4 minutes read June 4, 2014 South African Hip Hop–An Outsider’s Perspective One evening while channel surfing at home, I stumbled upon what sounded like a rap cypher* on the radio. Quickly, I got up to look for an empty cassette tape nearby. Once….. Read More 1 minute read May 8, 2014 The Naija Podcast, Episode 2: Featuring Dr Jibrin Ibrahim On Friday 2nd, Elnathan John and I met with Dr Jibrin Ibrahim for the second episode of our Naija Podcast series (here’s the first episode). In 45 minutes, we discussed….. Read More 8 minutes read May 6, 2014 20 Years of Freedom in South Africa: What do hip hop heads in Cape Town make of elections Having been hosted by the likes of DJ Ready D, Big Dre, Shameen, and Wanda, just to mention a few, Headwarmaz is now in the hands of the new generation….. Read More 4 minutes read September 6, 2013 African Radio’s growing and enduring popularity A few days ago, I overheard a BBC World Service presenter announce an on air discussion on media in Africa by saying that many young people “do away with radio….. Read More 1 minute read March 16, 2013 Weekend Music Break, N°35 We hardly ever feature Brazilian music, and even less their take on Afrobeat. The above tune by the Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra dates from last year, but the video’s new. Hope to….. Read More 4 minutes read February 15, 2013 Why is South Africa such a violent society Post by Palesa Mazamisa* The heinous, brutal rape and subsequent slaughtering of Anene Booysen in South Africa’s Western Cape province has brought into the open, once again, the miry underbelly of our….. Read More 3 minutes read February 14, 2013 Lesotho Media and the Growing Intimidation of Chinese Shop Owners Earlier this week on my regular social media run, I came across this status update on Facebook: “I wonder if makin [sic] death threats on these asian traders will really address….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.