Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Name: Bebe Zahara Benet aka Nea Marshall Kudi
Age: 28
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Bebe Zahara grew up in Yaoundé, Cameroon and then moved to the US.
He took part in RuPaul's Drag Race this year in which he won and was crowned as the Queen as well being given the title of America's Next Drag Superstar.

Bebe Zahara's exotic dignity and sophistication definitely set him apart from the other contestants. From his pictures and poses, you cannot deny that he exudes elegance, sophistication, creativity and even passion!
Bebe Zahara has showed that Drag can be viewed as an art form, one which needs creativity and even originality.
Bebe Zahara Benet has opened up the opportunity for a conversation that was taboo to begin with within African communities. The endless questions and denials and many of those questions we want to ask Bebe directly.
(parts culled from African Vibes magazine).

Bebe Zahara is such a DIVA! How elegant is he?
To me he looks amazing!
To check out more about him, please visit:
I hope to interview him on DC soon so watch out! If you have any questions you would like me to ask him, please email me on brownschuga@yahoo.com
Stay Sweet

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Pope Benedict XVI touched down in Yaoundé, Cameroon, yesterday for his first trip to Africa as Pope.
Thousands are supposed to be attending the open air masses which will be led by the Pope.
He will also be visiting Angola during his seven day visit in this continent which is becoming the world's fastest growing Roman Catholic region.
Whilst in these contries, the Pope will be highlighting the issues of HIV / Aids and the squander of revenues from natural resources due to corruption.
He highlighted that handing out condoms is not the answer in the combat of HIV / Aids but rather marital fidelity and sexual abstinence as key.

In a continent where HIV / Aids is rampant, is proclaiming marital fidelity & sexual abstinence alone enough or should we be doing more like highlighting the use (the need) of condoms and the danger of multiple partners??? HIV / Aids is still being seen as a "mystery" illness, shouldn't this topic therefore stop being a "taboo" in our society and start being a "reality" since as so many people are dying from it?
In my opinion, knowledge is the key. The public in this societies need to be fed this knowledge in order to protect themselves. What are your opinions? Please leave your comments.
Thank you

Courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Name: Serge Tebu
Band: Kokoriko
Music Genre: Afro Jazz

Concert Info:
Date: Friday, 20th March 2009
Where: School of Sound Recording, 65-69 Downing Street, Manchester M1 7JE
Ticket: FREE
Time: 7pm - 11pm

This festival is called ExodusLive and it is a music, dance and arts festival for refugees & asylum seekers.
If you can make it, please go down and show your support.
For more info on Serge Tebu, check out www.myspace.com/sergetebu
Stay sweet and watch out for my next talent interview.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Name: Nehémie Etchu
Age: 16
Location: Allen, Texas

DC: How long have you lived in the US?
NE: Like 8 years now
DC: What do you remember of Cameroon, if at all anything?
NE: He laughs...not a lot...I only have memories of our house...just the building and the family members.

DC: If the world was to be re-created by God and you had the chance to govern Cameroon, what would you FIRST do?
NE: Erm... I would make everyone more equal
DC: Is that financially?
NE: Yes

DC: What is the difference between growing up in Cameroon and in the US?
NE: Life is more easier in the US than in Cameroon. You have food to eat, you dont have to go far to go to school etc
DC: Do you think you have more opportunities in the US to be who you want to be?
NE: Yes

DC: How did you get into the American football scene?
NE: Erm...by watching it on TV and by hanging out with my friends who were playing it made me interested.
DC: Did you know much about it in Cameroon before you came to the US?
NE: No, I had no clue

DC: What position do you play?
NE: I am a noseguard.
DC: What does a noseguard do?
NE: My job is to protect the line backer from our attacking opponents.

DC: What skills / talent do you need to play American Football?
NE: Well...it is not all about playing but you have to be mentally and physically strong and fast...every player has their own task to make sure the team wins. You have to be a good team player.
DC: Is it different from the football we know, what you guys call “soccer”?
NE: Yes, a lot different. Soccer seems like an individual game, one person can carry the whole team while American Football is more team based, everyone has to work

DC: What are the rules to the game? How do you score points?
NE: The game official flips a coin before the game starts..team that wins in the coin flip gets to choose to be either the defense or the offenseIf you choose to be an offense, the other team will kick the ball from their 30 yard line all the way to the offense side as high as they can and the rest of the team including the person that kicked the ball has to run towards the offense side and try to tackle the ball carrier.To score points, you have to run into the end zone with the ball. Just by running into the end zone you score 6 points and you can also get extra points by either kicking a field goal or running a two point conversion.
DC: Were your parents supportive of your choice to play this game?
NE: Erm...not at first but now they are ok. The reason why African parents are skeptical is that they view the game as too violent but you have to understand and watch it to know how it works.

DC: How much training do you have to do?
NE: Depends on the time of the season. During the season, we practise for 2 and a half hours playing and then we do a bit of conditioning. During off seasons, we practise for 2 and half ours and we do more conditioning which is a lot harder. Before summer comes up, we have spring ball..which is to evaluate how every one is doing before the season begins. We also watch films..term for our past games and games of our opponents we are likely to meet during the play offs

DC: How does this fit with your school work?
NE: It affects my school work.in a positive way...it motivates me to work harder because if you fail you cannot play the games till you start to pass again.
DC: Would you then like to pursue this as a career?
NE: Nooo I wouldn't!

DC: So why are you doing it?
NE: It is the highlight of my high school!
DC: What would you love to do as a career?
NE: Right now I am looking at working in ER...maybe working as a medic in the marines.
DC: What are the qualities needed to succeed in life in your opinion?
NE: You have to be disciplined and respectful.
DC: Thank you
NE: Thank you!
DC: Dulce Camer
NE: Nehémie Etchu
ps: He wore number 99 for the Junior Varsity and is now wearing number 96 for the Senior Varsity. Allen Eagles, his team won the State games this year in Houston so they are the best team in Texas and the 3rd best in the nation!!
Hope you enjoyed reading.
Let us keep our youths' dreams alive by supporting and encouraging them to try at whatever their talent lie....at least they are doing something, making us all proud!
Stay sweet

Friday, March 6, 2009


Remember the launch of the new joint in Northampton town, there's even a special guest perfomance from Ms Charlotte Mbango...catch it if you can.
For more info, please contact:
Antoine: 07787 182 714
Neville: 07799 412 807
Stay sweet

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The Afric Collection Fashion Show 2009 took place this february in the city of Douala, now referred to as "la capitale de la mode" (ouais....ouais!) in Cameroon. The show is made up of fashion designers from all over the African continent. This year, some designers who unveiled their collections were: Annetta, Choupa Joelle, Terranga Couture, Joli Mike, Blanchel, all from Cameroon. Pokn Asante, Kwesi Nti, from Ghana. Pathéo from Burkina Faso, Ali Dio, Nabou Diagne from Senegal and Alphadi from Niger.

Sorry about the picture quality! Courtesy of BHF Magazine.
Been hard locating the pictures as their site is down...typical!
However, once it is back up, I will put up the designers who to me were "the best of the runway"
To check out their website, please visit: http://www.afric-collection.com/
Mucho Love
Stay sweet