Africa: Carnival Calabar, Melting pot of African culture

Carnival Calabar: Melting pot of African culture If there was a year Carnival Calabar stamped its mark as Nigeria’s foremost tourist destination, it was 2016 during the last carnival. In the process, the city has also established itself as the number melting point for all cultures in Africa. For many who are used to the carnival, the high point was […]

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Africa: Ethiopia’s Oromo GADA system listed by UNESCO as best form of democracy

Ethiopia’s Oromo GADA system listed by UNESCO as best form of democracy Ethiopia’s Oromo people made headlines around the world when peaceful protests turned violent against government land use changes, prompting a state of emergency. Now Oromo voices are being heard thanks to an entity more often associated with boosting tourism than governance — UNESCO. Ethiopians rejoiced when the traditional […]

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African Entertainment: Musical lyrics ruining young one as NBC Bans songs

JOSEPH ABAH, a father of three, appeared stupefied as his six-year-old son mimed and danced to the song of a popular Nigerian female artiste. As he watched, it dawned on him that his little boy, a Basic 2 pupil, knew the lyrics of the song by heart and even gesticulated to the tune with his hands and body. But Abah […]

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African Culture: South Sudan arrest men for engaging in Banned Fattening rituals

Authorities in Apuk East and South counties have arrested 17 men after they were found still practicing fattening, which the state government has provisionally banned. Fattening is a practice in the Dinka culture where some men during this season takes 5 to 15 milking cows and go out of the area for some days or weeks. They feed on milk […]

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African Artist: 65 garlands for batik, textile designer, Okundaye

Globally renowned Nigerian batik, textile designer and culture promoter, Chief Mrs. Nike Okundaye, turned 65 on Saturday, May 21. To mark the day, her gallery and those who have benefited directly or indirectly from her mentorship have concluded plans to celebrate her milestone in arts and culture. Activities put together for the celebration, according to the programme of the event […]

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‘I’ve passion to promote artists who are aligned into promoting African culture’- Floxy Bee

Queen of Hikosso music, YeyeAsa, Mother of the culture, Popularly known and called Floxy Bee by contemporaries and friends, in this close up with Head atqnews.comRennOffor, shares her how her father’s love for highlife music rubbed off on her, her passion to promote upcoming artistes who areinterested in promoting African cultures, and her sojourn in the world of music which […]

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