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dynamicafrica:

NEW MUSIC: Patoranking ft Olamide - Bora (Freestyle 2014).

In this brand new freestyle by Nigerian reggae and dancehall artist Patoranking, he teams up with fellow artist Olamide to address something we haven’t seen a lot of Nigerian musicians do.

With reports naming Nigeria as the African country with the highest prevalence of skin bleaching on the continent, the growing demand in Kenya for harmful skin bleaching injections, the scandal caused in South Africa by singer Mshoza after she underwent a process to lighten her complexion, and after the controversial skin lightening product that Cameroonian singer Dencia released earlier this year, there’s no denying that skin bleaching is a major issue in Africa.

Using beats from Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ produced by Nic Nac, Patoranking’s take on the subject makes use of dark humour as he sings about some of the negatives of ‘Bora’ (the Yoruba term for skin bleaching).

Although a little odd lyrically in some areas, it’s still important in many ways to see artists use their platforms as a means of addressing societal issues.

fuckyeaheritrea:

Various Bilen singers took center stage during the opening ceremony of the 2014 6th Eritrean Sawa Festival this past weekend (July 18th - 20th)!

yagazieemezi:

Meet Your Photographer: Jjumba Martin

Meet Your Photographer, a short series that will be introducing you to the contributing photographers of yagazieemezi.com over the next couple of weeks. You will be seeing their work on here fairly often so this is an excellent way for you to get familiar with these talented folks. 

My name is Jjumba Martin and I am a freelance Ugandan photographer.

In 2009, I was inspired to do photography after learning that Uganda does a lot of importation with regards to photographers who do different kinds of documentation. I am a simple man who loves making photographs and spending time with my little god-son.

Read + see more

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Online Grocery Shopping Nigeria

The new trend of shopping is doing it online. It is considered as the most easy and convenient way to shop without having to go anywhere. In today’s world, people are becoming highly busy due to their hectic schedules. They don’t even get the time to spend with their family. As we all know that the generation has changed a lot and so are our requirements. Everyone wants that one should get everything at their doorstep without stepping out from their homes. So, there is almost everything on the internet for you to purchase. Whether its garments, jewelries, cosmetics, electrical appliances, gadgets, food products or any other items, everything is available on the internet and that too at relatively low cost or discounted rates.

In the same way, For Food Only offers you some online food delivery in Nigeria. Whether its condiments in Nigeria or any healthy food recipes, we offer you only the best and superior quality products at highly discounted rates. Doing online grocery shopping help in saving your time and money & also keeps you away from the heavy crowd of various wholesale and super market. It also helps in lessen your tension of finding the parking area. But, there are many fake websites on the internet that sold such items. In these cases, either the items that they offer are not original or the website is fraud. So, there are many healthy food suppliers in Nigeria and For Food Only is counted in them.

Providing free delivery to the customers and offering special promotions are some of our specialty. Such extreme ease can’t be beaten with any other thing. It hardly matters that you are in your home or somewhere out or its day or night, one can purchase these items anytime. Our food recipes in Nigeria are becoming popular day by day owing to their flavorsome taste and affordable rate.

For Food Only offers fruit basket, vegetable oil, crunchy fruits &fresh vegetables, fish, meat condiment, poultry, noodles, custard, etc. The healthy food recipes have various nutritional facts and many other health benefits.

Online food delivery in Nigeria is one of the best options for simplicity, savings and suitability. We understand the importance of your time thus keep you away from wasting it. Various condiments in Nigeria are available at the door of clients using premium quality packaging material. All the food items that we offer are fresh and tasty.

Don’t waste your time standing in the long lines of the supermarkets for purchasing your grocery products. Visit our website www.forfoodonly.com and purchase grocery products at the most affordable rates.

Join Our Africa - The organization. (NJ-NYC area)

ourafrica:

July 23, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Hello everyone,

Many of you who have been following the blog for the past 4 years, know that I am always looking for a way to help expand it and share our mission with others.

As promised, this year I wanted to go as big as creating an organization. Although I have a blue print of what I would like to construct, I am still thinking big. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that there’s great benefit that comes when having an amazing team. The ability of a team that works together has the power to bring out not just the best—-but the greatest, of those qualities and facilitate them in a way that creates change and maintains continuous growth in the lives of all those who participate & contribute.

I want to create an organization that offers a platform for people who are interested in helping the continuous growth of African communities both at home and in the diaspora. An organization that offers a platform for learning, networking, discussions, investing and so much more. I open this to everyone, not just Africans to join the team.

I am looking for young adults (18yrs-30yrs) in the NJ-NYC area (as we grow, we will expand to other areas) who want to bring their talents and ideas to the table and kick off this organization.

Keep in mind, these are not paid positions (perhaps as we grow and expand, things will change) but as always, all great things take time and dedication. Nonetheless, this looks great on resumes when applying  for jobs!

If you are interested, please email your resume to vivian@ourAfricaBlog.com

If you’re not, please share and reblog to others and help spread the word! 

 Thank you,

Vivian Isaboke

Founder & Owner

This is Africa, Our Africa

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.

brown-princess:

samanta-m:

rickysuavemami:

eyekhandy:

odditiesoflife:

The Tiny Rock Restaurant in the Sea

At beautiful Michanwi Pingwe Beach on Zanzibar’s coast in Africa is an incredibly unique restaurant. The restaurant is so small, it’s perched on a fossilized bed of coral located in the Indian ocean. Another surprise is that the interior is quite different than the interior. To reach the restaurant, it’s either a walk or boat ride because when the tide comes in, the restaurant is surrounded by water. The spot is so spectacular that it has been used by Vogue magazine for photo shoots.

The restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood as well as wine, beer and soft drinks. However, the Rock Restaurant is a little more pricey than one might expect. The least expensive items on the menu are the mango salad, octopus salad and fish carpaccio — each priced at $14.00 USD. The most expensive menu item is the Rock Special with grilled lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, fish filet and calamari oil for $48.00 USD. But if you can make it to Zanzibar for a visit, a trip to the restaurant is a must.

sources 1, 2, 3, 4

i would like to visit

#goals

Dear, future husband plzzz bring me here!

Que lugar lindo!!!!!!!!!!

Join Our Africa - The organization. (NJ-NYC area)

July 23, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Hello everyone,

Many of you who have been following the blog for the past 4 years, know that I am always looking for a way to help expand it and share our mission with others.

As promised, this year I wanted to go as big as creating an organization. Although I have a blue print of what I would like to construct, I am still thinking big. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that there’s great benefit that comes when having an amazing team. The ability of a team that works together has the power to bring out not just the best—-but the greatest, of those qualities and facilitate them in a way that creates change and maintains continuous growth in the lives of all those who participate & contribute.

I want to create an organization that offers a platform for people who are interested in helping the continuous growth of African communities both at home and in the diaspora. An organization that offers a platform for learning, networking, discussions, investing and so much more. I open this to everyone, not just Africans to join the team.

I am looking for young adults (18yrs-30yrs) in the NJ-NYC area (as we grow, we will expand to other areas) who want to bring their talents and ideas to the table and kick off this organization.

Keep in mind, these are not paid positions (perhaps as we grow and expand, things will change) but as always, all great things take time and dedication. Nonetheless, this looks great on resumes when applying  for jobs!

If you are interested, please email your resume to vivian@ourAfricaBlog.com

If you’re not, please share and reblog to others and help spread the word! 

 Thank you,

Vivian Isaboke

Founder & Owner

This is Africa, Our Africa

Anonymous asked:
recipe for apapransa

Ingredients:

  1. palm nut soup
  2. red kidney beans
  3. crabs for garnishing
  4. any fish or meat you wanna use in the soup
  5. roasted maize flour; or kyekyere
  6. salt
  7. Banku Ta or a wooden laddle.

Method:

The palmnut soup is the only liquid you are going to cook this dish with so take note.


Scoop a few laddles of the finished palmnut soup into the saucepan you are going to cook the Aprans in and bring to a boil.
In the meantime the rest of the soup should be on the side hot and simmering. Cold soup will spoil the dish.
Now pour a reasonable amount of the roasted corn powder into the sauce pan and stir as you would do with akple or banku.

The rest of the palm nut soup is what you would substitute for water till the apras is done.

A well cooked one should be very moist and pliable so give it some good cooking time and turning plus loads of palmnut soup.

For serving, scoop it into a square or round bowl and smoothen the top, then turn it onto a plate. Garnish it with the crabs and some of the kidney beans.
The meat and some of the kidney beans will be entrenched in the mixture and makes for nice discovery.
Eat it hot or cold. I like mine cold and sliced into wedges. But some people like it moist and hot; straight from the sauce pan. Add some of the soup to it if you want.

afro-dominicano:


newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola
The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.
As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.
Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/

afro-dominicano:

newsweek:

Sierra Leone’s Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts Ebola

The doctor at the forefront of Sierra Leone’s fight against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in the region has contracted Ebola himself, Reuters reported Wednesday.

As of this week, Ebola has claimed 632 lives in three West African countries, according to the World Health Organization. Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has treated more than 100 victims of the disease. Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called him a “national hero” and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives,” according to Reuters.

Last month, Khan told Reuters that he was aware of the risk of himself contracting the disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Damn :/