My Weku is a general-interest blog, meaning we’ll be linking to and commenting on the stories of the day that appeal to us. We are also a gazetteer of amazing things. We bring you the largest collection of the funniest African themed videos and photos in our “Humour Section“ online as well as a potpouri of photos we like. As a tenured member of the nerd culture blogs, occasionally (well more often than not) we do get carried away with seeing our “nerdy” selves as bloggers ordained to make this space a resource for the review, analysis and promotion of “think pieces” related to African Culture.
Nothing significant happens across a variety of areas including music, film, fashion, culture and politics related to Africa that we don’t cover. Surveying the culture trends, artistic creations and personalities of Africandom is what we do best. We alternate between serious discussions, unadulterated spoofs and mocking of our obsessions. The inhouse team is often augmented by guest contributers.
In addition to commentary on the day’s offerings we have and are interested in using this platform to promote the up and coming. We run an annual List of the 10 Most Infleuntial African Blogs and have been instrumental in starting campaigns especially in the arts, notably in helping to bring stolen African artefacts back to their African custodians.
This is a group initiative and we very much like to keep it that way, so If you’d like to submit original, unpublished content, please do!
The Name, Strap line and Readership:
The name “My Weku” means “My Family” in Ga (spoken in Accra, Ghana). Our strap line “All things African………..” denotes our aim of celebrating Africa across lots of areas.
Our readers are mainly African, people around the world who are connected to Africa regardless of race, country of origin or nationality and people who use MyWeku as a resource for learning about the real Africa.
Forum: We also have another space where our readers can venture into. It’s a fairly new addition but we are hoping it will become a hub for more gritty, contoversial and “anything goes” portal to hang out. If you think you have a thick skin and an Einstein like intellect to take on other like minded individuals in debates or to start more benign topics then you are welcome to venture in there. If you still haven’t been put off then this is what it does (or rather we think it will do). MyWeku Forums allows our readers to:
• Network , connect and interact online
• Discuss African, African related and World news items
• Create thematic groups based on personal interest