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AMERIKKKA O! -HE FREED HIS SLAVES UNLIKE LINCOLN, GEORGE WASHINGTON WHO DID NOT O!

September 5, 2021

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ZAMBIA O!- Hakainde Hichilema: The Zambian ‘cattle boy’ who became president

September 5, 2021

Hakainde Hichilema: The Zambian ‘cattle boy’ who became president

  • By Kennedy Gondwe
  • BBC News, Lusaka

16 August 2021

Hichilema has contested and lost every election held in Zambia since 2006

It was a case of sixth time lucky for Hakainde Hichilema, who has finally become president of Zambia after five unsuccessful attempts.

Mr Hichilema defeated his main rival, the outgoing President Edgar Lungu, by more than a million votes.

But who is the new president? And why has he succeeded after years of failure?

Mr Hichilema, 59, has described himself as an ordinary “cattle boy”, who herded his family’s livestock in his youth before going on to become one of Zambia’s richest men.

The president-elect and leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) is widely referred to as HH. He was born into humble beginnings before managing to get a scholarship to the University of Zambia, and later graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

He went on to make a fortune in finance, property, ranching, healthcare and tourism.

He has used both aspects of his background to appeal to voters.

He told voters that they needed a successful businessman to understand how to get the economy moving in the copper-rich nation, where there is high unemployment. He also used his agricultural roots to appeal to the country’s farmers, saying he could turn Zambia into a food basket for the region.

But it was Mr Hichilema’s ability to connect with younger voters that was perhaps the biggest factor in his success. More than half of the seven million registered voters in Zambia are under the age of 35. Around one in five of them are unemployed.

The governing Patriotic Front (PF) swept to power in 2011 on the promise of “less taxes, more money in people’s pockets and more jobs”. But this did not materialise for many young people and they turned out in their millions for Mr Hichilema.

One of the ways he connected with young people was through social media. This was not the first election that Mr Hichilema attempted to use the likes of Facebook and Twitter to connect with voters, but he has recently upped his game.

He has also been willing to play dirty.

Last year he released a video entitled “The tale of two professionals…”, which presented Mr Hichilema as a shrewd and responsible businessman, and Mr Lungu as someone who spent all his money in bars and nightclubs. “Which of these two is smarter?” the video asked.Skip Twitter content, 1

End of Twitter content, 1

Mr Hichilema would often comment on social media trends away from politics, particularly football – a sure-fire way to connect with voters. He would sometimes playfully taunt fans of Manchester United and Arsenal if their team lost.

He also congratulated Zambian players who landed big money moves to Europe, including Patson Daka, who recently joined Leicester City, and Fashion Sakala, who signed for Scottish champions Rangers. He would even comment on their pre-season friendly games, seemingly displaying a genuine interest in their careers. Mr Lungu tried similar tactics, but many felt it came across as forced.

Mr Hichilema would often use slang on social media, including the term “bally”, an informal way of addressing someone as your father. Hashtags like #BallyWillFixIt was used in an effort to speak the language of people in the markets and bars, not just the business elites.

It appeared to work.

Thousands of Mr Hichilema’s supporters flocked onto the streets of Lusaka after his victory, chanting “let’s go Bally”.Video caption,

People took to the streets following Hakainde Hichilema’s landslide victory

Mr Hichilema has shown resilience in his political career. Along with his five electoral losses, he often reminds people that he has been arrested 15 times since getting into politics.

In 2016, he was charged with treason for allegedly failing to give way to the presidential motorcade. He spent four months in a maximum-security jail before the charges were dropped.

In his acceptance speech, President-elect Hichilema extended an olive branch to his predecessor.

“Don’t worry, you’ll be OK, you won’t face retribution or get teargassed,” said Mr Hichilema, who was often attacked in what he said were attempts to silence and intimidate him as an opposition leader.

After finally getting the top job, Mr Hichilema will no doubt be celebrating. But the new president-elect will need to get to work fast in a country facing many problems.

Along with high unemployment, the cost of living has also increased rapidly.

For the first time since 1998, Zambia plunged into a recession last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

As for the money the country owes to foreign lenders, it is estimated to be more than $12bn (£8.6bn).

This means that the government ends up spending at least 30% of its revenue on interest payments, according to credit ratings firm S&P Global.

Last year, Zambia missed an interest repayment, making it the first African country to default on a loan during the pandemic. It is also facing difficulties repaying other loans.

Mr Hichilema’s wave of popularity will subside if he cannot start fixing some of these problems, and quick.

© 2021 BBC.

Hakainde Hichilema: The Zambian ‘cattle boy’ who became president

September 5, 2021

Hakainde Hichilema: The Zambian ‘cattle boy’ who became president

  • By Kennedy Gondwe
  • BBC News, Lusaka

16 August 2021

Hichilema has contested and lost every election held in Zambia since 2006

It was a case of sixth time lucky for Hakainde Hichilema, who has finally become president of Zambia after five unsuccessful attempts.

Mr Hichilema defeated his main rival, the outgoing President Edgar Lungu, by more than a million votes.

But who is the new president? And why has he succeeded after years of failure?

Mr Hichilema, 59, has described himself as an ordinary “cattle boy”, who herded his family’s livestock in his youth before going on to become one of Zambia’s richest men.

The president-elect and leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) is widely referred to as HH. He was born into humble beginnings before managing to get a scholarship to the University of Zambia, and later graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

He went on to make a fortune in finance, property, ranching, healthcare and tourism.

He has used both aspects of his background to appeal to voters.

He told voters that they needed a successful businessman to understand how to get the economy moving in the copper-rich nation, where there is high unemployment. He also used his agricultural roots to appeal to the country’s farmers, saying he could turn Zambia into a food basket for the region.

But it was Mr Hichilema’s ability to connect with younger voters that was perhaps the biggest factor in his success. More than half of the seven million registered voters in Zambia are under the age of 35. Around one in five of them are unemployed.

The governing Patriotic Front (PF) swept to power in 2011 on the promise of “less taxes, more money in people’s pockets and more jobs”. But this did not materialise for many young people and they turned out in their millions for Mr Hichilema.

One of the ways he connected with young people was through social media. This was not the first election that Mr Hichilema attempted to use the likes of Facebook and Twitter to connect with voters, but he has recently upped his game.

He has also been willing to play dirty.

Last year he released a video entitled “The tale of two professionals…”, which presented Mr Hichilema as a shrewd and responsible businessman, and Mr Lungu as someone who spent all his money in bars and nightclubs. “Which of these two is smarter?” the video asked.Skip Twitter content, 1

End of Twitter content, 1

Mr Hichilema would often comment on social media trends away from politics, particularly football – a sure-fire way to connect with voters. He would sometimes playfully taunt fans of Manchester United and Arsenal if their team lost.

He also congratulated Zambian players who landed big money moves to Europe, including Patson Daka, who recently joined Leicester City, and Fashion Sakala, who signed for Scottish champions Rangers. He would even comment on their pre-season friendly games, seemingly displaying a genuine interest in their careers. Mr Lungu tried similar tactics, but many felt it came across as forced.

Mr Hichilema would often use slang on social media, including the term “bally”, an informal way of addressing someone as your father. Hashtags like #BallyWillFixIt was used in an effort to speak the language of people in the markets and bars, not just the business elites.

It appeared to work.

Thousands of Mr Hichilema’s supporters flocked onto the streets of Lusaka after his victory, chanting “let’s go Bally”.Video caption,

People took to the streets following Hakainde Hichilema’s landslide victory

Mr Hichilema has shown resilience in his political career. Along with his five electoral losses, he often reminds people that he has been arrested 15 times since getting into politics.

In 2016, he was charged with treason for allegedly failing to give way to the presidential motorcade. He spent four months in a maximum-security jail before the charges were dropped.

In his acceptance speech, President-elect Hichilema extended an olive branch to his predecessor.

“Don’t worry, you’ll be OK, you won’t face retribution or get teargassed,” said Mr Hichilema, who was often attacked in what he said were attempts to silence and intimidate him as an opposition leader.

After finally getting the top job, Mr Hichilema will no doubt be celebrating. But the new president-elect will need to get to work fast in a country facing many problems.

Along with high unemployment, the cost of living has also increased rapidly.

For the first time since 1998, Zambia plunged into a recession last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

As for the money the country owes to foreign lenders, it is estimated to be more than $12bn (£8.6bn).

This means that the government ends up spending at least 30% of its revenue on interest payments, according to credit ratings firm S&P Global.

Last year, Zambia missed an interest repayment, making it the first African country to default on a loan during the pandemic. It is also facing difficulties repaying other loans.

Mr Hichilema’s wave of popularity will subside if he cannot start fixing some of these problems, and quick.

© 2021 BBC.

STAR BOY Wizkid’s Shazam hit “Essence” is the latest milestone for Afrobeats

September 5, 2021

By Alexander Onukwue

September 1,2021

Essence became the number one song in the US on Shazam, the music search app owned by Apple. It placed Nigerian afrobeats star Wizkid above Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, and The Weeknd on the app’s list of top 10 artists in the US, the latest sign of the African music genre’s increasing mainstream appeal. The song of the summer Essence is now being called the song of the summer, and topping the Shazam chart indicates frequent open air play and curiosity in listeners not familiar with the artist. It has spawned an official remix with Justin Bieber, and a growing body of freestyles and covers. TikTok dance videos set to it have captivated everyone from celebrities to fans, old and new alike. The original song, which features Nigerian singer Tems in the opening verse and chorus, was first released in Oct. 2020 as a track on Wizkid’s “Made in Lagos” album. Ten months later, the album peaked at number one on the Billboard world albums chart, becoming only the second African album—after Burna Boy’s “Twice as Tall”—to do so. Between July and now, the original Essence or remix has topped Billboard’s world digital songs sales chart, topped Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, and reached a new peak of number 13 on the Hot 100 this week – the highest-ever peak for a Nigerian artist’s song on the chart. Both versions have over 54 million Spotify streams. Reaping from ten years’ work Wizkid has had chart-topping moments before, notably in June 2016 with One Dance, the Drake song. With Essence, however, he’s arrived into his own as an artist whose supply of hits meets global demand. Born in Lagos within the same environs that spurred African startups like Andela and Flutterwave, Wizkid broke out as an innovator on “Superstar”—his 2011 debut album—with anthems like Holla at your boy celebrating an idyllic African post-adolescence. At the same time, he evolved almost instantly to serve party goers, endearing himself with the kind of groovy afrobeats that sold on the street. In his most mature iteration, “Starboy”—as he and his record label are known—he blends various styles as one at the top of his game, singing almost always with a glass of cognac in his left hand. And why not? Last year, he copped a Grammy award for a collaboration with Beyoncé, joining a very exclusive club of African artists on both metrics. It doesn’t seem that will be the last of such honors, if this year’s run of milestones is any indication. “Made in Lagos” now has a deluxe edition—a mix of the original tracks that featured Skepta and H.E.R.—plus the Bieber feature on Essence and three new songs for a total of 18. Wizkid will take the new collection on tour towards the end of this year at London’s O2 arena. As one can imagine, tickets have been in high demand with nearly every new date selling out in minutes. Wizkid’s successes are not only a win for afrobeats, but also for contemporary African music that in the past years has not only spurred global hits but also established itself as lucrative for both local and international record labels. For any African musicians watching this space,  their hope is that their own successes will one day mirror those of Wizkid.

NIGERIA O! -3 ACTORS WHO LIVING HAPPYLY IN POLYGAMY O!

September 5, 2021

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BLACK RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HAS WAITING LIST O!

September 5, 2021

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BLACK BEAUTY DANCING O!Watch “Bisa kdei – Jwe dance video | Jwe TikTok Challenge” on YouTube

September 5, 2021

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BLACK BEAUTY O!Watch “Wow! She’s got moves 🔥🔥🔥” on YouTube

September 5, 2021

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Watch “Tupac Shakur and Jerome from Martin” on YouTube

September 5, 2021

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Watch “Didier Drogba dance Jérusalema 2021 ,mdr” on YouTube

September 5, 2021

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