The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
Nigerian youths face a myriad of economic and social challenges. From rampant unemployment, lack of electricity, fuel scarcity to police brutality, Nigerian youths have lost faith in the government but despite these existing catalysts for action and protest, the youths seem exhausted to continue fighting.
Global digital payments facilitator Visa is expanding into the region by opening its first innovation studio in Kenya. The aim is to adopt the market of consumers switching to new payment platforms and digital wallets.
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, will be remembered for his roles in the rebirth of African Union and peacemaking.
The African Union will struggle to ensure partners stick to their promises in a tough new international environment.
His rhythmic sounds connected with the diaspora and his collaborations with stars like Drake and Beyoncé elevated his name.
Of a record nine nominees, seven are from West Africa. The global rise of Afrobeats music owes its soul to Nigeria’s iconic star Fela Kuti.
Afrobeats emerged when West African pop music became cool. It has been boosted by the diaspora, big name collaborations and American culture.
African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.