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The Africa Channel Showcasing the best in Modern African entertainment, lifestyle and culture The Africa Channel is a showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analyses, and cultural and historical programs.

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05/12/2022

The Xibelani dance is a native dance of the Tsonga women of the Limpopo province in northern South Africa. The name of the dance comes from the native Xitsonga language and it can translate to "hitting to the rhythm”.⁠⠀
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🎥: @noxolomafeje

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"Where you sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth." African ProverbThe eyewear in Camo 35 was created from ...
05/11/2022

"Where you sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth." African Proverb

The eyewear in Camo 35 was created from plastic hair rollers in honour of the highly fashionable hairstyle from the 90's known as Curly Kit.

📸: @thandiwe_muriu

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"Where you sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth." African ProverbThe eyewear in Camo 35 was created from ...
05/11/2022

"Where you sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth." African Proverb

The eyewear in Camo 35 was created from plastic hair rollers in honour of the highly fashionable hairstyle from the 90's known as Curly Kit.

📸: @thandiwe_muriu

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“If i didn't found a couple of years ago this photo album that was featuring more than 100 African women with the hairst...
05/10/2022

“If i didn't found a couple of years ago this photo album that was featuring more than 100 African women with the hairstyles they were wearing prior to colonization, i would surely had never started !

Hair played a major cultural function in pre colonial societies. Depending of the society, they used hairstyle to communicate on their religion, wealth, age, social class, tribe, ethnic identity, marital statut. Hair had also a lot of spiritual connotation communicating on things like fertility, vitality (the more hair you have, the more fertile and strong, healthy, powerful you are supposed to be) and hair was for some a way to communicate with divine (the longer the hair, the most receptive you are to receive message from spirituals entity).
Hairdressing in africa was for rusted friend or relative. Because of the strong spiritual connotation of hair, the hair in the hand of enemy could become an ingredient in the production of a dangerous “charm” to injure the owner.
African used to have a big variety of hairstyle. It wasn’t only limited to tresses, cornrows, and braided styles, the styles also included ornament like beads, gold, or cowries.”

✍️& 📸: @laetitiaky

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“If i didn't found a couple of years ago this photo album that was featuring more than 100 African women with the hairst...
05/10/2022

“If i didn't found a couple of years ago this photo album that was featuring more than 100 African women with the hairstyles they were wearing prior to colonization, i would surely had never started !

Hair played a major cultural function in pre colonial societies. Depending of the society, they used hairstyle to communicate on their religion, wealth, age, social class, tribe, ethnic identity, marital statut. Hair had also a lot of spiritual connotation communicating on things like fertility, vitality (the more hair you have, the more fertile and strong, healthy, powerful you are supposed to be) and hair was for some a way to communicate with divine (the longer the hair, the most receptive you are to receive message from spirituals entity).
Hairdressing in africa was for rusted friend or relative. Because of the strong spiritual connotation of hair, the hair in the hand of enemy could become an ingredient in the production of a dangerous “charm” to injure the owner.
African used to have a big variety of hairstyle. It wasn’t only limited to tresses, cornrows, and braided styles, the styles also included ornament like beads, gold, or cowries.”

✍️& 📸: @laetitiaky

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05/09/2022

The accuracy in this clip 😂

🎥: @i_am_tjan

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05/08/2022

“Finding Samuel Lowe” Tonight at 6pm Eastern on The Africa Channel

Tonight, follow one family's journey to fulfill their mother's wish to find her father. From Harlem, to Jamaica, to China, this emotional search will connect with moms, sons, and daughters everywhere.

05/08/2022

In a tribute to Moms this Mother's Day, follow iFani as he navigates China and cooks with its grandmothers. Now that's RESPECT!

Showing All Day today starts at 9am

#AfricaChannelTv #MothersDay

05/07/2022

It’s almost Mother’s Day! We are super hyped and we’ve got a number of amazing shows coming in 💃🏽❤️

Check out platinum rapper and Host of Amah Knows Best, iFani's Music Video Tribute to Moms this Mother's Day - 8th May.

And don't miss the Amah Knows Best Marathon all day starting at 9am Eastern.

05/05/2022

This is wholesome 🥺❤️

We hope wherever Cori is, she and her baby are doing okay

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‘I saw this homeless mother on the street selling her drawings to support her 9 month old baby...🥺💔😢 The mother has a disability & they only have a few more days left to stay at their shelter. Let's change their lives!!! 😭🙏🏼💕’

🎥: @isaiahgarza

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05/03/2022

Have you heard of African Medical Body Therapy?

African ancestors had a profound way of dealing with P.T.S.D.

It was believed that when a man returned from war, before he could be accepted back into society. He needed to live with a shaman for 3 months to do some spiritual cleansing. It was said that after war, the human spirit was off balance and required to undergo some ritual in order to restore it back in harmony with nature and the community.

A horn was used to draw out stagnant and dsyfunctional blood to the surface. This is one of the ritual that was performed on the warriors to cleanse them of any mental illness and trauma that they might experience later on in life after the war.

This is one of the many practices that have been lost due to slavery and colonization

✍️: @moyoafrika

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04/28/2022

The Somba Betammaribe, Tamberma, of Togo 🇹🇬 still practice scarification of the face and torso, although it is less common today than in the past. ⁠

Scarification serves as a form of identification, protection and status marker.⁠

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04/26/2022

"Panama is deeply rooted in Black culture, history, and influence. When I was searching online about Panama’s history there were very few mentions of how people of African descent contributed to Panama’s culture, infrastructure, and economy for centuries.

I want to take time to thank and honor all those who lost their lives to making Panama into what it is today."

🎥: @chelseadoestravel

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04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day!!! 🌍😂

🎥: @imdimpey

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04/21/2022

If Africans aunties & uncles don’t talk about your weight gain, are they really African aunties or uncles? Who can relate?

🎥: @nimayndolo

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Fabric of Africa 🌍 What fabric can you trace to an African country? We’ll start; Alindi - Somalia 🇸🇴📸: @thateasterngirl ...
04/20/2022

Fabric of Africa 🌍 What fabric can you trace to an African country?

We’ll start; Alindi - Somalia 🇸🇴

📸: @thateasterngirl

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04/19/2022

Nc’wala is an annual traditional ceremony where the Ngoni people of the Eastern Province of Zambia come together during the last weekend of February to pay homage to their chief Mpezeni and God for the gift of the first fruits and food.

📍Mtenguleni Village , Zambia 🇿🇲

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04/18/2022

Happy 42nd Independence, Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

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04/15/2022

Pictures from the street of Abuja, Nigeria 🇳🇬

🎥: @royaltyocean/TikTok

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04/14/2022

A gentle reminder to keep putting in the work. 😊❤️

🎥 @yetunde.odimayo

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04/12/2022

This is very impressive 🤯

🎥: @banga_acro

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04/11/2022

Get fit for Summer! Weekday morning workouts on The Africa Channel! 5 Color Fitness brings you elite tailored training from the comfort of your home. Join the 5 Color Fitness movement, and start living a fit, healthy and active lifestyle. 8am & 8:30am Eastern on TAC

04/10/2022

National Mosque, Abuja Nigeria 🇳🇬

🎥: @theniyifagbemi

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04/09/2022

The energyyy 🔥 Definitely mood this weekend

🎥: @photosbyreem

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04/07/2022

She’s tough, she’s single, she’s black, and she solves crimes while balancing motherhood.

The investigative drama series featuring female Detective Lungi who solves crimes in a male dominated world. Don’t miss The Africa Channel’s new season of crime drama Traffic! Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern. (Los Angeles Spectrum Channel 183)

#AfricaChannelTv #Traffic

04/06/2022

Photography Art by @alexpeter_idoko

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Happy Independence Day, Senegal 🇸🇳 Dakar, Senegal is home to the tallest statue in Africa - the African Renaissance Monu...
04/05/2022

Happy Independence Day, Senegal 🇸🇳

Dakar, Senegal is home to the tallest statue in Africa - the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar. It was completed in 2010 to mark 50 years of independence.

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04/04/2022

Which scenery is your favorite? 🇨🇮🇧🇯🇰🇪🇷🇼🇹🇿⠀

Let's normalize considering Africa when wanting to experience a country with nice beaches, waterfalls, scenic rivers, unique sandbanks, and much much more. ⠀

🎥: @flywithqueenie

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#AfricaChannelTv #AfricanTour

04/03/2022

The Mysterious Hyena Men of Nigeria 🇳🇬

This tribe in Nigeria entertains audiences with daring feats, which they perform with hyenas, poisonous snakes and baboons. Predominantly comprised of Hausa people (one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa) they move from city to city, gathering large crowds wherever they go.

🎥: @tayoainafilms

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04/01/2022

The worse the face, the better the dance 🤷🏽‍♀️😂

🎥: @hopehajir 🙌🏽

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The Samburu are a Nilotic people of north-central Kenya. Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who herd mainly cattle bu...
03/30/2022

The Samburu are a Nilotic people of north-central Kenya. Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who herd mainly cattle but also keep sheep, goats and camels.

The name they use for themselves is Lokop or Loikop, a term which may have a variety of meanings which Samburu themselves do not agree on. 

​The traditional dress of the Samburu tribe is a striking red cloth wrapped like a skirt and a white sash. This is adorned with many colorful beaded earrings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Each piece of jewelry worn represents the status of the wearer.

🎥: ​@hugnos

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Born into slavery in 1851, conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy became renowned performers touring the world as ‘T...
03/29/2022

Born into slavery in 1851, conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy became renowned performers touring the world as ‘The Two-Headed Nightingale’.

They appeared before the royal courts of Europe and earned extraordinary sums during their long and successful career.

They eventually returned to North Caroline, and built a large house on the land they had bought for their father twenty years earlier. Until their death in 1912, they did charity work and toured intermittently

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03/28/2022

𝐕𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐨 Village in Benin 🇧🇯⠀

Along the coast of Benin, voodoo is the most spread religion, passing on from the ancestors to the new generation.⠀


Let me debunk a myth really quickly..⁣Voodoo is NOT simple black magic, as most of Western people think. In reality, it is a rich and complex religion which makes sense and gives order to the life of millions of believers.⠀


So what's the big colorful moving thing? It's called a Zangbeto and when the Zangbeto comes out, it is a big important event for the village. Its performance guarantees protection against bad spirits and malicious people. The spinning movement of the mask symbolizes the spiritual cleaning of the village and Zangbeto also performs miracles to prove its powers.⠀


This was one of the most interesting things I've witnessed during my travels! Benin is so rich with culture and right now it's tied right now for my favorite African country 💪🏾🇧🇯⠀

🎥: @flywithqueenie

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03/27/2022

Every Bride needs an introduction like this! We can’t stop watching this video😂😂

🎥: @dladdphotography

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