loving or hating Beyoncé's new visual album 'Black Is King'. What are your thoughts on this undeniably powerful new release by the Queen B? Does this tribute to Africa go too far? https://qoo.ly/37r9sg
Congolese designer Anifa Mvuemba created a hit digital fashion show back in May. Now other designers are looking to follow suit! We can't wait to see what comes next from these creative West African minds. https://qoo.ly/37ffsz
The attitudes of many people in the world is greatly influenced by the media. How Africa, Africans and African Immigrants are portrayed in these mediums often stereotypes and reinforces perceptions of aid, disease and war.
When Belle Niba first came to the United States as a teenager, she struggled with the story that was being told about where she was from. Africa was always this dark place with endless wars, disease, poverty and strife. Her country of origin, Cameroon didn’t stray too far from the stereotype but the mainstream narrative was one sided and omitted stories of resilience, hard work, determination and success. The stories of ordinary Africans doing extraordinary things.
That’s when she decided to take matters into her own hands and fill the void. She created African Vibes, a general interest lifestyle publication, to counter the negative stereotypes about Africa and Africans perpetrated by mainstream media.
The publication reaches across the borders of national origin to engage bi-cultural individuals who have a desire to stay connected to Africa through stories that are hopeful, inspiring, educational and motivating.
The internet has opened up an information superhighway where information is can be shared more liberally across the globe. Despite all that, stories of Africa in mainstream media have not strayed too far from old patterns. If it’s about fashion then Safaris are the theme; if it is about today’s Africa then desperation, war, disease and poverty are the highlights. African Vibes does its part to add more color and perspective to the the beautiful fabric of Africa’s story so its diversity can be more fully expressed.
There are so many stories to tell and so much more to discover. With every story we are reminded of how much light and beauty rests in a continent that was once coined ‘the dark continent’.