Kidjo wins Grammy for Best World Music Album

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.  During her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artists coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, […]

Book review: Mystic poet in search of meanings

Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Poets are inspired and motivated by events, people and places or sometimes by imaginary ideas or thoughts. Some of these could be heroes of political struggle, religions, history, natural phenomenon or the aesthetic values of things around us. The sky, ocean, deep forest, gardens and the list may go on endlessly, […]

Akuko: using colorful socks to tell personal stories

Using socks to tell personal stories. This is not something you will hear on a normal day. But this indeed is something that Arinze Prosper Emegoakor is doing in Sweden with his Akuko brand. “In Sweden, we show our socks,” notes the Nigerian. Born in eastern Nigeria,  Emegoakor has lived half of his life outside of […]

UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

Street Festival in Linköping this weekend

The Skäggestorp Street Festival, a culture and street festival, will be held this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Linköping, Sweden. The event is filled with music, dance, poetry, storytelling, among other activities and will be staged in the Skäggestorp neighborhood.   The organizers note in a Facebook post that the festival serves as a meeting place […]

A look at Liberia’s traditional Poro and Sande College

Long, long, time ago, in the beginning which has no beginning, there was the Poro and Sande College (PSC). And so it was on that the PSC became the receptacle of knowledge and wisdom of all creation. From north to south of the Saharan, from West to East of the Sahara, the PSC is a […]

Sweden: Liberians stage big independence celebrations

Liberians residing in Sweden will this weekend celebrate the 172nd independence of their country. The festivities will be held in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Liberia declared independence on July 26, 1847.  According to the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA), the festivities, under the theme Forgiveness and Reconciliation, begin on Saturday at 15:00 at Hägerstensåsens Bollplan with a […]

A graduation party to remember

Last Saturday saw the fantastic celebration of the graduation of Emmanuel Nyanfor in Linköping, Sweden. His parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright hosted a huge party for him in appreciation for his success in graduating from high school. The celebration was graced with the presence of Kingston Wleh, president of the European Federation of Liberian […]

Celebrating a proud moment with a big party

On Friday June 14, Emmanuel Nyanfor took a giant step in his academic sojourn. The youngster successfully completed high school and graduated during a pomp ceremony held in the Swedish city of Linköping. Surrounded by his parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright, other family members and well-wishers, Emmanuel exuded the joy that represents such a momentous occasion.   He spoke […]

New report: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in […]