Yunalis Mat Zara’ai (born 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia), commercially known as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman.
Yunalis Mat Zara’ai was born on the 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to parents from Perak. Yuna is of Bugis descent. Her father, Dato’ Mat Za’raai is the current legal advisor of Pahang and her mother is a high school teacher.
Yuna attended SMK USJ 4, where she completed her secondary (...)
By Graeme Ewens, The Guardian, London, UK.
When he appeared at the Barbican in London (May 2008), the singer, guitarist and bandleader Geraldo Pino, who died aged 69, November 10, 2008, revealed himself as one of the forgotten fathers of African popular music. He had a major influence on west Africa’s soul, funk and Afrobeat scene in the 1960s and 70s, and made a huge impression on the young Fela Kuti, yet his music had been largely unheard for the past 30 years.
Born and raised as (...)
29 December 2013
Charles Bradley (born November 5, 1948) is an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style are consistent with Daptone’s revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review stated that Bradley "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".
He is the subject of a documentary, Soul of America, that premiered at South by Southwest in 2012. (...)
27 December 2013
Buying and Developing Property and doing Business in Liberia: Practical Advice for Liberians in the Diaspora.
By Dagbayonoh Kiah Nyanfore II, USA.
Most Liberians in the Diaspora want to either do business or buy land and build a house in Liberia. It is a dream to have something home, a mark of some success after many years of living abroad. With foreigners successfully doing business and enjoying Liberia, many Liberians in the Diaspora see an opportunity to participate in their home (...)
23 December 2013
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall, Vancouver, Canada.
Chan Centre Presents
Presented by the Chan Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
This multi-disciplinary evening lovingly honours the life and work of Montreal-based folk musician, Lhasa. Bringing seven dancers, four singers and five instrumentalists together on one stage, artistic visionary Pierre-Paul Savoie’s Danse Lhasa Danse seamlessly melds concert and dance performance into (...)
23 December 2013
The Interim Executive and the General membership of the APC UK and Ireland Branch wish the President and people of the Republic of Sierra Leone a joyous Christmas and prosperous New Year.
While we extend similar sentiments to our Christian compatriots at home and abroad, we pray that peace continues to reign in our homeland as Sierra Leone marches on the path to prosperity under the astute and visionary leadership of HE Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma with the Agenda for Prosperity.
Long Live (...)
by - 18 December 2013
The Executives of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) met Tuesday December 17 to discuss issues of common interest, and ways of future cooperation, according to a joint press release signed by the Secretary Generals of both organizations.
The issue of the recent press release issued by the Bar Association, and the response from SLAJ was discussed and amicably ironed out.
The two groups agreed to put all differences behind them (...)
17 December 2013
By Alie Kabba, Chicago, USA.*.
The mortal remains of Nelson Madiba Mandela rest at his birthplace of Qunu, but his immortal vision of Africa united and at peace with itself will stay with us through eternity. Madiba was the crown jewel of African nationalism and its arduous battles against Western colonial occupation of Africa.
His early beginnings as an activist were intricately connected to the unfolding forces of the African liberation movement, which emerged at the turn of the (...)
16 December 2013
By Honourable Justice Bankole Thompson, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Courtesy, Attorney Alieu Iscandari, USA.
Dear Learned Attorneys,
Set out below is another legal perspective on the interpretation of Section 79(1) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of 1991: 1. Section 79(1) of the Sierra Leone Constitution Act No. 6 of 1991 enacts thus:
“The Speaker of Parliament shall be elected by the members of Parliament from among persons who are members of Parliament or who are (...)
16 December 2013
By Daniel Oldfield, Edmonton, Canada.
The much anticipated draws for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 were held recently at the Brazilian resort of Costa Do Sauipe state of Bahia.The 32 qualifiers were drawn into eight groups of four, with eight top seeded teams leading each group.
Before the draws were held the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter used the opportunity to pay glowing tribute to the late South African iconic President Nelson Madiba Mandela who passed away a day earlier,noting that (...)