It looks like Praye is dead to Choirmaster, real name Eugene Baah as he joins new music group, Africa Connection.   According to a report on CitiFmOnline, Choirmaster joined this new 4-member group in Australia where he went to perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. “I joined a fresh group. We call ourselves Africa Connection – one from Kenya, Sierra Leone, and the other from South Africa. We did two songs which will be released soon,” he said. Choirmaster broke off from former gr...
The Alliance For Affordable Internet is a global coalition working together to enable affordable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. On behalf of everyone using the internet. For the year 2017, the body has published the Affordability Report, an annual report that examines the policy and regulatory frameworks that have allowed some countries to make broadband internet access more affordable, accessible, and universal, and what others can do to catch up quickly. Image: Ora HQ   The...
Google is marking the anniversary of South Africa’s first post-apartheid election on Thursday with a Doodle honoring 19th century composer Enoch Sontonga, who wrote a song that is now part of the country’s current national anthem. Sontonga, who was also a choirmaster and poet, composed the song Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (God Bless Africa) in 1897. It became popular over the years, according to Google, and was even recorded in a London studio in 1923. Singing the song became ̶...
Twitter is no doubt one of the best social networking platforms right now. And we love it for all the laughs. We came across this tweet by a twitter user who posted a picture of himself with the caption “I Do It For Nigeria“. I do it for Nigeria
On Monday, 24th April 2017, the World Health Organization unveiled their vaccine for malaria called, “Mosquirix”. They stated that the injectable vaccine, which was developed by British drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to protect children from Malaria will be piloted for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials.   The three selected African countries where this will take place in 2018 are Ghana, Malawi and Kenya. So far, the vaccine has proved partiall...
Even after 38 years the 350 SE W 116 still looks sovereign and elegant in South Africa.
Uber has been on a whirlwind of expansion in Africa in recent months, launching in another 15 cities across eight African countries since it initially arrived in Johannesburg in 2013. And making what CEO Travis Kalanick called a "big push" into the continent in 2016. But in 2017 the company is facing mounting pressure in Africa, the likes of which the startup hasn't seen before. Just as it has back home in the United States and Europe, Uber has found itself at the centre of controversy since it...
(NAIROBI)—The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book “I Dreamed of Africa,” which became a movie by the same name starring Kim Basinger, was patrolling the ranch in Laikipia when she was shot in the stomach, local police chief Ezekiel Chepkowny said. The 73-year-ol...
A South African painting showing the president in what appears to be a sexual act with Nelson Mandela is stirring outrage as well as calls to respect freedom of expression. Artist Ayanda Mabulu said his painting is meant to show how scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma has violated the hopeful legacy of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president after the end of white minority rule in 1994. Thousands of South Africans have protested against Zuma in recen...
Nigerians stay winning! Nigerian excellence is one of the fundamental elements that make up the universe. Nigerians are too good everywhere, both in good and bad. Fortunately, we’re celebrating the good. Meet Captain Ademilola Odujinrin who is a pilot with Djibouti Air. He just broke a world record. Image: BellaNaija   Recently, he became the first African and Nigerian to fly around the world solo. This basically means he flew an entire aeroplane around the world by himself! He start...
Somebody please catch Kenyan Journalists cause they’re on a roll! Mercy Juma has been named the winner of Michael Elliott Award for excelling in African storytelling – an award given by International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the Michael Elliott family and ONE. She beat 354 other contestants to clinch the prize which aims at advancing the work of an emerging journalist covering Africa who strives to strengthen people’s voices and improve their well-being. Up...
STANDING on a muddy patch of grass in Mathare, a district in the eastern part of Nairobi, Kevin surveys his handiwork. From an electricity pylon, a thick bundle of crudely twisted wire hangs down into a tin-roofed shack. From there it spreads to a dozen more. Single wires run perilously at eye level over open sewers, powering bare light-bulbs, kettles and blaring speakers. In exchange for a connection, Kevin and six of his friends collect 200 shillings per month each (about $2) from about a hund...
A South African hunter is thought to have been eaten by crocodiles after he mysteriously disappeared from his safari hunt last week. Scott van Zyl, 44, had gone on a hunt with his dogs on the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe when he vanished last Friday, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The man, who owns a professional hunting company, and his tracker left their pickup truck, ventured into the bushes in different directions. Later that day, the dogs he was hunting with returned witho...
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian alternative singer who is super talented. We’re still jamming to the amazing tracks on his Gold Album, and enjoying the music videos. Adekunle Gold has always infused traditional themes into his songs and music videos, and this photoshoot is no exception. He’s been sharing some amazing pictures on his Instagram page and we’re sharing them with you! 1. His Adire jacket is dapper Open your inner eye…the future is African.
Despite our hurdles and troubles, we must be doing something right as Kenyans because we keep getting some really cool awards. According to the Intelligent Community Forum,“intelligent communities” are those that have taken steps to create an economy that can prosper in this very tough economy. There is no doubt that Kenya has become one of the fastest growing markets especially when it comes to technology. We seem to be moving fast economically and our internet usage is also skyrock...
Meet Nana Oforiatta-Ayim A Ghanaian writer and a PhD art historian who back in 2009 conceived the idea of creating a comprehensive archive of African art and culture.   About what inspired her, this is what she had to say when she was speaking to the New York Times; I would go to the underground library vaults, and I would find theses that were so brilliant and interesting, and yet no one was looking at it and it is so valuable, “I would get completely sidetracked reading about things l...
Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi has won the ballot to replace former senator Bob Day in the Australian Senate after the High Court ordered a recount. #historymade The first #AfricanAustralian heading to Senate. #Kenyan #LucyGichuhi
America is called the land of opportunity and Hollywood is no different. Actors with different roots from all over the world have made a name for themselves in America’s film industry. But which Hollywood actors have African roots? The following do. 1. Peter Mensah. Mensah was born in Accra, Ghana in 1959. You probably know him as ‘Doctore’ the strict gladiator trainer in the series Spartacus. Or as the blood-thirsty general in ‘Tears of The Sun.’ He also appeared...
It’s been just over three years since Nelson Mandela’s death, and South Africa will soon welcome a new historic figure calling for unity: Rachel Dolezal. The controversial former NAACP leader, who was outed as white in 2015 but who says she “identifies” as black, is headed to Africa to speak in favor of a non-racial society. “Race is a lie,” Dolezal recently told the BBC. “How can I be accused of lying about a lie?” Dolezal, who recently changed her name to Nkechi Amar...
This is Oscar Ekponimo, an entrepreneur and a software engineer. Oscar’s motivation to feed the hungry comes from the fact that he could stare at the kitchen cupboard for so long as a kid, hoping for food to magically appear. His poor background meant only one substantial meal every two days. But mum’s words gave him hope. Oscar narrates to Time: “My mom used to remind us that the hunger was not forever. That always kept me going.” Fast forward to him being a grown up, Oscar Ekponimo is...