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So much has been said about Africa, sometimes even by Africans!  We are only interested in the positive, uplifting or funnier comments which you’ll find here or click on Post Entry to add your content.

Kwame Nkrumah

”We face neither East nor West; we face forward”- Ghanian President (1909-19752)


Samuel Eto'o

“Two countries could be at war, but when the game begins they put their guns down”

“I find it positive to be seated here next to great players, who are part of the dream of thousands and thousands of Africans. Just a few years ago, I was kicking a ball in a street in Cameroon.”

Samuel and his fight against racism in Europe...

“What made me change my mind was when the coach came and told me the only way of making these people shut up was by winning against them.”


Angelique Kidjo quotes

“This continent - that's where my inspiration comes from.”

"Go to Harlem! We call it Little Senegal now. Wherever I go, Africa is in my roots."

"I interact with the audience because I want it to share my vision of a united Africa."

"We Africans have to be able to deal with our problems. Help from outside is alright, but we have to learn to be responsible for our own attitudes."


Tony Elumelu - Quotes

"It is time to develop an environment that creates employment and value, catalysts for economic growth and quality-of-life gains for all Africans."


"Nobody is going to develop Africa except us"


Marimba Ani

You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because Africa is born in you. It’s in your genes… your DNA…your entire biological make up. Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is. However, if you were to embrace this truth with open arms…my, my, my… what a wonderful thing.


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