Femi Kuti was thought to have set a new world record for the longest single note held on a saxophone on 7th May at the New Africa Shrine. Femi’s held a note for 46 minutes 38 seconds. It turns out that the record was in fact broken by Vann Burchfield, a saxophonist in Birmingham standing at 47 minutes and 6 seconds. On finding out he missed out, Femi tweeted: “If this is so, then like I’ve said we will work to achieve the 50min mark. No wahala [no problem]. I believe I’ve still got a bit more energy in my tank.”
Although stamps are almost obsolete in their practical usage the cultural richness they preserve has drawn Kenyan digital artist Jacque Njeri to launch a project on her Instagram under the moniker @Fruit_Junkie that showcases stamps in a special way.
It’s finally here; Forbes Africa has released a list of the richest African musicians. Nigeria dominates the list with three artists in the top 10; The list features greats such as Zimbabwe’s Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi who has 65 albums under his belt, South African great Hugh Masekela and Black Coffee also feature on the list.
Suleyman “Sulley” Muntari’s one-match ban for protesting after being racially abused during a Series A game has been overturned by the Italian FA. Muntari has received overwhelming support from various players for standing up against racism. Muntari’s stand is a step that will hopefully be a catalyst for change in the fight against the racial discrimination of black players worldwide.
Africans cannot appropriate white standards of beauty as white standards of beauty are imposed on us, writes Kylie Kiunguyu.
Why LGBT organizations should give “pre-marital classes” to couples wanting to be in lifelong partnerships on a continent that does not allow for gay relationships.
Zimbabwe’s 6-day annual arts festival starts Tuesday May 2017, and boasts eclectic lineup promising to be the best Harare International Festival of the Arts to date.
South Africa and Africa has made it into the Major League Baseball through professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates Mpho’ Gift Ngoepe. Ngoepe is the first African-born player in Major League Baseball history. He is literally one in 1.6 billion.
Traditional/Indigenous African religions are the traditional beliefs and practices of African people including the various traditional religions and customs. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic, and traditional medicine.