AfroWay https://afrowayent.com Soul From The East Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:07:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://i1.wp.com/afrowayent.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-Afroway-Simba.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 AfroWay https://afrowayent.com 32 32 Iddi Singer Details That Lowkey Affair, Some Highschool Kind Of Love & More On Impressive New ‘SwaRnB’ EP https://afrowayent.com/iddi-singer-shares-deets-on-that-lowkey-affair-some-highschool-kind-of-love-and-more-on-impressive-new-swarnb-ep/ https://afrowayent.com/iddi-singer-shares-deets-on-that-lowkey-affair-some-highschool-kind-of-love-and-more-on-impressive-new-swarnb-ep/#respond Sun, 11 Oct 2020 17:06:32 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108699 After featuring in several projects over the years, the Kenyan singer has officially shared his new project, dubbed SwaRnb EP. The singer, songwriter, and vocalist’s latest release is a perfectly packaged introduction to his vocal prowess and versatility.

Iddi Singer, who hails from the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, is definitely an artist with incredible talent; his works recall some of the greatest R&B artists, as he highlights stories of real love with impressive writing, a weave between popular and classic representation.

The 6-track EP features variant tempo scales, stretchy afropop nuances, electronic soundscapes, 90s niceties on tracks such as ‘High School Love’ with a familiar African R&B vibe. It is done predominantly in Swahili as the title suggests and features singer Mercury and notable Kenyan rapper Kaa La Moto. Through this project, the singer certainly portrays an artist in control of his working environment, which allows him to explore and exploit the complex aspects of his talent as he captivatingly carries the audience along.

Iddi Singer’s EP was recorded at Kubwa Studios with productions from Grandmaster Tex and features Mercury.

Connect with Iddi Singer on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Check out the EP here:

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Louise Glück Bags Nobel Prize for Literature https://afrowayent.com/louise-gluck-bags-nobel-prize-for-literature/ https://afrowayent.com/louise-gluck-bags-nobel-prize-for-literature/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:26:09 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108667 American poet Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal,” according to the Swedish Academy.

The poet, a professor of English at Yale University, is the fourth woman to win the award since 2010 and the 16th woman to win the award since the Nobel prizes were first awarded in 1901.

Glück, currently based in Massachusetts, was born in New York City in 1943. According to her Poetry Foundation profile, the award-winning writer attended Sarah Lawrence and Columbia University. She is widely considered as America’s most talented contemporary poets.

Glück’s poetry is centered around humanity, death, family, divorce, and loneliness. Her recent works include Faithful and Virtuous Night, part of her collection of 12 poetry books.

The Academy cites her 2006 collection Averno as a “masterly collection, a visionary interpretation of the myth of Persephone’s descent into Hell in the captivity of Hades, the god of death.”

In 2019 Austrian Peter Handke won the award, and Olga Tokarczuk from Poland won the award for 2018.

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Lupita Nyong’o Releases Her Children’s Book Titled ‘Sulwe’ in East Africa, Available in Swahili & Luo https://afrowayent.com/lupita-nyongo-releases-her-childrens-book-titled-sulwe-in-east-africa/ https://afrowayent.com/lupita-nyongo-releases-her-childrens-book-titled-sulwe-in-east-africa/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:47:24 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108646 #Sulwe is coming home! You can now find editions in Kenya in English, Swahili & my mother tongue, Luo.” The Oscar-winning Kenyan actress tweeted as she announced the release of her book in East Africa.

Sulwe, published last year in English, is a moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. It is a story of how a young girl realizes how the world relates beauty with skin color; the main character wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister, and wished she would have a different skin color.

According to Lupita, the book, which features illustrations from Vashti Harrison, speaks to her own life experience, where she noticed how people would praise her lighter-skinned sister.

The 12 Years a Slave actor says “I hope its message can travel the world for readers of all ages, but it’s especially meaningful to bring it home!”

See Book trailer here:

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Seba Kaapstad Announces New Album ‘Konke,’ Releases Lead Single ‘Our People’ https://afrowayent.com/seba-kaapstad-announces-new-album-konke-releases-lead-single-our-people/ https://afrowayent.com/seba-kaapstad-announces-new-album-konke-releases-lead-single-our-people/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:57:34 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108627 The Germany-based multinational band has announced their new project, dubbed Konke, and shared the lead single ‘Our People.’ Their new album features rapper Quelle Chris on the lead single, Oddisee, and Grammy Nominated singer Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Sab Kaapstad combines South African, Swazi, American & German sugar and spice in their new record in their music delivering globally appreciated craftmanship. The six-person group has origins from 4 different countries: Gee(South Korea,) (Zoe Modiga,) Ndumiso Manana (Swaziland,) Sebastian, Franziska, and Thomas from Germany.

On the new record, Zoe Modiga and Ndumiso Manana grace the lead vocals over production from Philip Scheibel, and band founder Sebastian Schuster, rappers Oddisee and Quelle Chris offer the rap vocals. The project provides a story of people from different and diverse backgrounds, and as the band describes the works as “beautiful not only because of the music but also for the lifelong friendships created by it.”

According to promo literature, “the record builds upon the foundation they laid with 2019’s Thina while adding a relaxed musicality that lets the listener ease into the album that sits well among the new breed of soul/jazz/hiphop artists like Robert Glasper, Kamall Williams, and Terrace Martin.” 

The new Seba Kaapstad album will be out on Mello Music Group on November 13 as it were ‘Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth.’

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Hisense To Launch Washing Machines Manufacturing Factory In South Africa https://afrowayent.com/hisense-to-launch-washing-machines-manufacturing-factory-in-south-africa/ https://afrowayent.com/hisense-to-launch-washing-machines-manufacturing-factory-in-south-africa/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:36:00 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108610 This would be the Chinese consumer electronics company’s second factory in Africa and is scheduled for opening by 2021. The new factory expected to employ more than 200 people will be located in Atlantis, Cape Town.

MyBroadband reports that the company which recently launched a smartphone assembly production in the Atlantis plant says they have achieved a market share of 12% since launching washing machines in South Africa three years ago.

The company’s other plant manufacturers flat-screen TVs and fridges, also located in Atlantis, Cape Town, was opened in August 2013.

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Zuchu Shares Visuals For ‘Litawachoma’ Featuring Diamond Platnumz https://afrowayent.com/zuchu-shares-visuals-for-litawachoma-featuring-diamond-platnumz/ https://afrowayent.com/zuchu-shares-visuals-for-litawachoma-featuring-diamond-platnumz/#respond Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:35:55 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108591 Tanzanian songstress Zuchu has unveiled the video for the hit song ‘Litawachoma’ featuring Wasafi WBC CEO Diamond Platnumz. The single was officially released alongside ‘Cheche’ two singles bundled as side2side double release.

The colorful video shot in multiple locations, as the duo boast of their love through their quintessentially picturesque romantic escapades and exquisite fashion showcase. ‘Litawachoma’ single was produced by Mocco Genius & Lizer Classic. Kenny Under Zoom Extra directed the video.

‘Cheche,’ which has already taken Africa by storm, was temporarily blocked by YouTube over copyright issues but later reinstated as promised by Wasafi management and currently has over 3.6 million views in less than two weeks.

Check out the video here:

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Facebook To Open New Office In Nigeria, The Second In Africa https://afrowayent.com/facebook-plans-new-office-in-nigeria-the-second-in-africa/ https://afrowayent.com/facebook-plans-new-office-in-nigeria-the-second-in-africa/#respond Sat, 19 Sep 2020 16:36:04 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108573 Tech giant Facebook Inc is soon opening its second Africa office in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2021; according to Facebook, this is is part of their “ongoing investments in Africa” and will support the sub-Saharan Africa region.

The new investments will house a team of staff that will include sales, policy, partnerships, communications, and engineering; according to the statement, the office “will also be the first office on the continent with a team of engineers.”

“I’m proud that with the upcoming opening of our new office, we’ll be building products for the future of Africa, and the rest of the world, with Africans at the helm. We look forward to contributing further to the African tech ecosystem.” Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Head of New Product Experimentation, said.

The new investment is Facebook’s latest critical footprint in Nigeria after the opening of the NG_Hub in 2018, a community hub space in Africa in partnership with CcHub, and last year’s opening of the Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, in partnership with Teleperformance.

Facebook opened its first African office in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2015 and boasts of helping over 900 small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and South Africa through their SMB Grants program in Nigeria and South Africa, which provides a combination of cash and ad credits.

Facebook is also keen on training programs across the continent, targeting students, digital creatives, female entrepreneurs, start-ups, and developers. The tech giant is also considering 2Africa, the world’s largest subsea cable project that will boost internet connectivity and reliability across the continent.

Nigeria is home to the highest number of Facebook users in Africa, definitely the best attraction for Facebook, which also seeks to gain footing in the continent that the fastest grousing population of young people in the world.

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Get Out My Way: The Shindellas Share Visuals For Self-Empowering New Single ‘Fear Has No Place’ https://afrowayent.com/get-out-my-way-the-shindellas-share-visuals-for-self-empowering-new-single-fear-has-no-place/ https://afrowayent.com/get-out-my-way-the-shindellas-share-visuals-for-self-empowering-new-single-fear-has-no-place/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:07:32 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108543 The American group has released the video for the powerful single released about a month ago that preaches self-awareness. As the title goes, it inspires a courageous generation with no fear in anything, anyone, or being unique. The song, which bears subtle anti-racism messages, also seeks to promote sisterhood among women in the black community.

The video directed by Nina “Teapot” Owens portrays the trio Stacy Johnson, Tamara Chauniece, and Kasi Jones as the representation of strength, power, independence, and class. The visuals excel in modesty with a focus on representing the three singers as that unbreakable unit.
The Shindellas is a group made up of three great singers from unique musical backgrounds, who use their different music foundations to write a unique story that is not limited to societal definitions or conformity.

‘Fear Has No Place’ was written and produced by Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly of the Louis York band.

Check out the video here:

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Zuchu Releases Video For ‘Cheche’ Featuring Diamond Platnumz, A Cocktail Of Love With Some La Rumba Spread https://afrowayent.com/zuchu-releases-video-for-cheche-featuring-diamond-platnumz-a-cocktail-of-love-with-some-la-rumba-spread/ https://afrowayent.com/zuchu-releases-video-for-cheche-featuring-diamond-platnumz-a-cocktail-of-love-with-some-la-rumba-spread/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:40:52 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108518 After the release of two singles ‘Cheche’ and ‘Litawachoma’ a project titled SIDE2SIDE featuring super act Diamond Platnumz a couple of days ago, Tanzania’s songstress Zuchu have followed it up with visuals for ‘Cheche.’

The video features impressive performances from the two artists with colorful presentation and impressive choreography that complement well with the single that is a blend of diverse sounds and culture.

The video directed by award-winning creative Kenny brings out the other side of Zuchu showcasing her performance skills and infectious persona and of course Diamond Platnumz unmatched talent and class.

‘Cheche’ is a fusion of Afrobeats, R&B layered with an upbeat Cuban rumba sound-read chacha, delivering a concoction of classic pop sounds and dominant club vibe that will set you on the groove.

Check out the video here:

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Nigeria’s SEC To Regulate Crypto-currency Trading, Says Move To Protect Investors https://afrowayent.com/nigerias-sec-to-regulate-crypto-currency-trading-says-move-to-protect-investors/ https://afrowayent.com/nigerias-sec-to-regulate-crypto-currency-trading-says-move-to-protect-investors/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 19:27:58 +0000 https://afrowayent.com/?p=108501 A couple of years ago, just like many governments in Africa, Nigeria’s government agencies declined to recognize digital currencies as legal tender. Though it was not out-rightly banned, the central bank warned banks against transacting in digital cryptocurrencies. It seems the agencies are still doing more in this regard.

According to a Bloomberg report, the countries’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now moving to regulate cryptocurrency trading to protect investors, “Issuers or sponsors of virtual digital assets shall be guided by the commission’s regulation,” Bloomberg quotes the SEC’s statement.

The issuers or sponsors will be required to register their digital assents with the commission, which will be treated as securities unless the company proves otherwise. The regulations also extend to foreign issuers targeting Nigerian investors.

“The general objective of regulation is not to hinder technology or stifle innovation, but to create standards that encourage ethical practices,” the agency says.

Nigeria is among the top countries for digital currencies globally and the leading country in peer-to-peer bitcoin trading volumes in the Sub-Saharan Africa region at about $9.8 million according to recent data from Bitcoin.com.

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