October 18, 2014

AFROBEATS (Ghana Non Stop) Mix 2014

There are few pauses between some of the songs, which is a little annoying. But the songs in this playlist are pretty good, so give it listen.

(Source: youtube.com)

October 14, 2014

dynamicafrica:

Xhosa Names & Meanings: The “ABC’s of Xhosa Names” by Thandiwe Tshabalala.

South African Illustrator and incredibly talented young creative Thandiwe Tshabalala recently sent me these awesome gifs highlighting and celebrating beautiful names in her mother tongue of Xhosa.

Here’s what she had to say about her series:

"Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents used to give their kids English names so that white people wouldn’t have to struggle pronouncing African names. Most people born during the times of apartheid were given names like: Knowledge, Margaret, Mavis (which has negative connotations), Innocentia, Innocent, Jeffrey, Gloria…eek..Let me just stop there. However, when black folks got their ‘freedom’ back, they went back to naming their children African/South African names."

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October 1, 2014
neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

Cape Hottentot = Cape Gibberish. 

neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

Cape Hottentot = Cape Gibberish. 

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October 1, 2014
dynamicafrica:

Voting Open for 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.
The Channel O Music Awards don’t take place until November 29th this year but voting is currently open.
This year, Nigerian singer Davido, South African rappers K.O. and Cassper Nyovest lead the pack with a total of five nominations each. All three are up for ‘Most Gifted Male’ title as well as the ‘Most Gifted Video Of the Year’ award - two of the top of the awards of the night. For both K.O. and Nyovest, this marks the first time the two have been nominated for a Channel O Music Award. Davido has been nominated three times winning once for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2012.
A total of 14 categories with artists from all over the continent, with the exception of North Africa, the competition is as stiff as ever. Voting makes all the difference so be sure to cast yours here before midnight CAT November 23rd.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Most gifted male  Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza Davido - Aye Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara Sarkodie - Illuminati
Most gifted female  Thembi Seete - Thuntsha Lerole  Bucie featuring Heavy K - Easy To Love  Lizha James featuring Uhuru - Quem Ti Mandou Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado  Seyi Shay - Irawo
Most gifted newcomer  Dream Team featuring Tamarsha, AKA and Big Nuz - Tsekede Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas  Diamond - Number One  Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)
Most gifted duo/group or featuring artist  Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja  DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember)  R2Bees featuring Wizkid - Slow Down  K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara KCee featuring Wizkid - Pull Over
Most gifted dance  Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja  Davido - Skelewu DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember)  P-Square - Personally  Busiswa featuring various artists - Ngoku 
Most gifted ragga dancehall  Buffalo Souljah - Basawine  Orezi - Rihanna  Jesse Jaggz featuring Wizkid - Bad Girl  Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix) Shatta Wale - Everybody Likes My Ting    
Most gifted Afro pop  Davido - Aye  Mafikizolo featuring May D - Happiness  Diamond - Number One  Flavour - Ada Ada  Iyanya - Jombolo
Most gifted kwaito  Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja  Character featuring Mono T and Oskido - Inxeba Lendoda  Big Nuz featuring Khaya Mthethwa - Incwadi Yothando  DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota - Khaba Lenja  DJ Cndo - Yamnandi Into 
Most gifted R&B  2Face featuring T-Pain - Rainbow  Jimmy Nevis featuring Kwesta - Balloon  GB Collective featuring Brian Temba and Reason - Chocolate Vanilla  Donald - Crazy But Amazing  Niyola - Toh Bad 
Most gifted hip-hop Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza Khuli Chana featuring DA L.E.S and Magesh - Hape Le Hape 2.1  Phyno - Alobam  K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara  AKA - Congratulate   
Most gifted Southern artist  DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember)  Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza AKA - Congratulate  Zeus - Psych  K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 
Most gifted West artist  R2Bees featuring Wizkid - Slow Down  Davido - Aye  Burna Boy featuring D’Banj - Won Da Mo  Olamide - Turn Up  Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy - Surulere 
Most gifted East artist  Sauti Sol - Nshike  Diamond - Number One  Navio - No Holding Back  Eddy Kenzo - Sitya Loss  Elani - Kookoo
Most gifted video of the year  Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas  Davido - Aye  K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara  Burna Boy - Run My Race  Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado  Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy - Surulere  Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza Sarkodie - Illuminati  DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) AKA - Congratulate  Diamond - Number One

dynamicafrica:

Voting Open for 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

The Channel O Music Awards don’t take place until November 29th this year but voting is currently open.

This year, Nigerian singer Davido, South African rappers K.O. and Cassper Nyovest lead the pack with a total of five nominations each. All three are up for ‘Most Gifted Male’ title as well as the ‘Most Gifted Video Of the Year’ award - two of the top of the awards of the night. For both K.O. and Nyovest, this marks the first time the two have been nominated for a Channel O Music Award. Davido has been nominated three times winning once for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2012.

A total of 14 categories with artists from all over the continent, with the exception of North Africa, the competition is as stiff as ever. Voting makes all the difference so be sure to cast yours here before midnight CAT November 23rd.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Most gifted male 
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
Davido - Aye
Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane
K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara
Sarkodie - Illuminati

Most gifted female 
Thembi Seete - Thuntsha Lerole 
Bucie featuring Heavy K - Easy To Love 
Lizha James featuring Uhuru - Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado 
Seyi Shay - Irawo

Most gifted newcomer 
Dream Team featuring Tamarsha, AKA and Big Nuz - Tsekede
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas 
Diamond - Number One 
Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)

Most gifted duo/group or featuring artist 
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) 
R2Bees featuring Wizkid - Slow Down 
K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara
KCee featuring Wizkid - Pull Over

Most gifted dance 
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
Davido - Skelewu
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) 
P-Square - Personally 
Busiswa featuring various artists - Ngoku 

Most gifted ragga dancehall 
Buffalo Souljah - Basawine 
Orezi - Rihanna 
Jesse Jaggz featuring Wizkid - Bad Girl 
Patoranking - Girlie O (Remix)
Shatta Wale - Everybody Likes My Ting    

Most gifted Afro pop 
Davido - Aye 
Mafikizolo featuring May D - Happiness 
Diamond - Number One 
Flavour - Ada Ada 
Iyanya - Jombolo

Most gifted kwaito 
Uhuru featuring Oskido and Professor - Y-Tjukutja 
Character featuring Mono T and Oskido - Inxeba Lendoda 
Big Nuz featuring Khaya Mthethwa - Incwadi Yothando 
DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota - Khaba Lenja 
DJ Cndo - Yamnandi Into 

Most gifted R&B 
2Face featuring T-Pain - Rainbow 
Jimmy Nevis featuring Kwesta - Balloon 
GB Collective featuring Brian Temba and Reason - Chocolate Vanilla 
Donald - Crazy But Amazing 
Niyola - Toh Bad 

Most gifted hip-hop
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana featuring DA L.E.S and Magesh - Hape Le Hape 2.1 
Phyno - Alobam 
K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 
AKA - Congratulate   

Most gifted Southern artist 
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember) 
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
AKA - Congratulate 
Zeus - Psych 
K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 

Most gifted West artist 
R2Bees featuring Wizkid - Slow Down 
Davido - Aye 
Burna Boy featuring D’Banj - Won Da Mo 
Olamide - Turn Up 
Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy - Surulere 

Most gifted East artist 
Sauti Sol - Nshike 
Diamond - Number One 
Navio - No Holding Back 
Eddy Kenzo - Sitya Loss 
Elani - Kookoo

Most gifted video of the year 
Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez - Rands and Nairas 
Davido - Aye 
K.O featuring Kid X - Caracara 
Burna Boy - Run My Race 
Tiwa Savage featuring Don Jazzy - Eminado 
Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy - Surulere 
Riky Rick featuring Okmalumkoolkat - Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie - Illuminati 
DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg - Pluto (I Remember)
AKA - Congratulate 
Diamond - Number One

September 29, 2014

sheekoxariir:

afro beat!!

September 29, 2014

wikitongues:

Helele!! The #WeeklyTongue is Sesotho, a language spoken in the Kingdom of Lesotho as well as throughout the Republic of South Africa. It is also spoken in the vicinity of Pretoria and Brits. Smaller language communities also exist in Namibia and Zambia.

Language varieties of this language include SekwenaSephuthiSetlokwa and Setaung in the central region; Sekgolokwe in the north eastern region as well as Serotse (Selozi).

Sesotho is used by 3,555,186 speakers as a home language in South Africa (2001 census) which is 7.9% of the whole population. According to the 1996 census this number was 3,104,197.

If you want to read more about this interesting language, visit Sesotho Online, a great resource to learn the language and get some information about it.

In today’s video we bring you Tibouho, a Basotho shepherd in the highest mountains in Lesotho met during the Afropeaks pan african mountain expedition. Go check their YouTube channel.

SOME USEFUL PHRASES IN SESOTHO

Good day Dumela

Good morning Mmoro

Hello Helele

Peace Kgotso

Good evening Fonane

How are you? O kae? or O phela jwang?

I’m fine, and you ? Ke teng, wena o kae ? or Ke phela hantle, wena o phela jwang?

Goodbye Sala hantle or Tsamaya hantle.

September 29, 2014
"

…more than 90 percent of white South Africans go through a lifetime without seeing firsthand the inhuman conditions under which blacks have to survive.

Yet the white man of South Africa claims to the rest of the world that he knows what is good for black people and what it takes for a black child to grow up to adulthood. He vaunts aloud that “his blacks” in South Africa are well fed and materially better off under the chains of apartheid than their liberated brothers and sisters in the rest of Africa. But, in truth, these claims and boasts are hollow.

The white man of South Africa certainly does not know me. He certainly does not know the conditions under which I was born and had to live for eighteen years. (1.2-4).

"

Mathabane, Mark; Kaffir Boy, 1986.

Look at these arguments made, replace black with Arab/Palestinian, and White with Israeli. Switch out Africa with “Arab world/countries” and you literally have the mentality of Zionism.

How many times have Zionists gone around telling us how much better off Arabs in Israel are than anywhere else? How often do they claim that they live free and happy? How out of touch are Zionists from the people they oppress?

It’s no wonder that Apartheid South Africa and Israel were best buddies for the longest time. Their fate will be the same.

(via pax-arabica)

September 29, 2014
Dear White South Africans

nevermindreal:

Owing to this concept of Braai Day, I am forced to have this honest and somewhat uncomfortable conversation with you. I had hoped that since you have grown white people, they would teach you better…but they have not.

Let’s start at the beginning……my dear white people, you are not descendants…

September 17, 2014
mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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(via thatnigeriankid)

September 12, 2014

djgoodblood:

Gino Brown feat. Moccachino Ochi - Body Language

Fresh South African house track with a female singer who sounds very Nigerian.