With five albums released in an eight-year career, Brymo might well be the most prolific contemporary musician in Nigeria. Yet his journey to sustained stardom has not been an easy one. Dami Ajayi reflects on the man, his music, and the crucial moments in his career
Today we remember Papa Wemba one of the greatest artists to come out of Africa. His death last year was a blow to the African music industry and the fans of his music. His music and legacy lives on. May his soul rest in peace.
Greetings as we visit the Fulani people (also called Peul or Fulbe) from West Africa, the largest nomadic group in the world. The ethnic group is diverse, with people who were conquered and became a part of the Fulani through the spread of Islam. The Fulani people are scattered from Lake Chad in the east to the Atlantic coast. You will find them mainly in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Niger. Their language, Fula, belongs to the Niger-Congo language family.
Today we are at the northern border of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana- in Mapubungwe. The area is reportedly Southern Africa’s first kinggom, established at Mapungubwe Hill between 1200 and 1290 AD. According to South African National Parks, the park which is in this World Heritage Site is the ideal location for anyone interested in wildlife and birds and for those in search of serenity. Mapungubwe means “place of Jackals,” or “place where Jackals eat”. We showcase some of the pictures from this beautiful site.
Today we commemorate the death of Zambian football team which perished on the evening of the 27th of April in 1993. The Chipolopolo team was en route to Senegal for a World Cup qualifier, which they were highly fancied to win. Zambia was expected to reach the World Cup for the first time in history.
#GoodMorningAfrica as we congratulate the world’s biggest woman from Egypt, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty who has halved her weight of 500kg after surgery in India. Eman has been suffering from a rare genetic disorder that tells her body she is always hungry. She was unable to leave her home for 25 years. We wish her a speedy recovery.
At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.