Posts in Guest Posts

  • Reawakening the 90s

    Posted in Beats & Soul with Carly on February 26th, 2014 By Carly Mond

    If you have not kept up to date with the world of music recently then you have missed possibly the greatest few days in RnB revival history!! It seems that some of everyone’s favourite artists of the 90s have all woken up from their artistic coma in synchronization and here is the outcome….. During on […]

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  • “Pretty for an African?”

    Posted in Guest Posts,Life and Culture with Yvonne on February 18th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

    I remember walking across a patch of grass in front of the B. Jones Center at Atlanta’s Emory University a good 12 years ago now. Bright eyed college freshman I was, who had categorically been placed under the “International Students” sub-group…you know; the group that arrives on campus earlier than the rest and endures lecture […]

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  • Born to Lose, Built to Win – The Short Story of George Weah

    Posted in Guest Posts,Life and Culture on December 18th, 2013 By Tinashe Mabasha

    The first famous black footballer I can remember was John Barnes. He was the fast, athletic left winger for England and Liverpool. I think my dad along with other dads in Zimbabwe supported John Barnes and Liverpool as a result. As much as I hate to admit it, I followed suit. Barnes was subjected to racism […]

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  • Were The Super Eagles Dared

    Posted in Guest Posts,What's going On on December 2nd, 2013 By Tinashe Mabasha

    On a winter night in early July 1994, my brothers and I switched off our old Panasonic TV after a disappointing loss for the Nigerian Super Eagles. It was way past our bedtime but we didn’t care. Plus I think my parents were out and made it easier to watch the game.  Pajamas and all […]

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  • Music and Passion: Spending time with Questlove

    Posted in Beats & Soul with Carly,Guest Posts,Life and Culture,What's going On on November 29th, 2013 By Simba

    It’s very rare that I come across somebody in the media spotlight whose life I envy. However, I have just read Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove’s book ‘Mo Meta Blues’ and wow I would happily trade lives with him for a while!! ‘Mo Meta Blues’ is described as a memoir/autobiography but it is more a journey […]

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  • We Invented The Remix

    Posted in Guest Posts,What's going On on November 27th, 2013 By Ticha

    Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy aka P.Diddy aka Diddy often liked to make the claim that Bad Boy Records (meaning him) invented the remix. I’m not too sure who definitively invented the remix, but one thing is certain and that is Puffy was responsible for some of the greatest remixes ever produced. The […]

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  • More Than A Rapper - The Anniversary for The Black Album

    Posted in Guest Posts on November 20th, 2013 By Tinashe Mabasha

      The Black Album was released on November 14 2003. At the time, this was Jay-Z  aka Hov’s last album and he was retiring to become President of Island-Def Jam records and pursue other business interests. Last week was the 10 year anniversary of this record. The Black Album is widely recognized as Hov’s best […]

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  • Bhundu brewing: Starting up a Microbrewery in Africa.

    Posted in Guest Posts on November 4th, 2013 By Wabona

    This is a Guest Blog Post by Raymond Shana. Raymond shares one of his many exciting days in the world of building his own brewery. Craft Brewing or Microbrewing is taking the world by storm and Africa is not far behind. Enjoy Raymond’s tale in this new world of beer. 3 years of dreaming, planning, business model […]

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  • Its Rap but Not as we know it: Drake Changes the Game with Nothing Was the Same

    Posted in Beats & Soul with Carly,What's going On on October 16th, 2013 By Carly Mond

    Seriously has there been anything hotter than rap and hip hop this year?! So rewind back to late 2010, I am in a bar with some friends having a heated debate about who the best rapper at that time was. Drake had dropped ‘Thank Me Later’, ‘Best I Ever Had’ was still being played daily […]

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  • R ‘n’ B - My First Love

    Posted in Beats & Soul with Carly,Guest Posts,What's going On on September 23rd, 2013 By Carly Mond

    OK I have a big confession to make……I have been having an affair!!! I feel guilty and ashamed of myself but it’s really not my fault – you see Hip-Hop has been so enigmatic and powerful this year that it has turned by ear from my first love, my partner – R’n’B. Now before I […]

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