Tuesday, 3 January 2012


A-Tell It Like it Is Youth Venture!!!

I'd call it "SET-IT-OFF", but if we have to be literal then its a fresh release of what young adults in three separate parts of Africa voicing out their views on global politics and the course for Africa and its future. Inspired by the four strikes facing every African, plight of Ppoverty, HIV/AIDS, War and underdevelopment, coupled with a stretch period of bad leadership, there is alot to be desired..

A window of opportunity presented itself when PAYT invited Kenyan Social media journalist Muki Garang on an exchange program that lasted a month, hosting him in Mahikeng South Africa. The cultural exchange and network snowballed into an impromptu audio and musical recordings of the likes of Poets, MCs and Professional pioneers that each had a unique point of reference in piecing the picture for change towards a better future for all Africans. [Ounce and for all!!]

What makes this initiative unique is its broad perspective relating African issues from regions including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe,Libya, Sudan and Kenya. The audio book "A-Dollar-A-Day" is a non profit initiative by a collaboration between PAYT and Maisha Yetu with a major publicity campaign in SA and Kenya within social media. The intention is to spread the word for young people to first rediscover themselves as Africans (#concepts>>Proudly African, Made in Africa and Made-4-Africa) and then start contributing to the bigger picture of decolonizing and breaking the cycle of slavery.

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