She’s never on schedule, but she’s always on time. The ever fashionable Lauryn Hill took to the stage at FESPAD Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. The crowd sang along to L-Boogie as she ripped the stage doing Fugees hits ‘Ready or Not’ while rocking some African-inspired harem pants.
The worst thing about made-for-TV shows is usually the duration. Counting some 11 acts billed to perform at the the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) – that’s excluding Wyclef and Akon – and factoring in the inevitable downtime for set changes and fluffs, I prayed my attention span would co-operate. Pop the hood for a full account of the night that was MAMAs 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.
We Africans love a good name, but it’s not enough for it to sound pretty. A name must mean something, declare something – be it the circumstances of the child’s birth (and as the last child of four whose name means ‘we are finished’ I know what I am talking about) or their parents’ hopes for the child’s future. That Nigerian soul singer Nneka Egbuna bears a name meaning ‘mother [...]