The art of spoken word is growing in Nigeria thanks to Chiedu Ifeozo, who has been named “ Nigeria’s YouTube Poet.” Ifeozo has found an audience for his poetry online after choosing to put his performances on Youtube. Check out his CNN feature here.
Cricketing legend Basil D’Oliveira died this past weekend at the age of 80. The South-African born former England cricketer was affectionately known worldwide as “Dolly.” He ended up playing over 40 tests for England after emigrating to England due to to the lack of opportunities for non-white players in South Africa. Watch a short video of him on Aljazeera.
Earlier this month, Puma launched the new football kits that will be worn by their partnered African national football teams at the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations. The result is that for the first time in football, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Namibia, Senegal, Togo, Gabon, Burkina Faso and South Africa kits have been designed by a local artist. The designs are currently on display at the Design Museum in London (“Interpretations of Africa: Football Art and Design). Watch video of how the kits were put together here.
The 2011 Vodafone 4syte TV Music Video Awards were this weekend in Accra. If you couldn’t make the event that focused on the Ghanaian music scene. Top winner of the evening was Rebecca “Becca” Akyeampong who took the Overall Music Video Award. Check out Museke‘s timeline on Twitter for great live coverage of the event.
The electric car is in Africa and November has been the month for their debuts. The first Africa-produced electric car is from Uganda, where President Yoweri Museveni formally introdiced the Kiira EV to the public last week. South Africa has also let it known that it’s own car, the Joule, is also on the factory belt.