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Here's What You Need To Know About the 2018 DAK'ART Biennale

A preview to the 13th edition of the DAK'ART Biennale that begins in Dakar, Senegal, today.

Today marks the beginning of Dakar's 13th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK'ART, under the patronage of Senegal's President, Macky Sall, Ministry of Culture, and Secretary of the Biennale.

The city of Dakar has hosted this notable month-long event since 1992 and this year will be no different with 500 million CFA francs dedicated to ensuring it goes off without a hitch. The fair includes 75 artists from 33 countries around the world exhibiting in official museums, theatres, galleries and other edifices all over the city. They will come from far and wide to display their work on a grand-scale metaphorical stage. Where DAK'ART will offer these artist's visibility, it will offer its international audience a renewal of black consciousness.

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The Influencer's Insight: Kamo Mafokwane Is the South African Content Creator Pushing Brands To Value Influencers

The final feature in our four-part series highlights Kamo Mafokwane—the South African fashion and beauty blogger who's steadfast in developing her craft.

"The Influencer's Insight" is our four-part series for April's theme "The Hustle." The series features women content creators who've achieved influencer status through their social media platforms. These influencers will give their insight on how they built their brand, challenges they've faced, influencer marketing tips and more.

The final part of the series features Kamo Mafokwane of fashion and beauty blog, WILLKATE. ICYMI, read part three here.

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The Influencer's Insight: Vanessa Azar Is the Beauty Blogger Challenging French Brands To See Black Women

Our third feature in this four-part series highlights Vanessa Azar—the Cameroonian beauty blogger and businesswoman who does it all.

"The Influencer's Insight" is our four-part series for April's theme "The Hustle." The series features women content creators who've achieved influencer status through their social media platforms. These influencers will give their insight on how they built their brand, challenges they've faced, influencer marketing tips and more.

The third part of the series features Vanessa Azar of beauty blog, Vanessa's Secrets. ICYMI, read part two here.

Vanessa Azar is the Cameroonian-Lebanese beauty content creator behind her blog, Vanessa's Secrets.

What's her secret, you ask? Triumphing over two distinct adversities: the loss of her mother and a period of severe depression brought on by terrible bullying. The details behind the latter are reserved for a blog post she hasn't quite found the strength to write, but will certainly come with time.

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