Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Femi Kuti Soundtracks Grand Theft Auto IV

Award winning Nigerian artist, and son of the legendary Fela Kuti, provides the tunes and the talk for a radio station in the brand new Grand Theft Auto game.

GTA IV is the newest game in the very controversial video game series, arriving on consoles in about a months time.

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Africans and Religion

With the ongoing controversy about Obama's "former" pastor (...did he get fired?)The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, I thought we should do a little self reflection and explore the role religion has to play in Africa.

Check out the video clip below

Needless to say Africans are very enthusiastic when it comes to religion. Do we just have a higher propensity for the good word or is it because of the challenging economic environment that we find ourselves. I wonder. Truth be told, it is probably because of the fear of "jazz". See the story below.

I look forward to reading your comments.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Penis theft in Congo

Interestingly, this is not that unusual.

Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.

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Google's Surfing Safari

Here is an interesting article about the search giant investing in Africa's emerging Internet sector.

"We feel that we should be a catalyst," Joseph Mucheru says, sitting in his office that overlooks central Nairobi. We, in this case, is Google, and the stout 39-year-old Kenyan heads the company's first outpost in sub-Saharan Africa. About 5% of Africans are online, but the thinking is that as the Internet grows, so will Google.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Goapele in DC

Just when I was getting over my obsession with Goapele.

"August the First"

check out this movie tosin just told me about. looks interesting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today is Earth Day

It is all about being "green". Today is Earth Day. I searched around and no African organization is having an Earth Day event. Why is that? Africans care about the environment too...right?...so what can we do?


Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Crazy Like A Fox" starring Angela Lola

We heart her, Angela is from Washington, DC by way of Ethopia co-starring Karibi Fubara from NYC by way of Nigeria. Nigeria has to be involved some how, some way...

"Crazy Like A Fox" coming out this summer