The two Nigerian-blooded Brits that brutally murdered a soldier in London’s Woolwich, had known terrorist ties. Suspects, Michael Adebolajo, 28; and Michael Adebowale, 22; were known to the country’s security services from a previous investigation of alleged Islamic extremists. both suspects are on the watchlist of the British Anti-terrorist Unit for having a history of […]
Best known for his 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe was the voice through which Africa told its own story. On March 21st, the world lost arguably the greatest African writer. The 82 year old native Nigerian died in Boston, MA where he worked as a professor. Things Fall Apart is the story of Igbo […]
Nairobi Half Life (Kenya) and Dear Mandela (South Africa) top Africa Is A Country‘s list of the top African films of 2012. What’s your favorite for 2012?
Actor Idris Elba will host ‘Koko Concert’ in Lagos, Nigeria on December 27. Tentatively scheduled to perform are The Kokomaster himself D’Banj, Big Sean, Pusha T, and Kay Switch. Elba is no stranger to the DJ booth. He helped in an uncle’s wedding-DJ business in 1986.Within a year he had started his own DJ company with […]
http://allafrica.com reports that the kidnappers of Prof. Kamene Okonjo have demanded N200 Million. Okonjo is the mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The 82-year old woman is also the wife of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Professor Chukwuka Aninshi Okonjo Agbogid. The abduction occured on Dec. […]
Alakija, Nigerian oil tycoon and clothing designer, has replaced African-American media giant, Oprah, as the world’s richest black woman. Alakija’s estimated $3.3 billion net worth beats Oprah’s $2.7 billion. Alakija, a 61-year old mother operates Famfa Oil, a highly profitable oil and drilling exploration company,with her 4 sons. Alakija gained success as a clothing […]
While most dance crazes are short-lived nightclub sensations, the Azonto has spread from Ghana’s shores to European dancefloors. It spans musical genres from dancehall to hip-hop. West Africa has seen many other dance crazes, like Nigeria’s Yahozie but this dance has inspired fitness videos and football goal celebrations. [embedplusvideo height=”365″ width=”450″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/5HNWlnKhPDE?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=5HNWlnKhPDE&width=450&height=365&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep2311″ /] Nigeria, […]