Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Fura in Accra

Street Food Friday – Fura in Accra

In search of more street food in Accra, my friend Kaibo and I have been planting ourselves in the neighborhood of Nima over the past several weeks. Walking in Nima, I was curious when I saw these white powdered balls neatly packed in glass boxes.

Home of the Black Star

5 Things to Bring if You’re Moving to Ghana

So you’re gearing up for your move to Ghana… congrats on making the decision! I’ve been in conversation with quite a few people who have recently been thinking of moving to Ghana. Which is funny, because I’m about wrapping up my time here for now,

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of  play with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory,

Kwame Nkrumah

Happy Independence Day Ghana From Spoken Word Artist, Black

March 6th marks the day Ghana turns 56. In 1957, Ghana became the first Black African nation to gain independence from colonization. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was one of the main leaders that helped Ghana obtain its independence from Britain. (Fun fact about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: he attended the HBCU Lincoln University in Pennsylvania).

Chris Brown

Chris Brown in Accra – What’s the Big Deal?

One of the reasons I was excited to move to Accra is that it’s building itself as a hub in West Africa for digital media. And Ghana is working towards that with the launch of the Hope City Project. Hope City will be an IT hub that will also include Africa’s largest building. Read more […]

Afro JETS Club Project

Revolutionary Music and Politics in Africa 101: A Mix by Teck Zilla

Last week I featured an audio-docmentary of Fela Kuti by producer  Teck Zilla. This week I’ll highlight his first audio-documentary track, The Afro J.E.T.S. Club Project. With J.E.T.S. standing for Justice, Equality, Truth, and Sacrifice, Teck features voices who fought for Africa’s liberation. Leaders like Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s first president), Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nigeria’s first president) […]

Fela and Ginger Baker

It’s a Felabration, Bitches: An Audio-Documentary

Last year, for Black History Month, I profiled Black American celebrities who traced their African ancestry. This year, still taking it back to Africa, but this time with some great music.  I found a mix, by Nigerian Producer Teck Zilla. Teck Zilla, based in Montreal, teamed up with Society HAE to produce an audio-documentary of […]

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Inauguration Day Ghana Style – A Photo Essay

Once I heard President Barack Obama won re-election, I was determined to make my way back to DC for Inauguration Day in January. But then I consulted my bank account, and well, she said no.

Brukina can be found bottled up like this all throughout Accra

Where is Accra’s Best Brukina?

So one of the things that I love about living in Ghana is how EASY it is to eat healthy here. While in The States, corner stores are filled with cookies, candy, and other junk food, Accra street stands are plentiful of oranges, pineapples, papayas, mangos, coconuts… shall I continue?

Photo 365-Day 137 “Preach, My Brother… Not”

One would be amused at how religious references permeate Ghana. I mentioned earlier the plethora of businesses with Christian references. I’ve been on tro-tros where people whip out a bible and start going to church. Well Ghana’s bus system ain’t having that. A sign posted here in the back of the bus. Proselityzers, you’ve been […]