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Photography by Saron Berhané

Maina Doe sits perched on a windowsill overlooking Newtown’s King Street, her eyes scanning the sidewalks below. She looks back over in my direction, her head tilted as though she’s already waiting for a response, “Beyonce… she creates things, things that have never been done before,” She pauses as if to catch herself and temper her own words, “You look at that, as a black woman, this woman is by far the most talented and dedicated artist in the industry right now. A genuine living legend. When will we give Beyonce the kind of recognition that we gave MJ?”

“Well,”…


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Photography by Saron Berhané

Etima Lokondo is pacing the room of a studio apartment overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour, as the sun dips below the horizon on a Saturday afternoon. His laptop, splayed open on a couch an arm’s length away, displays an assortment of looped melodies and basslines that play in the background as we speak. Occasionally, he pauses, often in the middle of a sentence — he appears captivated by a sound that’s struck his ear. “This drum kick”, he tells me, “It’s common in the Congo. Lingala dance music is known for it”, referring to a popular Congolese modern dance genre. …


It’s Africa hot! Seriously, it’s topping 30 degrees at 9:00pm in the moonlit courtyard of BBnZ Live Studio in Accra, Ghana. The intimate crowd is buzzing, and my brother, Kwame, is restless. His record label is hosting a pop-up event featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill and she’s scheduled to arrive any minute. It’s not just any week in Accra… It’s Afrochella — the biggest live music event of the year, and Ms. Hill is taking a brief break from her ‘Miseducation’ 20th Anniversary World Tour to come to Ghana and show her support for our burgeoning Afrobeat music scene.

Lauryn arrives…


David Huang spent 4 months at Afterpay in 2017 in a Hatch placement as a Marketing Assistant during the company’s hyper-growth phase from a nimble Aussie startup into a global behemoth, now worth $3 billion. I sat down with him to discuss his experience, lessons learned and advice for students looking to break into professional roles in marketing and the startup space.

University life and interests

What are you studying at university? Do you love it, hate it, or something in between?

David: I’m studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at the University of Sydney in my third year, with majors in…


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In partnership with Uber Australia, the Hult Prize at the University of Sydney offers students the opportunity to win 1,000,000 USD by pitching solutions to one of the most pressing social challenges on the planet: the global refugee crisis.

The Hult Prize, hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative, is the world’s largest student pitching competition, and is dedicated to solving the world’s most important problems. The challenge is taken up by 60,000 students representing 150 countries, with winners from each university campus advancing to compete in one of five regional finals, in San Francisco, Boston, London, Dubai, and Shanghai, taking…

Armah Blay

Ghanaian-Australian | Attempting to build things | Co-Founder @ Afrikapital | C-3PO @ Hatch

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