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Mother of George: Independent African Film

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Adenike and Ayodele (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to […]

Jazz Legend Randy Weston on His Life and Celebration of “African Rhythms” (Democracy Now!)

In a Black History Month special, Democracy Now! airs an extended interview with the legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston. For the past six decades, Weston has been a pioneering jazz musician incorporating the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa. His most famous compositions include, “Little Niles,” “Blue Moses,” and “Hi-Fly,” and his 1960 album, […]

ORIKI: A documentary by Femi Odugbemi

PART 1 Find more videos like this on Adiama Network: Carrying on the Tradition For the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria and a lot of cultures across Africa, a name is more than a moniker or a means of differentiating one person from another. It is a serious and time-honored means of giving a newborn child […]

Pan-Africanism must go beyond the political

By Molara Wood October 10, 2010 01:44AM The Director General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Tunde Babawale, engaged the press at the recently concluded sixth annual CBAAC International Conference, held in Abuja. With the theme ‘Global Africans, Pan-Africans, Pan-Africanism, Decolonisation and Integration of Africa – Past, Present and Future’ – […]

Fela Kuti and the Re-Shaping of the Pan-African Dream

Tony Okuyeme

LATE music icon and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti literally resurrected last week in Lagos as scholars, culture administrators, activists, music enthusiasts among others, ex-rayed his contributions to Pan-Africanism and the enthronement of democracy and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.

Fela has been described as a committed proponent of the Pan Africanism […]

The Life & Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa: The Struggle for Justice in the Niger Delta

Ogoni writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

On November 10th 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his colleagues were hanged by the Nigerian military government for campaigning against the devastation of their homeland the Niger Delta by oil companies, in particular Shell. Ken was an activist, writer, political journalist and businessman and became the iconic leader […]