Category Archives: Culture
The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer from LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy. –Spike Jonze
(Via) Gidi Culture
‘Man Unkind’ is a song about the production, distribution and consumption of fake drugs in Nigeria. Although 2face is an ambassador for the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria. It makes much sense, to only use the POWER of music to touch on a few of the topics in the NATION of NIGERIA. Plus its election period back in Nigeria, so please if you are eligible make sure you make use of your POWER & VOTE.
Hot on the success of the recent Siji/Alix Alvarez collaboration comes the stunning visual interpretation to their classic single “Ijo”.
Shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria, where Siji has been rediscovering his childhood past following a 20yr plus absence, the colorful and visually arresting masterpiece showcases an open audition held for dancers drawn from the bustling metropolis.
It features cameo appearances from a colorful cast of characters including Afrobeat Singer, Ade Bantu, the delightful songstress, Ms. Yinka Davis, radio impresario Tintin ‘The Koolness’ as well as a royal prince, all of who masterfully played out the lyrics with quite amusing results.
The chart topping single ‘IJO’ is currently available for purchase on Itunes and all other digital platforms.
These for here na that good old soulful AfroJam..
Nas and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (Distant Relatives) visit the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road, record Dub Plates at Tuff Gong Studios, and show an insider’s look at “what bringing Nas to Trenchtown is all about!” They take you behind the scenes of the making of the video for LAND OF PROMISE in this 3 part series directed and produced by B+ (Mochilla).
Nas and Damian Marley step in front of the green screen for their latest visual off “Distant Relatives”. It’s not a video…it’s a moving painting!!!
Inale is the beautiful daughter of the great King Oche, of the Idoma people in Idomaland, Nigeria. Her beloved Odeh must win the wrestling tournament to win her hand in marriage. The village gathers for the ceremony only to find a stranger in their midst, that challenges not only the tradition of the village but the strength of Odeh and Inale’s true love.
By Jeta Amata
I’m really Proud of where I’m from, and i am very glad i got the chance to watch this Documentary. Apparently BBC filmed a documentary on the City of Lagos which is located in Nigeria west Africa to be specific. It touch basis on how people of the ghetto city struggle everyday to make ends meet. I started with Episode 3 which i found very interesting, also inspirational and decided to share it with y’all. Check out the rest of the videos after the Jump. Enjoy!
Shout out to Rahman for the Tip! @Naijaura <~~~ Watch Part 1&2 Here