Month: October 2018

AT&T Debuts ‘Nigerian Prince’ In Theaters

AT&T is set to unveil  NIGERIAN PRINCE  to audiences across America. Untold Stories is a film initiative created by AT&T and Tribeca to ensure diverse voices in storytelling are heard and seen in theaters and living rooms across the country.  Written and directed by newcomer Faraday Okoro, and filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, the film is a heist thriller about a Nigerian-American teenager sent to visit relatives in Nigeria against his will, later to join forces with his internet scammer cousin in an attempt to return to the United States on his own. Continue reading “AT&T Debuts ‘Nigerian Prince’ In Theaters”

Spotify Launches Afro Hub to Showcase African Music

Spotify recently launched its Afro Hub initiative as part of its Global Cultures Project. “It’s our mission to uncover every layer of this ancient, expressive and rhythmic musical culture which is an important component of today’s mainstream, modern music,” the popular music streaming service said. This report by  Mazuba Kapambwe of  IR Insider gives more details. Continue reading “Spotify Launches Afro Hub to Showcase African Music”

Madison mulls center to ease integration of African immigrants

The city of Madison, Wisconsin, is working on the idea of establishing an  African Center for Community Development which will provide employment service, financial advice to make adjusting to Madison easier. The main goal of the African Center for Community Development is to build a sense of community within Madison and create a way for Africans to share and build culture. African community center is intended to  increase access to language services, job training and immigration counseling.

This report by  COURTNEY DEGEN in The Badger Herald gives more details Continue reading “Madison mulls center to ease integration of African immigrants”

Who is Denis Mukwege, The Congolese Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected two recipients for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, including Christian gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has dedicated his life to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, received the award alongside Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi activist who survived being kidnapped and raped by ISIS members in Iraq. This profile by The National gives insight into the the man. Continue reading “Who is Denis Mukwege, The Congolese Nobel Peace Prize Recipient”

TIME FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TO “COME HOME”

After visiting Nigeria for the Olojo festival, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.,
President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association admonishes African-Americans to forge ties with the African Continent as he posits that it is imperative that they know their heritage. Continue reading “TIME FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TO “COME HOME””