Mohombi nominated for Sweden’s Music Export Prize

Swedish-Congolese artist and songwriter Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo is one of five nominees for the Swedish Government’s 2018 Music Export Prize. Others are Malin Byström, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The Music Export Prize is awarded every year to an artist who has been internationally successful during the preceding year and has contributed to Swedish […]

Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

Culture Minister Lind opens Gothenburg Film Festival

On Friday, January 25, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind opened the Gothenburg Film Festival: Film-lovers, My name is Amanda Lind and this is my first speech since being appointed Minister for Culture and Democracy last Monday. Thank you for the invitation – I’m very happy to be here in Gothenburg and celebrate […]

Modupeola’s album available on popular platforms

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music artist Modupeola last month released her debut album titled, Songs of the Lord in Gothenburg, Sweden. Songs of the Lord is available on all the popular platforms: Google play, Spotify, Youtube, Itunes, Deezer, Napster, Amazon, among others. The album’s eight tracks which highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness and healing, the […]

Cultural tourism sustains communities, living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. […]

Modupeola sings for the Lord

Hear Nigerian gospel artist Modupeola Oluayo sings Worthy, one of the tracks on her soon-to be released album titled Songs of the Lord. Worthy is a powerful, smooth and sentimental piece in worship of God’s greatness. Modupeloa will launch her first album, which contains eight tracks, on December 8 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sweden: Nigerian gospel singer releases debut album

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel singer Modupeola Oluayo will release her debut album next month. Titled Songs of the Lord, the album will be launched on December 8 at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city and, according to the artist, it consists of eight tracks, all dedicated to the praise of God. The tracks are […]

Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

Aspire goes global with online arts auction

Foremost South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions spearheaded the success of its latest online auction last month with significant prices achieved for photographic works by David Goldblatt, which led strong sales of the contemporary artworks and books on offer. Aspire, which is holding another sale on October 28, is finding increased traction for online […]