a conversation with Lwazi Prolific

Lwazi Prolific, a brother from another mother, is the type of brother that makes you feels comfortable and safe in his presence. He’s a talented musician, a writer with an interesting approach to his work. I met Lwazi virtually when...

the sound in Saul Williams’ poetry

Spoken word is an oral tradition that stretches far back into our history. Throughout the years, Africans used it to tell stories that educate and inspire their people. People used to sit around a fire and listen to the sound...

what is relevance?

I’ve often asked myself the question of relevance myself coz 9 to 5’ers and parents who grew up in an era past often take the arts as a hobby or take their immensely talented sons and daughters as lazy human...

afrika history month

say it loud, i’m black and i’m proud! black history month started as negro history and literature week in 1920. in 1926 it was changed to negro history week. it was championed by Dr.  Carter E Woodson, co-founder of the...

Celebrating Kwanza instead of Christ mass

So manje nay' indaba... It is common knowledge the celebration of Christ mass came to Afrika with the missionaries. When the missionaries brought Christianity to Afrika they also brought the holiday (holy day) that were significant to the religion. While...