This is a pleasant paradox which is more than welcome in the era of autotune rap: making something new with something from the past. By using old tracks, sonorities and beats from the 90s and beginning of the 2000s, contemporary rap singers of Ivory Coast have been shaking the movement and meeting a large audience at the same time. Two of them, Mosty and Mr … Continue reading Mosty, Mr Luck: Ivorian rap as a reference to the (good) old days
The return home was more than expected by millions of Ivorian people, still fully supportive of Laurent Gbagbo after a few years spent in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium) to attempt (successfully) to prove his innocence in the aftermath of the crisis 2010-2011. Acquitted by the court of appeal of the International Criminal Court on March 31, the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) was thus … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, before going back to politics?
If you go to Abidjan, or any other place in Ivory Coast, you will fall in love with the local gastronomy for sure. Everyone now knows the secrets of alloco and attiéké, with some fish or chicken, as you wish. People are also starting to discover some other dishes like foutou with its sauce: djoumblé, eggplant, kopè…What about some garba? You are more into sweet … Continue reading Who wants a little bit of gnonmi?
Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé. The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?
Is there a political curse in Ivory Coast at the post of Prime Minister? Without being superstitious, the question deserves to be raised. On march 10th 2021, Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko tragically passed away in Germany as a result of cancer. He had been replacing Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the former Prime Minister who suddenly died in exercising his duties as well, in July 2020. Ivory … Continue reading Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko
Alexandra Amon is an award-winning Ivorian actress, writer and producer who is championing the growth of the Ivorian cinema industry on the international stage. In the industry for nearly a decade, she launched her production company ZIV in 2012 with the goal of taking local productions onto the world stage. She gained recognition in 2015 by winning the award for Best TV series with CHRONIQUES … Continue reading Focus on Alexandra Amon, a reference in the new Ivorian movie scene.
Poised, Proper and Pristine…A reminder of heritage, haute couture and harmony. Through a celebration of refined blackness and beauty, well-personified in draped Ivorian tailoring: Pelebe creates a fashion mirror to our inner queen. Designs constructed bring us closer to our roots, helping us prepare and reign for any fashion occasion. The collection adds striking contemporary designs such as peplum and slimming vertical prints allowing for … Continue reading Couture Ready to wear from Côte d’Ivoire