Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen’s grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit.
Good morning Africa and Happy New Year. We take you to our first destination of this year in Nigeria. In the old city of Kaduna lies a castle that reminds you of King’s Landing, Kajuru Castle. This beautiful edifice is the perfect getaway destination.
Kenya sent its first female athlete to the Winter Olympics games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The presence of African athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics has been a source of celebration. Participants include Nigeria’s bobsleigh team, and skeleton athlete Akwasi Frimpong from Ghana. We wish the athletes the best.
Two Nigerian entrepreneurs are launching a range of sun protection creams specifically targeted at black people. Sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa have created a community-driven beauty line, called Bolden made with Shea nuts produced from Burkina Faso. Kudos to the inspirational entrepreneurs on the remarkable initiative.
Good Morning Africa, today we wake up to the beautiful news of Funke Akindele’s role in the new Avengers: Infinity War. Funke is one of Nollywood’s top actresses. The news of her role as one of the Dora Milaje has left social media buzzing with excitement.