Cynthia Eyram Ofori-Dwumfuo: Drowned by the noise of stereotypes

“People think that Africa’s synonymous to charity” (Blitz The Ambassador) What do Liberians, Ivoirians, Ugandans, Mozambicans and Egyptians have in common? All their stories are going to unheard, drowned by the noise of stereotypes and depicted as one single thing, minimizing the beautiful complexity of Africa (a 2304p video watched […]

 

Kayobi Presents AZONTO BATTLE

This past Christmas i was in Ghana and my little cousins put on an Azonto Master Class – here is a preview The full version will be appearing here shortly so keep checking. Happy Easter and don’t forget the reason for the season. Peace

 

LOVE. LIVE.LIFE

   Just recently, my god brother was born. It’s been one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far this year. I like to fuss around him; i treat him he is made of pure gold. When he yawns, i smile really big and when i hold him, it’s […]

 

The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project

“But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.” (Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela) While some of us are still arguing if Idris Elba is the right actor to play Nelson Mandela, Google […]

 

Dr. Yaba Blay: “The Obroni Factor”

 “Free your mind, colonial mentality” Racism, “euphemism” for White supremacy, is one of the most misunderstood concept of our society. According to Africana Studies Scholar Dr. Yaba Blay, it’s not a problem of some individuals but the foundation upon which modern society has been built. The foundation of a social hierarchy […]

 

Thursday Tunes: L-A-D-Y

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a whole nation” (Dr. J.E.K  Aggrey)   Posted by: Theophilus

 

The Bead Test

Right at the beginning of the year, i wrote an article about waist beads. The response i got from it was pretty overwhelming i must say but even more surprising were some of the comments i received. Some people seemed ‘annoyed’ that i was writing about something i have never […]

 

Luol Deng reps the Motherland at All-Star Game

“It’s not where you from, it’s where you at!” Forget about Kobe who has passed Michael Jordan as top All-Star scorer; forget about Durant who has won the All-Star MVP; forget about CP3’s alley-oops to Griffin and, above all, forget about Nicki Minaj’s performance – #ohchale! My favourite highlight from last […]

 

Mr. Hagan presents: Rotten Jollof (A West African Funk Mix)

 “Rotten Jollof – the dish is served„ Mr. Hagan has come up with his first in a series of mixes Rotten Jollof . Nothing is missing in this delicious plate of classic West African jams: all the ingredients are on point and the salt (the heavy basslines) makes the mix […]

 

Malcolm X in Ghana

“I don’t feel that I am a visitor in Ghana or in any part of Africa. I feel that I am at home.” (Malcolm X at University of Ghana, Legon. May 13, 1964) February 21st  marks the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. On this day, 47 years ago, the fiercest […]

 

Kenya’s “spectaclar” self-made artist: Cyrus Kabiru

“Kanye West’s shutter shades ain’t got nothing on this„ If African originality, creativity, ingenuity and dopeness were enclosed in a diamond, Cyrus Kabiru would be a facet that reflects the essence of these ideals. Through his skillful hands, the transcendental principles materialize in the curved and angular lines of his […]

 

A Vals’ Day Preview…..

  It’s less than a week before Valentine’s Day. I’m so excited for no apparent reason. I don’t know if it’s because i know I’m getting fresh, sweet-smelling red roses or because like Monica sang, ‘I’ve got love all over me’. Either way, people don’t hate. No matter how you […]

 
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