Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strip and is native to the Akan tribe of South Ghana. It is normally worn by royalty in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of Kings.
Legend has it that the art of Kente weaving was born after a couple of boys from the village of Bonwire got weaving lessons from Anasi the spider.
As a popular symbol of African culture around the world, Kente is identified by its dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colours, geometric shapes, and bold designs.
Check out these links for Kente art making for kids :)
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.
Learn how to say hello in these African languages.