28.04.20

Pan-fried cod, sweet potato, and morel, by chef Rougui Dia written by Françoise Diboussi

Photo by Jasmine Van Hevel

Africa is where some of Rougui Dia’s culinary references come from, since it was her mother who first taught her to cook. From a family of seven children, Rougui considers togetherness to be an integral part of gastronomy. She can’t imagine a meal without that festive air that invariably accompanies African family gatherings.

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24.04.20

The 5th issue of MOYI is coming soon…

The first issue of MOYI in the WHSmith bookshop, in Paris

After a hiatus from publishing, MOYI is coming back soon… in May 2020.

We know that you all expect a certain quality from our publications, and we couldn’t have provided that within the timeframe that was available. Independent publishing revolves around small teams whose members mostly have side jobs; unfortunately as months went by, our personal and professional obligations didn’t allow us to work as much as usual on these issues. Thankfully, we have re-organized and here we are back to work.

The upcoming issue was supposed to be published in March 2020 as a quarterly, but because of the effects of the current COVID19 pandemic, we have finally decided to publish only two issues this year: the spring/summer issue in May, and the fall/winter issue in November.

By the end of 2020, we will then update you on how we will organize the future issues as we assess the consequences of this current crisis.

Thank you once again, and in advance, for your understanding, trust and support.

The MOYI team

13.02.18

Win tickets to the Mali Twist exhibition

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël (1963)

VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY ALERT !

The #NotToBeMissed Mali Twist exhibition at Fondation Cartier will be over in less than two weeks.

If you happen to be in Paris in the next days, please tag a friend that you would like to attend the exhibition with, in the comment section. You’ve got until February 14th at midnight Paris time to participate in this giveaway in this post or in our social media pages. The names of the winners will be given on February 15th and the tickets will be posted the same day.

This exceptional collection of black-and-white photographs provides a thorough immersion in the life of the man who was nicknamed “the eye of Bamako.” The photographs reveal Malick Sidibé’s capacity, starting at the beginning of the 1960s, to grasp the vitality of the youth of Bamako and impose his unique style, recognized today throughout the world.

The title Mali Twist refers to the eponymous song of Malian singer and guitarist Boubacar Traoré, released in 1963.

Photograph: Malick Sidibé | Nuit de Noel (1963)

31.12.17

Become a golden beauty… …with Jennie Jenkins

The brand Black Up has just launched its first palette designed for strobing, as a limited edition. The perfect way to shine this festive season. This palette, christened Highlighter, is being developed in collaboration with statuesque Jennie Jenkins, make-up artist and star vlogger. MOYI was lucky enough to meet her.

The brand Black Up has just launched its first palette designed for strobing, as a limited edition. The perfect way to shine this festive season. This palette, christened Highlighter, is being developed in collaboration with statuesque Jennie Jenkins, make-up artist and star vlogger. MOYI was lucky enough to meet her. (more…)

23.11.17

Chuck Berry or the birth of a myth

A unanimous tribute was paid to Chuck Berry last March, after news of his passing. Three months later, and nearly forty years after his previous record, his posthumous album, simply called “Chuck” was released.

Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A unanimous tribute was paid to Chuck Berry last March, after news of his passing. Three months later, and nearly forty years after his previous record, his posthumous album, simply called “Chuck” was released. (more…)

15.08.17

Nigeria : a first at the Venice Biennale

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!

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

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.

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…)