One more artist in heaven. A childhood friend was telling me lately that many, too many rap singers had bid farewell over the last few years. Quite true. Prodigy (2017), Mac Miller (2018), Nipsey Hussle (2019), MF Doom (2020)…The macabre list grew longer this week with the death of Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, at the age of fifty years old in a New York hospital. … Continue reading DMX passes away at the age of fifty
If you go to Abidjan, or any other place in Ivory Coast, you will fall in love with the local gastronomy for sure. Everyone now knows the secrets of alloco and attiéké, with some fish or chicken, as you wish. People are also starting to discover some other dishes like foutou with its sauce: djoumblé, eggplant, kopè…What about some garba? You are more into sweet … Continue reading Who wants a little bit of gnonmi?
Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé. The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?
Three years ago, the famous musical group P Square was breaking up, due to family tensions that compelled the twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye to stop a successful collaboration which had begun in 2003. That collaboration brought both artists, through their musical style, to pick up awards and distinctions to become one of the greatest afrobeat groups of the continent. The Nigerian singers and … Continue reading A solo album for Mr P?
The drawing lots of the UEFA Champions’ League quarter finals, the most prestigious European competition of football, took place last Friday right after the second leg games of round of sixteen. Eight teams will try to take over from Bayern Munich after the coronation of the Germans last year in final against French team PSG (1-0). If two squads, Manchester City and Bayern, are generally … Continue reading Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds
Is the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma going to spend some time in jail? The politician, who ruled the protea flower nation from 2009 to 2018 before resigning due to multiple scandals of corruption, is currently threatened with two years of prison by the anticorruption commission of his country. But the reason is not the bribery thing. Raymond Zondo, the judge of the … Continue reading Jacob Zuma behind bars?
If you are longing to get elegant and unique clothes, and if the working conditions of the people who conceive these clothes do matter to you, then you can take a look at this article. Peulh Vagabond is a ready to wear brand which was launched by Dyenaa Diaw, a Parisian entrepreneur of Senegalese origin. The particularity of the brand is its French African connection, … Continue reading Peulh Vagabond, the French African connection
Sandrine Adesanya kept her promise: ten years ago, the entrepreneur was yearning to create a clothing brand that would combine tradition with modernity, especially Senegalese tradition by means of kaftan, a mainstream item of clothing which has been worn in Senegal for ages. The complexity was to bring a little bit of modernity to a garment that has always been appreciated for its traditional aspect. … Continue reading Focus on Influence: oriental kaftans brightened up with a Senegalese touch
Those times of uncertainty we have been living for more than a year have at least the virtue of unleashing inspiration. All over the world, artists, no matter their domain, are using the torments triggered off by the coronavirus disease to feed their creations: painting, music, poetry, sculpture, every single form of art is achieving the mission humanity untrusted them: a duty of memory and … Continue reading Art as a cure against COVID-19?