Monday, April 09, 2007

Musow: Société, Beauté et plus

Si vous lisiez des Français, vous voudriez ce magazine: Musow - Le magazine des Femmes africaines. Ok that's enough French for me, it's been too long since I've flexed my french writing muscle, so please pardon my french. This online magazine out of Mali is a lifestyle magazine for African women. Naturally much of it's content is catered specifically to the Malian woman, but African women in diaspora can relate to and use the content as well. It is written solely in French, so if you're anglophone make a new francophone friend to help you read this magazine :D

(Click on the logo to read the magazine)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Afrique Netizen - The Southern African

This website comes from the Bantu media team who from 2004, successfully ran ZimCanada, the online community for Zimbabweans in Canada. This new site covers, news and events for Southern Africans in Canada and the diaspora.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ya Ma'Afrika

Ya Ma’Afrika is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of 4 African women living in Brooklyn, New York and highlights the cultural experiences, contradictions and challenges of Africans living in the West. In the show, Yetunde (Nigeria), Kui (Kenya), Chipo (Zimbabwe) and Welisane (Cameroon) are housemates from all corners of Africa with different backgrounds. The women confront issues ranging from relationships to employment and immigration. The show is glamorous with a level of sophistication and at the same time it is raw, touching on real issues. The show captures the cosmopolitan side of Africans, rarely shown on TV.
culled from Ya Ma'Afrika

I'd like to see this (and other new content) on the Africa Channel, that we pay premium for; not that I don't love Generations and Isidingo.

Monday, March 19, 2007

On Screen - 300

The only black man who has a speaking role in Frank Miller's graphic interpretation of the Battle of Thermopylae - 300, is a Canadian based, British born actor of Ghanaian descent. What a tongues twisters, we africans are sometimes the best examples of global citizens! In any case, I saw this film, and the moment he came on screen I knew the guy na West African bobo. Initially like most Nigerians, I was going to claim him as my own, but upon doing some further reasearch, I found out that he is in fact from a few doors down, Ghana. He plays the role of the Persian messenger, and I kept wondering if that's how he actually sounds in real life, or it that was some sort of sound effect applied. In case, you have not seen this movie (just about everyone I know has) and you don't mind extremely loud noises or men with extremely chiseld abs in Speedos, I'd recommend it.