Posts

Showing posts from February 2, 2014


Don't set sail on someone else’s star.



Chic African Culture Blog

Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Your Old Phone Could End Up as e-Artwork

Image
Your Old Phone Could End Up as e-Artwork Computer parts make beautiful arts and crafts material. Your old phone, CD’s or computer could end up as e-Artwork in the hands of an e-waste designer. Jewelry from waste computer and cell-phone parts Everyday Electronic Objects in Contemporary Art David Nderitu, a formerly homeless teen makes jewelry from waste computer and cell-phone parts. He manages to make 60 pairs of earrings from the scrap materials in about 15 days. David Nderitu according to Kenya's Daily Nation says his venture into the profit-making jewelry business can be attributed to motivational speakers who always visited the Children, Youth Empowerment Center in Nyeri County. The Children, Youth Empowerment Center provides educational and social services to former street-dwelling children of Kenya with the goal of teaching the children a trade that they can use to support th

Iconic Black Hairstyle Photographer

Image
Legendary Black Hairstyle Photographer Black hair photographer Ojeikere was an internationally celebrated African black hair photographer. The natural hair revolution began with the legendary black hairstyle photographer Johnson Donatus Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere also known as J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere born in Nigeria Africa in 1930.  Natural hair revolutionists power of black women began with African legendary black hairstyle photographer 'Okhai Ojeikere. He highlighted modern and traditional African perspectives of the art of hair design. Each African hairstyle had its own uniqueness giving a glimpse into the talented camera of a legendary  Nigerian  photographer.  Ojeikere was a black hair photographer who is known for his work with unique hairstyles found in Nigeria. Ojeikere was raised in a small town in rural southwestern Nigeria. The unique artistry of African hair has a long storied tradition He lived and worked in Lagos, Nigeria. At the age o

Leftover Mixed Vegetable Curry

Image
Leftover Mixed Vegetable Curry is easy to prepare and easy to serve. A rule the follow is when it comes to seasoning mixed vegetables, season boldly, season with ground curry.  Use leftover vegetables such as peas, beans, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, or what ever vegetables you have on hand to make vegetable curry. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 10 min Leftover Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe Ingredients 2 cups of your favorite cooked vegetables 1 teaspoon ground curry Directions Add all ingredients mix well and serve warm. Vegetables may be either freshly prepared or leftovers. Add as much curry powder as is desired. Our Leftover Mixed Vegetable Curry is real food you can make today. Try new recipes to make every night for dinner, it's time to upgrade your recipe skills to the next level.

All About Senegalese Laamb Wrestling

Image
All About Senegalese Laamb Wrestling Wrestling is a very popular national sport in Senegal; it is referred to as Laamb and takes root from the wrestling tradition of the Serer people. UFC Senegalese Style All About Africa Favorite Sport Senegalese Laamb Wrestling Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Laamb Wrestling does not traditionally allow striking blows with the hands but since the 1990’s it is standardized with the Lutte Traditionnelle Sans Frappe and Lutte Traditionnelle Avec Frappe for the striking version. Muhammad "Tyson" Ndao Laamb wrestling looks like a simple contest between two big strong men fighting in the sand dressed in loincloths but no Africa sports wrestler, regardless of his strength or technical abilities will enter the ring without his marabout. The marabout in Muslim Africa is believed to have supernatural power. The wrestling competition has many mystical rituals, which are supposed to instill bravery into

Learned Your Lesson African Proverbs

Image
The African culture expresses lessons learned through wisdom in Proverbs. This is why African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people. African woman, the skin I'm in photo  African proverbs are common to all languages; proverbs are the daughters of daily experience. Learned Your Lesson African Proverbs A person who does not bathe must know it of himself that he is dirty - Nigerian proverb A person who wants you out of their home will not tell you, Get out- Swahili proverb He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured- Ethiopian proverb He who is courteous is not a fool- Nigerian proverb Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone - Liberian proverb Everything that flies is not good to eat. - African Proverb You need not look after the hoofs of dead goats. - Nigerian Proverb The sun rises whether the cock crows or not. - African Proverb If you go through the high grass where the elephant has already gone through, you don’t ge

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

Support African History and Culture

Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet are dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing African history and heritage celebrating 14 years of service in 2021. Share and support in the pride of being part of an important cultural and educational resource.



Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

Chic African Culture


Be better than average and support African history and culture. Since 2008 Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet highlight Africa through her food and culture. Contact us culture1africangourmet@gmail.com

More LOVE from Africa to Read About