February, 2007

  • Soccer moms talk Africa and Oprah’s school

    Posted Feb 27th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Soccer moms talk Africa and Oprah’s school

    Not too long ago Oprah was not on my radar. I didn’t watch her show so I didn’t pay attention to anything she did. I usually associated Oprah with feel-good daytime talk shows. It wasn’t until recently that I realized the wand she wields over American culture in general. It’s still a mystery to me …

  • Hip-hop and democracy in Senegal’s elections

    Posted Feb 26th, 2007 By in Film/Television, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | 3 Comments

    I’ve often asked if hip-hop can save Africa, and now we’re getting to see for ourselves. Senegal, one of Africa’s most stable democracies, is currently going through elections and as in the past hip-hop is playing a serious role. It’s interesting being an African living in the States and experiencing both African and African-American cultures …

  • Whitaker wins one for African film industry

    Posted Feb 26th, 2007 By in Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Whitaker wins one for African film industry

    By now you’ve all heard that Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. While this is another big boost for Black actors in general, it is more of a validation of African film. Before the awards I was speaking to my partner at the film commission about …

  • Djimon Housou to model Calvin Klein underwear

    Posted Feb 24th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General With | 2 Comments

    I usually don’t blog on weekends (gotta spend time with the family) but it’s Oscar weekend and I’d be remiss in my duties if I didn’t report this breaking news. In the lead up to tomorrow’s Academy Awards, Calvin Klein Inc. has announced that it will feature Oscar-nominated Djimon Hounsou in its Fall 2007 Calvin …

  • This week in African Style 2/17 – 2/23/07

    Posted Feb 23rd, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics With | 2 Comments

    • “Black Gold”, African coffee documentary, to air on PBS. • African countries ready themselves for the roll out of One Laptop Per Child initiative. • Africa tops Mideast as US crude oil source. • Akon teams up with Verizon for TV campaign. • PRODUCT RED – In the black?

  • Madonna promotes children’s book in Malawi

    Posted Feb 22nd, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General, Travel With | Comments Off on Madonna promotes children’s book in Malawi

    So it seems that Madonna’s children’s book “The English Roses: Too Good To Be True” was translated into Chichewa, the national language of Malawi. Madonna’s proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Raising Malawi, an orphan-care initiative. Here’s some video of Madonna presenting the book to her adopted son’s countrymen. I …

  • Jay-Z’s Rocawear South Africa ads

    Posted Feb 22nd, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, General, Music, Travel With | 13 Comments

    Whatever happened to Jay-Z’s Water For Life campaign? I thought there was supposed to be a documentary airing on MTV. Always the business-MAN, Jay seemed to have squeezed in a new ad campaign for Rocawear while he was in South Africa. You can’t miss the campaign which is splashed all over the first 20 or …

  • Ghanians define foreign films

    Posted Feb 22nd, 2007 By in Film/Television, General With | 1 Comment

    Not too long ago Dazed & Confused magazine put together an exhibit of Ghanaian film posters. Besides the artistic value, these posters are a glimpse into how foreign movies translate to African communities. The collection is online at the magazine’s website.

  • Reuters and Africa 2.0

    Posted Feb 22nd, 2007 By in Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | 1 Comment

    The recent news of Reuters’ new Africa website which includes African bloggers is BIG. Not only because of the idea that there’s more than enough news coming out of Africa to fuel a separate site, but also because it’s a major boost for African voices. With the incorporation of Global Voices blog posts, Reuters dares …

  • Malian director puts globalization on trial

    Posted Feb 21st, 2007 By in Business, Film/Television, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Malian director puts globalization on trial

    I made note earlier of the movie Bamako, but it certainly deserves more than a side-note. Co-produced by Danny Glover, the movie Bamako has been taking the film critics by storm. Directed by Mauritanian-Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako Bamako is a fictional story of a trial where ordinary Malians hold international financial institutions (World Bank, IMF) …

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