Gospel singer Joe Mettle makes history and wins Ghana Artiste of the Year

Joseph Oscar Mettle, aka Joe Mettle a celebrated gospel artist in Ghana, has won the ultimate award in the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Award. https://twitter.com/VodafoneMusicGH/status/851071889028067328 Since the inception of Ghana Music Award in 2000, no gospel artiste has ever won this award. He won after beating Sarkodie, MzVee, EL, Stonebwoy, and Medikal to become Ghana’sContinue reading “Gospel singer Joe Mettle makes history and wins Ghana Artiste of the Year”

Senegal enters Ghana and Nigeria Jollof War

The trending debate between Ghanaians and Nigerians about whose jollof rice is best has attracted the attention of their West African neighbour, Senegal. https://twitter.com/MaryKalu2010/status/841292627760816128 I am not really a social media freak. However, the ‘war’ between Ghanaians and Nigerians concerning whose jollof tastes better has won my keen interest. Ghanaians and Nigerians are like siblings,Continue reading “Senegal enters Ghana and Nigeria Jollof War”

Article 50: Africa must not freak out!

As Theresa May signs the letter that will trigger Brexit, concerns have been raised on its impact on Africa. But Brexit presents a better business opportunity and trade deal with the United Kingdom outside of the EU. The continent has a natural strong resilience for such fallouts. The EU is now a trading bloc comprisingContinue reading “Article 50: Africa must not freak out!”

Imprisoning rappers won’t help you, President Magufuli

The rapper Emmanuel Elibariki (known as Nay wa Mitego) has been arrested–and swiftly released–for criticising Tanzanian President Magufuli in his song Wapo. Tanzanian rapper Nay wa Mitego has been released from police custody after being detained over one of his songs https://t.co/TDb5mfRipP pic.twitter.com/g9jpOviZPZ — BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) March 27, 2017 The song was controversial because it criticisesContinue reading “Imprisoning rappers won’t help you, President Magufuli”

South African scientists part of tuberculosis breakthrough

A group of South African scientists has played a significant role in the discovery of efficient treatment for one of the top 10 causes of death globally: tuberculosis (TB).  The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative at the University of Cape Town have contributed to groundbreaking research onContinue reading “South African scientists part of tuberculosis breakthrough”