Hot new music is springing up from all across Africa, and the newest addition to the list of great artists is Adelani. The Nigerian native, who was born in London and currently resides in South Africa, is set to release his debut single titled “The Crown: The Autobiography” on March 24. The track is Adelani’s […]Read more "ADELANI – THE CROWN: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY"
Trigger warning: fictional short story about abuse and abortion. We were having a heated argument about the number of times we were being intimate. I didn’t want to sleep with him anymore because I was slowly backing out of the relationship. I was tired of all of the cheating, abuse and disrespect, and I had […]Read more "Why I Decided to Not Have Your Child"
Very little is said about my queen, Makeda, whom I served faithfully throughout her reign. The world seems offended by a woman in power, and will do anything to subjugate knowledge of such. Women in Sheba were only as good as the identity and significance bestowed upon them by their fathers, brothers and the patriarchal […]Read more "MAKEDA, QUEEN OF SHEBA"
Today I met the great Mansa Musa, riding on his camel with a great procession all around him, leading the way to the Holy City of Mecca. Oh what wondrous things the great emperor has done! All will know of his majesty for all time. Do you know the great Mansa Musa? He is the […]Read more "MEETING MANSA MUSA, EMPEROR OF MALI"
One of the biggest milestones you’ll achieve as a young adult is getting your first apartment. Not only is it a mark of becoming an adult, but it shows that you’re independent and ready to take care of yourself. Here are 25 things you’ll learn about living on your own by 25: Firstly, finding an […]Read more "25 THINGS YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT LIVING ON YOUR OWN BY 25"
The music scene in Africa’s youngest nation South Sudan is vibrant and cool. Artists use music to advocate for peace and celebrate the nation’s new-found freedom. The theme of peace is common in most songs, and this latest release titled “Ana Taban” is quite popular in the country. It is a collaboration between some of […]Read more "SOUTH SUDAN’S MUSIC SCENE"
Conception When you found out that I was about to arrive in 9 months, you freaked out and had a meltdown. You married mama and committed to raising a family. Infancy Bath time was our special bonding time. You would always keep an extra towel by your side because I always splashed you with water […]Read more "Dear Father: My Letter of Love and Appreciation"