One of the Greatest Pan-African songs of all time by Youssou Ndour recorded 25 years ago

In the African social construct especially among the people of ancient Mali; griots or traditional musicians played crucial roles in educating the masses about the history of the land, motivating warriors and even tutoring future leaders. Some of the roles played by ancient griots had been adopted by many of our postcolonial musicians who bravely […]

Akon’s wife set to invest $12 million in Ugandan entertainment industry

Rozina Negusei, wife of Senegalese-American musician and entrepreneur, Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam known popularly as Akon, has announced an investment package of $12 million for the Ugandan entertainment industry over a period of five years. She made this disclosure after a visit to the East-African country upon invitation by Isaac Kigozi, Managing Director of […]

The Gambia’s First Cultural Academy To Be Built by Music Icon, Sona Jobarteh 

Sona Jobarteh is a distinguished multi-instrumentalist and composer from The Gambia, West Africa. She has revealed plans to build The Gambia’s first cultural academy. Sona was born into a family of traditional musicians whose musical roles emanated from the people of Manding (the Mali Empire) dated several centuries back. Traditionally, the Kora instrument is mainly […]

‘Black Panther’ Star, Chadwick Boseman, Dies at 43

It is just being reported that the amazing actor who played T’Challa in Black Panther passed away after four years of battle with colon cancer. The sad news was posted on his official Facebook and Twitter account with the heartbreaking caption “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.” According […]

Democracy is Not a Good Thing For Africa – Salif Keita, The Golden Voice of Africa

Prior to the arrival of European travelers and subsequently colonialism, Africa has had its own political system. Not only has colonialism created a new struggle of unending attempts by Africans to adopt an “alien” governance system, but it has also equally placed the entire continent in the exploitive end of the capitalist economic system. For decades, […]

Africans no longer think about slavery – Akon

Senegalese-American songwriter, producer and philanthropist, Aliaume Badara Thiam known popularly as Akon has stated in an interview with DJVLAD that, Africans no longer think about slavery. “We kind of overcome the thought of slavery; the only time we think about it honestly is when we’re doing tourism to a good Island. Outside of that, people […]

African-Americans have been brainwashed to fear visiting Africa – Akon

Senegalese-American singer, record producer and philanthropist, Aliaume Badara Thiam popularly known as Akon has disclosed in a video conversation that African-Americans have been brainwashed to fear coming to the continent. He made this statement whilst having a live chat with American rapper and actor, Joseph Antonio Cartagena, who is better known in the music scene […]