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Nelima is the founder of MinneAfrica, an online community where Africans and friends of Africans in Minnesota connect, reconnect and stay connected.

Kenyatta Day at the Blue Nile

Kenyatta Day may be a Kenyan public holiday, but this year's celebration was truly an East African affair. A mix of hyped up Ugandan artists and talented Kenyan DJs kept…

In Search of Miss Africa Minnesota

In Search of Miss Africa Minnesota

On June 30th, T&J Entertainment in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Entertainment will host Minnesota’s first Miss Africa beauty pageant at the Minneapolis Convention Centre.

Liberians Optimistic About Their Future

Liberians Optimistic About Their Future

“Liberia WILL be better than it was before!” pledged young children in a skit where each child took on the role of a professional in . Statements by each child were…

Nobel Laureate Faults Kenyan President for Political Stalemate

Nobel Laureate Faults Kenyan President for Political Stalemate

MINNEAPOLIS, March 12 - Her entrance into the University of Minnesota’s Cowles Auditorium was greeted with ululation from some Kenyan women and cheers from the rest of the audience.  Smiling…

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

On December 23rd, patrons at Dashen Ethiopian restaurant enjoyed an energetic show of   fashion, dance and poetry. It was a breath of fresh air to see various aspects of…

Hip-Hop Colony

Hip-Hop Colony

With the advent of MTV Africa the spotlight is now on African music. 27 year-old Kenyan director and producer Michael Wanguhu’s critically acclaimed documentary Hip Hop Colony is at the…

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

On Saturday September 10th, fans streamed into Blue Nile in Minneapolis to get a live taste of ‘genge’ music, from one of its pioneers, Nonini in his first…

Syna Winford is Miss Liberia Minnesota 2005

Syna Winford is Miss Liberia Minnesota 2005

“It still seems so unreal”, said a well-poised Syna Winford three weeks after beating six other challengers to win her first beauty pageant. The 24-year old Monrovia native, who has…

Much Awaited Safari Lounge is Here

Much Awaited Safari Lounge is Here

By eleven pm, DJ Kader has revelers dancing to a hot mix of African hits in downtown’s Fahrenheit nightclub. This is the grand opening of the much-awaited ‘Safari Lounge’, an…

Top Kenyan DJ Makes Stop in the Twin Cities

Top Kenyan DJ Makes Stop in the Twin Cities

One of Kenya’s premier DJs, DJ Adrian made the third stop of his six-week Capital FM Kenyan Connection Tour in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis leg was sponsored by Mezesha Entertainment, and…

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