Article courtesy of USA TODAY via “The Rundown”
Wax Poetics, along with many other good people in the music and publishing industry, received this email today from an anonymous source claiming to be a former insider. We have chosen to post this for our audience to read, but we neither support nor argue against the claims of Mr. “John Smith.”
After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for.
Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us.
Between the late 80′s and early 90’s, I was what you may call a “decision maker” with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80’s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media weren’t accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap music’s new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice I’ve ever seen.
The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn’t seem to be in our industry.
Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in job termination. We asked several people what this meeting was about and the reason for such secrecy but couldn’t find anyone who had answers for us. A few people refused to sign and walked out. No one stopped them. I was tempted to follow but curiosity got the best of me. A man who was part of the “unfamiliar” group collected the agreements from us.
the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments
Quickly after the meeting began, one of my industry colleagues (who shall remain nameless like everyone else) thanked us for attending. He then gave the floor to a man who only introduced himself by first name and gave no further details about his personal background. I think he was the owner of the residence but it was never confirmed. He briefly praised all of us for the success we had achieved in our industry and congratulated us for being selected as part of this small group of “decision makers”. At this point I begin to feel slightly uncomfortable at the strangeness of this gathering. The subject quickly changed as the speaker went on to tell us that the respective companies we represented had invested in a very profitable industry which could become even more rewarding with our active involvement. He explained that the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments. I remember many of us in the group immediately looking at each other in confusion. At the time, I didn’t know what a private prison was but I wasn’t the only one. Sure enough, someone asked what these prisons were and what any of this had to do with us. We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, we’d be able to buy shares.
Most of us were taken back by this. Again, a couple of people asked what this had to do with us. At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, we’d also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn’t dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, “Is this a f****** joke?” At this point things became chaotic. Two of the men who were part of the “unfamiliar” group grabbed the man who shouted out and attempted to remove him from the house. A few of us, myself included, tried to intervene. One of them pulled out a gun and we all backed off. They separated us from the crowd and all four of us were escorted outside.
My industry colleague who had opened the meeting earlier hurried out to meet us and reminded us that we had signed agreement and would suffer the consequences of speaking about this publicly or even with those who attended the meeting. I asked him why he was involved with something this corrupt and he replied that it was bigger than the music business and nothing we’d want to challenge without risking consequences. We all protested and as he walked back into the house I remember word for word the last thing he said, “It’s out of my hands now. Remember you signed an agreement.” He then closed the door behind him. The men rushed us to our cars and actually watched until we drove off.
A million things were going through my mind as I drove away and I eventually decided to pull over and park on a side street in order to collect my thoughts. I replayed everything in my mind repeatedly and it all seemed very surreal to me. I was angry with myself for not having taken a more active role in questioning what had been presented to us. I’d like to believe the shock of it all is what suspended my better nature. After what seemed like an eternity, I was able to calm myself enough to make it home. I didn’t talk or call anyone that night. The next day back at the office, I was visibly out of it but blamed it on being under the weather. No one else in my department had been invited to the meeting and I felt a sense of guilt for not being able to share what I had witnessed. I thought about contacting the 3 others who were kicked out of the house but I didn’t remember their names and thought that tracking them down would probably bring unwanted attention. I considered speaking out publicly at the risk of losing my job but I realized I’d probably be jeopardizing more than my job and I wasn’t willing to risk anything happening to my family. I thought about those men with guns and wondered who they were? I had been told that this was bigger than the music business and all I could do was let my imagination run free. There were no answers and no one to talk to. I tried to do a little bit of research on private prisons but didn’t uncover anything about the music business’ involvement. However, the information I did find confirmed how dangerous this prison business really was.
Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. Eventually, it was as if the meeting had never taken place. It all seemed surreal. I became more reclusive and stopped going to any industry events unless professionally obligated to do so. On two occasions, I found myself attending the same function as my former colleague. Both times, our eyes met but nothing more was exchanged.
As the months passed, rap music had definitely changed direction. I was never a fan of it but even I could tell the difference. Rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun were quickly fading away as gangster rap started dominating the airwaves.
Only a few months had passed since the meeting but I suspect that the ideas presented that day had been successfully implemented. It was as if the order has been given to all major label executives. The music was climbing the charts and most companies when more than happy to capitalize on it. Each one was churning out their very own gangster rap acts on an assembly line. Everyone bought into it, consumers included. Violence and drug use became a central theme in most rap music. I spoke to a few of my peers in the industry to get their opinions on the new trend but was told repeatedly that it was all about supply and demand. Sadly many of them even expressed that the music reinforced their prejudice of minorities.
I officially quit the music business in 1993 but my heart had already left months before. I broke ties with the majority of my peers and removed myself from this thing I had once loved. I took some time off, returned to Europe for a few years, settled out of state, and lived a “quiet” life away from the world of entertainment. As the years passed, I managed to keep my secret, fearful of sharing it with the wrong person but also a little ashamed of not having had the balls to blow the whistle. But as rap got worse, my guilt grew. Fortunately, in the late 90’s, having the internet as a resource which wasn’t at my disposal in the early days made it easier for me to investigate what is now labeled the prison industrial complex. Now that I have a greater understanding of how private prisons operate, things make much more sense than they ever have. I see how the criminalization of rap music played a big part in promoting racial stereotypes and misguided so many impressionable young minds into adopting these glorified criminal behaviors which often lead to incarceration.
Twenty years of guilt is a heavy load to carry but the least I can do now is to share my story, hoping that fans of rap music realize how they’ve been used for the past 2 decades. Although I plan on remaining anonymous for obvious reasons, my goal now is to get this information out to as many people as possible. Please help me spread the word. Hopefully, others who attended the meeting back in 1991 will be inspired by this and tell their own stories. Most importantly, if only one life has been touched by my story, I pray it makes the weight of my guilt a little more tolerable.
Reposted via Lisa Respers France, CNN
Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album is garnering praise from listeners
(CNN) Be kind to Kendrick Lamar fans today; they probably didn’t get much sleep last night.
No impact to Milwaukee PBS programming
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin and Milwaukee PBS General Manager Bohdan Zachary will hold a media briefing Monday, April 17, at 10 a.m. in Room M210 in the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Main Building, 1015 N. 6th Street.
MILWAUKEE, April 13, 2017 – Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) announced today that it will receive one-time proceeds of $84,931,314 as a result of its voluntary participation in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadcast incentive auction, created to free up bandwidth to accommodate the growing capacity needs for wireless technology. MATC’s District Board – the license holder for Milwaukee PBS Channels 10 and 36 – submitted a successful bid to vacate the spectrum on which Channel 36 resided and instead combine the transmission of both Milwaukee PBS stations, Channels 10 and 36, on its remaining very high frequency (VHF) channel spectrum. There will be no impact on the viewing experience of Milwaukee PBS Channels 10 and 36 as a result of the auction outcome.
“This was a strategic decision for MATC, Milwaukee PBS and the diverse communities that we serve” said MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin. “These funds will have a lasting impact on MATC’s continued ability to meet the greater Milwaukee region’s needs in the areas of educational attainment, workforce demand, and building the talent pipeline for high-demand careers. At the same time, the auction proceeds will support Milwaukee PBS, which broadcasts award-winning local and national programming to more than 600,000 viewers on a weekly basis.”
Every broadcast station in the United States had the opportunity to participate in the voluntary FCC auction. MATC anticipates it will receive the auction proceeds in late 2017 or early 2018, and the MATC District Board and college leadership are currently reviewing investment strategy options that will maximize the impact of the proceeds for the long-term benefit of the college, Milwaukee PBS and the community. “We are carefully considering the best investment strategy and process to leverage this one-time infusion of funds to benefit generations to come,” Martin added.
The proceeds will be utilized to advance MATC’s educational mission of transforming lives, industry and community. Strategic priorities include:
- ensuring the continued financial sustainability of MATC and Milwaukee PBS;
- addressing workforce needs and closing the skills gap;
- making a college education affordable and accessible for more people; and
- continuing high-quality community and educational programming on Milwaukee PBS.
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“Milwaukee PBS will continue to provide high-quality programming to our viewers in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. These proceeds will ensure we have the necessary technological infrastructure to meet our viewers’ needs,” said Milwaukee PBS General Manager Bohdan Zachary. “In a time of unprecedented media choices, we are grateful to our loyal viewers for continuing to choose Milwaukee PBS for objective news reporting and high-quality educational programming.”
A list of frequently asked questions is available at matc.edu.
About Milwaukee Area Technical College
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 40,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and the School of Pre-College Education that offers courses for people seeking to complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services. www.matc.edu
About Milwaukee PBS
Milwaukee PBS is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier non-commercial media organization. Broadcasting to the viewing public on Channels 10 and 36, Milwaukee PBS is the area’s only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offers a diverse schedule of award-winning local series and specials. The stations are watched by more than 600,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Milwaukee PBS is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. www.milwaukeepbs.com
City Leaders Hope to Boost Capacity of Small Businesses During Weeklong Celebration in May
Milwaukee, WI – April 13, 2017 – Mosaic Communications and the City of Milwaukee announced today that Milwaukee Small Business Week, powered by NewsReleaseNow.com, will take place May 1-5, 2017 and will host a kick off news conference May 2nd at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. This year’s theme “Start small. Dream Big” aims to empower the city’s small business community with a series of workshops, presentations and networking events to boost the capacity of small businesses.
According to the Kauffman Index of Mainstreet Entrepreneurship report published in 2016, the state of Wisconsin ranked 2nd in small businesses with robust survival rates. Yet, the Milwaukee metro area rated below average in new startup activity. These contradictory findings suggest that a greater effort must be made to shepherd new businesses through the early stages of growth to fully independent enterprises.
“We have many businesses in Milwaukee that have been around for years and are firmly established in the community”, said Nikki Purvis, Director of the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Small Business Development. “But we also have an opportunity and a responsibility to encourage, educate and assist our newer businesses to ensure they survive in today’s challenging business climate. Being a business owner isn’t easy and the city provides and connects local entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. Milwaukee Small Business Week is just one way we do that.”
“Being a business owner isn’t easy – we have a responsibility to educate newer businesses to ensure they survive in today’s challenging business climate”
During Milwaukee Small Business Week, city officials and community leaders will highlight local small business success stories, connect entrepreneurs with contracting opportunities and encourage business owners to network and collaborate. This event is organized by Mosaic Communications, City of Milwaukee’s Office of Small Business Development and the Wisconsin Small Business Administration.
Milwaukee Small Business Week was started to recognize small business owners for their contributions to economic growth in the city of Milwaukee. This weeklong event includes educational workshops, awards ceremonies, seminars and networking events. MSBW 2017 is powered by News Release Now, a new hyper- local press release distribution service for small businesses, nonprofits and start-ups.
Milwaukee Small Business Week
Milwaukee Small Business Week is a weeklong a celebration that recognizes and honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their contributions to economic growth in the city of Milwaukee. To learn more about MSBW, please visit www.smallbizweekmke.com. Follow us at @MKESmallBizWeek | Like us at MKESmallBizWeek.
*Below is the Milwaukee Small Business Week event calendar for 2017. Events are continuously being added. Tickets for all Milwaukee Small Business Week events can be secured at www.smallbizweekmke.com
Monday, May 1
Small Business Bus Tour
Hosted by The Office of Small Business Development Milwaukee City Hall | Invitation only
Tuesday, May 2
Small Business Week Kick-Off Press Conference
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Time: 8am – 8:30am | Cost: FREE
City of Milwaukee’s Annual Small Business Conference
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 Time: 9:15am – 2pm | Cost: FREE
Wednesday, May 3
Executive Viewpoint Breakfast & Conversation w/ Ted Balistreri Hosted by the Metropolitan Association of Commerce
Wisconsin Country Club
6200 W. Good Hope Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53223
Time: 7am-9am | Cost: $49 – $69
Thursday, May 4
NWSCDC Capital and Small Business Lending Workshop Northwest Side Community Development Corporation 4201 North 27th Street, First Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53216 Time: 10am-12pm | Cost: FREE
Light Breakfast Provided
Small Business Networking Reception & Employment Law Class
Friday, May 5
Annual Small Business Administration Awards Business Hilton Milwaukee Center City
509 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Time: 7:30am-9am | Cost: $50
Lake Front Brewery Tour Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce St. Milwaukee, WI 53203
Time: 4pm-5pm | Tickets: $10
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
1533 N. RiverCenter Drive, Milwaukee 53212
Time: Reception: 5 pm – 6 pm | Employment Law Class: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: Reception — FREE | Class — $15
Tickets for all Milwaukee Small Business Week events can be secured at
SAVE THE DATE MAY 20, 2017
Wisconsin African American Women, Ltd., (WAAW)
Presents our 21st Annual Faces of Hope
Hat Show & Silent Auction
“Healthy Living in the 21st Century”
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Grand Hall – WAAW Center
3020 West Vliet Street Milwaukee, WI 53208
This year, we honor leaders, advocates, survivors and innovators in the Health & Wellness Industry.
Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details!
Seeking new and gently used hats
For sponsorship, hat donations and tickets
*Wisconsin African American Women’s Association, 3020 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit today demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.
Today’s action is part of a total of 13 FOIA lawsuits filed by ACLU affiliates across the country. The ACLU of Wisconsin lawsuit is seeking records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago Field Office. In particular, the lawsuit seeks records related to CBP’s implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans at any airports within the purview of that office, which encompasses airports in Wisconsin, O’Hare International Airport in Illinois, and many other airports.
The ACLU first sought this information through FOIA requests submitted to CBP on February 2. Since the government has failed to substantively respond, the ACLU is now suing.
“Within hours of its announcement, the ACLU and our allies rose to the challenge by forcefully and successfully blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban,” said Chris Ott, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director. “But we face the ongoing challenge of understanding what its confused and heavy-handed rollout has meant for travelers. Transparency in government is critical, and our community has a right to know how the federal government implemented the Muslim ban.”
“CBP has a long history of ignoring its obligations under the federal Freedom of Information Act — a law that was enacted to ensure that Americans have timely access to information of pressing public concern. The public has a right to know how federal immigration officials have handled the implementation of the Muslim bans, especially after multiple federal courts have blocked various aspects of these executive orders,” said Mitra Ebadolahi, Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney with the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Each lawsuit seeks unique and local information regarding how CBP implemented the executive orders at specific airports and ports of entry in the midst of rapidly developing and sometimes conflicting government guidance.
The coordinated lawsuits seek information from the following local CBP offices: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle,Tampa, and Tucson.
The release on the original FOIA requests is here:
More background on CBP’s FOIA practices is here:
Nashville, TN — Precious Adesuwa, the author of the new children’s book Nneka Says, specializes in Child Development, with a mission in “Helping Your Child Grow Organically”. The Nashville native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Tennessee State University, integrated with a second specialization in Family Studies. Even more, she takes part in various projects that focus on teaching children how to grow and develop in harmony.
Precious, with over 10 years of experience in educating children, creates children’s content that leaves a dynamic impact and contributes to the literacy advancement of all children
As a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Precious, with over 10 years of experience in educating children, creates children’s content that leaves a dynamic impact and contributes to the literacy advancement of all children. Her experience and motivation to nurture children’s development and expose them to the opportunity to lead a healthy and organic lifestyle, inspired her to write the children’s book Nneka Says.
The book presents little Nneka who comes from an African upbringing. She wakes up and starts her day by expressing gratitude to her mother and father grateful for the life she has by their side. The title of the book is intrinsic to the theme of the story and teaches children how to say, “Thank you very much” in another language creating a multicultural learning experience.
Precious’ journey of “Helping Children Grow Organically”, doesn’t stop at this book, her creativity and desire for progressive child development and multicultural awareness, drives her to continue to create more authentic material for children.
You can find more information and projects on the author’s website at www.preciousadesuwa.com where new events and even a song from the book, Nneka Says, is waiting for children to learn through catchy rhythm and melodies.
Bucks to host Games 3 and 4 on Thursday, April 20, and Saturday, April 22
The Milwaukee Bucks will tip off the 2017 NBA Playoffs in Toronto on Saturday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. (CT), the league announced last night. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and locally on FOX Sports Wisconsin, and can also be heard on 620 WTMJ and the Bucks statewide radio network.
Milwaukee will host its first two home playoff games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday, April 20 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (2 p.m.). Fans can take advantage of the Playoff Two Pack offer and get tickets to each of the first two home playoff games for just $55. Playoff strips covering all home games throughout the Bucks’ 2017 playoff run and single game tickets are also available. Fans can be a part of the action and secure seats by visiting www.bucks.com/playoffs.
The upcoming series will be Milwaukee’s first postseason meeting with the Raptors, who had been one of just two Eastern Conference foes the Bucks had never met in the playoffs (Cleveland is the other). The Bucks own a 47-35 mark against the Raptors all-time in the regular season. This year’s playoffs will also mark the sixth time the Bucks have entered postseason play as the No. 6 seed.
The complete schedule for the First Round of the 2017 playoffs is as follows:
Event Date Location Time (CT) Television Radio
Game 1 Saturday, April 15 Toronto 4:30 p.m. ESPN/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 2 Tuesday, April 18 Toronto 6 p.m. NBA TV/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 3 Thursday, April 20 Milwaukee 7 p.m. NBA TV/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 4 Saturday, April 22 Milwaukee 2 p.m. TNT/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 5* Monday, April 24 Toronto 6 p.m. NBA TV/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 6* Thursday, April 27 Milwaukee TBD TBD/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
Game 7* Saturday, April 29 Toronto TBD TNT/FOX Sports Wisconsin 620 WTMJ
By Abu-Jahlil Astrid Chacha (For MCJ)
Long time unconsidered by the media and general population, women football in Africa is blowing up and gets focused by those who did not centuries ago have interest to it unless a championship was organized by the Confederation of Africa Football since 1991 each two years. The growing interest for women football in Africa led the CAF to name clearly for the first time in 2016 this championship “Women Africa Nations Football Championship”. Before it was called simply African Nations Football Cup like when African men footballer classically used to compete. This is the result of African women struggling to show their capacities worldwide. Nigeria national women football team ”super falcons” is the best women football team of Africa! They won the cup ten times out the twelve editions of the WANFC. Their supremacy fell in 2008 and 2012.
“Nzalang female”, the national women football team of Guinea Equatorial, a spanish speaking country located in central Africa in 2008 took historically the cup in Malabo beating South Africa to be classified as the second best women football team in Africa. Indeed, the Africa Continent has its female football stars respected not simply for sexy moving but for the remarkable abilities.
From Nigeria, Perpetua Okwkocha, 41 years old, friendly nicknamed “Perpe” is the Africa’s greatest professional female footballer of all the time! She is by now the former coach of Swedish club Clemensnas IF from Swedish Women Division 2. She was the captain of “Superfalcon”. She retired as player but serves sometimes as assistant coach of “Superfalcon”. She participated in seven CAF Women’s cup editions winning five of them. In 2014, she spectacularly scored four goals in the final against Cameroon making her country win the title. She scored nine overall goals and won both Most Valuable Player and Higher Goal Scorer awards that year. Her extraordinary performance convinced Swedish club to recruit her. She became the first african woman footballer who signed an impressive professional contract worth over $500,000. Swedish Club Clemennas IF granted her the good contract of coach. She won African Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011 by CAF. As the first african woman to be listed in FIFA XI, she took part in four FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as the Olympic Games of Sydney, Athens and Beijing. Perpe cap 32 times for “Superfalcon” and scored 28 goals. For her Swedish team Damelskvenkn, she cap 54 times and scored 32 goals. It was a great pain for Superfalcon staff to accept her retirement but she is often called back for duties. Many football specialists describe her playing talent as a mix of Austin Jay-Jay Okocha skills and Nwanko Kanu intelligence ball, two of Nigeria’s greatest football stars. She is the most decorated woman footballer in Africa and deserves to be awarded Nigeria’s highest honor for national brand promotion. These gratifications bring her financial benefits and a monthly life time pension. Perpe is a true african Ambassador. It’s a hope to see this legend being included in Africa Hall of fame for great achievers.
Nigerian Football Federation revealed to have 2,500 young girls who get license. www.sl10.ng the well informed Nigerian online sports news site listed twenty five young talents able to be the next glories of Nigeria women football.
The new best Nigeria woman footballer is Asisat Oshoala, twenty seven years old. She plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. in the Chinese Women’s Super League as a forward. She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship. She is the first African women footballer to play in the British women championship with the Arsenal Ladies Club and the Liverpool Ladies club.
In the breaking news, african woman foot stars come surely from “Nzalang female“ team of Guinea Equatorial. More than two millions of people still remember how in 2012, “Nzalang female” beat South Africa in Malabo, capital of Guinea Equatorial. As sport journalist Pedro Obian Edu explained to pan-africanist tv channel Africa 24, the success of this team could be justified by the fact that all the members are good players in European clubs. The coach of “Nzalang Female”, Esteban Becked enjoyed in an interview with BBC News that Nzalang girls got true values of a team spirit, strong, efficient, know well enough between themselves. They trained and played together long years ago.
The captain of “Nzalang Female“ Genoveva Ayongman, twenty eight years old, is compared to young Brazilian football star Christiano Ronaldo even to Lionel Messi by her coach Esteban Becker. She is an intercontinental celebrity. Ayongman competes in Altetico Madrid, a spanish club in Division 1 as striker. She has been declared best Africa woman footballer in 2012! Many young girls in Guinea Equatorial identify to her and want to engage in football career. Her colleagues appreciate her leadership. “Nzalang female” started participating in the WANFC in 2006. In 2008, they won the cup, then went onto the finals against South Africa in 2010. Constantly performing, they could reach the World Women Football Championship in 2011 in Germany but unfortunately they lost the final in front of Ghana. Back to Africa, they won the WANFC. With no surprise the unparalleled “Superfalcon” in 2016 at last conquered back proudly the cup. “Nzalang female” has a wonderful luck that many women football teams in Africa don’t benefit. They carry the official title of equatoguinean women ambassador and benefit their government and the first Lady of Guinea Equatorial Constance Mangue de Obiang sponsorship. The equatoguinenan football federation can rejoice with the growing number of young women footballers obtaining their license.
Jade Boho, twenty five years old is close to Ayongman in “Zalang female” regarding the technical strategy explained by the coach. Jade, striker in Spanish club Madrid CFF is a star celebrated by the media, a reference of women African football.
The striker Gaëlle Deborah, twenty three years old plays for Chinese women super league with Dalian Quanjian F.C. She belongs to the “indomitable lionesses” the Cameroon national women football team. Elected best Africa woman footballer of 2016 by the CAF, she is seen as the female version of Cameroon foot megastar Samuel Etoo. It is important to mention that it is Clementine Toure, the coach of the african western country Côte d’ Ivoire national football women team who trained Nzalang to enter in the WANFC. May huge funds raise for all of them.