Senegal has a long history of being one of the fashion hubs of Africa. With its dazzling bou bou dresses and flowing kaftans, Senegal is really a nation that prides itself in it’s fashion culture. During the muslim feast of Eid al-Adha fashion shows are held to mark the occasion. This is where the country’s top designers get to showcase their latest collections.
In Senegal traditional garments are continuously reinvented to express the latest trends and styles at the moment. This is very busy time for tailors and seamstresses as everyone is trying to out dress the other in their best outfit.
Senegalese say that looking your best is the highest form of showing respect and displaying your creativity.
Check out this video to see more about Senegalese Fashion.
Brazil has the biggest black African diaspora outside of Africa. Now, when it comes to children’s media there is very little reflection of this fact. As we are based in Nigeria we didn’t really have any idea just how bad the situation was. That is until we were approached by several English speaking Brazilian fans of Bino & Fino asking if there was a Portuguese version of the show.
2015 was a really awesome year. We discovered some really great things that are helping to nurture young minds. After a lot of thinking we've compiled our favorite 5 posts of 2015.
Cultural dances play a huge role in African societies. These dance forms are used to teach moral values, social etiquette and to help people mature and celebrate members of the community while celebrating festivals and other occasions.
Here is a neat list of stores that do African themed greeting cards for you to check out.
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