Category: Staff Pick

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THE QUEEN IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE KING?

THE QUEEN IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE KING?

When Lady Diana died in that ill-fated car crash in 1997, I remember how distraught my mother was as she sat in the big armchair in the living room, s [...]
YOU MUST STOP LOOKING FOR REASONS TO NOT BE GREAT. HERE IS WHY. (Part 1)

YOU MUST STOP LOOKING FOR REASONS TO NOT BE GREAT. HERE IS WHY. (Part 1)

Every morning when I wake up in Cameroon, I can find 100 excuses in less than a minute to not leave my bed. It could be no tap water to shower or no e [...]
KARMA DOES NOT WORK THE WAY YOU THINK AND HERE IS WHY

KARMA DOES NOT WORK THE WAY YOU THINK AND HERE IS WHY

The bad guy does not always meet with a fatal end. The thing is, we black people think we have a special relationship with God and sit and wallow in [...]
CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

CAMEROON & THE POLITICS OF EMPTY SYMBOLS

A friend of mine often jokes that when Paul Biya leaves power, a special budget will have to be voted in the National Assembly to remove his portrait [...]
WIZKID’S LOSS & THE PROBLEM WITH THE GRAMMYS

WIZKID’S LOSS & THE PROBLEM WITH THE GRAMMYS

On Sunday, Wizkid lost the Grammy award for Best Global Album to Angelique Kidjo. It marked the second time, in three years, that a Nigerian urban act [...]
OF WHAT USE ARE RECORDS LABELS IN CAMEROON?

OF WHAT USE ARE RECORDS LABELS IN CAMEROON?

The average Cameroonian understands a record label to be a business that has as objective to scout, develop, market and promote artists. In a post on [...]
SNAZZY SHIKENA: AFRO LOVE LP, THE ARTIST, AND TIMING

SNAZZY SHIKENA: AFRO LOVE LP, THE ARTIST, AND TIMING

Snazzy is one of those artists that has just not managed to be in the right place at the right time. His music shows his diversity in style and he has [...]
WHAT IS THE TRUE VALUE OF A CANAL 2’OR?

WHAT IS THE TRUE VALUE OF A CANAL 2’OR?

 Another two years, another ceremony. I’d have loved, as I did in 2019, to do a “highs and lows” article of the award ceremony, breaking down in a lis [...]
TANGUI’S GENERICIZATION AND MARKETING WARS WITH SUPERMONT

TANGUI’S GENERICIZATION AND MARKETING WARS WITH SUPERMONT

Listen to Audio:   What is Genericization? To ‘Google’ something nowadays means using any search engine to retrieve information from t [...]
TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

TENOR’S ARREST AS A WINDOW INTO OUR LEGAL EDUCATION

I’m not a stranger to arrests by the police. In fact, I have slept in a police cell three times in Cameroon. I know even the thought of it scares ma [...]
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