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Lifestyle | Add Some of These Awesome African Vibes to Your Lifestyle


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Africa is such an incredible continent full of history, mystery and beauty. And, what better way to enrich your lifestyle than to add some African vibes? Check out the areas where you could add an African influence to your life. What are you waiting for?! Now is the perfect time to broaden your mind!

Arts

The arts are very prevalent on the continent of Africa. For a start, you need to look a the different types of African music that are around. Thanks to the internet you should have no problems getting hold of some of this and sampling it. There are also movie stars such as Charlize Theron (South Africa) and Djimon Hounsou (Benin) from the continent. Africa has a rich and vibrant history in the arts. Take a look under the surface, and you’ll be amazed.

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Sport

It depends on whether you’re a person with an interest in sports or not. But, if you are, there are plenty of sports observed in Africa that you might think about following or taking up. Of course, the popular sports are also one’s popular throughout the world. Soccer is a huge sport across the continent. However, in South Africa both rugby and cricket are extremely popular. And you might consider taking an interest in these, and getting caught up in the celebrations too!

Culture

The most essential aspect of Africa is their culture. It’s so rich and diverse, and it may differ between central, northern and South Africa. It might be worth doing some research online to find out. If you can read more than a little about the continent, you’ll develop a better understanding of their culture. You could also consider attending African carnivals and observing traditional African dance as well. These all help you to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and how it impacts on the people.

Food

Everybody likes food, but by embracing food from other cultures you can learn to love it! The African’s have such wide-ranging cuisine. And many of it could be foods you’ve never tried before. The traditional cuisine of the continent likes to use a lot of spices to really give an intensive flavor. Check out foods like himbasha, kedjenou, and pakora. Embrace the foods of a new culture, and you might discover something you love.

African Fashion Week at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

African Fashion Week at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Fashion

When it comes to Africa, one of the first things people tend to notice is the fashion. They love bright, vibrant colors, and large head decoration. Study as much as you can about African fashion. Then you can make a decision about the best way to introduce it into your life. Check out the styles of those with African roots. See how they might have combined traditional African dress with more Westernized styles.

Africa is such an amazing continent full of so many wonderful things. And you might even not have sampled any of Africa so far in your life. Well, it’s time you changed this. Spice up your life by adding some African vibes into all aspects of your lifestyle. This will open your eyes, expand your mind, and help enrich your life.

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