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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Edutainment Industrial-Complex

The ONE organization (it counts one of Warren Buffett’s sons as well as Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, Nigeria’s unpopular finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, among its leadership) dropped a new African pop star powered video this past week:

Monday, March 25th, 2013

What The New York Times forgot to tell you about the Explosion of Digital Music in Africa

This morning I started my week reading the following on the New York Times’ website: “Digital music, responsible for the improvement in the industry’s brighter overall outlook, has failed to catch on across much of Africa.” To be...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Africa’s first 21st century global pop star?

Nigerian D'Banj--a combination of outsized showman, confidence, flash, little politics and affecting personality--could be Africa's first global pop star of the 21st century.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The whole ‘Afrobeats’ thing

Two recent features in the mainstream British media turned out to be enough to spur some debate about the so-called "Rise of the Afrobeats" in the U.K. The Guardian interviewed DJ Abrantee (quoting Abrantee as him having...

Monday, January 9th, 2012

#OccupyNigeria

Nigeria’s political leaders probably did not expect this kind of response from the populace –mass protests, a national strike starting today that shut down major cities–when they decided, on January 1, 2012, to scrap fuel subsidies (as...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Fashion Bloggers

The Ghanaian-American fashion bloggers Street Etiquette are featured in this week’s episode of Radio Netherlands vlog What’s Up Africa!. So is Snoop Dogg’s very convincing Nigerian accent (at the 0;30 mark).

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