Culture

Memories of Barbados: Land of Flying Fish and Cou Cou.

Lovely beaches, the tastiest foil grilled fish, rhythmic calypso/soca music: tthat was just a bit of what the Goge Africa team experiences during a visit to Barbados: the land of flying fish and cou cou. Most Bajans enjoy having the company of Africans from the motherland, so quite naturally, we were treated to great hospitality and a great time and look forward to our next visit, soon.

Down Memory Lane: Goge Africa at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Let’s take you way back to the early 2000s when Goge Africa Presenters Isaac and Nneka Moses visited the University of California, Santa Cruz. During the visit, the African ambassadors held seminars for students, enlightening them of the rich culture of Africa and the dispelling the negative perceptions among the students. Several years have passed and the Moses’ are still telling the African stor...

Countdown to Carnival Calabar, 2018.

It’s 142 days until December, and we’re excited. You may wonder why the excitement? It’s 142 days until December, the start of Carnival Calabar, a festival which features one of Africa’s biggest street parties! Last year, like other years, Goge Africa reveled with participants from all over the world, enjoyed some of Cross River’s sumptuous meals and soaked in the natural beauty and upbeat vibe of...

 Lagos Children Honoured at Evening of the Arts.

  Lagos State’s children were well represented to dance, music and other forms of creative expression during a special Evening of the Arts held at Lagos House, Alausa. During the event, which also marked the 51st Anniversary of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode described children as the state’s “most cherished asset,” and stressed the government’s commitment to helping them reach their f...

Building a Brighter Future For Lagos State’s Tourism – Steve Ayorinde.

Lagos State’s Honourable Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Steve Ayorinde entertained hosts of the Goge Africa TV Programme Series; Isaac and Nneka Moses, at his office in Alausa on May 24, 2018. Also present at the meeting were executives of Goge Africa Travel Club, a group of avid travelers, tourism and culture enthusiasts, formed by Goge Africa. During the cordial meet, Hon. Ayorinde c...

Scores of Drummers, One Stage: African Drum Festival.

There was no shortage of drum beats to keep feet tapping, hips moving and heads bopping during the 3rd African Drum Festival held in Abeokuta, Ogun State from April 19 – 21.  With more than 100 troupes and groups present to perform at the festival and the presence of several traditional rulers, the essence of drums in African culture was duly highlighted. Be it a wedding, a funeral, meeting or a n...

Schools Celebrate African Cultures and More

As the torch bearers of African culture and heritage, Goge Africa attended a few, dancing and celebrating along with the young mind. All the celebrations had one thing in common: student involvement in the research and presentation of the cultures on display.

#DiscoverAfrica: The Surma Tribes

The Surma tribes are the Suri, Mursi and Me'en groups that inhabit the southwestern part of Ethiopia.

Is Our Africa not beautiful?

Africa is home to a ridiculously large number of cultures and tribes, ranging from the Hausa, the Bantu, the Mande, the Kanuri, the Afrikaans down to the Zulu, and a host of others.

The Limits of “Message Movies” About Africa

Art can certainly dramatize real-life events, as long as it understands them, but it can’t be the earnest volunteer on the street with a Greenpeace clipboard. This kind of art is not really believable, for one, and it can’t match the power of local action, and shouldn’t try to.

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