Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Black Expat Terri Lundberg

Back to Her Roots: Terri Lundberg Traces Her Ancestry

One of the things I love about traveling/living abroad is that you meet wonderful people that lead to interesting conversations. On talking about my time in Ghana, the vivacious and gorgeous expat Terri Lundberg animately told me about the story of tracing her own ancestry back to the continent. Feeling shameful that I hadn’t taken […]

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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,

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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) […]

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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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Music Spotlight – Electronic Music from Nigeria

Looking to hear some cutting-edge electronic music? Nigeria has something to offer you. Producer Bigfoot is very well one of Nigeria’s most eclectic music producers. His beats range from hip-hop to dance to trance. Well, he’s back at it again. He’s done an e-mix, i.e., electronic mix

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Music Spotlight – 7 Questions with Bigfoot

His style: unorthodox, emotional, and diverse.  From the hip-hop beat Moonraker to the new age sound of Into the Morning, his style of production is as eclectic as they come.  

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Photo Find of the Day – Yoruba Egungun Mask

Another photo from our Photo 365 Project, this is a Yoruba Egungun mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

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[EXCLUSIVE] In Conversation with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae (Part 2)

We continue our interview with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae AKA Rae Diaspora. Did you get a chance to read Part 1? If not, stop reading beyond this point and click HERE to read it.

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[EXCLUSIVE] In Conversation with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae (Part 1)

When listening to some of the tracks on the African Hip Hop EP The Big Rae, you might think you found a lost mixtape from the 90′s New York Hip Hop scene.  A sound not typically associated with Nigerian Hip Hop, The Big Rae holds a production style where influences such as DJ Premeire, Pete Rock, […]

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Music Spotlight: Mister Rae’s Ask Me Too

You  slept on his previous EP Brand New Masquerade, but  Nigerian MC Mister Rae, aka Rae Diaspora, is back