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Shameless Maya on 5 Years of Being Shameless and How to Tackle Self-Doubt

We catch up with Shameless Maya on her five year anniversary on YouTube, what keeps her inspired and more.

If there's someone to look to as an example of how to be fearless and own your gifts and talents, it's Maya Washington. Known as Shameless Maya on the internet, Washington is a fierce maven on YouTube, an actor and creative producer.

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How Kwesta Wrote One of the Biggest South African Hip-Hop Songs of This Era

Kwesta breaks down the process behind "Ngud'," his massive South African anthem alongside Cassper Nyovest and DJ Maphorisa—and one of the biggest SA hip-hop songs of his era.

Kwesta's "Ngud'" is massive.

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Meet the Nigerian Sisters On a Mission to Keep Your Melanin Poppin' and Protected

Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa of Bolden on the importance of developing beauty products that benefit women of color.

How to Break Into the International Film Industry as a South African

We sit down wit Koketso Mbuli, the South African costumer, make-up artist behind films like Roots and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

African Creature On How Radical Self-Confidence Made Her the Hairstylist For Beyoncé, Solange and More

Brooklyn-based, Nigerian hairdresser, Susy Oludele shares her journey to success, and tells us why self-confidence is key to everything she does.

In Conversation With Nana Kwabena on Identity, Music & Dream Chasing

Jidenna's brilliant producer Nana Kwabena opens up about his Ghanaian-American background & using sickle cell disease as a vehicle for empowerment through music.

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Nigerian Photographer Lubee Abubakar is Taking the Art Scene by Storm

Lubabetu Abubakar discusses her work, motivations and ambitions as well as her experience of transitioning to full-time photography.