Connect with us
NOT IN USE

phezulu village2phezulu village2South Africa always has a lot of fun activities and adventure for me whenever I visit. My recent trip to partake in the 2017 INDABA, was not any different as I got the chance to revisit some of the things that made me fall in love with Durban in previous visits, as well as some new experiences in the city and also in Port Edward. INDABA is ranked one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar, so I was more than happy to be a part of it for the first time… and it set the tone for what would be a splendid 10-day experience in the KwaZulu-Natal province. So like I always do, based on my experiences here is my guide on what to do when in the KwaZulu-Natal province. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJQgnpynEB4 Happy belly, happy tourist Yes food, why not? As a well-known foodie, I start the experience with all cool places and the cool food I ate during my stay. I stayed at Hilton Durban and I must start by saying their restaurant makes some really tasty buffets. Their Indian/oriental styled cuisine provided my palate with some rather amazing flavours; not the usual bland Eurocentric cuisines we find in most top hotels. After my previous experience at Max’s Lifestyle, one of the best restaurants in Umlazi, I kind of figured that Durban was home for good braai (South African barbecue varying by the type of meat, sauce, rub, or other flavorings used). So I was always looking forward to it whenever I heard that we would be having braai (even though I’m on diet).lunch at classique braai lounge1 This time, we visited Classique Braai Lounge, for our main braai induction. Perfectly positioned between Durban and PMB, in Hillcrest’s Oxford Village, Classique is a cool spot to socialize or network. When I heard that Lungile Nhlanhla, MasterChef South Africa top 5 finalist for Season 1, supervised the kitchen it whetted my appetite even further, and well I was not disappointed. Our braai platter included beef, lamb chops, pork chops, wors (sausages) and chicken wings. And for a table full of Nigerians and Ghanaians, it was no surprise that the chicken was always first to get finished…hahaha.lunch at classique braai lounge2 The highlights of Classique Braai Lounge was not all about the meat but for me, the fact that I tried new stuff including the interesting starters and side dishes such as Usu (tripe/offal), Jeqe (steamed bread), Inyama Yenhloko (lip meat), Dombolo and pap.roma revolving restaurant in Durban1 Another interesting dining experience to try in Durban is definitely the Roma Revolving Restaurant, which presents incredible scenery, sumptuous food, and a romantic Italian setting. The Retro plush restaurant offers a 360-degree view of Durban, as it revolves slowly 31-floors-high, overlooking the city.

With Gino Leopardi at the helm of affairs, he ensured we got a taste of Italy in Durban. He even suggested I had my Prawn starter with lettuce instead of avocado, and I totally loved it. For my main, I opted for wild rabbit marinated in red wine, fresh herbs, carrots and celery, then slow-cooked in a sumptuous ruby meat sauce, and served with mashed potatoes.roma revolving restaurant in Durban7roma revolving restaurant in Durban2 roma revolving restaurant in Durban3 roma revolving restaurant in Durban4 roma revolving restaurant in Durban5 roma revolving restaurant in Durban6 Dolphins, fun and games at Ushaka fun and games at UShaka1 It is now official; I cannot visit Durban without visiting Ushaka Marine World! And with the wide range of fun things to see and do, it is no wonder that each experience feels new and different. The 16-hectare world-class theme park has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. fun and games at UShaka10 fun and games at UShaka8 fun and games at UShaka7 fun and games at UShaka4 Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. uShaka Sea World is the fifth largest aquarium in the world, with 32 tanks totaling 17,500 cubic meters of water. The underground aquarium is designed around five shipwrecks and it is home to shark species such as ragged-tooth sharks, spinner sharks, hammerhead sharks, and local catsharks. It also has a large collection of fish species including giant groupers, potato bass, kingfish, and cobia.fun and games at UShaka3fun and games at UShaka9 The fantastic dolphin stadium can seat 1,200 visitors, and we got the chance to see a spectacular show including a solo performance by Gambit as well as a group show, which brought out the kids in all of us.fun and games at UShaka5fun and games at UShaka6 There was even more fun waiting for us along the Ushaka beachfront including the rickshaw rides with pullers in magnificent headdresses adorned with beads and other decorations.

Feeling like a king on my #rickshaw ride on Ushaka beach #westafricameetsouthafrica @travel2sa

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) on

fun and games at UShaka2 Go Native! phezulu village1 You cannot be in the KwaZulu Natal Province without experiencing some Zulu culture. I returned to the Phezulu village, where the world famous Gasa clan has over the last 30 years allowed the opportunity to savour the taste and feel of their culture. Here, we experienced the history behind traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artifacts, beliefs and rituals of the Zulus were explained. phezulu village3 I also finally got to taste the famous African beer Yvonne Chaka Chaka sang about, Umqombothi. It is a beer made from maize (corn), maize malt, sorghum malt, yeast and water, and tasted like Pito back home in Ghana (not that I drink pito oh… I just know). We also experienced the famous Zulu dancing, with dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace, agility and humour, as they enacted a typical Zulu marriage ceremony.phezulu village4 Get wet, wild and free in Port Edward wild coast sun11Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, right on the Eastern Cape Province border. It a perfect getaway from the craziness of busy city life, and there is no perfect getaway like the Wild Coast Sun Resort. Basking in the glory of natural splendour and the warm ocean, as well as the unspoilt sandy beach, the Sun International family and conference resort is a favourite getaway destination for many.wild coast sun1 It enjoys a magnificent beachside setting only 5 kilometers south of Port Edward. The resort lies on 750 hectares of natural bush between the Mzamba and Mtamvuna Rivers. Some of the extraordinary leisure facilities found at the resort include restaurants and bars, the Wild Waves water park, a casino, and a world-class golf course.wild coast sun2 wild coast sun4 wild coast sun18 My sea-facing room offered a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, but the beauty of the Wild Coast Sun Resort is better experienced beyond sights. [caption id="attachment_108665" align="aligncenter" width="900"]wild coast sun3 the view from my bedroom[/caption] The Wild Coast Sun Wild Waves Water Park has an incredible and exciting assortment of water activities that appeals to all ages, and the thrill-seekers amongst us joined other guests to enjoy the adrenaline-pumping Aqualoop, Superbowl, the steep Speed Slides (Boomerango), as well as the more relaxed leisurely Lazy River.wild coast sun13 wild coast sun12 Don’t think that I am such a killjoy, there was also a quad biking and Segway tour; and I had my adrenaline rush, quad biking!!! Even if I was just a passenger..winkwild coast sun9wild coast sun10 wild coast sun8 wild coast sun7 wild coast sun6 wild coast sun5 Let’s go on a cruise! boat cruise in durban3The KwaZulu-Natal province is home to Durban Harbour, the fourth largest in the southern hemisphere, so it is a good place to catch a boat cruise. We visited Wilson’s Wharf for a fun boat cruise. It is the City’s trendiest fusion of fun, food, and more, blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina and working slipways. Our experience on the boat was a blend of music and drinks with some Nigerian jollof rice on deck, and yes we haven’t heard the last of the jollof wars between Ghana and Nigeria.boat cruise in durban1 boat cruise in durban2 During our stay at the Wild Coast Sun resort, we also enjoyed the scenic splendour of an Umtamvuna river cruise, this time it was an adrenaline pumping exhilaration of a surging speed boat!IMG 20170522 WA0225speed boat1 speed boat2 speed boat3 Let’s go dancing… The Joint Jazz cafe in durban1 Well it is a lie, I don’t dance but nightlife in South Africa as always offers plenty options for the nocturnal ones. Most of my nightlife this trip was around the INDABA, with parties in some of the choicest locations in Durban. We had our welcome party at The Joint Jazz Café, a restaurant nestled on the picturesque Beach Front. The Lounge, a second level of the venue presents a close and comfortable setting where urban musicians lovers hang around to listen to live music and inspired DJ sets, around great drinks and food including authentic Shisa Nyama. We experienced performances from several local talents, as well as a fashion show by some of Durban’s most fashionable designers.The Joint Jazz cafe in durban2 As I shared in a previous guide to Nightlife in Durban, the Florida Road is always a good place to go for a fun night. This time, I visited the Cubana Havana Lounge, part of the chain of South Africa’s only authentic Latino social cafe and eatery, which provides the services of a cocktail bar and cigar lounge with a unique flavoursome cuisine. It was especially fun meeting a group of Ghanaian friends there on our outing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in_A6DaM2AM&t=458s  

And I bumped into some Ghanaian brovas while at Cubana last night @brianokof @mentalist_gh @obedesarko

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) on

So there you have it…a summary of 10 days of fun and excitement in the KwaZulu-Natal province courtesy South African Tourism. I hope it has provided you with some insight into places to go and things to do if ever you are in that region for business or holiday. Cheers!!!]]>

Advertisement

Radio & TV

No show from Sista Afia and more catfights, as cast of ‘GH Queens’ gather for ‘Reunion show’

Published

on

gh queens online

Just as it was reported during the premiere event for ‘GH Queens’ sometime in April, some stars from the pseudo-reality TV show were again missing from the Reunion show, which started airing on Friday. Yes, the fiesty Sista Afia and Fantana will not be making an appearance on the three-part special reunion show on Akwaaba Magic (DStv channel 150). (more…)

Continue Reading

Ameyaw Says

Coachella through the eyes of an African

Published

on

Ameyaw Debrah at Coachella 2022

My second showing at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival confirmed to me the sheer diversity of talent and music that gets showcased each year. But Coachella is more than music and arts, it is a celebration of cultures, the spirit of people, fashion, and more. If you’re a conservative African,  then expect some cultural shocks as the festival doesn’t hold back in celebrating life and accepting it in all of its forms.

The festival embraces queer and intersecting groups, so seeing raunchy and over-the-top costumes from festival-goers is to be expected. Some of the washrooms on the festival grounds are even gender-neutral, so expect to see both women and men queuing up to use the same washroom.  Marijuana has been legal in California for many years, so you should also expect people to smoke at free range; without much care for those who don’t.  If you’re able to look beyond all these as “an African”, then you too can have a swell time at Coachella!

 

After seeing Burna Boy and Mr Eazi perform in 2019, when I had my first experience of Coachella,  I felt proud as an African.  I also noticed how the African festival-goers (from mainly across the United States and the United Kingdom) watched with some pride the performances from Mr Eazi and Burna Boy on the Coachella stage. So when the lineup was announced for 2000 to include Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Aya Nakamura, I was happy that Africans were becoming a regular on the festival’s lineup.  Sadly, Covid-19 didn’t let that happen in 2020 and 2021. In fact, I almost entered a $2,000 bet with my colleague blogger, David Mawuli that when the festival returned, there would be a Ghanaian artist on the lineup. Thank goodness I rather spent that money on a bonus hunt online casino. Well, at least I won $120 back!

 

When the lineup was announced for 2022, the only African on the main stages was Black Coffee, while fellow South Africans,  Major League DJZ scheduled for The DoLab tent. So when I attended weekend two of the festival, I made sure to watch Black Coffee’s set. He played on Day 1. Unlike the Burna Boy and Mr Eazi sets, that I witnessed in 2019, the audience at Black Coffee’s set was not predominantly Africans. It was a global audience. The crowd was as thick as it was energetic.  It was also exciting to hear the 2022 Grammy Award Best Dance/ Electronic Album-winner, incorporate remixes of some authentic African rhythms in his set.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

Arooj Aftab Coachella 2022 Friday 04 22 Gobi Performances Weekend 2

Arooj Aftab, Coachella 2022, Friday 04-22, Gobi, Performances, Weekend 2 Credit/Provider
Beth Saravo

On Day 1, I also showed some interest in Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab, who won the Grammy this year for Best Global Performance.  A lot of Africans had tipped ‘Essence’ by Wizkid and Tems for that award. So, I had to find out for myself what makes Arooj Aftab tick.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

With these two performances of interest out of the way, I stuck to my plan of focusing on big acts that I haven’t seen performing before because, with the grand nature of the festival and the sheer size of the venue, it is simply impossible to experience everything!

 

The Empire Polo Club is a 78-acre polo club, which leases out its polo grounds for the festival. The venue is so huge that festivalgoers walk for several miles before getting into the main entrance to the festival grounds. When accounting for land used for parking and camping, the event covers a footprint of over 600 acres!

 

Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are the Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and Sahara Tent; in addition to the smaller Yuma stage and Sonora stage. Each stage was unique in appearance and suited for the lineup of artists on it. The big stages had elaborate settings to create various visual aesthetic attributes needed to project the individuality of the artists and make festival-goers enjoy their performances even better.

Ari Lennox Coachella 2022 Coachella Stage Friday 04 22 Performances Weekend 2

Ari Lennox, Coachella 2022, Coachella Stage, Friday 04-22, Performances, Weekend 2

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

I missed Ari Lenox’s performance at Afrochella in Ghana this past December so, I had to experience her set especially after all the buzz she generated on social media with her visit to Ghana.  The sultry singer hit the stage, giving fans a look and performance to remember. The D.C. native hit the stage in a jaw-dropping gold ensemble to perform several ‘woke female’  themed songs for her fans.

Anitta proved why she is a sensation in the Latin world and beyond, with her high octane performances. The Brazilian singer changed into three different sexy outfits that accentuated her figure as she rocked them in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

 

Baby Keem, who recently won a Grammy for best rap performance, was one of the up-and-coming hip-hop performers at the festival. One of the highlights from his set was bringing on label boss, Kendrick Lamar, a little over 30 minutes into his set. The rappers, both in all-black ensembles, performed together for the final two songs including “family ties.”

 

I ended Day 1 with Harry Styles who literally brought disco to the desert! One of the biggest highlights from the set of the “As It Was” singer, was bringing Lizzo on stage to perform a song from the One Direction archives.  It was fun to see him perform with so much energy, and he was very interactive with the crowd too.

 

Day 2

Giveon Performances Saturday 04 23 Weekend 2

Giveon, Performances, Saturday 04-23, Weekend 2

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

On Day 2 I kicked things off with a performance from R&B singer, Giveon. I was late in getting to the venue but was happy to at least see him perform his hit song ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’ before he left the stage. I then visited The Do Lab stage for some electrifying DJ mixes and performances.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

Grammy-winning rapper, Megan Thee Stallion showed all the hot girls and boys of Coachella how a superstar commands a stage during her hour-long set. She opened her show with “Megan’s Piano” wearing a black and silver spacey one-piece with futuristic glasses on. She and her backup dancers shook everything they had, and the crowd went wild as expected.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

Rapper, Isaiah Rashad opened his set with a powerful pre-recorded film acknowledging recent speculation about his sexuality. In a collage of media footage and audio, commentators react to a video of Rashad leaked this year,  showing the rapper being intimate with two men.  He gave fans back-to-back performances of his hit songs amidst cheers and a lot of support.

Billie Eilish Coachella Stage Saturday

Billie Eilish, Coachella Stage, Saturday

When I saw Billie Eelish on the Coachella lineup in 2019 I didn’t know her back then, so I didn’t attend her set, but days after I found out she was the new it-girl and she later went on to sweep the Grammy Awards the following year. So, this time I simply had to experience her, and I did! Her 90-minute set featured songs like “NDA,” “Therefore I Am,” “idontwannabeyouanymore” and “You Should See Me In A Crown.” She had a small accident when she fell onstage while singing “Getting Older.” Later on during her set, Eilish brought along her brother Finneas O’Connell for an acoustic cover of her single “Your Power.”

21 Savage Coachella 2022 Performances Sahara Saturday 04 23

21 Savage, Coachella 2022, Performances, Sahara, Saturday 04-23

I closed the night with a little bit of 21 Savage!

 

Day 3

 

On Day 3 I was physically worn out from all the standing and walking, so I didn’t want to do too much. I circled my day around a few acts.  I kicked off with Brixton rapper Dave, whose set was attended by a huge UK crowd that cheered him along throughout his performance!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)


He recreated his “Alex From Glasto” viral moment from 2019 by picking a fan from the crowd to join him on stage to rap a verse from ‘Thiago Silva,’ his 2016 hit with AJ Tracey.  He also performed his hit song ‘Location’ which features Burna Boy. Dave’s set was one of my favorites!

 

Since I had seen Doja Cat recently at Day N Vegas, I only saw the tail end of her set, as I wanted to go to the Coachella Stage on time to get closer to the headliners Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd. I wasn’t so sure when they were announced as the replacement of Kanye West but seeing them back-to-back made so much sense, and the energy was just what was needed to bring Coachella to an end!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

Swedish House Mafia started things off, dropping hit electronic dance music tracks back-to-back, punctuated by fireworks and pyrotechnics.  Their set lasted about 55 minutes. When they played their most popular song, “Don’t You Worry Child,” they dropped the music entirely at the key moment to allow the crowd to sing the chorus in unison.

Swedish House Mafia x The Weeknd Coachella Stage Performances Sunday 04 24

Swedish House Mafia x The Weeknd, Coachella Stage, Performances, Sunday 04-24
Credit: Jacob Mulka

The Weeknd then rolled through with a crowd-pleasing list of hits, including “The Hills,” “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming.” He was amazing on the night although his set lacked a lot of the theatrics and stagecraft and special guests.  He closed his set with a slowed-down version of his mega-hit “Save Your Tears.” Then Swedish House Mafia rejoined him and they closed the set, and the 2022 Coachella experience, together with the song “Moth to a Flame.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112)

Continue Reading

Ameyaw Says

Ameyaw Debrah wants to sue Kanye West for pulling out of Coachella, after he spent over $3000 planning his trip

Published

on

1

Ghanaian blogger, Ameyaw Debrah is looking to sue someone over Monday’s news that rapper, Kanye West had pulled out of the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts festival…and Kanye for now is the obvious choice!

According to the blogger, he has spent almost $4,000 in booking flights and a hotel for the two-weekend festival in Indio, California, which runs April 15-17 and April 22-24.  He pointed out the unusually high prices of accommodation in the area due to the festival.

In a video posted on Ameyaw TV, Debrah cited possible mental stress from spending so much money, and not getting what he paid for in the end.  He however hopes the Kanye’s replacement can make up for his troubles.

According to reports from Variety, reps for West and the festival did not immediately respond to requests for comment as to why the rapper pulled out of the festival.

The reason for his cancelation was not immediately clear, although a source tells Variety that he had not rehearsed or prepared for the appearance. While West played a full set, accompanied by Drake, at the Los Angeles Coliseum in December, Coachella is North America’s largest music festival and by necessity runs a very tight operation. West also pulled out of a planned headlining appearance at the 2020 festival — which ultimately was postponed until this year due to the pandemic — mere days before it was announced, sources confirmed to Variety at the time.

Yet there are many other reasons why news does not come as a shock, as West’s unpredictable and combative behavior in recent months put a question mark over his appearance even as it was announced in January; he had been barred from a planned appearance at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards due to what was described as his “concerning online behavior.” West canceled the closing dates of his 2016 “Saint Pablo” tour and was hospitalized for mental-health reasons shortly afterward, following incidents that were similar in ways to his behavior in recent months. West has said many times that he suffers from bipolar disorder.

Coachella’s first two nights will be headlined by Harry Styles and Billie Eilish. The festival essentially hedged its bets on West by billing EDM titans Swedish House Mafia in an unspecified spot on the lineup, listed at the bottom of the official announcement poster, leaving open the option of the group replacing him as Sunday’s headliner in the event he pulled out. With the festival just 11 days away, that seems a likely scenario.

Rumors had been circulating that Travis Scott would be joining West for the performance, but TMZ says that he will not be appearing either. Scott has been keeping a low profile since 10 people died in a rush toward the stage during his headlining performance at his Astroworld festival in Houston in October.

Such an appearance would be on-message for West, who in recent months has been publicly embracing such ostracized celebrities as Marilyn Manson, who is accused of sexual assault, and DaBaby, who has made unapologetically homophobic comments in recent months.

Continue Reading

Ameyaw Says

‘I hail you’- Kelvynboy reacts as Sarkodie requests for his “Down flat” song to be played in a club in London

Published

on

By

klass boy

Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie is all about helping bring the young ones in the music industry up. (more…)

Continue Reading

People & Lifestyle

Africans don’t trust each other – my experience with an Ethiopian taxi driver in Las Vegas

Published

on

Ameyaw Debrah at palazzo gondola

My recent trip to Las Vegas, Nevada came with many experiences, as I put myself out there to explore the city a lot more than I did in my previous two visits. My first time in Vegas was for one night only, to attend the Miss Universe finale in 2017.  My second time was for the Day N Vegas festival in 2019, which also brought me back for a third time this year.

On day-two of Day N Vegas, I had an experience that corroborated the belief of many Africans, that we do not trust one another.  Due to Day N Vegas, most of the area around the Las Vegas Festival Grounds was closed to taxis and rideshare apps such as Uber and Lift, which made it very stressful to get a car whenever I closed from the festival and headed to my hotel room. It meant that after walking and standing at the grounds for hours, we had to walk quite a distance to look for cars.

My experience was even made worse when the data on my AT&T phone number kept failing, meaning that after all the stress covering the concerts, I couldn’t use Uber to request for a ride.  On the night of day 2, I discovered that there was a pick-up point for taxis within the Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park. Sadly the taxis were not coming in as rapidly as I would have wished for. I was the third in line, but it took over one hour of standing in the queue till I finally got a taxi.

When the taxi came, I got in but when the driver asked for the address I was going to, I couldn’t remember the location of my hotel. I mentioned the name of the hotel, but the driver wasn’t familiar with it and insisted that he couldn’t take me if I didn’t get the address for him. I wasn’t willing to waste the hours of standing and waiting to be turned down by any driver. My internet wasn’t working, and I tried to ask him to use his internet Ito locate the hotel, but he was indifferent. I told him “lets go to downtown and I will know where my hotel is,  because it’s not far from the Fremont Street”.

Finally, he agreed and moved on. Then he started a conversation with me, once he suspected I was from Africa. I told him I was from Ghana when he told me he was Ethiopian. He asked about my visit and thought I was a ‘new rich African’ when I told him I was in town for Day N Vegas.

When, I finally arrived at my hotel I tried to pay with a card. Since it was a metered cab, I could see my fare right in front of me, with a POS device for payment. But I noted it was slightly expensive paying with  a card compared to paying cash, so I told the driver that I would rather pay with cash, after all I am African!

Then surprisingly he asked me how much I would pay him, the meter said $18 so I said I will give him $20 but he screamed “no $25!” I then gave him a $100 note to which he retorted, “are you sure it’s not fake?”.  I said no, laughed it off and collected my change.

Watch my vlog on the experience below:

Interestingly, the following night, I had internet, so I ordered for an Uber ride after the Day N Vegas finale, and again the driver was Ethiopian. This time it was a younger driver and we had an interesting conversation about Africa and the civil war in Ethiopia.

I had noticed that there were a lot of Ethiopians in Vegas. Most of the African restaurants listed on Uber Eats are Ethiopian and most of the drivers were too. When I pointed it out in our conversation, he told me that Vegas has the next biggest concentration of Ethiopians in the USA after the DMV tristate.  I also found out that affluent Ethiopians like to buy Mississauga Real Estate styled homes in the USA.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 68,001 people reported Ethiopian ancestry in 2000. Between 2007 and 2011, there were approximately 151,515 Ethiopia-born residents in the United States. According to Aaron Matteo Terrazas, “if the descendants of Ethiopian-born migrants (the second generation and up) are included, the estimates range upwards of 460,000 in the United States.

Some Ethiopians living in the US enjoy using exquisitely designed Ten Point Crossbow in archery games. Football is the most popular sport in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian national football team called the “Walyia Antelopes” won the 1962 African Cup of nations and in 2013 Ethiopia qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 31 years.

Other sports played include basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Ethiopia has a tradition of medal-winning runners: Abebe Bikila, Belayneh Dinsamo, and Derartu Tulu. Haile Gebreselassie has set several world records.

Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in education, with primary school net enrolment tripling between 2000 and 2016 to the current 100 per cent.  Although most children enroll in school, many do not complete their education: 85 per cent make it past Grade 5 and 54 per cent past Grade 8. Progress has been enabled through a sustained government-led effort to reduce poverty and expand the public education system equitably. This has been backed by substantial increases in national education expenditure and aid to the sector, as well as improved planning and implementation capacity at all levels. According to Boardingschools.ca, there is a good number of Ethiopians having higher education in Canada.

Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the long history of Christianity and Islam in the region, and independence from foreign rule since antiquity.

Continue Reading

Ameyaw Says

How to make money online as a blogger or content creator

Published

on

The world loves South African wines CapeWine2018 810x600 1

With over 15 years of covering entertainment in Ghana and beyond under my belt, I still cannot get over comments on social media that suggest that many Ghanaians don’t understand the concept of blogging. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending