Liberia: Old nation but no library, proxy in shambles!

  Liberia declared independence in 1847 and is considered Africa’s oldest republic. Its national flag and constitution are replicated after those of the U.S. Founded by repatriated Black Americans, who ruled the country for more than a century, Liberia was once viewed by her neighbors and visitors as an American colony in Africa. The country […]

What happened to the African religion?

It is not surprising to observe that foreign religions have destroyed our collective reasoning.   Africa and Africans have remained the dumping ground for imported ideologies and dogmatic belief systems, writes Fokumlah Nchungong.   Isn’t it strange that the cradle of humanity and ideological developments in all aspects of our existentialism has been deprived of its religious […]

E-book: My Black Man-My Weakness

The first in 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 Fokumlah Nchungong, a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. The book can be bought online. Below is the first chapter of the first book in the trilogy: Chapter 1 My […]

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.