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Going to the mountains, an exchange with Ndaba Mandela.

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Going to the mountains, an exchange with Ndaba Mandela.

With a panoply of funny anecdotes, proverbs and lessons, the book swoops us into South Africa’s early post apartheid regime. Having a grandfather as the president of a nation, we see through the author’s eyes his struggle to become the wise man his grandfather wanted him to be when all he wanted was to party like other kids his age. His presents us with the stepping stones that made him the man that he is today. 

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Aries Spears.

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Aries Spears.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it” Robin Williams. Over the decades framing the beginning of his career up to now, a lot has changed on the stand-up comedy scene. Aries Spears started in entertainment back in 1987 when he was fourteen; a time when legends such as Eddie murphy inspired younger black comedians in the US and advocated for the fairness and equal opportunities among comedians making it in the industry. Today, well it is still a tad bit difficult; the right of free speech and the use of true artistry is mostly censored...

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Talking to record label CEO Salatiel, his advice to the youth!

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Talking to record label CEO  Salatiel, his advice to the youth!

      This prominent record label CEO known around the world especially in Africa let Uyoloconnects ask him a few questions about how he came to build his empire. Salatiel Livenja Bessong is the owner of Alpha Better Record, and also one of the pioneers of the music industry in west Africa. His hit on the song Water from Beyonce's Album Gift as well as his successes such as his latest single Anita and the chef d'oeuvres delivered from his newest album Africa represents made us eager to finally meet the man of the hour! UYOLO: Mr Salatiel, you...

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We sat with Teni the entertainer.

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We sat with Teni the entertainer.

It's been a great pleasure for uyoloconnects to add Teni Makanaki the entertainer to the list of inspiring artists that we feature on our blog!  Teni is a young artist from Nigeria who has been breaking the internet since her musical break back in 2017. She is an inspiration to many and remains one of the youngest musicians of her country to reach a large audience worldwide.  Check out our full interview with her right down below. Venue: Indianapolis. Indiana.  

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Discussing Afro-futurism with Rickiily

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Discussing Afro-futurism with Rickiily

Uyoloconnects: Distortions, futurism with a lot of African accents; your work as seen on social media is different from what we usually see with other digital designers, is the abstract what identifies your particular genre? Rickiily: I have my own characters, my branding, my colors , my mood and my way of composing images; my work is done naturally; but I always strive to differentiate myself because that’s ideal. Uyoloconnects: What ‘s a humalien? Do you see it as a growing trend? Rickiily: Humalien could be a neck too long in a picture with a look that says a lot, or...

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