Universal Music Announces Launch Of Def Jam Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.

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COVID-19: US Journalist Aims to Build Africa-America Media Relation

By PRNingeria

Rashad McCrorey, a US-based Entrepreneur and Journalist has revealed plans to build a media relationship between Africa and Diasporan Africans in America with the establishment of a Public Relations (PR). He is currently on self-quarantine in Ghana being caught up by the lockdowns as well the travel ban being imposed in the West African and the United States respectively.

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American actor, Dave Brown, believes every African-American has to VISIT Ghana.

DAVE BROWN is the founder of the ‘INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL’. A drive that aims to elevate the craft of artists while giving them an avenue where they can be recognized on a bigger platform, network, and exchange information with new and established Hollywood creatives. He is an entrepreneur, an actor, and also a radio show host.

Dave Brown recently visited Ghana for The Year of Return festivities and he talks about his experience.

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The American Entrepreneur Leading The Back To Africa Travel Movement

By Adrienne Jordan | Forbes

As some parts of the world gradually reopens, and countries attempt to transitions back to normalcy, the momentum of travel to Africa (which slowed due to COVID-19), may still take some time to recover. However, one travel influencer and entrepreneur has been able to rise through the chaos and ascend in becoming a focal leader in the back to Africa travel movement.

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Hiphop act, Zakisha shares her year of return experience in new single “Went to Ghana”

By Pep Junia | EnewsGH

Leader of the largest growing poetry/hip hop movements in Canada called R.I.S.E Movement Zakisha Brown has shared her Year of return story in her new single.

Titled “Went to Ghana” the Canada born Jamaican fell in love with the culture, food, energy, humbleness, helpfulness and selfless practices of Ghanaians.

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Watching Virus Spread Back Home, Some Americans in Africa Stay Put

With the U.S. now leading the world in Covid-19 cases, its health care system fraying and economy faltering, some Americans abroad see their country in an unsettling light.

By Dionne Searcey and Ruth Maclean | New York Times

Mask shortages in hospitals. Inadequate coronavirus testing. Medical supplies flown in from overseas. And an international charity setting up a field hospital in Central Park. John Shaw watched from afar what was going on back home in the United States and decided to stay put, in Kenya.

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For Fulbright, Professor Ruotolo Explores Ghanaians’ Relationship to American Culture

By San Francisco State University

During Humanities Professor Cristina Ruotolo’s Fulbright scholarship at University of Ghana in 2018 – 19, she was invited to direct its string ensemble, which put her in contact with the city of Accra’s burgeoning classical music scene. As a result, the classically trained violinist expanded her Fulbright project, teaching and performing violin alongside her primary work of teaching courses on American literature and culture.

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