Of Things Remembered and Hoped For

Every year on social media I post my top ten songs for the year. These songs are by no means the only songs I’ve enjoyed throughout the year, just the new ones I learned to really enjoy and that were often on repeat that year. They are not always new songs either, I tend to…

Akon Is Right About Branding Africa

Akon is right.  Yes, I’m talking about the hip hop rapper turned businessman and solar energy magnate.   As an entrepreneur and communications professional I can appreciate what the musician has done; as well as the comments he made at this year’s Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Kigali, Rawanda. At the Summit, Akon highlighted a critical…

And This Is How I Fell In Love . . .

Stories about love always start with the moment lovers meet.  Mine will be somewhat different and somewhat the same.  If that is a contradiction, then so is love. Recently, I found a new African song to add to my Afrobeats collection, accept, this song is not Afrobeats.  It’s in the form of a traditional Zambian…

Part 5: The Music That Moves

Music is probably the only thing you can take from a moment in time apart from a memory.  It leaves indelible prints on the heart and mind.  From my trip to Accra I brought back Afrobeats . . . not as though I did not know about it or enjoy it in the past.  I’m…