Religion and spirituality are so deeply embedded into the everyday lives of millions of Africans. It’s a continent where myths, religion, superstition, God, the divine, the supernatural and spirits come alive. The incredible array of spiritual beliefs in Africa is truly mind-boggling. There’s no way to quantify it. Spirituality in Africa is endlessly fascinating to me. I’ve spent years studying it and I still feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface.
Pitching is a skill and an art that journalists should master. A good pitch starts with research and I can’t emphasize this enough.
If you find yourself in a smaller community in Africa, particularly the ones outside of the big cities, it’s a good idea to respect the customary greeting protocols.
I want to use this space to recognize black women journalists who have covered Africa-related content. I’m an advocate for seeing more women in news bureaus.
Many Africans are multilingual. If you go to South Africa, you’ll likely come across young folks who speak four, five, six languages. Multilingualism is part of the experience of growing up in Africa. There are more than 1,500 distinct languages spoken there.
In 2010, one my childhood dreams came true – I went to Kenya. And boy was Kenya good to me!
When I left America to move to Africa, I was finding my way home because I was answering a calling to begin a journey that matters just as much as the destination.
Since moving to Africa in 2010, I’ve seen incredible things, met incredible people, reported incredible stories. I’ve gained life lessons and wisdom that have made me a better person. Here, I share with you pieces of my journey.