D Encyclopaedia Africana April 11, 2021 DMX

Childhood trauma, he never escaped from it and it determined his path in life.

D Encyclopaedia Africana April 7, 2021 DAVID OLUWALE

“It’s a fitting legacy to an ordinary man, who will no doubt leave an extraordinary legacy,” Yinka Shonibare said. “We have to honour him with this small event and hopefully, if people can learn about history, and the mistakes of history, they won’t repeat them.”

D Encyclopaedia Africana April 5, 2021 DAVID McALMONT

He has a magnificent three and a half octave range, used to great effect in a vast range of projects too numerous to list here.

D Encyclopaedia Africana March 6, 2021 DONNY HATHAWAY

“Hang onto the world as it spins around
Just don’t let the spin get you down
Things are moving fast
Hold on tight and you will last”
– Someday We’ll All Be free

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 24, 2021 DENZEL WASHINGTON

Denzel Washington has been nominated for an Oscar an impressive eight times for acting roles, and another as a producer.

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 20, 2021 DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

The actress famously turned down a role in The King and I, because she refused to play the role of a slave. The actress was very outspoken about her frustration with the lack of roles available to her in Hollywood, and her decision to refuse a starring role in a major picture emphasized that.

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 20, 2021 DIAHANN CARROLL

A true pioneer, Carroll appeared in some of the earliest films and television series to feature African-American casts.

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 9, 2021 DAVID ADJAYE

Ultimately, for Adjaye, architecture is “a social act” — it’s about constructing buildings that acknowledge and understand their histories, whilst creating something entirely new, in order to serve communities into their futures.

D Encyclopaedia Africana October 10, 2020 DIANA ROSS

Despite personal and professional ups and downs, Ross has withstood the test of time as a performer with a career that spans more than four decades.

D Encyclopaedia Africana September 29, 2020 DARREN SEALS

He wanted people to listen.
He wanted people to wake up.

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