Look Out Harlem Shake! Nene's Secret Uses the Nae Nae Dance…

in Innovation by Michael Ikotun
New York, NY - The fun, funky Nae Nae dance sensation has hit a note with entrepreneur Nene (pronounced Nae Nae) Marks, 42, founder of Nene's Secret ethnic hair care,… Read more

World Economy Turning The Corner; Bold Action Needed To…

in Features by Alhassan Y. Babalwaiz
Washington, D.C—Global economic growth is expected to grow at 3.6 percent this year—going further up 3.9 per cent in 2015. Despite the fact that “global economy is… Read more

THE NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE FILM…

in Art & Culture by Michael Ikotun
NEW YORK —The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will present the 21th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) May 7-13.… Read more

Nollywood recognised as key economic driver in Africa’s…

in Features by Michael Ikotun
LONDON - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy, according to reports released by the Nigerian government, with the West African country’s GDP… Read more

Obama Rolls Out More Initiatives to Pep Up Africa—500…

in Features by Alhassan Y. Babalwaiz
Washington, D.C—Africa is featuring prominently in the U.S. foreign policy focus—as the Obama Administration gets into its second term: Five Hundred young people from… Read more

Nigeria becomes largest economy in Africa with $590.9…

in Features by Michael Ikotun
Nigeria has become the largest economy in Africa and 26th largest in the world following the rebasing of its Gross Domestic Product from 1990 to 2010 constant prices.… Read more

Desmond Tutu And Daughter Mpho, Challenge the World to…

in Change Maker by Michael Ikotun
Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu announced on the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge, a free online program starting May 4, 2014, designed to teach the world how… Read more

Sources: Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed to Play Villain in Next…

in Features by Michael Ikotun
Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in the next installment in the Bond series. No offer has been made yet, and scheduling… Read more

Ghanaian-American, Kwasi Enin Gets Accepted At All Eight…

in Change Maker by Michael Ikotun
REUTERS - Kwasi Enin, a first-generation Ghanaian-American high school senior on Long Island has been accepted at all eight of the elite Ivy League schools - Brown,… Read more

Look Past the "Dark Continent" Media Image of Africa, Says…

in Change Maker by Alhassan Y. Babalwaiz
Remember those images of Africa in the western media–which often irk you to turn off the TV…? Those doom and gloom images of “The Dark Continent” marooned in the… Read more