NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

  @dollabillz and @ad1000z  are spitting out London Naijaisms in this joint production with @dapoturbuna  adding the Afrobeat flavour from Nigeria in this rather interesting melange of Afrobeats and Hip Hop with crisp clear production, multi-layered beats and some contrasting flows from the two featured artists, which complement each other very well and maintains the listener’s interest in the track to the very end. Aiye Nreti is Yoruba for World Hope and the discerning listener would recognise that King Sunny Ade released a tune of the same name, thus Dolla Billz, Adam One…

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|INAUGURAL AFROSHOOT EVENT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016 Afroshoot @Afroshoot  is a platform created with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa or of African descent whose pictures of Africa and Africans and the world as a whole are of an AfriKan-centred vision and a direct repudiation of mainstream media images of Africa, thus creating a different vision, narrative and perspective of Africa. The creation of Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, who have been supported by the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies…

In The Name Of Ali’s Radical Blackness

In The Name Of Ali’s Radical Blackness

In the name of Ali’s Radical Blackness Written by Isidore Noel   On Friday afternoon I had a conversation with a sister who is awakening from her white supremacy induced slumber. I spoke of race, segregation, dysfunctional integration and ancestral veneration. Of course I spoke about Muhammad Ali, the man I sometimes liked to call my last living icon. For how can one talk about those that waged the war against white supremacy without mentioning Ali? Hours later I learned that The Greatest was in his final hours of transitioning…

Beyonce’s Formation: My First Reaction

Beyonce’s Formation: My First Reaction

Beyonce’s Formation: My First Thoughts Formation needs no introduction. By now most people who frequent the Internet or get into contact with people that inhabit social media have heard of Beyoncé’s socio-political statement masquerading as perfect art on our YouTube channels. On Sunday afternoon a friend texted me about Beyoncé’s new video. Knowing me you would know I am not any part of the Beyhive. Even during the times when I loved Destiny’s Child, it was Kelly who was my girl. So, I rolled my eyes as I got onto…

AFRICAN THOUGHT | OUR HAIR

AFRICAN THOUGHT | OUR HAIR

Our hair By Isidore Noel Life usually proceeds in its normal ways and accordingly it did so again this morning. I got to work and my white colleague walks in with a bunch of hair in their plastic wrapping, talking about she is selling hair. I had a what the heck moment. My fellow black women were exuberant and luckily for them since it was just two days after payday, they could happily buy the hair. In the midst of my what the heck moment, I realized how normal this…

African Thought | Return and Fetch It

African Thought | Return and Fetch It

Written by Isidore Noel At some point in one’s awakening towards black consciousness, one will be confronted with the question of religion. When I first started to occupy myself with the effect of colonialism and conquest, I still prayed to white Jesus to help me put it all in perspective. I eventually realized that the servitude and bondage to a white savior was a part of the subjugation. At first I tried to justify my beliefs with a color-blind, all-loving God who is there for everybody regardless of what color…