Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

Mwangi: Praise and worship is ‘language of heaven’

Gospel singer Esther Mwangi says the ‘language of heaven’ will be spoken on Saturday during the Swedish African Gospel Music Concert in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city. She told Nordic African News in an interview that praise and worship is that language. Mwangi, who is the founder of Rumbling Water Sound International, noted that  she […]

Child marriage risk highest in West/Central Africa

Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said Monday. A new UNICEF report card, Achieving a future without child marriage: Focus on West and Central […]

Big African gospel music concert in Sweden

The annual Swedish African Gospel Music Concert is scheduled for next Saturday, October 28 in Gothenburg and is expected to line up a host of local-based and international singers. This second or 2.0 edition will feature artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK and the United States and will also include perfomrnace by a dance group. […]

Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF). The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites […]

Emene: Bright future for Afrobeat in Sweden

Afrobeat, a music genre with West African roots, is gaining influence in Sweden, says a well-noted events’ producer. Speaking to Nordic Africa News recently Dominic Emene, who runs Afrodance Sweden, said the music is being played in popular Swedish clubs in Stockholm, the capital, noting that, “the furture is bright” He added that there’s just […]

Sabina Ddumba to perform at Borås music concert

  The annual free music concerts styled Summer Thursdays (sommartorsdagarna) kick off this Thursday in the Swedish city of Borås with Ugandan-Swedish singer Sabina Ddumba on stage. Ddumba, 23, is one of Sweden’s popular singers with 2015 hits like ‘Effortless’ and ‘Not Too Young’ and her album Homeward Bound released last year.   Her music is reportedly influenced by Ugandan nursery rhymes […]

Top gospel singers line up for Gothenburg event

Top gospel artists are billed to participate in a special music and dance worship hosted by Sweden-based gospel singer Modupeola.   The program is scheduled for May 27 and will be held at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city.   “This will be a worship service where people can come together to worship God in unity, praising the […]

Meet the winners of the New African Woman Awards

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their award ceremony that took place in Dakar on Thursday night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

Sweden: sLim Prince releases new song

Nigerian/Swedish singer sLim Prince over the weekend released his second solo single “Min Boboh”.   Released by the record company Same Plate Music (Captain Röds), the song is the fourth release of the company in a short time.   “Min Boboh” comes as second single after debut single “Top tonight.” Artist sLim Prince, who is also […]