Day: November 4, 2012


British rap sensation Tinie Tempah is the latest subject of Rankin‘s lense. Shot for Hunger TV and to accompany a photo shoot, the short film sees Tinie draped in fall fashion installments from Prada, Lanvin, and Dolce & Gabbana. Trampolining his way through the entire film, the musician from Plumstead, South London gives one energetic […]

50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather Done

The relationship between 50 Cent and pound-for-pound kingFloyd Mayweather Jr. is over. The breakup, rumored for weeks, was announced by 50 Cent on Twitter on Thursday. It means featherweight titlist Billy Dib, one of the fighters who 50 Cent signed, will make his next defense on the undercard of Miguel Cotto’s fight against junior middleweight titleholder Austin Trout on […]

This morning I was reading up on actor Ira Aldridge (Adrian Lester is playing him in a new stage production at the Tricycle theater in London – see Sergio’s announcement HERE), and I stumbled upon this video of Chiweter Ejioforperforming Hamlet, from Lawrence Bridges’ 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?, which featured similar performances, as well as reflections on […]


In boardrooms and parliaments, on television and the stage, women are increasingly making their presence felt across Africa and on the world stage. The inaugural ARISE 100 list champions just some of the remarkable women shaping modern Africa today. Icons such as Angélique Kidjo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and […]