Arts & Entertainment

Samuel Eto’o named 2010 African Player of the Year

It was with no doubt when the result was announced: Samuel Eto’o has been named African Footballer of the Year, making it a record four time at the annual CA awards ceremony held in Cairo last Monday. The Cameroonian scored a clinical, close-range second goal in a 3-0 triumph over TP Mazembe from Democratic Republic of Congo, the first African club to reach the final of the 10-year competition.

Inter Milan beat TP Mazembe 3-0

The Inter Milan team has won the Club World Cup Championship by beating the African team TP Mazembe 3-0, sending the trophy once again to the Europeans. The African champions TP Mazembe let two quick goals on the first half from the European champions Inter Milan in a Club World Cup final layered with extra meaning in Abu Dhabi.

African Player of the Year Award

The Confederation of African football (CAF) at the weekend revealed the last three nominees for the 2010 Glo/CAF 201 Player of the Year Award.

Those nominated are three times winner, Cameroonian, Samuel Eto’o Fills, two times winner, Didier Drogba of Cote d’Ivoire and new entrant, Asamoah Gyang of Ghana. The African Footballer of the Year award, presented to the best African football (soccer) player each year, has been conferred by the Confederation of African Football(CAF) since 1992.

Happy Birthday to Fally Ipupa

Born on December 14, 1977 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo in a large family; Fally is rocked by music from an early age. Having a Catholic education, he began singing in the choir of the Church. As an adolescent, the young Congolese filled with dreams escapes through the musical universe despite the reservations of his parents who prefer to see him on the benches of the school.

PAN-AFRICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2010

The Pan-African Cultural Festival is brought to you by Ark Jammers Connection and ACCDF, Inc (All Cameroonian Cultural and Development Foundation Inc), in Partnership with Listar Love Inc, the Montgomery County African Affairs Advisory Group and diaspora groups from Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Gabon, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Mauritania, Rwanda, Chad, Madagascar and African Embassies.

HUGO MILLION – Interview Spotlight

“You’ve never seen or heard creativity like this before…Lingala and English? Its history in the making…” says Hugo Million as he prepares to tour Kinshasa, Congo with his new album Muana Ya Amerique. Hugo Million is an Atlanta-based Hip-hop artist and producer with ties to Africa; he was born in the country of Angola but his family is from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

NEW ALBUM – ROAD 2 SOMEWHERE

Born in a very musical oriented family, David couldn’t help it but fall in love with music at a very tender age. David Tshibambe is singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and an accomplished piano player. As a preacher’s kid and child of a mother who participated in the church’s choir, both avenues introduced him to the beauty and magic of melodies.

Why African Teams Never Make It To The World Cup

THE WORLD CUP is being played in Africa this year, and it’s about time. African players have been prominent in global club football for decades now — as many as 1,000 of them play in Europe — and only a bureaucratic inside job ensured that the 2006 tournament went to Germany when South Africa had been widely expected to get the nod from FIFA, the governing body of world soccer.

Uruguay beats Ghana 4-2 in penalty shootout

JOHANNESBURG – Defeat for Ghana couldn’t come heavier than today’s match against Uruguay, losing 4 – 2 on penalty shootouts after strongly demonstrating their superiority to their adversaries. Winning was a must for Ghana, after all, they were the last African team in the tournament, the first ever being played in the African soil.