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Conan Gets a Coffin

Conan Gets a Coffin

During his recent visit to the West African nation of Ghana, Conan O’Brien visited an artist’s studio where they handcraft unique “fantasy” coffins, which are part of the nation’s way of celebrating its dead. Naturally, he went with something near and dear to his heart.

Are Hippos OP?

Are Hippos OP?

TierZoo takes a look at some of the most impressive and aggressive animals on the planet. The hippopotamus is surprisingly fast on land and water, sturdy, powerful, and capable. It quickly becomes evident that you don’t ever want to mess with one of these guys unless maybe you’re an elephant.

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Africa’s City in the Sea

Africa’s City in the Sea

The B1M shares details about the construction of Eko Atlantic, a city being built on reclaimed land off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria. It required the construction of a seawall built to withstand waves and storms, and will house 250,000 residents and 150,000 commuters when complete.

Africa on Squash and Sweet Potato

Africa on Squash and Sweet Potato

By now, you’ve heard a thousand and one cover versions of Toto’s Africa, and it’s starting to wear out its welcome. But we couldn’t resist posting Toni “Pupsi” Patanen’s version, in which he performs the track using some delicious veggies and fruits. More edible fun here.

A Rainstorm in Africa

A Rainstorm in Africa

The Los Angeles’ Angel City Chorale starts out with an impressively real sounding rainstorm, created entirely by its musicians, then segues into an larger-than-life version of the ubiquitous Toto hit Africa. Lest you think they’re just seizing on a trend, they did this back in 2013.

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank created this eye-popping sequence of footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage by leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he captured.

Under The Horn of Capricorn

Under The Horn of Capricorn

Patrik Wallner’s latest short contains all of the requisites we’ve come to expect from the talented filmmaker: stunning locations, stellar skateboarding, and fantastic cinematography. So sit back and relax, and take a wonderful foot-propelled ride through Southern Africa.

Very Best & Polyphonic Spree in Uganda

Very Best & Polyphonic Spree in Uganda

La Blogotheque accompanied dance group The Very Best and choral rock band The Polyphonic Spree to Uganda for a series of hilariously raw but joyous performances, including collaborations with Ugandan musicians and passersby. Skip to 1:00.

Teaspoon Guitarist

Teaspoon Guitarist

South African guitar player Hannes Coetzee plays the spoons – but not in the way you’d expect. Instead of slapping utensils on his knee, he uses his teaspoon to slide-fret his guitar.

African Male Stereotypes

African Male Stereotypes

Four men use humor and their infectious positivity to take on Hollywood’s stereotypes which portray African men as heartless, machine gun and rocket-launcher wielding evildoers.

Lions Dine with Crocs

Lions Dine with Crocs

(Gore) While in Kenya, YouTuber petts1 came upon a pride of lions that crashed a bask of crocodiles’ party, bullying their way into a free lunch. Now we know where this fella gets its bravery from.

GhallyWood Movie Trailers

GhallyWood Movie Trailers

Ghana gets all the best movies. 2016 is their answer to Predator. Make it a double-feature with 12:00. They must have hired this guy to do the effects. Best news: sequels are already in the can for both.

Pole Dancing (Like a Boss)

Pole Dancing (Like a Boss)

Ok, before you get all hot and bothered, it’s not that kind of pole dancing. Still, we’re mighty impressed by this African dancer as he works his pole and contorts himself into unnatural positions.

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Not Your Common King

Not Your Common King

A lesson in humility for all of us: King Jules K Kossigan Samlan fled to Germany from Togo due to political unrest. But instead of kicking back, he uses his extra time to work as a restaurant crew.

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher is the true story of a former drug-dealing criminal and his extraordinary transformation to become the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

Hexacopter Africa

Hexacopter Africa

A mesmerizing and dizzying POV camera flight through the beautiful coastline, waterfalls, forests, and people of Cameroon, Africa. Courtesy of the MM6 Hexacopter with an on-board camera.

Lions Steal Camcorder

Lions Steal Camcorder

We’re not sure why animals like to make off with or destroy video equipment, but one of these lions to pinch this guys GoPro camera and walk around with it in her mouth while it was recording.

Viva Riva! (Trailer)

Viva Riva! (Trailer)

Written and directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Viva Riva!, which swept the 2011 African Academy Awards, is the vibrant tale of a fuel crisis in Congo that ignites a brutal gasoline gangster war.

Extreme Cat Lady

Extreme Cat Lady

She’s not the one that owns 23 cats, or the one that’s had enough plastic surgery to resemble a feline – this is BAMF conservationist Marlice Van Der Merwe fitting into a coalition of cheetahs.

Nat Geo: Cultural Differences

Nat Geo: Cultural Differences

National Geographic offers a fascinating series of videos that showcase young men from Sudan and their cultural observations of America, as they are introduced to it for the first time. (Thanks Tyler!)

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