This Is Africa

The team

This Is Africa is managed by an African and European crew. We are always on the lookout for new contributors so if you have your finger on the pulse of what's going on in African music, fashion, art, film or any other area of pop culture and you'd like to share this with the world via This Is Africa, send an email to info@thisisafrica.me

DIRECTOR
Name: Nancy A. Onyango
Function: Operations Director
City/country: Nairobi and Cape Town
E-mail: nancy@thisisafrica.me
Website: http://www.thisisafrica.me
Name: Maarten Brouwer
Function: Director
City/country: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E-mail: maarten@thisisafrica.me
Website: www.thisisafrica.me
EDITORIAL
Name: Siji Jabbar
Function: Editor
City/country: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (from Lagos, Nigeria)
E-mail: siji@thisisafrica.me
Name: Belinda Otas
Function: Writer: Culture and society
Website: http://belindaotas.com
Name: Kyla Herrmannsen
Function: Writer
City/country: Cape Town, South Africa
Name: Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
Function: Writer and Co-Founder of ‘Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women’
City/country: Accra, Ghana
Website: http://adventuresfrom.com/
Name: Deji Toye
Function: Writer: Economics, politics and culture
City/country: Lagos, Nigeria
Name: Andrew Mulenga
Function: Writer: Arts and Culture
City/country: Lusaka, Zambia
Website: http://andrewmulenga.blogspot.nl/
Name: Margaretta wa Gacheru
Function: Writer: Kenyan culture
City/country: Nairobi, Kenya
Name: Levi Kabwato
Function: Freedom of Expression & Human Rights activist, Journalist, Writer & Editor
City/country: Johannesburg, South Africa
Website: https://twitter.com/LeviKabwato
Name: Rachel Hamada
Function: Writer: culture and society
City/country: East Africa
Website: https://twitter.com/rachelhamada
Name: Kimon de Greef
Function: DJ & music journalist
City/country: Cape Town, South Africa
Website: https://soundcloud.com/dj_kimon
Name: Sandile Memela
Function: Cultural critic
City/country: Midrand, South Africa
Website: http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/author/sandilememela/
Name: Okey Ndibe
Function: Cultural critic
City/country: Lagos, Nigeria
Name: Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Function: Novelist, poet, literary scholar and Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University
City/country: Kenya
Website: http://www.mukomawangugi.com/
Name: Takura Zhangazha
City/country: Harare, Zimbabwe
Website: http://takura-zhangazha.blogspot.nl/
Name: Thomas Gesthuizen
Function: Developer & music writer
City/country: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E-mail: thomas@thisisafrica.me
Website: http://www.africanhiphop.com
Name: Melinda Ozongwu
Function: Writer: Urban culture
City/country: Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: melindaozongwu@gmail.com
Name: Paula Akugizibwe
Function: Writer: politics & society
City/country: Rwanda / Uganda / South Africa
Website: http://www.shuwaly.com
Name: Atane Ofiaja
Function: Music journalist & reviewer
City/country: Nigeria / USA
Website: http://www.ataneofiaja.com/
Name: Cosmic Yoruba
Function: Writer & blogger
City/country: Abuja, Nigeria
Website: http://eccentricyoruba.wordpress.com/
DJ's
Name: DJ Zhao
Function: DJ and music writer
City/country: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.facebook.com/zhao.ngoma
Name: Benjamin Lebrave
Function: DJ and music writer
City/country: Accra, Ghana
Website: http://www.akwaabamusic.com/

Free downloads

  • “Remember who we are” – DJ Zhao’s NGOMA Classic 2 - Afrobeat

    Since Fela’s voice is much cooler than mine, I have switched out my intro with his, and this mix originally made to promote BlackBox number 1 has grown into a proper NGOMA release – with a few changes and much new goodness, including two wicked special edits – one of the Ethio classic by Mahmoud Ahmed (following a funktastic number by Berlin’s own Woima Collective ), and another of a very unique cosmic disco track by the techno-head Lego Welt ’s Afrocentric alter ego Nacho Patrol . Old version of this mix can still be heard here . more >

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