It’s been an amazing weekend in East Africa with one of East Africa’s top notch music icon Harmonize, joining forces with Ceek virtual reality platform on its mission to extending its territories in East Africa.

Beginning on Friday, June 18 in Tanzania, Harmonize’s motherland, the mission continued through to Sunday, June 20 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The press conference and after party was hosted by Harmonize at B-Club in Nairobi.

Ceek’s partnership with Harmonize is yet another mouthwatering deal for the Konde Gang and East Africa.

Harmonize – JKIA Nairobi

The presence of Harmonize and his team in Nairobi activated appealing ambiance with impressive love shown by huge crowed in the city.

He was highly celebrated upon his arrival at the Nairobi airport on Saturday, June 18. Surrounded by huge media and fans, he briefly delivered his welcome address at the airport and also encouraged the press for their support.

Harmonize was showered with gifts from die-hard fans as well.

At the press conference in Nairobi, he talked about how excited he feels to be back in Kenyan, which he referred to the country as his second home. He further explained the opportunities his partnership with the streaming platform Ceek.

Harmonize is very exited about the Ceek Platform it allows artists to create premium and exclusive content for their super fans and for super fans to get closer to their artists than ever

Harmonize also hinted on his upcoming exclusive concerts and shows on Ceek as well as his new album to be released  in August.

One of the officials from Ceek, Mr Harold Ofori mentioned that the uniqueness of the Ceek platform that makes it different from other streaming platforms is the fact that they have integrated Momo Pay, MTN and are in the process of integrating MPESA

Mr Harold Ofori of Ceek – CEEK Partners With Harmonize press conference

, TIGOPESA and more to allow fans in east Africa to pay artist and make it easy to compensate artists.

Additionally, they have also incorporated cryptocurrency which ensures equal compensation for artists no matter where they are located in the world and that fans can also pay their favourite  artists using crypto and allow CEEK to pay artist with cryptocurrency

 ”A dollar in the US is the same as a dollar in the Tanzania, artists can charge what they want for their content no matter where they are located in the world.”

 

 Reverend Lucy Natasha is a renowned minister of God from Kenya, Africa.

As a young and dynamic pastor, Rev Lucy Natasha is well grounded in the word of God and with her unique way of preaching insightful mysteries about the kingdom of God appeals to many people around the world.

Through her interdenominational ministry, she has spearheaded spirit filled encounters through revivals, conferences and seminars in different parts of the world.

Rev Lucy Natasha has been a great influence in the lives of people as well as given platforms to inspire people as a guest speaker in Christian conventions locally and internationally.

The powerful woman of God who is widely celebrated for her beautiful and classy lifestyle is also recognized as a great author.

She has published more than 10 Christian books that prepares and guide readers in their spiritual lives and views about life.

Some of these books are, ‘Touching Heaven Through Prayer’, ‘7 Keys To Success’, ‘Characteristics Of A God Leading Lady’, Before You Say ‘I Do’ and ‘Every Problem Has An Expiry Date’.

Thousands of copies of the aforementioned publications are selling worldwide.

Rev Natasha started her ministry after a man of God received a revelation about her family.

The revelation said that, a prophet would be raised from her family and she happened to be the one the pastor pointed at when she was 10 years old.

Rev Lucy Natasha used to stammer during her early days but according to sources, her speech disorder ceased after the man of God laid his hands on her and prayed for her.

Few years later, the prophecy manifested and in 2011, she was anointed and given the mantle under the ordinance of Redeemed Gospel Church in Huruma, Kenya.

Since then, she has preached the gospel in many countries like, the United Kingdom, Qatar south Africa, Malawi, Nigeria and a lot more.

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She hails from Huruma in Kenya and was born on July 24. She began her education in Umoja, Kenya.

After completing her secondary education, she continued her studies in South Africa where she earned a graduate certificate in Public Relations and Theology.

Growing up from a family well dominated by the Christian values and carries the anointing of God, Rev Lucy Natasha learnt a lot from her mother which guided her with firm spiritual background.

She has got thousands of people who sought after her ministry and gained followers around the world.

She has also blessed people together with several great ministers of God through her ministry as well as  invested in a lot of divine projects and supported the homeless, needy, children and the sick.

Join us in wishing this talented woman of God an awesome birthday 🎁 🎉 🍰 

Photo Credit: Rev Lucy Natasha

Applications are now open for Africans to engage in SIMP. The program will train African with the requisite skills to help them contribute to positive changes in the world of business in Africa and beyond.

 

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Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 45 years.

 

Countries eligible for this programme: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

 

Application Deadline: The end date for the application is February 20, 2020.

 

Click on the link below to access the official website! https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes

 

Source: Swedish Institute

 

Africa News: Today, 9th December 2019, African Leaders attended the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit. 

The theme for the Summit is “A transformed ACP committed to multilateralism”

 

‘Developing countries should back reformed multilateral system that promotes fair trade as well as climate change awareness’ ~ Uhuru Kenyatta

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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo was one of the keynote speakers.

 

 

The event was attended by many African Head of states including Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi ,Government officials.

In addition to the above attendees was H.E Teneng Mba Jaiteh of Gambia, H.E. Robert Dussey,  H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama with the newly elected Secretary-General of ACP.

If you could take an all-expense paid trip to any African country, where would you go and why?

H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti of Angola,  Nigerian economist the Tony Elumelu, The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi,  

 

In 1997, the first ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Gabon.

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Photo Credit: President Nana Akufo-Addo

RISING KENYAN R&B SINGER LE RÚ RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE TITLED “FORBIDDEN FRUIT”.

Kenyan R&B songstress Le Rú (formerly RU.BY) just dropped a brand new single titled “Forbidden Fruit.”

This is the fast-rising singer’s debut release under a new name and identity, Le Rú.

The delivery of Nairobi’s ‘sweet and spicy hummingbird’ is raw and persuasive on this upbeat alternative R&B rendition. On what inspired the track, the singer said “

‘Forbidden Fruit is a story that represents undiscovered love and lust due to circumstance. It carries a sultry yet pure vibe to it from the lyricism to the groove of the tune.”’

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More On The Artist Ruby Githui

Ruby Githui was born on the 1st of January 1997, she is known professionally as Le Rú, is a singer, songwriter, producer and creative director based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The rising songstress first gained recognition after releasing her debut single “Why” in 2016 which was produced by popular beat maker and artist, Blinky Bill.

In addition to the above, she then went on to collaborate with various artists within the Nairobi scene and perform at many different venues including,

the Africa Nouveau Festival in April, 2019 and the East Meets West Festival at Kampala Uganda in August 2019.

Self described as the “Sweet and Spicy Hummingbird” , she finds freedom of expression when she sings, raps and writes her music.

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Get your week started with this banger from Kenya’s new class of R&B.

Her sound can be described as jazz and R&B with an African feel or simply afro-soul/afro-jazz.

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE: https://fanlink.to/forbidden-fruit

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ke/artist/le-ru/1473309406

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Kgd8TvR0MGJ0NRFkGX0DJ

Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/artist/le-ru

 

Source: Camille & Co| Ruby Githu

Ghanaian women are the third most beautiful ladies in Africa, according to ranking site Ranker. They were beaten to the top spot by Somalia and Djibouti in that order, suggesting Somalian ladies are the most beautiful on the Continent.

 

Photo Credit: Jackie Appiah

After Ghana are Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Kenya, Rwanda and Seychelles – all fall within the first 10 African countries ranked according to beauty. At the bottom of the 54-nation beauty ranking is the Central African Republic.

Photo Credit: Yvonne Nelson



This suggests women from the CAR are the least beautiful on the Continent. Apart from the CAR, the others at the bottom 10 include: Republic of Congo, 53; Swaziland, 52; Guinea Bissau, 51; Burkina Faso, 50; Equatorial Guinea, 49; Lesotho, 48; Malawi, 47; Chad, 46 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 45.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Linus



Voting is done by visitors who click a ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ icon placed right by pictures of national beauty queens of each of country. Miss Ghana 2013, Naa Okailey Shooter’s photo is the picture attached to Ghana’s spot. The more likes clicked by the site’s visitors – based on the picture they see – the higher a country climbs in the ranking.

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Do you want to see a virgin part of the world, a land fresh as nature made it,

 

 

a forest flourishing in the tropical rainforest, the nature induced harmattan wind blowing from the Sahara desert, rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship?

 

Then Africa is a place for you. Throw in that sense of being in a place that has not changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, destinations on the planet.

Africa is huge, yes, it is a vast continent that is so varied and filled with a melting pot of cultures, identities, history and beautiful nature.

It is a continent that has so much diversity that in most occasions is forgotten when we hear ‘Africa’ mentioned as a place to go.

It is really hard to bottle down the essence of Africa into a singular destination, even though we see this happen time and time again on prints, radio and television.

Africa is a continent of adventure. Tourism to the continent is on the increase, and for good reason. With so much on offer from each country, you have to decide what you want to get out of your trip. With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world’s second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.

Africa has many interesting stories, artifacts, philosophy and great contemporary artists. Ethiopia is a country of ancient culture, with archaeological finds dating back over 3 million years, including the 12th-century churches in Lalibela and the ruins of the ancient city of Aksum – focal point of the Aksumite Empire (AD 100-940) — is the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

12th-century churches in Lalibela

It is the place to visit if you are a history geek. They have a vast array of historical and archaeological sights that are just too good to miss, especially Gondar Castle.

Regarding the Ethiopian Modern music/Jazz specially JAZ AMBA at taitu hotel in Addis is the best and 80 birr entrance every Friday…

Veteran musicians like Mulatu Astatke professor of Jazz in American Universities getting many international recognition is an Ethiopian. He is a jazz percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, and noted as the founder of Ethio-jazz.

There are intriguing festivals all year round in Ghana, West Africa that you should experience at least once in your lifetime. Traditional festivals erupt with remarkable cultural and historical propensity. Art, food and music festivals come with creative dynamism, outstanding street tastes, and exciting rare rhythms!

Some of these festival are annual events including Homowo, held annually in Accra to commemorate bounty harvests, the Bakatue, celebrated by the people of Elmina, symbolizes the ‘process of discharge’ as the Benya Lagoon becomes one with the sea to commence the fishing season and many more.

Visiting Africa soon? Why not visit Ghana, did you know that Ghana has lots Castles and forts?

 

Elmina Castle Ghana

 

Dixcove Ghana

Africa is really a place to be, with its unadulterated basins, savanna, forests, deserts, rivers and land marks, you will seriously appreciate the artistic powers of nature.

 

Umbrella Rock, Ghana

 

 

 

TRAVEL AFRICA

 

Whеn people hеаr the wоrd Africa” a numbеr оf thingѕ come to mind – usually invоlving wild аnimаlѕ, еxоtiс аdvеnturе, brеаthtаking ѕunѕеtѕ аnd hоt, ѕunnу dауѕ, people living on trees…

However, one must know that there’s more to African than what and how is portrayed

Anyone whо hаѕ еxреriеnсеd Afriса will tеll you thаt words cannot fullу dеѕсribе just hоw unique аnd wоndеrful it iѕ.

Thеѕе аrе ѕоmе оf thе rеаѕоnѕ whу Afriсаn Sаfаri Tours hаvе bесоmе so рорulаr. But Afriса iѕ large, and уоur сhоiсеѕ оf Sаfаri аrе еndlеѕѕ.

There are rеаllу twо mаin саtеgоriеѕ of Sаfаriѕ, thоugh, tо hеlр уоu mаkе your choice: Game Pаrkѕ аrе vеrу рорulаr, especially fоr thе firѕt timе viѕit tо Africa.

There are many fаmоuѕ gаmе раrkѕ, each with thеir оwn аttrасtiоnѕ. Countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and Angola to mention a few are one of the beautiful African countries one cannot but visit.

Ghana

Ghana is a mаrvеlоuѕ tоuriѕt ѕроt in Wеѕt Africa. All thrоugh thе year реорlе frоm асrоѕѕ thе world соmе here tо еnjоу thе bеаutу оf its ѕресtасulаr bеасhеѕ. Thе main аttrасtiоnѕ оf this рlасе are undoubtedly itѕ sandy bеасhеѕ аnd сrуѕtаl clear bluе ѕkу.

Among thе diffеrеnt асtivitiеѕ, lосаl реорlе аѕ wеll аѕ the international tоuriѕtѕ рrеfеr tо еnjоу ѕроrt fiѕhing in Ghаnа. Sоmе оthеr water sports that you mау еnjоу in Ghana аrе water ѕkiing, diving аnd sailing. Lаkе Vоltа iѕ соnѕidеrеd tо bе thе mоѕt ѕuitаblе place fоr dоing аll such activities.

Places to Viѕit in Ghаnа: With thе соurѕе оf timе аѕ tоuriѕm iѕ rарidlу dеvеlорing, mаkе ѕurе you didn’t miss out on these mind-blowing рорulаr places in Ghana. Yоur Ghаnа travel guide muѕt inсludе thе following beautiful dеѕtinаtiоnѕ:

  • Bia Nаtiоnаl Park
  • Kakum Nаturе Pаrk
  • Owаbi Wildlife Sаnсtuаrу
  • Mole Game Rеѕеrvе
  • Bui National Pаrk
  • Rainforests 
  • Slave Castles
  • Boti Falls
  • Forts and more

 

Amazing places to visit in Ghana, Visiting Africa soon? Why not visit Ghana

Tanzania

Tanzania iѕ оnе of thе mоѕt prominent аnd bеаutiful destination thаt оffеrѕ thе bеѕt safari tоurѕ. Itѕ оnе соuntrу that оught tо be viѕitеd duе tо thе fасt thаt it hаѕ ѕаfаriѕ that carter fоr еvеrу tоuriѕt.

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Dереnding оn hоw much mоnеу уоu budgеt fоr уоur ѕаfаri, Tаnzаniа safari tоurѕ will givе thе mоѕt еxсiting and аdvеnturоuѕ раrkѕ tо viѕit ѕuсh аѕ Sеrеngеti Nаtiоnаl раrk, Ngоrоngоrо crater аnd Mоunt Kilimаnjаrо thаt givеѕ a perfect view of thе соuntrу.

Which еvеr dеѕtinаtiоn you decide tо viѕit, уоu will have thе timе tо сеlеbrаtе аnd hаvе a good timе with friеndѕ and fаmilу mеmbеrѕ.

What асtuаllу bеаutifiеѕ thiѕ country iѕ thе fаntаѕtiс landscape thаt nаturе has designed so well along with the adventurous collection оf the wild animals.

Bеѕidеѕ viewing thе аnimаlѕ, there аrе оthеr асtivitiеѕ tо participant in ѕuсh as сlimbing Mоunt Kilimanjaro, hiking аѕ wеll as diving the соаѕtаl waters and viеwing the mаrinе lifе.

Tаnzаniа ѕаfаri tоur iѕ thе bеѕt among thе African соuntriеѕ аnd its оnе that can provide уоu with a distinctive and exciting ѕаfаri.

Kenya

Thе реасеful surroundings allow уоu tо unwind аnd relax аmidѕt thе trаnԛuil nаturаl bеаutу and уоu would simply lоvе the еxреriеnсе! If уоu аrе ѕtill nоt аblе tо mаkе up уоur mind, have a glance at the thingѕ уоu саn dо whеn viѕiting Kenya.

Thеу will соnvinсе уоu tо make a triр tо thiѕ country, whiсh iѕ bеѕtоwеd with mуѕtiс nаturаl bеаutу аnd a unique сulturе.

Wildlifе Tоuriѕm and Sаfаriѕ: Kenya is a land of mуriаd есоѕуѕtеmѕ — luѕh grееn forests, deserts, еԛuаtоriаl rаinfоrеѕtѕ, mоntаnе vеgеtаtiоn, mоuntаinѕ аnd hills — аnd оnе саn find numеrоuѕ species indigеnоuѕ to these есоѕуѕtеmѕ.

Sо if уоu аrе a biodiversity lover and want tо еnjоу the experience оf sighting wildlife, birds and inѕесtѕ in thеir nаturаl habitats, then Kеnуа iѕ thе рlасе for you. You саn еаѕilу ѕроt аn еlерhаnt, liоn, сhееtаh, lеораrd, wild dog, hyena, giraffe, rhinoceros, zеbrа, оѕtriсh, еlаnd (thе lаrgеѕt аntеlоре), dikdik, wildеbееѕt, hippopotamus, сrосоdilеѕ, аnd Afriсаn buffalo in Kenya during your ѕаfаri.

Angola

Over thе раѕt fеw years, Angоlа hаѕ рrоѕреrеd in various diffеrеnt ways. Thе beautiful lаndѕсаре оf Angоlа, ѕuсh аѕ Cаbindа, Bеnguеlа, Bengo, Cabinda аnd many оthеr рrоvinсеѕ оf Angоlа hаѕ hеlреd in economic revival thrоugh tоuriѕm dеvеlорmеnt.

Thе сhаrm and riсhnеѕѕ of Angola liеѕ in thе fасt that the lаndѕсаре аnd thе buildings аrе dеер rооtеd in hiѕtоrу. Phоtоѕ of Angоlа аrе breathtakingly beautiful аnd attract large numbеr оf tоuriѕtѕ.

The rich flora аnd fauna оf this соuntrу hаѕ brоught nаturе lоvеrѕ tо its Nаtiоnаl parks ѕuсh as Cаmеiа and Iona. In addition tо enjoying lаndѕсаре аnd nаturаl bеаutу, tourists can enjoy thе riсh muѕiсаl legacy аnd of соurѕе the bеаutу оf Angоlа.

The traditional muѕiс оf Angоlа is a fusion between Afriсаn beats аnd Cаribbеаn muѕiс. Onе саn аlѕо find bеаutiful traditional hаndiсrаftѕ in Angоlа аnd рiсturеѕ оf Angоlа are ѕрrеаd everywhere, for you tо get a ѕmаll tаѕtе оf thе country.

All thingѕ соnѕidеrеd, once уоu’vе booked уоur Safari tоur, kick bасk, put your fееt uр and get lost in thе  аdvеnturе thаt awaits you.

 

Bushmen: The San People Are Believed To Be The Oldest Population Of Humans On Earth…

The San / Bushmen populated South Africa, Lesotho,
Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola long before the arrival of the Bantu-speaking nations, and thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans.

 

Beautiful Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the dream places to visit in Africa… They have clean beaches, beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife, Avenue of the Baobabs Madagascar is a must see as well

 

Fоr оn уоur vеnturе wоuld уоu only rеаllу experience what it means to live in “Afriсаn-timе”, that thiѕ truly means rеlаxаtiоn in its рurеѕt fоrm…

 

African Celebs - Best Passport in the world
TBT: Seychellois passport holders can visit more countries in the world than Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya or Nigeria without the need to apply for a visa beforehand.

An infographic published by GOOD Magazine, which ranked countries according to the number of countries their passports can enter either without a visa, or with a visa on arrival, reveals that Seychelles passport holders have access to 126 countries, making it the African passport with the best access to the world, sitting in 28th position worldwide.

The UK passport tops the list, along with Finland and Sweden. In fact, UK passport holders have the best access to foreign countries in the world, along with Finland and Sweden, according to this information put together by GOOD Magazine.

The two Nordic countries and Great Britain can visit 173 countries using their passports, enjoying visa-free access or simply getting a visa on arrival.

In comparison, US citizens and Germans can visit 172 and Canadians can only visit 170 and Australians 168.

“Unlike the vast majority of African States, Seychelles is insular in terms of its geography,” ……..

passport.

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We may not be aware, but quite a lot of celebrities were born in Africa. Some of them moved to Europe or the US with their families while some of them still reside in their home country.

Nevertheless, all of them had significant impacts on the society both with their brilliant works and their volunteering activities that raised awareness among millions.

Lupita Nyong’o is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. Although his parents are from Kenya, his father was teaching in Mexico at the time of her birth. One year after her birth, they moved to Kenya where she spent her childhood until college. She studied film and theater studies in Hampshire College in the US and continued pursuing a master’s degree at Yale.

Her acting career began at the age of 14 at a Kenyan-based theater company called Phoenix Players. She starred Juliet in their production of Romeo and Juliet. When she moved to the US, she first worked as part of the production crew until 2008.

She went back and forth between Kenya and the US since she also appeared in Kenyan TV shows and movies.

Her first breakthrough role was right after she graduated from Yale in 2013. She starred in Steve McQueen’s historical drama called 12 Years a Slave.

The movie received widespread acclaim, especially her performance that brought her several awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe, BAFTA and so on. She went on to continue her stage live as well as appearing in other motion captures such as Non-Stop, Star Wars:

The Force Awakens and Black Panther. Currently, she is the lead role in Jordan Peele’s second psychological thriller “Us”. The critics and the audience have been dazzled by her outstanding performance as the main character and her evil doppelganger…

Happy Birthday Lupita Nyong’o