South Africa

For the Culture! South African Designer Thebe Magugu Wins Coveted 2019 LVMH Prize

The LVMH Prize is one of the most celebrated honors in the fashion industry, particularly for an upcoming designer. Past finalists have included OFF-WHITE™ head honcho Virgil Abloh, Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver and WALES BONNER namesake designer Grace Wales Bonner, the latter two actually winning in their respective years. Now, another designer of color […]

Five Hip-Hop References Featuring The Iconic Nelson Mandela

Five Hip-Hop References Featuring The Iconic Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in. July 18th is an international holiday intended to recognize the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The international community first celebrated the holiday in 2009 […]

The Source Wishes Nelson Mandela Happy 100th Birthday

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done!” This statement could have been made by Diddy or Cardi B. It could have been a lyric cleverly woven into a Drake song or tattooed across 50 Cent’s chest. But none of those examples are the origins of this statement. When Nelson “Madiba” Mandela uttered those words, he […]

Barack Obama To Deliver 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

Barack Obama is set to make a rare speech in South Africa marking the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The speech is timed to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late global human rights icon. The former US president will call on young people around the world to work towards fairer societies highlighting Mr […]

Solange Has Been Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder

Solange Has Been Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder

Solange was scheduled to perform for AfroPunk in South Africa on New Years, but unfortunately had to cancel her appearance due to a recent diagnosis. She took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the sad news. She posted an image of herself and the caption read: The past five months I have been quietly treating, […]

Drake Delivers Moving Speech To Youth In South Africa

Drizzy is a man of many hats, and his perspective on life that reflects it. On Monday, the “6God” hit up Nelson Mandela’s Centre Of Memory to talk about his life experiences and how he became the huge international figure he is today. In a room full of anxious eyes and ears, Drake talked of encouragement, […]

South African Clothing Brand Names Yasiin Bey As Creative Director

Yasiin Bey is continuing to shine his light for the world to see through art and fashion. The rapper, social activist and now South Africa-based creative has been selected to direct Unknown Union, a African clothing brand. As the brand’s new creative director, Bey will “help to oversee new design concepts and collaborations.” Yasiin, who […]

ICYMI: Yasiin Bey Arrested In South Africa

According to published reports, Yasiin Bey [a.k.a. Mos Def] has been arrested in Cape Town, South Africa for fraud. The Brooklyn bred emcee, born Dante Smith, was taken into custody at Cape Town International Airport charging the rapper entered and traveled to and from the country with a “fraudulent passport.” South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Mayihlome […]

Meet K.O, the platinum-selling emcee putting South Africa on the map

This year has been a great one – to say the least – for African music, internationally.  We saw the likes of Olamide, Eddy Kenzo, and Mavins have strong campaigns, elevating their popularity. The 2014 projects of Wizkid, Fuse ODG and AKA enjoyed significant traction, peaking over the summer.  Sarkodie, Wande Coal, Skales and Davido (impending) are rounding out Q3 and Q4 in a strong fashion, giving fans around the globe quality projects heading into the […]

Little Simz’ “Gratitude” Documents Recent Protests In South Africa

Little Simz, 21, recently released a strong visual offering from her debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons. For “Gratitude,” Simz traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, alongside director Jeremy Cole and visual artist/activist Imraan Christian, to capture footage from the recent #FeesMustFall protests. The video balances tension from police and protesters with a […]

Toni Braxton x Babyface Awarded In South Africa

  Grammy Award winning R&B icons, Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds had much to celebrate during their recent African tour. The co-headliners played four shows in three major South African cities. Following a sold out stadium performance in Harare, Zimbabwe, the tour moved on to Johannesburg, where both Toni Braxton and her musical “soulmate” […]