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Peniel Enchill | The Ghanian Illustrator

Ok so I couldn’t help but write about this talented young lady. I actually don’t know her personally but I follow her on Instagram and I also see her work flying all around my social networks, so yes she caught my attention (yes, I’m that bothered LOL). You see I like to dig deep to meet the talent behind any creative work, it inspires me. Her full name is Peniel Ewurama Enchill, born in Ghana and was raised in England. An African talent doing great things. Check out some of her portfolio.. I sure can’t wait to do an Exclusive Interview with her… 


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Arise, O Compatriots Lyrics | Nigeria's National Anthem

Nigeria used the British National anthem “God Save the Queen” as her patriotic song in the year 1914 to 1960. After its Independence in 1960, “Nigeria We Hail Thee” became the national Anthem and was  written by Lillian Jean Williams with music by Frances Benda, both were British expatriates.

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Song of Abidjan: Côte d'Ivoire's National Anthem Lyrics

Song of Abidjan is Côte d’Ivoire’s national anthem. it was adopted at the country’s independence in 1960. The anthem is strongly influenced by religion and tinged with patriotism. The lyrics are from ministers Mathieu Vangah Ekraand Joachim Bony.

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God Bless Our Homeland Ghana: Ghana's National Anthem Lyrics

God bless our homeland was composed and penned by Philip Gbeho in 1957. Upon independence, the original words to this anthem were changed in 1960 when Ghana became a republic. Six years later, the government was overthrown and a new lyrics was sourced for through a contest in 1966 after the coup in Ghana. Michael Kwame Gbordzoe lyrics was chosen and it replaced Philip Gbeho’s lyrics in  the 1970s. 

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South Africa's National Anthem Lyrics

South Africa’s national anthem is a combined version of “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” and “The Call of South Africa” composed by Enoch Sontonga in 1897 and CJ Langenhoven in 1918. The combined version became South Africa’s official national anthem in 1997. (more…)

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Official National Anthem Lyrics Of Republic Of Togo

Land of our forefathers is the national anthem of Togo.  Alex Casimir-Dosseh wrote the words and it was used as Togo national anthem from independence in 1960 till 1979. It was replaced in 1979 to 1992  by a different anthem composed by the party of the Rally of the Togolese People. It was readopted from 1992 onwards.

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Meet The Founder Of Ty-Tys | Exclusive Interview

 The first time I was opportuned to meet Mr Bayo Ademiluyi (founder of Ty-tys) was at the Chevron (Afro-centric) bazaar. It was so random as one of the Bellafricana team had just posted an article about Ty-tys which caught my attention. Mr Ademiluyi is very jovial, down to earth and talented of course. I couldn’t help but interview him to hear the story of how Ty-tys came about. 

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Meet Itoro Okon "The Jeweler" | Exclusive Interview

This year 2015, Bellafricana digest will be bringing some exclusive interviews your way. Today, I was opportuned to interview this young, artistic and talented young lady called Itoro Okon. Itoro is a Geologist turned jewelry designer. She has a great personality, very smart and straight to the point. One of the Nigerian born talents doing great things in the economy. 

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Badagry Coconut Beach

Just west of Lagos is the town of Badagry which features the Coconut Beach, appropriately named for the coconut trees that surround the beach. This tropical beach is located in the coastal town of Badagry, West of Lagos. Holiday resorts are nearby for refreshments while visiting the beach. Tropical sun can be enjoyed in the ambiance of the environment at Coconut Beach.  The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by beautiful coconut trees.

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The Planet Saver: Calabash

The word calabash is derived the French word ‘Calebasse’. Calabash and gourd are often used interchangeably. The calabash is simply the dried hollow shell of a gourd used for household utensils and its among the very first crops that man cultivated.

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