Go well Samanyanga! Fambai zvakanaka! You have left us with troubled hearts and souls. We will remember you day and night as we mourn and simultaneously celebrate a great life you lived not only for yourself but for the community at large. It’s also a painful fact that you are irreplaceable.
Oliver Mtukudzi was the husky voice of the people, decrying social injustice and affirming the human rights of all.
The death of famed Zimbabwean musician and social commentator lovingly known as “Tuku” has plunged the continent in mourning. Mtukudzi, a singer-songwriter, businessman, philanthropist and filmmaker, was born on 22 September 1952.
In Zimbabwe we say Wafa Wanaka. But this is a generic phrase normally used for one whose good works are hard to put together after he has gone. With Tuku, we say matipa matitorera. We were given and were later robbed.
Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. This year’s keynote speaker is Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina.
Depression has for a long time been referred to as a “white disease” even though close to one in six South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP and his nickname Jabba, a veteran South African rapper has passed away at the age of 38. His death has sent shockwaves across the country, and tributes are pouring in.
Performance artist Serge Attukwei Clottey is best known for his work with the yellow plastic jerrycans that are typically used to collect and carry water. He calls this technique “Afrogallonism”. His performance installations are intended to highlight Ghana’s soaring levels of pollution and to draw attention to social injustice.
Once featured on many “top five greatest of all time” lists but now infamous rapper Kanye West says he is headed to Africa to finish his delayed upcoming album, ‘Yandhi’. Africans on Twitter made it clear that while he remains in the sunken place, his visit is far from being eagerly anticipated.