Rungano Nyoni won the BAFTA award for best Outstanding Debut for the movie I Am Not a Witch. A film about a young girl, Shula, being accused and found guilty of witch crafting. Shula is forced to make a decision about her life. Either she accepts her verdict or fights for her freedom.
As Rungano stood on stage speechless with a BAFTA in her hands. She started to thank the
Dutch hip hop act Zwart Licht released their new album Bliksem which tranlates to thunder. And boy do they bring that THUNDER! Known for their grimey beats and sharp lyrics, these artists take their black excellence and wokeness and wave it unapologetically in the mainstream faces. Last night the crew gave a very touching performance of the track Schoon Schip on Dutch national TV.
If you haven’t heard about the release of Black Panther, you must have been living under a stone. But the most anticipated movie of the year is living up to it’s name and smashing records all over the world.
The name Akwasi Frimpong might not directly sound familiar. But he is the epitome of the strong shall persevere. Akwasi is the only Ghanaian participating currently at the Winter Olympics which are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Call me old-fashioned but I don’t fucks with the ‘chains, Bugatti’s and million dollar rings’ kind of hiphop. I fell in love with the hiphop of Common. The way he used a beautiful woman as a metaphor in his song I Used to Love H.E.R for hiphop, sums up my love for the music.
An ear worm. According to Wikipedia: ‘an catchy piece of music that continuously repeats through your mind after it is no longer playing’. As you can imagine, this can be very annoying. At least I was. Especially when I kept on humming and had no idea what the song was.