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Personal Perspectives #3 | Johnny Clegg

UbuntuFM | Johnny Clegg | Personal Perspectives #3

#Interviews #People #Africa #SouthAfrica #Zimbabwe Johnny Clegg

A personal perspective on Johnny Clegg, South-African musical icon and anti-apartheid activist.We had a sit down with Paolo Genovesi, global citizen, self-declared pro-Apartheid supporter, turned pan-Africanist.

Welcome to UbuntuFM, Paolo, and thank you for the opportunity to sit down with us. Every story has a beginning. Where did yours start? 

I have been always fascinated by travel and foreign cultures. Africa, in particular, has been so important in my life because of my granny who lived in Zimbabwe, then called Rhodesia. So I grew up with Africa and travel with Africa on my mind. 

By sheer luck

Cynthia Basinet | The Journey

Cynthia Basinet | UbuntuFM Interview cover

#Interviews #Jazz #MeToo #Stalkarazzi #Sahrawi Cynthia Basinet

exclusive interview with a remarkable woman Cynthia Basinet is a multi-talented American actress, singer, supermodel, activist and mother from the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles county.

Thank you, Cynthia for granting us this interview. There are so many things we want to learn about you at once, but in order not to confuse ourselves and our readers let us start at the point where every journey starts: the beginning.

From our research we gather that having been born in the ‘liberal’ surroundings of LA’s San Fernando Valley and being raised in California’s Silicon Valley have

Language = Culture

UbuntuFM | Language is Culture: interview with Maazi Ogbonnaya

#Interviews #Writers #Africa #Nigeria #Biafra Igbo Maazi Ogbonnaya

on the significance of language to a cultureMaazi Ogbonnaya is an academic, writer and translator of the Igbo language. His work aims at preserving and reviving the language & culture of one of Africa's largest ethnic groups. UbuntuFM reached out to Mr. Ogbonnaya for this exclusive interview.

The Igbo nation is one of the most populous of the indigenous African peoples almost equaling their population in the diaspora. The Igbo are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and south-eastern Nigeria. UbuntuFM's Ikenna Okeh recently recorded the interview with 'Maazi' Okoro Mark Ogbonnaya as follows:

It’s nice to get in touch with you, Maazi Ogbonnaya

It is my pleasure

Mugabe's Ghost?

UbuntuFM | Mugabe's Ghost?

#Interviews #Society #Zimbabwe #Tajamuka #Mugabe #Mnangagwa

How much is present day Zimbabwe affected by Mugabe's legacy?Zimbabwe is currently in a state of upheaval as it is facing a national shutdown organised by anti-government citizen groups and human rights activists, which in return resulted in the crackdown of the government on its opposition and the shutdown of internet access to the country.

Amidst recent social upheaval, internet shutdown and government crackdown we tried to find an answer to the question whether Zimbabwe’s current woes are the product of former president Robert Mugabe’s ghost still lingering in the battered country. For this we delved into the country’s recent history ending up interviewing the leader of the Tajamuka social justice movement, Mr. Promise Mkwananzi.

Interview with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim | writer/journalist from Nigeria

UbuntuFM | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim - writer/journalist from Nigeria

#Interviews #Writers #Nigeria #Biafra #BokoHaram #Brexit

Personal Perspectives #2Personal Perspectives is an interview series, a platform on which we invite people to share their perspective on issues that affect us all.  UbuntuFM recently linked up with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, writer, journalist and intellectual of note from Nigeria.  

Abubakar is a Nigerian writer and journalist. He is the author of the novel Season of Crimson Blossoms and the short story collection, The Whispering Trees. A 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow and 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow, he was shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2013 and won the BBC African Performance Prize, The Amatu Braide Prize for Prose. He is also listed in the

Rootikal interview

UbuntuFM | Rootikal Radio | Selector TKZ

#Interviews #People #Dub #Radio #RootikalRadio

Interview with the host of Rootikal Radio | Selector TKZAs UbuntuFM Reggae Radio welcomes the Rootikal Radio show to its roster, we had a sit down and chat with show host Selector TKZ aka TangoKiloZulu.  

Greetings Selector, welcome to UbuntuFM Reggae! As we are looking forward to feature your show on our radio, we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our listeners and readers. First off - the root - How did you first get into Reggae-related music, and why has it become such an important part of your life?

TKZ: I always loved music and can´t imagine a life without it. Being a kid

Interview with Yerry Rellum

UbuntuFM | Yerry Rellum

#Interviews #Soul #RnB Yerry Rellum

Exception To The RuleYerry Rellum orginating from Surinam and based in the Netherlands, recently released his hit single 'I Feel Love' with Walboomers Music. The track was heavily promoted on UbuntuFM Radio. Ikenna Okeh now sits down with Yerry for an in-depth interview. 

Thank you for granting us this interview, Yerry. I'm at a loss for where to begin with my questions, mostly because there are quite a lot of them competing for attention but I think I will give first place to my curiosity about your evident ancestry. You look every bit African. Am I correct in my assumption? How does an African end up in Holland doing R&B/Soul music? What's the story behind it?

Interview with Ogoo

UbuntuFM | Ogoo | "Onye Isi Oma (The Lucky One)" | "You Are Mine"

#Interviews #RnB #Nigeria #Soul Ogoo

UbuntuFM Africa linked up with R&B singer Ogoo from NigeriaUbuntuFM gets in touch with Ogoo following the release of her latest single, ‘Onye Isi Oma (The Lucky One)’ and ‘You Are Mine’. In this exclusive interview with UbuntuFM’s Ikenna Okeh, Ogoo talks about being a music artist in modern Nigeria, her career, #MeToo and the effect of digi

Ogochukwu Oye better know as "Ogoo" grew up in a close-knit Nigerian family that hails from Awka in Anambra State. Years after practising law as a certified Barrister, Ogoo decided to pursue her first love and passion “Music”. Her passion for music has always been there since a baby. Her Mum told her that as a three-year-old, she would sing and dance with drummers whenever she hear drum beats. She

UbuntuFM meets Eric Bibb

UbuntuFM | Eric Bibb | Blues troubadour, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, citizen of the world.

#Interviews #Blues Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb | Blues troubadour, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Grammy nominee, citizen of the world.In his latest release ‘Migration Blues’ (2017) Eric Bibb - 2017 Grammy nominee in the best traditional Blues album category - draws a parallel between the former African-American share-croppers leaving the segregation and misery of the Southern USA for the industrial cities

Ikenna: Welcome to UbuntuFM Mr. Bibb, and thank you for your time. You have quite a career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio and television appearances and non-stop touring. How did you manage to do this? Are you able to condense this experience in a few lines and share it with our readers?

Eric: Looking back I, too, am amazed at the many miles I’ve travelled. The trick to