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2018 Lagos Boat regatta.
📷 By @photography_by_misan
The boat regatta has always
2018 Lagos Boat regatta. 📷 By @photography_by_misan The boat regatta has always been an annual festival celebrated in virtually all riverine areas of Lagos State. It is associated with rowing and sailing. By official records, the first boat regatta was staged in 1933. However, prior  to this period, the people of Agbowa, Eredo, Ejirin, Ketu,  Epe, and some parts of the state  had staged so many boat regattas. It was gathered that the ceremony was designed to appease the goddess of the sea, Olokun, thanking  her for  her  blessings and appealing for future protection against accidents on the sea as well as success in fishing expeditions. The boat regatta saw colourful displays of tastefully  decorated  canoes, boats, paddles, dances as well as songs in praise  of  the water deity. One of the Badagry  division boats had  the popular Zangbeto masqurade. The five boats from  Badagry called Oko Shi, it was gathered, took them four days to decorate and the boats are used to welcome people to their domain and one of them takes over 20 passengers. In order to reflect the peculiarities of changing social environment, boats from Epe, Ikorodu and Lagos Island  showed the refinement in organisation, scope and celebration that the regatta has undergone in recent years.
09.09.2018 12:00:38
2018 Lagos Boat regatta.
📷 By @photography_by_misan
The boat regatta has always
2018 Lagos Boat regatta. 📷 By @photography_by_misan The boat regatta has always been an annual festival celebrated in virtually all riverine areas of Lagos State. It is associated with rowing and sailing. By official records, the first boat regatta was staged in 1933. However, prior  to this period, the people of Agbowa, Eredo, Ejirin, Ketu,  Epe, and some parts of the state  had staged so many boat regattas. It was gathered that the ceremony was designed to appease the goddess of the sea, Olokun, thanking  her for  her  blessings and appealing for future protection against accidents on the sea as well as success in fishing expeditions. The boat regatta saw colourful displays of tastefully  decorated  canoes, boats, paddles, dances as well as songs in praise  of  the water deity. One of the Badagry  division boats had  the popular Zangbeto masqurade. The five boats from  Badagry called Oko Shi, it was gathered, took them four days to decorate and the boats are used to welcome people to their domain and one of them takes over 20 passengers. In order to reflect the peculiarities of changing social environment, boats from Epe, Ikorodu and Lagos Island  showed the refinement in organisation, scope and celebration that the regatta has undergone in recent years.
09.09.2018 12:00:04
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Regrann from @creativenairobi -  Elsie Ayoo, 16, a young passionate ballet dance
Regrann from @creativenairobi - Elsie Ayoo, 16, a young passionate ballet dancer, trains along a busy street corner in Kibera. Ballet dancing is being taught at schools in Kibera through an arts program run by charities Anno’s Africa and One Fine Day, providing alternative Arts and education to children in Kenya. Photo by Bryan Jaybee @storitellah Via @kiberastories
09.09.2018 06:41:47
Regrann from @creativenairobi -  Evans Morgan, a performing acrobat from the cha
Regrann from @creativenairobi - Evans Morgan, a performing acrobat from the charity Annos Africa walks on stilts at a street in Kibera. Photo by © Bryan Jaybee @storitellah Via @kiberastories
09.09.2018 06:39:49
#CapeTown Street Artists @creativecapetown
12.10.2017 13:37:00
Bogo Ja, organzised by Bougou Saba is a Malian artistic and cultural event that
Bogo Ja, organzised by Bougou Saba is a Malian artistic and cultural event that happens once a year in the commune of Siby. This year the Bougou Saba cultural centre wanted to broaden its creativity by taking part in the festival for the "International forum of Earth Architecture". It is an international audience that is drawn to a small village near the capital of Bamako, where traditional houses are painted for a competition. It took place on the 25 - 26 February and was divided into street activities, guided tours, creative activities, shows and concerts. This is an opportunity for the people to celebrate and also broaden its potential for cultural, economic and social development.
10.10.2017 14:34:50
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Indipendence place Yaounde, #Cameroon. 
Via @igersyaounde
Indipendence place Yaounde, #Cameroon. Via @igersyaounde...more
27.07.2017 11:27:01
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NELSON #MANDELADAY
Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mand
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NELSON #MANDELADAY Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday.The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. No matter how small the action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Mr Mandela did, every day. What are you doing to make the world a better place?what are you doing to make every day a Mandela Day?#time2serve Art Work by Artist Zelalem Merga​ from Addis Ababa Ethiopia
18.07.2017 09:52:07
@opendesignct Cape Town Festival is just around the corner. The 12 day festival
@opendesignct Cape Town Festival is just around the corner. The 12 day festival includes expos, workshops,a film festival, a series of talks, master classses and city wise activations and events,This year there is something very special for all innovators,change makers, thought leaders,social entrepreneurs and problem solvers.@opendesignct is hosting Africa’s first International STEAM Symposium on the 14th of August 2017 at the Cape Town City Hall. Its more of where Art meets Science unveiling how art and technology go hand in hand.STEAM is a global movement looking to add the creativity and vision of Art and Design thinking to the traditional STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math ).Its a well timed collaboration between Finland ( 100 years old 2017 ) and South Africa.Join the revolution in driving Afrikan design and innovation forward.for more details visit www.opendesignct.com#ODCT2017
16.07.2017 12:37:10
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A young man and his kora. This incredible instrument is made
Via @humansofmali A young man and his kora. This incredible instrument is made from a dried calabas, cowhide and 21 strings. It produces a wonderful sound and is unique in Mali and the surrounding region. Bamako, #Mali. 2017 © Svend Hellner @svendhellner
29.06.2017 17:55:55
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-<●>- EXHIBITION - "Kings Of The New Cities" by Kassou Seydou (Painter, Senegal)
-<●>- EXHIBITION - "Kings Of The New Cities" by Kassou Seydou (Painter, Senegal). The exhibition continues until September 23, after the opening last Saturday. Venue : @galeriececilefakhoury, Abidjan.
27.06.2017 14:02:19
What an amazing project @theyellowoflagos .A symbolic quest  for the colour that
What an amazing project @theyellowoflagos .A symbolic quest for the colour that binds the city of Lagos,#Nigeria Video:"Molue Table, by Godwin Ekanemeh. 🚌: @tonyola_007 / @dolapoo / @ayoolaart /
26.06.2017 08:16:58
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