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The Best African Art In 2014

Okayafrica looks back at the best African art in 2014, featuring work by Wangechi Mutu, Emeka Ogboh, Omar Victor Diop and more.


Kesh Angels, Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco)

Kesh Angels, 2010

The work of Moroccan-born, London-based pop artist Hassan Hajjaj continually delights with its vibrant blend of the traditional and the modern. In Kesh Angels, his NYC exhibition debut that ran at the Taymour Grahne Gallery in 2014, the self-taught photographer captures the vibrant street culture of Morocco and pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh. For more from Hajjah, see his series of Moroccan biker Barbie dolls.

>>>More Photos: Hassan Hajjaj Photographs Moroccan Biker Women In ‘Kesh Angels’

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Netflix Cancels Second Season of 'Queen Sono' Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Netflix has reportedly cited filming challenges that have been brought on by the pandemic as the reason for their decision to cancel the second season of the spy-thriller series, 'Queen Sono'.

According to The Citizen, Netflix has decided that Africa's first Original Series, Queen Sono, will not go ahead for a second season. This comes after initial reports in April of this year that Queen Sono had been given the thumbs-up for a second season. Speculations on the possible reasons for halting the show vary, according to IOL. However, Netflix cited difficulties in filming due to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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