Sing Me

Sing me a Song my lover, Sing me praises Words of beauty, Words that woo the wind to dance Sway with leaves on branches, Words that melt my soul That pierce sharply within, Make me ache within Touch my heart mi amor, Wrap your strong hands around it Warm it with your wiles, Don’t let it go lest I lose your […]

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Kemiyondo Coutinho: A One Woman Show

Driven by a passion for the Arts, twenty-three year old Ugandan actress, playwright and now artistic director of NuVo Arts Festival, Kemiyondo “Kemi” Coutinho has a focus on theatre for social change. Growing up in Swaziland, Kemi attended Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA for high school. There,  she was exposed to multiple nationalities and a diverse array […]

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Uganda’s Finest: Top 40 Hot, Sexy and Brainy Women

Armed with only a pen, paper and their smartphones, our two ‘sleuths’ went searching for the women from Uganda whom they thought had all the three qualities we were looking for – Hot, Sexy and Brainy. “It was a difficult task, they said. An assignment that was first thought to be easy took almost two weeks to […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Tola Onigbanjo

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 09, 2013
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Women’s suppression is one of the major problems in our society today. Many African women are still fighting a slowly detereorating patriarchal society, and as such more and more projects and initiatives are being born to help these women find their voice and their position in society. However it is not about how many projects […]

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The Beauty Of Your Scars

More often than we would care to admit, we women are bullied into feeling shame when our spouses cheat on us or abuse us. We are forced to carry the burden and guilt of being a victim of a failed relationship, or even worse, being a victim of sexual abuse, on our already heavy shoulders […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Keko

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 06, 2013
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Seeking a career in the music industry is not easy. Everyone wants to become a singer but not everyone can sing. Music is ‘music’ but it is not the only thing that one needs to make it big. Personal image, stage performance, business success and hard work are among the few attributes needed to take […]

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15 Most Powerful African Women

Madame Figaro recently published  a list of the most powerful women in Africa. Le  Figaro is a French daily newspaper and the second-largest national newspaper of France. Madame Figaro is a supplement to the Saturday edition of the daily newspaper Le Figaro, covering fashion and feminist topics. I am sure you must be dying to know who made it to the list. But before, we […]

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When The Friend Zone Becomes A War Zone

A little while ago, I ran into an old friend who I introduced to a new friend and to my surprise my old friend jokingly asked him if he had been ‘friend zoned’ as well. My new friend, replied that yes indeed, he had been friend zoned!  They turned to me in unison and accused me […]

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Fighting Against Female Genital Mutilation

On November 25th last year, I first came across the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and on Feb 6th I became aware of another event, the International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation. That whole week I was inundated with emails from all the international organisations I am subscribed to, […]

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