Archive | October 17, 2013

Man Booker Prize 2013: NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names

NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names is the tale of Darling, a young girl who leaves her Zimbabwe shantytown for a new life in the United States. The novel describes Darling’s life with her friends in ‘Paradise’, “trying to be children at a time when their country is falling apart”. NoViolet Bulawayo spoke to the […]

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X-Rated Kenyan Music Video Faces Ban Even Before Release

Last week, Kisumu-based rapper, Xpat Mkwanja released the teaser for his X-rated music video, “Tear It Up” and what is contained therein can only be likened to Jamaican ragga videos. Yeah, nudity sells but sometimes not so, as you’re about to find out. Earlier this year, Citizen TV banned P-Unit and Collo’s “You Guy” video […]

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Maryland US: Sixth graders enjoy West African culture

EASTON — They sang, they danced, they shouted, they swayed to the music and played drums. More than 370 Talbot County sixth graders from three schools packed the Avalon Theatre Wednesday morning, Oct. 16. They were there to see “Anansegromma of Ghana,” a two-man show done by Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew, two native Ghanaians […]

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EVENT ALERT: One Mic UK (Afrobeats Special 2)

May7ven, Mistasilva, DRB Lasgidi, Ezi Emela, Tipsy, Silvastone, Zafi B, Dolla Billz, YFS, Flava & Kwamz, Yemi Rush and Kida Kudz will be performing live and bringing the Live Sounds of Afrobeats to Jazz Cafe on November 17 for One Mic UK Afrobeats Special 2. The event will be hosted by DJ Abrantee. You can […]

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Davido Approved Skelewu Video Before It Was Released – Video Director; Sesan Releases Press Statement!

Nigerian star singer, Davido tweeted yesterday that the video of his hit single Skelewu, released online, wasn’t the official one and someone betrayed him by releasing it. He also said he’s re-shooting the video with UK based music video director Moe Musa. Here’s the official statement from the music video director, Sesan regarding the Skelewu […]

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Naoumie Ekiko is the face of US Cosmetic Giant ‘Covergirl’

Meet this beautiful Cameroonian model, Naoumie Ekiko, who according to PRGoretti, was born and raised in Cameroon, went to school at PHS Kumba High School and then moved to the USA with her parents after secondary school. She has now achieved greatness by becoming the face of prestigious US Cosmetic Giant Covergirl, joining the likes […]

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Rocky Dawuni meets Hilary Clinton as he campaigns for Clean Cookstoves

Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni met wife of Bill Clinton,Hilary Clinton and other high profiled dignitaries for the 3rd anniversary celebration of the Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves in New York City. Mrs Hilary Clinton launched the Global Alliance at the Clinton Global Initiative under the endorsement of the UN Foundation to boost the worldwide acceptance of clean cooking solutions […]

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