Tran Mike- Benita

Tran Mike a Cameroonian singer  based in Yaounde. His
recently shot video Benita is above. ENjoy the music and share with friends.

My first video is the first video ever
from Cameroon even up till date to be ranked by myTv Africa in Nigeria among the top five songs in Africa . This was last year 2014. The video was equally broadcasted on some channels in Cameroon and other
countries like Ntv2 in France, top Tv in south Africa, Nigizie tv in
Nigeria and more.
You can read more info about me from my fanpage and then you can
better know what to blog about me on your website.
www.facebook.com/solismusic1

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Widowhood in Cameroon (and for most women in Africa)

Cameroon widows: Hajaratou Chanteh

Hajaratou Chanteh’s eyes are wet and her voice is trembling as she talks about her battle with the family of her late husband. Following his death 16 years ago, they took all his possessions and denied her access to the house they had shared with their children. Since then, she has been trying to claim her rightful inheritance, while shouldering the burden of raising their children with the meagre income she earns tilling other people’s land. Continue reading

Happy Nurses week to all Nurses (plus the future Nurses)

Nurses

I always hope to write more about myself on this blog. Procrastination does not let me get to it.

But I promise that after finals next week I will post more about myself and life as a nurse.

I am an ER Nurse, and, I am passionate about lifelong learning.

This week, we celebrate nurses worldwide. Our strength in ethical practice and improving quality of care for our patients and communities. Take a moment to appreciate your fellow nurses.

You all rock.

Happy Nurses week.

With love and care,

Mbenwoh

Natty Blink opens up about her career, lovelife and what to expect.

Natty Blnk
Natty Blink : Weting I do
TELL US ABOUT YOUR LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER MTN COMPETITION:

My life before the MTN competition was a lil bit drifted from music, I had moved to Douala after my HND in marketing where I went to film school. KM professional film academy to study film directing immediately I graduated I moved back to my home town. A Month later I entered the MTN competition which was actually just for fun Lol. But amazingly turned into something great! Life after the competition was busy, fun, and serious. Now that I was done with school and I had the great opportunity I wanted to seize it, take advantage of it, concentrate 100% on my career which is what I am doing now

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION:
What I love most about my profession is the fact that my job creates pleasure to both myself and the people listening or watching. I love the stage, the lights, when I’m up there, I feel like I can be anything or anyone, I feel satisfied like that is where I belong. And the fact that you can bring change through your art? Now that’s where the money is!
ARE YOUR PARENTS STRICT? DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE STRICT
Oh my mom could have been any more strict Lol. I lost my dad when I was 6, so its always been my mom and my siblings of course watching my back cause I’m the last out of 6 kids. And my mom was super strict. I say was, cause she kind of gets it now that I can handle certain things on my own because of the foundation she gave me. And I thank God for that everyday and I’m so happy and grateful she was the way she was cause hey ” train up a child in the way she should go, and she won’t depart from it” lol

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Poverty is Sexist:-

dr. sipho moyo, judith sephuma, omotola, waje


AFRICA’S LEADING FEMALE ARTISTS RECORD SONG FOR “POVERTY IS SEXIST” CAMPAIGN

Johannesburg, South Africa (May 04, 2015) – A selection of some of the most beautiful female voices of Africa was recently in Johannesburg, South Africa, to record a song calling for world leaders to put women empowerment at the heart of the new development goals, in order to put the world on track to end extreme poverty. The young divas participated in the audio session and the video shootwhich took place from April 27 to May 1, 2015.

The song is part of the “Poverty is Sexist” campaign launched by ONE and will feature seven musicians from seven countries, namelyJudith Sephuma (South Africa), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa MDEE (Tanzania), Waje (Nigeria), Arielle T (Gabon), Selmor Mtukudzi(Zimbabwe) and Gabriela (Mozambique). The ladies will be joined in the video by Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and South African TV personality Stoan Seete.

The song was produced by Cobhams Asuquo (who has worked with the likes of Asa, Chidinma, and Banky W to name a few). The video was directed by Godfather Productions, who has produced and directed some of Africa’s biggest music videos.

 

 “We believe that we can’t fight the injustice that is extreme poverty without fighting the immense gender inequality that persists around the world. Therefore, through this song, ONE is calling for smart policies and targeted investments in health, education and the economic empowerment of women and girls for them to unleash their human, social, political and economic potential,” Dr. Sipho Moyo, ONE Africa’s Executive Director said.

Arielle T said she was happy to be in South Africa.  “In Gabon like in many parts of Africa, girls and women are hit hardest by extreme poverty across every area of life. When the call from ONE came to join other female musicians on this project, I was honored and delighted. If the situation of women is to improve, then it has to start with us as women. We have to come together. We need equal opportunities so that we can play our part in reducing poverty in the world.”

The Gabonese singer was the only artist from Central and francophone Africa chosen to participate in this project.

Speaking about her new role as ambassador for the campaign, Omotola said, “I am fortunate to be a young woman living her dreams, a trailblazer of my generation. But I also recognize that many women and girls are not so fortunate. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the injustice of poverty and inequality. But when we invest in women and girls, we increase and accelerate the chances of overcoming extreme poverty.”

ONE does it again in this new collaboration, which comes a year after the release of the famous hit ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ that featured artists such as D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Wax Dey, Tiken Jah Fakolly among others, and which won an AFRIMA award in December 2014.

The song will be used to promote the “Poverty is Sexist” campaign across the world and will be officially launched in Zimbabwe, Nigeria,Mozambique and South Africa during the World Economic Forum on Africa and the African Union Heads of State Summit in June 2015.

On March 8 (International Women’s Day), Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Angélique Kidjo and businesswomen and artists from countries around theworld wrote an open letter titled “Poverty is Sexist” to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, asking them not to forget the women who live in poverty.

“Poverty is sexist, and we won’t end it unless we face up to the fact that girls and women get a raw deal, and until leaders and citizens around the world work together for real change. Because when we deliver for girls and women, we deliver for everyone… If we get this right, we could help lift every girl and woman out of poverty by 2030…” the letter said.

The campaign has a petition which is calling on world leaders to fast-track the fight against inequality and injustice by investing more in women and girls if the world is to end extreme poverty by 2030. Over 100,000 people have signed it already.

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