CFP: Politics of Language in African Hip Hop

The question of language in African literature was debated in the 1960s and 1970s. At the heart of the debate was: who qualifies as being an African writer? and what qualifies as African literature? African authors like Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe weighed in on different sides of the debate. Today a similar debate is occurring in various hip hop communities in Africa.

Please see the call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies on Language and Hip Hop in Africa. Abstracts due: November 8.

Namibia’s Finest Ladies of HIP-HOP Mixtape

Namibia is a country with many talented emcees, especially women. The mixtape, “Namibia’s Finest Ladies of Hip-Hop” features Ghetto Ballerina,

The Fxckin’ F.A.K.s with Fatima, Ashley, and Kevin

In this episode of The Fxckin’ F.A.K.s, Fatima, Ashley, and Kevin explore the evolution of popular Nigerian artist, Falz the

CHIKA TAKES THE CROWN.

CHIKA is a name to remember in the rap game, she is a true talent and genuinely charismatic and funny,

Stormzy and his Crown

In 1993, Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr was born in London, England to a Ghanian mother. Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo

CHika – “Balencies”

Jane Chika Oranika, better known as her stage name Chika, is a 23 year old upcoming female MC from Montgomery,

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