15.08.17

Nigeria : a first at the Venice Biennale

Peju Alatise, "Flying Girls", © Peju Alatise, 2017

Peju Alatise, “Flying Girls”, © Peju Alatise, 2017

For the first time ever, Nigeria has “its” pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Fifty-one countries are represented, including Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. A participation that did not happen on a whim! (more…)

26.07.17

Muses of yesterday and today

Studio Clément Fumey Lomé, Togo Courtesy Galerie Alain Dettinger, Lyon

Studio Clément Fumey
Lomé, Togo
Courtesy Galerie Alain Dettinger, Lyon

Currently at the African Museum in Lyon (France), the exhibition Portraits de femmes (Portraits of women) shows the emancipation of African women in the aftermath of the Independence, a reflection of the intercultural dynamics of this era.
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17.07.17

Africa Now, only a few days left !

Damien, Namsa Leuba 2015

Damien, Namsa Leuba 2015

In Africa, no one walks. No one marches. Everyone parades!

Art, fashion, design, music … In full effervescence, Africa overflows with an energy that is both inspired and inspiring.

This dynamic emerging scene is celebrated at the Galeries Lafayette. (more…)

24.06.17

Salif Keita on tour

Malian composer and musician Salif Keita at the International Festival Cervantino, 2015 © ProtoplasmaKid / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0

Malian composer and musician Salif Keita at the International Festival Cervantino, 2015 © ProtoplasmaKid / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0

Accompanied by a player of nora, a player of n’goni and two chorus singers, Salif Keita starts his Acoustic Tour with a repertoire sweeping over some thirty years.

After exploring different musical styles (Malian, Cuban and Zairian influences), the artist has decided to return to a more intimate and acoustic formula. A return to his roots. (more…)

10.06.17

Otobong Nkanga wins the BelgianArtPrize

Otobang Nkanga, Steel to Rust - Resistance

Otobang Nkanga, Steel to Rust – Resistance © BOZAR

Organized every two years in close collaboration with the Palais des Beaux-Arts, BelgianArtPrize encourages confirmed talents (Belgian or artists residing in Belgium) by offering them a prize and international visibility. This prize – the most important and oldest in Belgium – was awarded to Otobang Nkanga (1974, Kano / Nigeria). (more…)

21.05.17

Changing Africa’s narratives through arts & design

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If you are in Brussels on Monday 22nd, please come join us to the Dinner-Debate organized to celebrate the Africa Communication Week.
Tapiwa Matsinde, from Atelier Fifty-Five, a regular MOYI contributor, is the guest speaker.
Ntumba BIAYI, from MOYI, will also share our magazine’s views about changing the narratives about Africa.

The dinner is organized by Muntu World.

We can’t wait to meet you there!

16.02.17

New York through its artists

Artist Nicholle Kobi at home in New York

Artist Nicholle Kobi at home in New York

There is a connection between the artist and the place where she or he decides to create. Nowhere is that more true than New York. (more…)

A cooking class in Marrakech (+ recipe)

Dada Ayada, our instructor at La Maison Arabe.

Dada Ayada, our instructor at La Maison Arabe.

A cooking workshop taught by a genuine dada: that was MOYI’s unforgettable culinary experience at the magnificent La Maison Arabe hotel, in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh.
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27.12.16

Christmas dinner in the kitchen with chef Rashad Frazier

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Dinner is ready! Merry Christmas.

Chef Rashad Frazier shares his favorite family dishes for a soulful holiday meal. (more…)

17.12.16

The Dress An Interview With Fashion Designer Reuben Reuel

Fashion designer Reuben Reuel, from DEMESTIK (Copyright: DEMESTIK)

Fashion designer Reuben Reuel, from DEMESTIK (Copyright: DEMESTIK)

Launching a new magazine is a labor of love. There are so many details that go into creating the perfect inaugural issue. The first issue conveys what readers can expect from your publication going forward. For us, it was crucial to get our first cover exactly right. Featuring New York interior designer Dani Arps, we had the perfect cover girl, but we also needed the right look. That’s where fashion designer Reuben Reuel came into the picture. The designer for a celebrity clientele, including Beyonce, Jill Scott, and Andra Day, Reuel designed the perfect piece for our cover girl that had people asking, where can I get that dress? (more…)