Tuesday, 18 June 2013
The New African Magazine has set apart 50 individuals under the age of 50 who they believe are breaking ground, making Africa proud and propelling the Continent into a future of great hope. Sarkodie, American president Barack Obama, MTV’s Alex Okosi, South African singers Lira and Zahara, and D Banj among a host of other Africans made the list.
A24 Media’s Salim Amin, son of the world renowned Kenyan photojournalist, Mo Amin, graces this auspicious list. Salim, who managed to maintain and grow his father’s media business since his passing, has elevated Camerapix to an image bank of over four million pictures, and over 8,000 hours of video footage. Camerapix has archived some of Africa’s most historic and visually stunning moments.
With his new company A24 MEDIA, Salim has carved out a niche as the premiere Pan African Production Company on the continent. In addition to producing the weekly features magazine program, AFRICA JOURNAL in conjunction with the Reuters news agency, he has recently produced a series of documentaries for CCTV Africa’s Faces of Africa programme, providing a unique look at Africa’s most inspiring characters.
“I would like to thank the New African magazine for this great honour. To be named in this list with so many people I admire and who I am proud to call my friends makes me try harder to meet these expectations!” Salim said.
He joins other powerful Kenyan personalities like writer Binya Wainaina, Olympic record holder David Rudisha and tech guru Juliana Rotich on this highly coveted list and is the only African of Asian origin to be named.
Award-winning Ghanaian Sarkodie and sexy Nigerian songbird, Tiwa Savage have just completed work on the video of their second collaboration titled ‘Ordinary Love’ – one of the songs off Sarkodie’s upcoming 3rd studio album, ‘Sarkology’. The two recently hooked up in Accra, Ghana for the music video shoot and I caught up to find out more about the exciting collaboration.
“I have been a fan of Sarkodie for a long time. And the last time we were both at the Channel O Awards we didn’t get to meet. But my friend was like ‘I know him’ and I said I really want to meet him and work with him. I was really nervous when we exchanged contact information but he was so down to earth for someone who had achieved so much and the level that he is in Africa. He was so humble and ready to work and I could tell he was true and somebody with a good heart. That’s basically how it all happened and I’m really honoured to work with him,” comments an excited Tiwa Savage.
Wizkid was involved in an accident around 3: 30am Saturday morning in front of GET Arena while leaving the Nokia Lumia Beat party which held at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki. Fortunately, the only thing damaged in the accident was the Porsche Panamera S car worth about N10m which he recently bought. Wizkid and other passengers in the car were unhurt. He simply wrote ‘Thankful’ on his twitter page and hasn’t said much since.
Sources say the accident and took the photos, the accident was caused by a bust tyre. Wizkid, who wasn’t the one driving, was quickly taken away in another car. His bodyguard stayed behind to get the vehicle towed.
The Shatta Movement presents a brand new release, Mi Deh Ya (Still Here) from the self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale aka Bandana. His recent Letter to Charter House got a lot of people talking after the VGMAs. Seems like his zeal for music is yet to die out. Check out this new one and let’s know what you think about it.