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Interview with Bob Pixel

Rise Africa: Are you a self taught photographer or did you have a mentor that showed you the ropes? Bob Pixel: I studied graphic designing for my 1st degree in KNUST and photography was one of the subjects you had to pass before getting the degree. That’s how I developed the interest and acquired the … Continue reading

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, better known as Fela ANIKULAPO KUTI or simply FELA, is a Nigerian Music Legend, performer, political maverick and the pioneer of the “Afrobeat’’ genre of music. His music was a mix of Jazz, Funk and Highlife, filled with sounds of traditional African instruments, West African chants and rhythms with a call-and-answer … Continue reading

Ode to Him

The Promise Ode to him Criss-crossed pathways Across oceans and trade ways Divided arbitrarily by lines On rectangular shapes Mimicking a vast circulitude No matter the fortune Of their tongues emanating Tones of respective continents We must love the hues The inception Central in nature The clutching Roots existence Questioned by evergreen leaves The inception … Continue reading

The African Man

Look! Our warrior? Yes, he is a conqueror Riding as a victor to war His glory will never fade like the memories of the dinosaur His strength, I adore His love, I wish for His pride, I ignore For pride leads to a fall Look! My father? Yes, he is my provider The roof I … Continue reading

Who Is African?

The question of “Who is African?” and what it means to the African Diaspora is a long, complex and powerful question that often makes everyone in the room somewhat uncomfortable, a little perturbed, some even indifferent. However the question has to be answered, because the more one tries to siphon themselves from answering it, the … Continue reading

Urban Twist to Congolese Music

Music from the Democratic Republic of Congo dominated the African continent for countless years. There are many opinions about the decline of its popularity outside of the DR Congo, but one could possibly say that decline is due to an inability “keep up with the times” and not to the quality of DR Congo music … Continue reading

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Men on the Move: Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah is the personification of resilience and hope. Stories like his have been told to the world, tainted with perspective, biases and emotion. Rarely are they told in their purest form. Ishmael Beah is able to give readers this perspective in his novel A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier. Beah was … Continue reading

May Theme “The African Man”

In May, we’ll be calling attention to our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, and uncles with our theme “The African Man.” If you know of an African man who you’d like to see featured and recognized on our blog, please contact us at with your written or visual submission. We appreciate all entries and love … Continue reading

Wrap up: April 2012 “The African Woman”

April’s coming to an end and so is our series of posts dedicated to “The African Woman.” During the course of this month we shined light on everyday heroes and appreciated their work and commitment to not only ensuring that their families function but their communities as well. We explored the works of poets, authors, … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Dawn Okoro

Dawn Okoro’s unique techniques and innovative creativity makes her artwork eye-catching, fresh, and popular amongst an assortment of crowds. Her work is inspired by composition techniques similar to the ones used in fashion photography. Using oil and acrylic paints, photography, and collage techniques, she incorporates pop culture into concepts for her paintings, which give her … Continue reading

The African Woman Contest Submission: Dr. Grace Ogiehor-Enoma

Dr. Grace Ogiehor-Enoma. My mother is by far the strongest, most determined and selfless woman I have ever met. I am not saying this because she is my mother. I am saying this because it is true. How many people can say that their mother has six children, has founded a national non-for-profit nursing organization … Continue reading