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A Glimpse of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Yet despite all the faults, failures, and dysfunctions of the central government, the lives of average citizens of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, continue to play out as they always have against the backdrop of Obiang’s rule. Despite the corruption, despotism, and poverty, life marches on in a form of silent resistance that is unique in and of itself
 I stumbled upon the short video below by Marc Michel when looking up information on EG given that I’m somewhat tempted to visit now that I’ll be living right next door in Cameroon. The video, while short, serves as a glimpse into everyday life in Malabo. What I love about it is that despite the evident juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, the beauty and distinctiveness of average life in Malabo manages to emerge.  

 Watch the video here: http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/a-glimpse-of-malabo-equatorial-guinea.html

A Glimpse of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Yet despite all the faults, failures, and dysfunctions of the central government, the lives of average citizens of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, continue to play out as they always have against the backdrop of Obiang’s rule. Despite the corruption, despotism, and poverty, life marches on in a form of silent resistance that is unique in and of itself

 I stumbled upon the short video below by Marc Michel when looking up information on EG given that I’m somewhat tempted to visit now that I’ll be living right next door in Cameroon. The video, while short, serves as a glimpse into everyday life in Malabo. What I love about it is that despite the evident juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, the beauty and distinctiveness of average life in Malabo manages to emerge.  

 Watch the video here: http://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/a-glimpse-of-malabo-equatorial-guinea.html

Filed under equatorial guinea Malabo Africa Central Africa West Africa Gulf of Guinea Africa Travel Travel

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Don’t let the name of this group fool you, 4X4 is a group of three guy who combine the different styles of reggae, R&B, rap, and hiplife to create an infectious sound. They rap in Twi , Ga, Ewe, and Pidgin English, but despite their lyrics being untranslatable to the non-Ghanaian ear, the beats alone in the music convey their own message that words cannot express. Get a glimpse of life in Ghana by watching the music video of their song ‘Moko Ni’

Don’t let the name of this group fool you, 4X4 is a group of three guy who combine the different styles of reggae, R&B, rap, and hiplife to create an infectious sound. They rap in Twi , Ga, Ewe, and Pidgin English, but despite their lyrics being untranslatable to the non-Ghanaian ear, the beats alone in the music convey their own message that words cannot express. Get a glimpse of life in Ghana by watching the music video of their song ‘Moko Ni’

Filed under Ghanaian music ghana hiplife Reggae Rap hip-hop West africa Music Afternoon Afrobeat