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By admin 01 Jun 2010 01:13 PM Tag: Blog

RUGGEDMAN'S STYLISH ALBUM LISTENING PARTY

RUGGEDMAN'S STYLISH ALBUM LISTENING PARTY

Ruggeman's most anticipated 3rd album is here. He holds one, out of the 3 album listening partys on the 25th of June 2010. VENUE:Get Arena, Opposite Oriental Hotel, Lekki. TIME:10PM.

There will be a Go Kart race competition between the celebrities at about 1am. Celebs so far penned down for the race are Ruggedman, OJB, Rooftop Mcs, Eldee The Don, Deji Falope, Former most beautiful girl in Nigeria Munachi, Kefee, Owen G, Goldie, Omobaba No1 and Kefee.

Ruggedman sure knows how to be different with everything he does. Last year he had his birthday party in four different states, now he is having an album listening party with a difference.

By admin 10 May 2010 11:39 PM Tag: Blog

Facebook Group Notification - Sent 5/10/2010

Facebook Group Notification - Sent 5/10/2010

Hello Afrijammers,
I know its been a while but we are getting there with your help and input.
Thank you for the suggestions and ideas.They were all taken into consideration in the course of redesigning the site.

Yes, the new website is up .If you have'nt seen it yet please log on to catch a glimpse of the All New Afrijamz site http://afrijamz.com
There's a lot you can do with your free account.

While you are there, there are some links that you might be interested in which can be found below.

WORLD PREMIERE! / E-gnyte - Marry Me (Afrijamz Exclusive) http://www.afrijamz.com/link.php?id=7

WORLD PREMIERE! / Jiff - Carry Out (Jiff Thud Naija Remix) http://www.afrijamz.com/link.php?id=10

AFRIJAMZ EXCLUSIVE / XP - Calabar Loni Shan http://www.afrijamz.com/ranking.php?mode=blog&message_id=265&row_template=news_page.tpl

VIDEO PREMIERE! / Solidstar - Confused http://www.afrijamz.com/link.php?id=9

WORLD PREMIERE! / Weird Mc - Happy Day (EuroClub Vibe) http://www.afrijamz.com/link.php?id=8

Genevieve Nnaji Beats Yar'adua in popularity
http://www.afrijamz.com/ranking.php?mode=blog&message_id=256&row_template=news_page.tpl

Thanks for the support.
Have a good day/evening.
Djmixmasterbrown 4 Afrijamz

By admin 24 Apr 2010 08:09 AM Tag: Blog

What Do You Think About The New Site?

Hello Everybody,

Thank you for being on the site today, and i hope you do have a good time surfing.
I don't know if you have noticed that the site is wearing a new look alongside new features...Let me quickly point out that once a site is redesigned, there'll be a few bugs that will probably be fixed over a short period of time.Sometimes this can be hard for the admin/web developer to identify, so if you see something that is not working right, please quickly notify the admin.
And if you like the new site, i would love to know what you like about it, not forgetting to add any suggestions or recommendations if any...like we have always stated "Afrijamz is yours and not ours".

So we are anxiously waiting to hear from all the fun Afrijamers out there.
Thank you
Warm Regards
Mixmasterbrown

By admin 23 Apr 2010 12:13 PM Tag: Blog

The Tribute To Akogun Da Grin Mix By Notorious Dj Neptune

The Tribute To Akogun Da Grin Mix By Notorious Dj Neptune

We are missing you already soulja, this is a special tribute to Dagrin from the Notorious 1 Dj Neptune.Rest in Peace Akogun.Show some love by downloading all his tracks mixed by Notorious Dj Neptune.Feel free to leave your comments, cause they are very important.
Feel free to click on the download link below.
DOWNLOAD

By admin 22 Apr 2010 08:49 PM Tag: Blog

RIP DaGrin Mix By Don X

RIP DaGrin Mix By Don X

Lost a great artist, i really wonder y.
Rest in peace Dagrin...Don X
Link

By admin 06 Feb 2010 01:12 AM Tag: Blog

HAITI'S RECONSTRUCTION - PAID POSITIONS

HAITI'S RECONSTRUCTION - PAID POSITIONS

SPREAD DA WORD! HAITI'S RECONSTRUCTION - PAID POSITIONS - MESSAGE FROM THE ACET...

 HAITI'S RECONSTRUCTION: WORK OPPORTUNITIES

ACET Inc. has received an immediate request to provide assistance to the devastation from the recent earthquake that has befallen the nation of Haiti. We are looking for anyone interested in going to Haiti to help for a 3- 6 month period. There are no particular skills sets defined at this point, except the willingness to help wherever needed. We will be presenting folks and highlighting their unique skills and trade qualifications, so if the opportunity to help in your area exists - it will be noted and presented. As you can well imagine, any skill that you may have - can be of great help.


Typical skill sets needed:

Carpenters
Masons
Electricians
Medical Personnel
Communications
Builders
Heavy Equipment Operators
Plumbers
Logistics
Etc

THIS IS NOT A VOLUNTEER REQUEST - You will be paid for the work you do. This is a temporary employment assignment that will include travel, expenses, remuneration with an understanding that housing accommodations will be very basic. All that is needed at this point is a passport or ability to obtain one ASAP.

If you are seriously interested or know of someone who would be interested - please email me back ASAP or forward this email, and I will provide more details for you at that time.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference to the people of Haiti !

Onekqua Beverly
Corporate Recruiter/Security Specialist
ACET , Inc.
301-861-5023 (Office)
301-885-3199 (Fax)
otbeverly@adamscomm.com
www.adamscomm.com http://www.adamscomm.com

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

 

By admin 06 Feb 2010 12:41 AM Tag: Blog

HIPHOP 4 HAITI RESCHEDULED!

HIPHOP 4 HAITI RESCHEDULED!

 

 'HIPHOP FOR HAITI' - SPECIAL EVENT - RESCHEDULED!

WE'VE JUST RECEIVED AN UPDATE FROM THE ORGANISERS OF THE 'HIP HOP FOR HAITI EVENT' HAS BEEN rescheduled.....more news below....

Yoshiko Ent-Virginia


We would like to thank everyone for their support. We have confirmed that Hip Hop for Haiti will be in full effect on Saturday Feb. 6th. Same location and time (Alley Katz 12p-5p). Thank you again.

P.S. Feel free to involve your employer to gather hygiene kits that can be brought to the event. Details are on the FB event flyer.

Thank you so much



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‘Hip Hop for Haiti’ is staging an event to showcase NEW talent from all skillset areas and to further highlight and raise public awareness of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. PLEASE NOTE we are collecting monetary donations on the day, which will be directly handed over to the Red Cross who will be in attendance. This event is STRICTLY non-profit. PLEASE ALSO DONATIONS OF HYGIENE KITS ARE NEEDED: DETAILS BELOW...

**********These are the much needed items***********

Hygiene Kit (previously Health Kit)
1 — hand towel (approximately 16" x 28", no fingertip or bath towels)
1 — washcloth
1 — wide-tooth comb
1 — nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
1 — bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 — toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 — Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips

Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure. We encourage each participant/attendee to bring a bag filled with these items.

ENTERTAINMENT:

The Spin Syndicate/Virtual Assassin DJs
Host- Sean Archer
Host - Big-Dre
Host & Speaker/Guest - DJ DJ Benz -

JASON – Hip-Hop
Trigger the Gambler and the S.M.G Family – Hip-Hop
AUTO (S.M.G) - R&B
Kleph Dollaz – Hip-Hop
Joey Gallo - Hip-Hop
Shawn Chappelle - R&B
Canayda - Hip-Hop
Freeze - Hip-Hop
J'Sar - Hip-Hop
Pomack - Hip_Hop
Franklin Del & the Co-op
Noah O – Hip-Hop
TDubb 757 – Hip-Hop
Redd (Revamped Redd) Hip-Hop
Chix The Emmcee – Hip-Hop
Fresh & Triumph – Hip-Hop
Loyal Family – Hip-Hop
H.B.O. (Hu$tle Boiz Originatorz) – Hip-Hop

Tracey Jackson - Comedian
Chipp Jones - Comedian
Danny Rolando - Comedian
Tommy Taylor - Comedian
Haywood Turnipseed - Comedian
Billy Mccaleb - Comedian
Tony 'Spoon' Stewart - Comedian

And More to be announced.....

**************************************************
We encourage all participants and attendees’ to wear Red and Blue (or either or one of the colours if possible) in Honor of our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti. If you can't or don't have anything in those colors, its still ok. Just come anyways. This event will be child friendly and the children will be decorating a huge banner-style card for the Haitian nation and its government. We will ensure gets to them when mail services resumes as well as letting the children make there own Haitian flags. Other ‘play’ activities includes face-painting… Hope to see as many of you as possible! Asking all members of Urban Unique to spread the word, ‘THANK YOU’

Date: Saturday, 6th February 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue & Location: Alley Katz
Location: 10 Walnut Alley, Richmond, VA, USA

By admin 18 Jan 2010 04:49 AM Tag: Blog

Wyclef Jean Is Exhausted and Frustrated

Wyclef Jean Is Exhausted and Frustrated

 The hip-hop singer spent Friday rounding up the dead from the rubble of Port-au-Prince, and said the violence – including the killing of a local boy working for his charity – and desperation is too much to bear.

“We need a state of emergency,” said Jean, whose Yele Haiti foundation has been raising relief funds and collecting supplies.

“I am just frustrated,” he said. “Right now the country is in dire need of fuel, water, medicine.”

Jean, who was born in Haiti, said he arrived in the devastated capital on Thursday and went directly to where the people needed him most.

“My first mission was, how can we start removing the dead bodies from the street,” he said.

During their efforts, Fan Fan, a local boy who works with Jean’s foundation, was using a truck as a make-shift hearse and was shot to death as he drove away from a cemetery.

“Somebody wanted to carjack the car,” he said. “Two shots.”

The violence is coupled with the ever-present feeling that more buildings could fall in the aftershocks, Jean said.

“They are hitting like earthquakes,” he said. “In any minute we can be under the debris. I slept outside.”

Jean said he thinks he’d have more impact heading back to the United States and using his celebrity to speak out about what’s happening in Haiti.

On Jan. 22, Jean will co-host with George Clooney a “Hope for Haiti” all-star telethon that will air on nearly every network.

“The least I could do is just help my country,” he said.

By admin 16 Jan 2010 09:12 PM Tag: Blog

Tuaile Records Is On A Roll

Tuaile Records Is On A Roll

Tuaile Records Is On A Roll, they seem to have a lot up their sleeves lately.
We caught up with the C.E.O recently, stay tuned for the action packed interview.

By admin 09 Jan 2010 06:25 AM Tag: Blog

Your Honest Opinion About Afrijamz

Your Honest Opinion About Afrijamz

We would appreciate it a mil if you kindly tell us what you think about Afrijamz.
Your comments,views and suggestions are welcome.
Use the form below

By admin 08 Jan 2010 08:02 PM Tag: Blog

Facebook and Afrijamz Account Integration

Facebook and Afrijamz Account Integration

Afrijamz members can now integrate their Afrijamz account with Facebook account, to enjoy a "Single Login" to both Afrijamz and Facebook websites.

STEPS:

1) Login to Afrijamz "Control Panel"
2) In the control panel menu, you will find "Account info", click on it.
3) Scroll down to "Post To Facebook", select Yes
4) Click On Update Settings
5) The Facebook Connect Button Shows Up.Click On It
6) Input Your Facebook Login Information and Click "Connect"
7) After integrating with Facebook,you can log out and click the "Facebook Connect" button to login: HERE

HAVE A BLAST!

Please Post Any Problems You Might Have In The Forums By Clickin HERE.

By admin 03 Nov 2009 08:48 AM Tag: Blog

KASH 11 'ALBUM LISTENING PARTY'

KASH 11 'ALBUM LISTENING PARTY'

 on the 12 november 2009

TUAILE RECORDS AND CHORPPYZ RECORDS PRESENT KASH 11 ALBUM LISTENING PARTY IBADAN featuring LORD OF AJASA,REMINISCE,JAHBLESS,BEANPOLE,ISOLATE,DELLO,DAGRIN,TUAILEMOVEMENT,etc @ LEMAR VILLE,IBADAN,OYO STATE,NIGERIA.DATE-12 NOVEMBER 2009.TIME-9PM...GRAB UR TICKETS WITH FREE KASH 11 AUDIO AND VIDEO CD.....ODIA GATE...1500 regular...2500
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER 2009.

By admin 31 Oct 2009 05:04 PM Tag: Blog

Raw Weds

Raw Weds

The weddin was a well organised weddin...Everyone looked fantastic..
The ushers were all organised..The train was star studded wit people like Obiwon, Mr Cool, Jay Martins (The bestman) amongst others.
In the house was a lot of celebs who came to grace the occassion, like, Kc Presh..Ill Bliss..Ela Joe..Charly Boy...Deejay Humilty..n alot of Nollywood stars and comedians.It was a grand wedding and the groom was so smashing while the wife was out of this world gorgeous, i guess he was really in love with an angel.
Afrijamz wishes them a happy married life.

Reported by
Inyang Otu

By admin 19 Oct 2009 09:43 AM Tag: Blog

MTRILL WINS @ 2009 AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS (EUROPE)

MTRILL WINS @ 2009 AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS (EUROPE)

Yes your vote counted and M.trill on sarturday night in London United Kingdom at the Troxy venue picked the awards for BEST NEW COMER at the 2009 African Music awards (Europe)

You should also check out M.trill's new Mixtape tittled ''Ladies N Gentlemen'' its one of the hottest mixtapes out there right now and its free,please do check it out.
Mtrill thanks all his fans worldwide

By admin 19 Oct 2009 09:11 AM Tag: Blog

TIMAYA DROPS "PLANTAIN BOY"

TIMAYA DROPS

Yeah Timaya is back! The self-acclaimed Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa just dropped a new single titled "Plantain Boy."

Sticking to his self-appraisal style, Timaya takes listeners back to his humble beginning when he sold plantain for his mother before music brought him fame and fortune. He also emphasizes on how much his life has changed, how rich he is now and how thankful to God he is for His blessings stressing that even though he is now well-to-do, he remains that humble plantain seller.

This is the first official single off his forthcoming album, the follow-up to "The Gift and Grace". Although "The Gift and Grace" album was a success, Timaya has been plagued with issues ranging from his church brawl with estranged girlfriend Empress Njamah to public spats made at him by fellow artistes like Nico Gravity (who directed a diss track titled "I wan Finish Timaya" at him) and African China (who made negative comments about him on radio). He's been criticized for his self-appraisal style and repetitive lyrics from various quarters.

By admin 19 Oct 2009 09:09 AM Tag: Blog

SAUCE KID FIRES A WARNING SHOT @ JESSE JAGZ & TERRY G

SAUCE KID FIRES A WARNING SHOT @ JESSE JAGZ & TERRY G

Yebariba crooner Sauce Kid recently wrapped up an interview with Liz Yemoja. In the interview, he calls out Terry G as a “swagga jacker” …literally! Apparently, Sauce sights his “Yebariba Swagga Swagga” joint from 2006 as the birth of the term “swagga” in Nigerian music.

Referring to Jesse Jagz's track titled "Jagga Swagga", Sauce Kid says “What is Jagga Swagga? Alot of dudes don’t have swag… You can’t tell me you have swag if I’ve never seen you pull up in a S-500 Benz…” Omo! Sauce no send anybody!

However Storm Records reportedly asked Liz Yemoja and Notjustok.com (the sources of the video of the interview) to take the video down.

"Storm is not here to support anybody dissing other artists or creating or generating beef. Storm have respect for Terry G and Jesse Jagz and whatever personal issues Sauce has with them should not be coming out as if it was sanctioned by us", Obi Asika of Storm Records reportedly stated.

By admin 10 Oct 2009 07:23 PM Tag: Blog

2009 MAMA WINNERS

2009 MAMA WINNERS

NAMES OF NOMINEES AND WINNERS

Best Male
2 Face (Nigeria)
HHP (South Africa)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
Nameless (Kenya) – Winner
Da L.E.S. (South Africa)

Best New Act
M.I. (Nigeria) – Winner
Shaa (Tanzania)
STL (Kenya)
Bigiano (Nigeria)
Rhythmic Elements (South Africa)

Best Hip Hop
M.I. (Nigeria) – Winner
A.Y. (Tanzania)
Zulu Boy (South Africa)
Jay-Z (USA)
Kanye West (USA)

Best Female
Kel (Nigeria)
Amani (Kenya) – Winner
Lira (South Africa)
Zamajobe (South Africa)
Lizha James (Mozambique)

Best Performer
P-Square (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
Samini (Ghana) – Winner
Nameless (Kenya)
Blu*3 (Uganda)

Best R&B
2 Face (Nigeria) – Winner
Darey Art Alade (Nigeria)
Loyiso (South Africa)
Beyoncé (USA)
Akon (USA)

Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria) – Winner
Blu*3 (Uganda)
Gang of Instrumentals (South Africa)
Mo Hits Allstars (Nigeria)
Gal Level (Namibia)

Artist of The Year
2 Face (Nigeria)
D’banj (Nigeria) – Winner
Lira (South Africa)
HHP (South Africa)
Nameless (Kenya)

Best Alternative
Green Day (USA)
Coldplay (UK)
Cassette (South Africa)
Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa) – Winner
Aking (South Africa)

Best Video
2Face – Enter The Place (Nigeria)
XOD – I Want You Back (Uganda)
HHP – Mpitse (South Africa) – Winner
Da L.E.S. – We on Fire (South Africa)
Wahu ft Bobi Wine – Little Things You Do (Kenya).

By admin 03 Aug 2009 09:52 PM Tag: Blog

RUGGEDMAN COLLABOS WITH KLEVER J

RUGGEDMAN COLLABOS WITH KLEVER J Award winning rapper Ruggedman last week was spotted entering a studio called O B Sound inside of Fagba,reason? He was there to hook up with and do a verse on Klever J's new single.Klever J is the artist that gave you Koni Koni Love and the club hit Igboro Ti Daru.He was also nominated at the just concluded Soundcity Music Video Music Awards for best collaboration video which was won by 2Face Idibia. It was fun in the studio as fans and friends came in to catch a glimps of Ruggedy Baba as he wrote,joked and laughed with everyone that came in.He finished writing,voiced his part,signed on the wall like every artist that''s worked in the studio have done,autographed his poster for the studio and left.By the time you are reading this the song has probably started playing on radio,because Klever J was over heard saying he has already designed and printed the promo cd sleeve,that all thats left was Ruggedman's part on the track. The song is titled "Sho Wa Sexy"? produced by beat master Spankie and mixed by the owner of O B Sound studio himself "O Black". Its the first single off Klever J's upcoming second album that has not been titled yet.He is working with producers like OJB,SPANKIE,PUFFY T,O BLACK,K SOLO.Its to be a 9 track album.

By admin 21 Jul 2009 02:54 AM Tag: Blog

Sony To Release Jackson Film

Sony To Release Jackson Film

Los Angeles - Sony is to release a movie based on more than 80 hours of footage filmed during Michael Jackson's final days as he was rehearsing for his comeback concerts in London, trade paper Variety reported on Monday.
Sony is expected to pay over $50m for the rights to the footage, which was offered by concert promoter AEG to Hollywood film studios over the weekend.
The film will include several videos that were shot and meant to be shown during the concerts, including an alternative version of Jackson's most famous video, Thriller.
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega, who shot the rehearsal footage, is expected to become the director of the film, which could be released before year's end.
Though Universal, Paramount and 20th Century Fox were also interested in the footage, Sony had the inside track since the studio owns the music publishing rights to Jackson's songs.
The report said that AEG is also selling TV and video rights to the tribute concert featuring Justin Timberlake and other artists, scheduled for August 29, on what would have been Jackson's 51st birthday.
The singers will perform the songs that the King of Pop had planned, accompanied by the band that rehearsed with him.

By admin 15 Jul 2009 09:22 PM Tag: Blog

The 2009 Channel 'O' Music Video Awards List Is Here

The 2009 Channel 'O' Music Video Awards List Is Here

The fifth annual Channel O Awards is coming up at Carnival City on Thursday, 29 October 2009.
The categories and nominees were released on 14 July - please find below the full list.
Courtesy - Afrijamz

1. BEST MALE VIDEO
A. Naeto C for Ki Ni Big Deal
B. Pro for Uthini Ngo Pro
C. Buffalo Souljah for Judgement
D. Hip Hop Panstula for Mpitse
E. Darey for Not The Girl
F. Xod for I Want You Back

2. BEST FEMALE VIDEO
A. Amani for Tonight
B. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
C. Lizha James for Estilo Xakhale
D. Nneka for Heartbeat
E. Thandiswa Mazwai for Ingoma
F. Sasha for Only One

3. BEST NEWCOMER
A. The Dream for Plenty Plenty
B. Brian Temba for Dominoes
C. Nneka for Heartbeat
D. Khuli for Tswak Stik'em
E. Jay Ru for Big Boi Anthem
F. Xod for I Want You Back

4. BEST DUO OR GROUP
A. Da L.E.S. feat. Bongz & Maggz for We On Fire
B. Kalibrados for Bambribam
C. P Square for No One Like You
D. Buffalo Souljah/Taygrin/Gal level for My Type Of Girl
E. Mwana Fa/Ay Mamba for Naongea Na Wewe
F. D'Banj feat. Mo Hit Stars for Pere

5. BEST DANCE VIDEO
A. Master Jam feat. RJ. Benjamin for Change The World
B. Goldfish for This Is How It Feels
C. Winnie Khumalo for Live My Life
D. Tzozo & Professor for Vuma
E. Lady May for Ndota
F. Black Coffee feat. Bucie for Turn Me On

6. BEST RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
A. Kalaharians for Work The Middle
B. Buffalo Souljah for Judgement
C. Bantu for Where Di Water
D. Wahu for Sweet Luv
E. Paulino Q for Shake It On Me
F. Risasi/Collo for Wat U Wote

7. BEST AFRO POP
A. Kelly Hansome for Maga Don Pay
B. Winnie Khumalo for Live My Life
C. Steel for Omoge
D. Theo for Ndihambela Phezulu
E. Durella for Enu O Se
F. Gal Level for Touch Me

8. BEST KWAITO
A. Gazza feat. Bleksem for Passop
B. Brown Dash for Back 2 Kasi
C. Howza for Styla Samahala
D. Damara Dik Ding for Bakuten
E. The Dogg for Hands Up
F. Mzekezeke for Nigi Hamba Phansi

9. BEST R&B VIDEO
A. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
B. Gxploits for Tear Rubber
C. Amani for Tonight
D. Darey for Not The Girl
E. Brian Temda for Dominoes
F. 2 Face Idibia/Sound Sultan for Enter The Place

10. BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
A. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
B. Hip Hop Pantsula for All I need
C. Zeus for Gikima
D. Jay Ru for Big Boi Anthem
E. Pro for Uthini Ngo Pro
F. Black Rhino for Black Chata

11. BEST AFRICAN SOUTHERN
A. Teargas for Take You Out
B. Taygrin feat. Wendy Harawa for Moto
C. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
D. Lizha Jame for Estilo Xakhale
E. Rhythmic Elements for 2 By 2
F. Negro Blue for Um Beijo

12. BEST AFRICAN WEST
A. Ikechukwu for Shoobeedoo
B. J. Martin feat. Ti Maya & P Sqaure for Good Or Bad
C. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
D. Nneka for Heartbeat
E. 9ice feat. 2 Face for Street Credibility
F. Kwaku T & D-Black for Move

13. BEST AFRICAN EAST
A. Amani for Tonight
B. Mwana Fa/Ay Mamba for Naongea Na Wewe
C. Xod for I Want You
D. Wahu for Sweet Luv
E. Black Rhino for Black Chata
F. Cannibal for I Wish

14. VIDEO OF THE YEAR
A. Taygrin feat. Wendy Harawa for Moto
B. Da L.E.S. feat Bongz & Maggz for We're On Fire
C. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
D. Naeto C for Ki Ni Big Deal
E. Rhythmic Elements for 2 By 2
F. Amani for Tonight


To vote for your favorite African Acts, log on to http://www.channelo.co.za
Good Luck To All The Artistes

By admin 13 Jul 2009 08:10 PM Tag: Blog

Obama On African Leaders

Obama On African Leaders

"No country is going to create wealth if it's leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or police can be bought off by drug traffickers. No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 per cent off the top, or the head of the port Authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery.That is not democracy, that is tyranny: and now is the time for it to end"

U.S President, Barak Obama In Ghana, placing the blame for Africa's backwardness on leaders of the continent.

By admin 16 Jun 2009 02:53 AM Tag: Blog

African Ethiopian Scientist Wins A Laureate!

African Ethiopian Scientist Wins A Laureate!

 

World Food Prize Foundation (Des Moines)
Ethiopia: Scientist Named 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

11 June 2009


Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia has been named winner of the $250,000 World Food Prize for his monumental contributions in the production of sorghum, one of the world’s five principal cereal grains, which have dramatically enhanced the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the featured speaker as Dr. Ejeta was announced as the 2009 Laureate at a ceremony at the U.S. State Department on June 11 that also featured Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, World Food Prize President Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, and World Food Prize Chairman John Ruan III, among others.

Dr. Ejeta’s personal journey would lead him from a childhood in a one-room thatched hut in rural Ethiopia to the height of scientific acclaim as a distinguished professor, plant breeder, and geneticist at Purdue University. His work with sorghum, which is a staple in the diet of 500 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa, began in Ethiopia in the 1970s. Working in Sudan in the early 1980s, he developed Hageen Dura-1, the first ever commercial hybrid sorghum in Africa. This hybrid variety was tolerant to drought and out-yielded traditional varieties by up to 150 percent.

Dr. Ejeta next turned his attention to battling the scourge of Striga, a deadly parasitic weed which devastates farmers’ crops and severely limits food availability. Working with a colleague at Purdue University, he discovered the biochemical basis of Striga’s relationship with sorghum, and was able to produce many sorghum varieties resistant to both drought and Striga. In 1994, eight tons of Dr. Ejeta’s drought and Striga-resistant sorghum seeds were distributed to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Yield increases were as much as four times the yield of local varieties, even in severe drought areas.

“By ridding Africa of the greatest biological impediment to food production, Dr. Ejeta has put himself in the company of some of the greatest researchers and scientists recognized by this award over the past 23 years,” said Vilsack. “The Obama Administration is inspired by the tireless efforts of Dr. Ejeta has demonstrated in the battle to eliminate food insecurity and is committed to employing a comprehensive approach to tackle the scourge of world hunger.”

Dr. Ejeta’s scientific breakthroughs in breeding drought-tolerant and Striga-resistant sorghum have been combined with his persistent efforts to foster economic development and the empowerment of subsistence farmers through the creation of agricultural enterprises in rural Africa. He has led his colleagues in working with national and local authorities and nongovernmental agencies so that smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs can catalyze efforts to improve crop productivity, strengthen nutritional security, increase the value of agricultural products, and boost the profitability of agricultural enterprise – thus fostering profound impacts on lives and livelihoods on broader scale across the African continent.
Relevant Links

* East Africa
* Ethiopia
* Food and Agriculture
* NGO
* U.S., Canada and Africa
* Sustainable Development

“Even while he was making breakthroughs in the lab, Dr. Ejeta took his work to the field,” said Clinton. “He knew that for his improved seeds to make a difference in people’s lives, farmers would have to use them – which meant they would need access to a seed market and the credit to buy supplies.”

“Dr. Ejeta’s accomplishments in improving sorghum illustrate what can be achieved when cutting-edge technology and international cooperation in agriculture are used to uplift and empower the world’s most vulnerable people,” added Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, founder of the World Food Prize. “His life is as an inspiration for young scientists around the world.”

The 2009 World Food Prize will be formally presented to Dr. Ejeta at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol on October 15, 2009

Thanks To Chi For This Information

By admin 05 Apr 2009 01:56 PM Tag: Blog

NEA Awards! Who Are You Voting For

NEA Awards! Who Are You Voting For

So it has been announced that voting for the NEA awards has started.
What do you think about the event so far?You think it gets better at every edition?
Also tell us who you think would win in his or her respective category.
And maybe give us a sneak pick @ who you would be voting for....

You Can Vote In NEA Awards Here
Or maybe come back after voting to tell us who you voted for.