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#MyFreedomDay: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

#MyFreedomDay: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

March 14 is #MyFreedomDay. Today, students around the world are doing amazing things to raise awareness of modern slavery. Although outlawed in every country, worldwide, between 21 and 45 million people are trapped in slavery. Creating awareness is the first step in bringing about change. To represent the 45 million people trapped in modern day slavery, 45 STUDENTS OF CHISIPITE SENIOR SCHOOL IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE will depict scenes in which children are trapped by cultural, social and economic systems.

#IWD2017: Music Unites Africa Appoints Afro-Music Legend 'Weird MC' As Global Ambassador

#IWD2017: Music Unites Africa Appoints Afro-Music Legend 'Weird MC' As Global Ambassador

We, the Global MOVEMENT of Young Pan-African Leaders are pleased to announce the confirmation of Ambassadorship of Adesola Adesimbo Idowu (most popularly known as Weird MC) as the new Global Ambassador for Music Unites Africa. We are extremely thrilled to welcome Weird MC into our executive family as we continue our mission to unite Africans worldwide through music. We are pleased to make this grand announcement on this historical day; the 106th International Women's Day #IWD2017. We strongly believe in a peaceful and prosperous Africa; and having a Leader like Weird MC will indeed add great strength in achieving our unified visions for African children and youth. 

Pan-African Event:- Reggae Nights @ The New Afrika Shrine, Lagos - Nigeria

Pan-African Event:- Reggae Nights @ The New Afrika Shrine, Lagos - Nigeria

Reggae Night @ The New AfriKa Shrine is always lit from 7pm-3am every Tuesday. Hosted by ITAL Sounds with Covenant Child, Tuesday Nights have become a day to look forward to on the Lagos mainland as the Deejay spins his wheels of steel with nothing but non-stop reggae music back-2-back! 8-thrilling hours of the best reggae music out of Jamaica. Past-Present & eternal reggae tunes on the loudest speakers ever!

Pan-African Music Artiste, Emmsong Launches Dance Competition for His International Breakthrough Song, "Dami Loun"

Pan-African Music Artiste, Emmsong Launches Dance Competition for His International Breakthrough Song, "Dami Loun"

Pan-African music artiste, Emmsong launches an inspiring dance-competition for his international breakthrough song, "Dami Loun". The Afro/Trap song which is produced by Ex-O has gone viral since it's release and Emmsong is taking the momentum one step further by initiating this groundbreaking opportunity which will undoubtedly unlock hidden potentials in young Pan-African dancers across Africa. 

Good Morning Africa! Start Your Day with "Destiny" [video] by Ozone

Good Morning Africa! Start Your Day with "Destiny" [video] by Ozone

Pan-African music artiste, Ozone is by far one of Africa's bright and shinning lights in today's evolving Pan-African music industry. His way with words and metaphorical delivery leaves listeners in awe as this rising Pan-African great never fails to bring passion and pain to the forefront of his music. "Destiny" is the first single off Ozone's forthcoming EP which is to be released under his current label, Aristokrat Records.

#YALIVoices Podcast Episode 3:- The Price of 'Free & Fair' Elections in Africa?

#YALIVoices Podcast Episode 3:- The Price of 'Free & Fair' Elections in Africa?

Fatu Ogwuche is an elections and technology consultant in Nigeria and a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow who is dedicating her career to support open, free and fair elections across Africa. Her innovative approach towards reporting election irregularities in real time to electoral commissions through her mobile app and social media ingenuity is an inspiring tale of a young Pan-African woman leader eager to reshape her country and her continent positively. Speaking with Macon Phillips - Coordinator, International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State on the 3rd episode of #YALIVoices, Fatu talks about her humble journey in discovering her passion to help facilitate free and fair electoral processes in Nigeria and across Africa. Fatu is an inspiring young African leader and we hope her story motivates and encourages you to become the change you so desire for your communities and countries.

#YALILearns Learn to Lead:- Organizing Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

#YALILearns Learn to Lead:- Organizing Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

On your own, you can have a positive impact on your community, but when you recruit, organize and lead others, you can really make a difference. In this course, you will learn guidelines and best practices for creating a successful grassroots campaign—from defining your cause to building and training your team to becoming an influential force that drives positive change.

#YALILearns Learn to Lead:- Engaging with Public Officials for Positive Change

#YALILearns Learn to Lead:- Engaging with Public Officials for Positive Change

The ability to engage effectively with decision makers in the public sector is essential to becoming a community leader. This course pairs effective strategies for outreach and communication with public officials on behalf of citizens with resources and useful tips for productively operating in the public realm.

Artiste Spotlight:- Emmsong, Pan-African Singer/Songwriter from Nigeria

Artiste Spotlight:- Emmsong, Pan-African Singer/Songwriter from Nigeria

Emmsong is a Pan-African music artiste with a unique singing style and a silk voice that can drop the panties off any woman. His blend of African R&B and cultural trends distinguish this Nigerian singer/songwriter from every other. This playlist has been released by Emmsong for the sole purpose of gifting his fans with some of his best songs over the years. Look out for songs like "Dream Big" feat. M-Flow (Produced by Ex-O) & "Deuces (Truth Is)" feat. Muno & KJ.

African Youth Ambassador Commends Single e-Passport Launch By The African Union For All Africans

African Youth Ambassador Commends Single e-Passport Launch By The African Union For All Africans

The co-founder and African youth ambassador of Music Unites Africa (MUA) Ambassador A.Y Adams has commended the African Union (AU) for the launch of the single, common electronic African Union passport (e-passport) for all Africans at the just concluded 27th AU Summit, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Introducing Oi' Vic Delicacies; An African Startup Company Starting Up Big!

Introducing Oi' Vic Delicacies; An African Startup Company Starting Up Big!

Choosing the right caterers for your event or the most appropriate food to serve could be a really tough nut to crack in today's ever moving world. Not to worry, Oi' Vic Delicacies, our food professional friends in Lagos, Nigeria who have some of the greatest cousin you'll ever taste, have you and your events covered. Their "health-first-policy" enable this food brand to execute their diverse service of expertise with passion and a unique desire to continually provide the best customer-service experience possible.

Inspire Africa - In Honor of Mother Africa Vol.1

Inspire Africa - In Honor of Mother Africa Vol.1

Africa has never known peace. Peace is not the absence of war. War is the catalyst for the instigation of peace. For decades, Africa has been under siege; an economical siege so great, we somehow forgot to upgrade our minds, refine our oil, till the blessed soils of our fertile lands and worse of all, we forgot to take care of our widows and minister comfort to our orphans. We cry out to the West for aid when in truth, we consciously choose to ignore the needs of the needy while we enrich ourselves with public funds. We treat each other like trash but regard the white man so highly. How can there be peace when we choose war?

Voice-Over Training:- Turn Your Voice into an Invoice with Crystal Wyse Media

Voice-Over Training:- Turn Your Voice into an Invoice with Crystal Wyse Media

Would you like to use your VOICE to get an INVOICE? Have you ever heard a jingle on Radio or TV and said to yourself “I can be like this or do much better than this?”...well now you can! Crystal Wyse Media are professionals in training Voice-over Artists and voiced for brands like Verve, Etisalat, Martel, BAT, UBA, Nestle, Top-tea, Cowbell etc. Would you like to earn a living by simply voicing a few lines from a script given to you? If you want to improve your pronunciation, diction, elocution or make some cool cash from voicing a few lines, Crystal Wyse Media are the experts to train you professionally here on the continent of Africa and overseas. Learn to use your voice to make an income. At the end of the voice-over course, you will walk away with a professionally made showreel that you can take or upload to the leading voice agencies and sites where the possibilities of you becoming the next best OAP and more are endless.

The Young African Leaders Initiative Network Launches #YALILearns Challenge!

The Young African Leaders Initiative Network Launches #YALILearns Challenge!

Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative Network launches a new challenge to help accelerate the human capital development processes of young Pan-African Leaders. Over the next two months, the YALI Network challenges hundreds of thousands of it's youth-based community members to take what they’ve learned from the YALI Network Online Courses and to host a #YALILearns event in their community, and report back with photos and videos.

Submit Your Coca-Cola #TasteTheFeelingNG Challenge Entry To Win a Trip To South Africa

Submit Your Coca-Cola #TasteTheFeelingNG Challenge Entry To Win a Trip To South Africa

Coca-Cola, favorite beverage drink of Music Unites Africa have launched a brand new campaign fit for Africa's Kings 'n Queens. It's musical, it's classy and it's Coca-Cola! Submit your entry now for the #TasteTheFeelingNG cover challenge and stand a chance to win a trip to South Africa. Entries close on June 30th.

Full Video Interview:- Cassper Nyovest Talks to SWAY on SHADE 45

Full Video Interview:- Cassper Nyovest Talks to SWAY on SHADE 45

Cassper Nyovest, South Africa's highest paid musician appeared for an interview on SWAY's Universe show hosted on SHADE 45 radio in June of 2016 to speak on the history of African hip hop and who is next blow. He also opens up about what it means for a South African artist to make it in America and freestyles live! His warm reception from listeners and station-callers and his honest assessment of how Hip Hop music and culture has influenced Africa's rich and diverse music industry is something to look out for in this 48-minute interview by world legend, SWAY. Cassper Nyovest talks about his childhood growing up in South Africa, how he dropped out of school to focus on music, his appreciation for HipHopPantsula - HHP and their not so great separation when it came time for Cassper to do his own thing and branch out to be ultimately one of the most successful musicians to come out of South Africa and indeed Africa. He also talks about the origins of his unique stage name and his love for America and American women.

MUA Playlist:- Sorry (video) by Beyoncé

MUA Playlist:- Sorry (video) by Beyoncé

Beyoncé's Sorry video is an eye-catcher for music lovers world over. It's filled with African print designs, costumes and moves and for a moment, it almost feels like a Yemi Alade type video with special distinction to sounds and vocals. It feels homely and welcoming, especially for Beyoncé fans here in Africa. The song talks about marital betrayal and death but it's one you don't want to miss out on. Sorry features cameo from Serena Williams and is a female favorite worldwide with direct shots being taken at cheating boyfriends and partners. Definitely one of our favorites off her LEMONADE visual album. 

The Benefits & Impact of the ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS on Pan-African Music Artistes.

The Benefits & Impact of the ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS on Pan-African Music Artistes.

It's very degrading when Pan-African music artistes on the continent have to rely on foreign ceremonies like the BETAwards to reward their efforts and acknowledge the sheer magnificence in their music. But no more! Thanks to the All Africa Music Awards - AFRIMA3.0, African musicians can now look forward to a continental award ceremony which celebrates our diverse musical heritage as well as reward our efforts in making quality music for the African oriented music fan. Today, we take a close look at the benefits of having this continental awards ceremony on African musicians and music content providers. The AFRIMA3.0 is preparing for its 3rd consecutive All Africa Music Awards ceremony and calls for entry are currently ongoing. So what exactly do African and African artistes have to gain from this annual Pan-African event? We thought you'd never ask;

#LGBTAfrica - A Fight For The Rights Of Individuals & Freedom Of Humanity!

#LGBTAfrica - A Fight For The Rights Of Individuals & Freedom Of Humanity!

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender - LGBT community in Africa is on the rise! Everyday, more and more people are coming out of the closet to declare their sexuality regardless of how it's being frowned on in and around the continent due to religious beliefs & upbringing. The LGBT community like every other human class or race have equal rights in society. That is; there shouldn't be any form of bias or discrimination as seen by the eyes of the Human Rights Watch Group and the United Nations. But alas, this is Africa; a land where prehistoric barbarianism still occurs despite the growing pace of integration with the WEST and with the world.

African Union set to launch e-Passport at July Summit in Rwanda

African Union set to launch e-Passport at July Summit in Rwanda

The African Union (AU) is prepared to launch the electronic passport (e-Passport) at the next AU Summit tabled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in July 2016. This flagship project, first agreed upon in 2014, falls squarely within the framework of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and has the specific aim of facilitating free movement of persons, goods and services around the continent - in order to foster intra-Africa trade, integration and socio-economic development.