MUSIC – “Rumble in the Jungle”, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa & TRESOR, 2021

© DJ Maphorisa – Kabza De Small

Among the most anticipated albums of this year, the latest opus by Kabza De Small, produced with the help of DJ Maphorisa & TRESOR. The first track available on the listening and downloading platforms is called “Funu” and is an opus of fourteen songs with a subtle rhythm. We must admit that this prodigy is not on his first try? Born in South Africa in 1992, Kabza De Small (real name Kabelo Petrus Motha) has been recognized since 2016 as a leading DJ and producer. Labeled “King of Amapiano” (amapiano is a genre born in Pretoria around 2015, although its origins are much debated), the man signs music that is melodic, energetic, welcoming … and very addictive. Today, the artist enjoys international notoriety. A hyper productive musician who multiplies collaborations with another standard bearer of African electronic music, DJ Maphorisa.

“Rumble in the Jungle”, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa & TRESOR, 2021

MUSIC – Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin, Jarring Effects

Led by the iconic singer and instrumentalist Gladys Samba, the group of the “Mothers of Congo” sings to emancipate the African woman. Together, they revisit the Bantu lullabies of the Congo. Those which tell the story of the people and reassure children. As instruments, these mothers use pestles, pots, forks and any other utensils that recall their grueling daily life and give rhythm to the day. We absolutely crush on their latest project: it is an album born from the unique encounter between the five voices of the collective and the electronic sounds of producer and beatmaker Rrobin. The result is really unique, an hybrid project that mixes traditional sounds and more current sounds. The soothing songs convey a lot of tenderness and sweetness, presented in a daring way for an undoubtedly successful result.

Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin, Jarring Effects, 2020


The Fifth Anniversary of MOYI

MOYI 2016 – 2021

This week-end, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of MOYI.

Launched in 2016, MOYI shines a light on Afro-Excellence in lifestyle, creativity and culture. 

Our magazine is available in print + digital, in English and in French. (more…)


MOYI 7 teaser (with cover star Fally Ipupa)

Behind the Scenes of our fashion shoot with artist Fally Ipupa @fallyipupa01 ?

Click the link in bio to pre-order your copy and to subscribe to MOYI.⠀

The theme of this issue is Excellence, as we reflect on 5 years of celebrating Afro Excellence in the pages of MOYI.

The video was shot by Paul Ménagé @paul_menage
Editing by #tangografix
Photos are by Laurence Laborie (@laurence_laborie)
Styling by Coline Bach (@colinebach)
Make-up by Justine Declerck (@justine.dlk)


Le making of de notre shooting mode avec l’artiste Fally Ipupa @fallyipupa01 ?

Le thème de ce numéro est l’Excellence, alors que nous revenons sur 5 années de mise en lumière de l’Afro Excellence dans les pages de MOYI. ⠀

Cliquez sur le lien dans la bio pour commander votre exemplaire et vous abonner à MOYI.⠀ ⠀

La video est de Paul Ménagé @paul_menage Montage de #tangogtafix
Les photos sont de Laurence Laborie (@laurence_laborie)
Stylisme par Coline Bach (@colinebach)
Maquillage par Justine Declerck (@justine.dlk )


Last weeks to get your copy of our 6th issue

There are only a few weeks left to purchase our latest issue, with cover girl and influencer Didi-Stone Olomide.

The theme of this issue is to “reinvent oneself” after a year 2020 that was particularly difficult. We take a nice break in Sao Tome and Principe, and also  meet with artists and designers based in Italy.


Kinshasa Cocktail

© Tyssia

Something of a celebrity on the Rome drink scene, Fircy Manima Samba is the person to see for a cocktail when enjoying a night out in the Italian capital.

From trendy cocktail bars to hip nightclubs, by now Fircy has developed such a reputation that cocktail enthusiasts from all over the city will actually seek him out. “I like meeting people through this line of work. We come into contact with people from all over the world.” Beyond the classic cocktail menu, Fircy also serves up a series of original concoctions.

His speciality is the “Kinshasa,” a ginger-and-gin drink with just the right amount of celery. “I’ve never liked working with syrups. I prefer using fresh vegetables and fruits, which add freshness.”

For the complete article, purchase our sixth issue.


How to Reset Your Personal, Financial, and Creative Life in 2021—with Jane Badu

© Jane Badu

With the dawn of 2020 came all the hopes and dreams for a productive, happy, and healthy year ahead. But no one could have predicted the turmoil that would unfold in the months to follow. From a global health pandemic to protests over police brutality and racial injustice, life as we knew it was upended. Many of us were forced to postpone or let go of some of those aforementioned hopes and dreams. With the start of 2021, it is once again time to hit the reset button on our personal, financial, and creative life, as we navigate the continued uncertainty of our ever-evolving new normal. (more…)


The afrocentric fashion in ‘Black is King’

In a spectacular reimagining of the Lion King Story, the July 2020 release of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s full-length feature film Black is King could not have been more timely. As the world reeled around the tragic killing of George Floyd, and the rallying cry that Black Lives Matter, blackness has come under the spotlight in a way that has never been experienced before, and the film encapsulates the pervading mood of Black voices demanding true change and needing to tell their own stories their way. (more…)


Support the beautiful project of an afropreneur Little Africa 2.0

For the past five years, the team behind Little Africa, have devoted themselves to changing the narrative of what it means to be a person of African descent in the world’s most visited city: Paris. And behind the rise of the Little Africa enterprise is its founder and CEO, Jacqueline NGO MPII.

One of their most successful endeavors is their City Guide book, a self-published compilation of over 200 Afro-Parisian boutiques, restaurants, businesses, events and artists in Paris.

Building on this success thus far, they are expanding their horizons with plans to open a multidisciplinary cultural and retail commercial space; a home to promote the dialogue between cultures and to showcase creators. This new space will serve as a home to showcase their beautiful publishing products that highlight African cultural heritage, a gathering point for their thematic guided tours in Paris, and a cultural and artistic space that welcomes locals and tourists from around the world to learn about and participate in the beauty of African culture. After months of searching and negotiating a lease – they have finally acquired a dream location in in the heart of La Goutte d’Or; a two-level multidisciplinary space/concept store that will serve as a HUB, a NETWORK, a SPACE, a COMMUNITY and a CULTURAL CENTER.

We invite you to be part of this exciting new project- a place for the local and global community to call home right here in Paris, by participating to the last stretch of this beautiful crowdfunding opportunity. Thank you!