Day: August 9, 2019

The man behind the festival that ‘united the African Diaspora’

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Michael Tubi

Last week saw 20,000 people of African descent gather on the beaches of Portimao, Portugal.
They were there for Afro Nation – billed as the first festival to celebrate the African Diaspora.
In its debut year, the “historic” four days featured live music from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, the UK and the US.
And who was it organised by? A 34-year-old Nigerian promoter from Dagenham, who goes by the name SMADE.
SMADE, real name Adesegun Adeosun Jr, had the idea in May last year, inspired by a vision of creating an “unforgettable experience” that would “celebrate love, peace, unity and the beauty of African culture”.

But with a saturated festival market, he knew there would be pressure to pull Afro Nation off.
“This year we have already seen tons of festivals which failed,” he says.

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Afronation/Adesegun Adeosun Jr

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SMADE came to London aged 19 to study advertising and marketing

No expense was spared when it came to..

The Brit behind the festival that ‘united the African Diaspora’

Image copyright
Michael Tubi

Last week saw 20,000 people of African descent gather on the beaches of Portimao, Portugal.
They were there for Afro Nation – billed as the first festival to celebrate the African Diaspora.
In its debut year, the “historic” four days featured live music from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, the UK and the US.
And who was it organised by? A 34-year-old Nigerian promoter from Dagenham, who goes by the name SMADE.
SMADE, real name Adesegun Adeosun Jr, had the idea in May last year, inspired by a vision of creating an “unforgettable experience” that would “celebrate love, peace, unity and the beauty of African culture”.

But with a saturated festival market, he knew there would be pressure to pull Afro Nation off.
“This year we have already seen tons of festivals which failed,” he says.

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Afronation/Adesegun Adeosun Jr

Image caption

SMADE came to London aged 19 to study advertising and marketing at

No expense was spared when it came..

Mbour : un gap de 5335 moutons à combler

Mbour, 9 août (APS) – Environ trente mille trois cent-treize moutons ont été convoyés dans les différents marchés à bétail du département de Mbour (ouest), à la date du vendredi 9 août, en perspective de la fête de l'Aïd-el-fitr, soit un gap de 5335 têtes à combler par rapport au total vendu en 2018, a appris l'APS du chef du service départemental de l'Elevage, Lamine Diagne.


Elevage

Un imam évoque la portée du sermon de la Tabaski

Dakar, 9 août (APS) – Le coordonnateur du comité imamat de la grande mosquée de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) de Dakar, Ababacar Sadikh Diop, a expliqué vendredi la portée du sermon de l'Aid el-Kébir ou Tabaski qui, à la différence de celui du vendredi, se fait après la prière et couvre un champ plus large.


Société

Les éleveurs du dimanche, acteurs nouveaux du marché du mouton

Dakar, 8 août (APS) – Les éleveurs du dimanche sont devenus en quelques années des acteurs émergents du marché représenté par la Tabaski, également appelée “fête du mouton”. Ils contribuent par leur activité à l'offre nationale en moutons. Par passion ou par nécessité en vue notamment de se donner les moyens de boucler des fins de mois parfois difficiles.


Société