Art & Life

Sat,24Feb2018

Art & Life

Nigeria's musical legends of J-Town

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDSometimes it just takes a spark to ignite a musical generation. This is the story of Jos, the Plateau State city that birthed a galaxy of stars for the Nigerian recording industry

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'The minds of the children are the future of Africa': Writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine on the importance of youth

Damien GrenonGive me the child for the first seven years, say  the Jesuits, and I will give you the man. For writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine, the future  of the continent depends on how it cradles its youth

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Genevieve Nnaji: "We should change the way we tell our stories"

altOnce the highest-paid female actor in Nollywood, Genevieve Nnaji has a love-hate relationship with the Nigerian film industry, but is now doing things her way as a writer and producer
 

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Egypt's jewel of the Red Sea

David Silverman/Getty ImagesLow-rise and low-key, Dahab, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is the perfect base for diving or a mountain trek

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Stonebwoy: “Everything that lives is by God”

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Shortlisted for another music award this month, Stonebwoy's prizes are as prolific as his hits. But counting his silverware is not what motivates this paradoxically quiet man of the dancehall scene.

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When the arts call: How three Kenyan women followed their dreams

A career change is never easy, especially in a society where middle-age means quiet comfort. Turning this notion on its head are three Kenyan women of words who are not short on action.

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A day in the life: 'I started my first business at age 18'

All rights reserved In Zambia, 21-year-old entrepreneur Njavwa Mutambo co-founded a logistics startup with the help of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and incubator BongoHive.

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