For many music is music, for others music is more than a beautiful mixture of vocals and percussions. For the latter group, music can be spiritual and also a way to reflect deep into one’s journey in life. In his new single titled To U, Timaya, the golden boy of Bayelsa, the Egberie Papa Number 1 of Bayelsa expressed his current state of mind with his fans. The accompanying video details his journey from grass to grace. It highlights his struggles on his way to the top. Irrespective of the struggles and fame, Timaya gives it all to God.
Watch and enjoy!
Tanzania is truly heaven on earth. This east African country is definitely one of the hottest destinations in world tourism. If you are in for luxury or adventure, here are 5 gorgeous places to check out in Tanzania.
This expedition is definitely not for the faint-hearted. However, if you are up to it, it provides you with the experience of a lifetime. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain, so you need to dedicate at least seven-days to this adventure.
Mount Kilimanjaro is actually a dormant volcano and stands at 19,336 feet. It is daunting prospect, which gives you the utmost sense of accomplishment, if you make it to the top. There are agricultural fields and fresh meadows at the bottom. You will find snow at the peak.
Ruaha National Park
The Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in the country, tucked in the middle of this magnificent country. Many people tend not to check this park out because it is not easily accessible, but the wildlife and scenery makes it all worth your while. The expansive landscape is dotted with lions, buffalo, elephants, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, leopards, jackals and a slew of other wild dogs.
Zanzibar is a semi-automonous region off the coast of Tanzania. It comprises of Zanzibar, a big island and a cluster of smaller ones. Zanzibar is a wonderful place to visit, the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean make it a must-see. The world heritage listed city is also decked in colorful history and traditional architecture. Ensure you visit the Sultan’s palace and take pictures.
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is the oldest park in Tanzania and should be in every traveler’s itinerary. It is a world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The park is famous for the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and several hundred thousands of zebra. There are places to lodge and inhale this once in a life time experience.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest volcanic crater in the world, it existed over three million years ago when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. In 1978, the site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site which doubles as a playground for plenty of game as well. Watch out for the rare black rhino in these parts.
South African cuisine reflects the cultural diversity of the “Rainbow Nation”. From traditional African food to cuisine passed down from the Dutch, French, Indonesians, Indians and Malaysians, South African food is a vibrant cuisine that will definitely excite anyone’s palate.
Cape Malay Curry
In the 17th century, the French and Dutch landed and settled in Cape Town, bringing slaves from India, Indonesia and Malaysia. These work hands came along with their special spices and traditional cooking methods. When combined with food that we usually take for granted, they are literally out of this world. Aromatic spices like turmeric, saffron, cinnamon and chili whip up scented stews and curries. Here is how to make the Cape Malay Curry, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sePtdBizGVE) you can thank us later.
Chakalaka & Pap
Chakalaka and pap are popular on every South African dinner table. Chakalaka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6w8Gq25d-4) is a vegetable dish comprising of onions, tomatoes, carrots, beans, peppers and spices. It is served cold. The pap is likened to American grits and is a starchy dish made from white corn. They are both served together alongside breads, salad, stews and barbecued meat.
Bunny Chow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ozcdBhAas) is a Durban street food that has now become very popular in South Africa. Hollowed-out loaves of bread are stuffed with spicy curry. You can also switch things up with pork, chicken or vegetarian alternatives like beans and lentils. This yummy delicacy was originally brought into South Africa by Indian immigrants in the Natal area of Durban who served it to their workers.
Bobotie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqp8AVYEEEM) is another food that was introduced into South Africa by Asian settlers. Bobotie is a national dish made of minced meat, simmered with spices usually curry powder, dried fruits and herbs. It is topped with a sweet mixture of egg and milk and baked until set.
Boerewors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvwdo8bJ2qU) is a spiral-shaped sausage (braai or barbecued meat) made from pork and beef and tinged with vinegar, thyme, mint, ginger, cloves, coriander and red wine. This Afrikaan sausage has its roots in the Netherlands, but is now popular across the whole of South Africa.