Bheki Dube is Revolutionising Inner-City Hospitality by Telling African Stories in Local Spaces
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Bheki Dube is Revolutionising Inner-City Hospitality by Telling African Stories in Local Spaces

Bheki Dube. Photo: Fortune Flank, bird story agency Situated in the creative hub of Maboneng and capturing Johannesburg’s vibrant urban culture with its bike-friendly outdoor spaces, a pool, a bar, a rooftop and a spacious common area for creative and engaging experiences, it would seem only fitting that Curiocity Joburg, the flagship hotel for Curiocity…

How a Family is Keeping an Almost-Forgotten Part of Cairo’s Rich Heritage Alive
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How a Family is Keeping an Almost-Forgotten Part of Cairo’s Rich Heritage Alive

Muhammad El-Baset trimming a customer’s Fezze in his shop in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Lerato Mogoatlhe, bird story agency Muhammad El-Baset jumps up from his chair to meet a customer who has walked into his shop. They exchange a few words before Mohammed takes the man’s fez, the flat-topped, conical red hat that was once ubiquitous…

An Inspiration from a Nigerian Entrepreneur and Savings for a Dubai Trip Led Emily Wangui to Start “Furniture Zoo” in Nairobi
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An Inspiration from a Nigerian Entrepreneur and Savings for a Dubai Trip Led Emily Wangui to Start “Furniture Zoo” in Nairobi

Emily Wangui posing for a photo in the showroom of Furniture Zoo in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Vikki Keingati, Bird Story Agency. A rainbow of brightly coloured furniture fills a showroom on Nairobi’s Quarry Road, with the noise of hammers and saws serving as background music for the craftspeople and visitors in the busy space. Sunlight…

Augustine Mabiama is Challenging Educational Norms & Building An African Fashion Brand in Cameroon
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Augustine Mabiama is Challenging Educational Norms & Building An African Fashion Brand in Cameroon

Augustine Mabiama in Nakuin Couture store in Douala, Cameroon. Photo: Nakuin Couture. In one corner of a busy fashion house in Douala, Cameroon, designer Augustine Mabiama is in the middle of a photo shoot, using a makeshift photo studio equipped with an 18-inch light ring and a smartphone on a stand. Showcasing a range of…