Why we fear but can’t let go of the Baobab tree…

Coming and going this several seasons Do stay out of the baobab tree,  Follow where you please your kindred spirits If indoors is not enough for you. True, it leaks through the thatch When floods brim the banks,  And the bats and owls Often tear in at night through the eaves,  And at harmattan, the bamboo…

Why investors are now thinking Africa

Investments are what differentiates the wealthy from the world, one can choose to invest for a rainy day, but have you thought of investing for a course? It is probably clear that things to invest in are slowly closing up, investments are no longer things one can sit up Brain storm and create, it’s like…

What Ellen Degeneres think of Africa 

If you’re a fan of Ellen Degeneres, you’ll be familiar with the The Ellen Degeneres Wild life Fund, and would have been informed about her selfless vision to save wild life from extinction, especially the ones endangered. The talk show host of the Ellen Degeneres Show which airs on NBC on her visit to Rwanda had…

Why you should visit Diani in Kenya

If you think Africa is a region far from deriving an adrenaline rush then you are mistaken my friend. In Diani, East Africa, there are a lot of fun places to get your mind pumped, you just have to look deeper… here is why you should visit Diani in Kenya 4.2798° S, 39.5947° E.

Why Omo valley in Ethiopia, remains Africa’s Last Frontier

Before the introduction of both western religion (Christianity) and middle eastern religion (Islam) in Africa we had our beliefs… some of us refused to accept this as the change we needed while some of us decided it was time to fight for what we had.  

I bet you didn’t know that…

Africans carved the world’s first colossal sculpture 7,000 or more years ago. The Great Sphinx of Giza was fashioned with the head of a man combined with the body of a lion. A key and important question raised by this monument was: How old is it? In October 1991 Professor Robert Schoch, a geologist from…

5 most busiest cities in Africa 

When considering a region, one has to put into consideration it’s attractive nature. I can assure you that Africa is a place worth visiting, saw this “5 most busiest cities in Africa” and decided to post it for African lovers

14th Century bronze casting in Benin Kingdom, Nigeria 

Around the 14th century was the beginning of bronze casting in the kingdom of Benin 6.3350° N, 5.6037° E. Their tradition holds that these great Benin artisans refined their technique until they were able to cast plaques an eighth-of-an-inch thick, surpassing the art as practiced by Renaissance “masters” in Europe. The process of bronze casting…

Ngazargamu, Kanem-Borno, largest City in the 17th century World

Ngazargamu, the capital city of Kanem-Borno, became one of the largest cities in the seventeenth century world. By 1658 AD, the metropolis, according to an architectural scholar housed “about quarter of a million people”. It had 660 streets. Many were wide and unbending, reflective of town planning.  Recently, the Yobe (a state that broke out…

The lost City of Surame 

The Nigerian city of Surame 13°5’15″N, 4°53’55″E flourished in the sixteenth century. Even in ruin it was an impressive sight, built on a horizontal vertical grid. A modern scholar describes it thus: “The walls of Surame are about 10 miles in circumference and include many large bastions or walled suburbs running out at right angles…

Over 1,500 churches carved out of rock in Ancient Ethiopia 

Lalibela is not the only place in Ethiopia to have so many wonders. A cotemporary archaeologist reports research that was conducted in the region in the early 1970’s when: “startling numbers of churches built in caves or partially or completely cut from the living rock were revealed not only in Tigre and Lalibela but as…