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KaDi Tay

KaDi Yao Tay is an improving social inept constantly navigating the maze of human interactions in a bid to figure out his place in the world. He has an unbridled love for kelewele (spicy fried plantain) and abuses the word "chale", chale. He also sucks at soccer video games and absolutely won't play against you. Do not ask!
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#WeAreNigerianCreatives: The Hashtag Showcasing Nigeria’s Creative Prowess

Social Media is an awesome avenue for creatives to showcase their portfolios and get noticed and this new hashtag, #WeAreNigerianCreatives is doing just that and so much more. Remember the #DrawingWhileBlack trend that blew up...
Kayin and Abeni African comic by Juni Ba

Kayin and Abeni: A Graphic Novel Gone Too Soon

Beautiful, brilliant, fun, game-changing, provocative, unstoppable, very promising, short - words that describe the lifespan of Kayin and Abeni, an African comic that was fast becoming my absolute favourite. On February 7, Juni Ba -...
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This is How and Why You Should Support the Kugali Comics Anthology

If Black Panther is your first entry into "African comics", you're sorely missing out! In 2009, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned of the danger of a single story, especially in the African context in a...
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Throwback to Ghana’s Animated Music Videos of 2017

Ghana's music scene continues to evolve as musicians explore alternative ways of promoting their songs with captivating illustrated song covers and animated music videos. Last year saw more artists gravitate towards the animated video...
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Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan – From Video Game to Comic

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is possibly Africa’s biggest and most successful video game. I haven't yet played it, but the many walkthrough videos, stunning visuals and the dashing reviews promise a fun and thrilling...
African Geek Calendar 2018

The African Geek Calendar 2018

2017 was an incredible year for the African geek, especially with comics. Old players like Comic Republic, Vortex Comics and the Comexposed community entrenched themselves as African comic book powerhouses with releases pretty much...

Art for Art Sake: Vortex Interview With Alfred Achiampong

Alfred Achiampong is a Ghanaian illustrator with a talent for fine strokes that smell like rain, in calm, moody hues that set you at ease. Vortex caught up with the Ashesi University alumni to...
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Our Favourite African Comic Book Covers of 2017

In 2016, we dedicated November to the aesthetic of African comic book covers as a way to introduce comic book lovers to the world of African comics and to also promote titles many people...

Money Making Opportunity For African Comic Makers

Ayodele Elegba, founder of the Lagos Comic Con recently announced a mouth-watering opportunity for not one, but thirty (30) comic book creators across Africa! This is what he shared on social media: Alright, guys. I am tired of...
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Lake of Tears: The Graphic Novel Exploring Child Trafficking On The Volta Lake

Ask me to name 5 African comics off the top of my head in a minute and I’ll name more than 10 in less that time. Ask me about Ghanaian comics however and I’ll...

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