Dominating airwaves in 2011 with his hit song [and second release] “Dami Duro”, David Adeleke made a bold statement by leading with his affluent origin story in a time when the more accepted narrative for artistes was one of coming from nothing. The uptempo song with rattling drums and electric melody on which Davido announced himself as “Omo Baba Olowo” burned his name into the minds of listeners and highlighted his individuality, energy, and sheer will to entertain. Davido talks to GuardianTV about his music, legacy, and philanthropy
He was the last surviving member of the Companions of the Liberation, an elite group of Resistance fighters hand-picked by Charles de Gaulle. Hubert Germain passed away in October at the age of 101. Today, he will be laid to rest at the Mont-Valérien war memorial outside Paris. For many, the passing of Germain marks the end of a chapter in French history and opens a new debate on how to keep the memory of the French Resistance alive. Historian Guillaume Piketty joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
We take a look at the tributes and the criticism of Colin Powell following his passing on Monday. We also look into why the coronavirus may be surging in Russia. Finally, the press is discussing the upsides and downsides of artifacts: namely a rock that’s managed, as Le Monde puts it, to “piss” off a French town.
Angela Merkel is headed to Israel for a last official visit. With the shared history of the Holocaust ever present, the German chancellor deepened the firm alliance between the two countries during her time in office.
During her first term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel had to deal with the economic and financial crisis of 2008, which helped forge her image as a defender of Germany's interests and her fellow citizens' savings. But there would be more challenges to come: the migrant crisis in 2015, and the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. How will German history remember this scientist by training, who grew up in what was then East Germany, who defied the odds to become Germany's first woman chancellor? As Merkel prepares to bow out after 16 years in power, our Berlin correspondents report on her legacy.
Louis XIV embodies absolute monarchy more than any other French king. The Sun King, who ruled from 1643 to 1715, left his mark on many places in France, from Versailles to Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the Gobelins tapestry factory in Paris. Even today, his legacy lives on in all of them. FRANCE 24 takes you on a tour.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx's decision to waive one of Germany's highest honors is a sign that "church aristocracy" is finally glancing at past harm done, say sexual abuse victims.
A second nationality has become a vital tool in safeguarding one’s future from instability and unpredictability in the 21st century. For nearly four decades, St Kitts and Nevis has welcomed global individuals and their families to become lifelong citizens after contributing to its economy and passing all due diligence checks. In exchange, successful applicants gain access to various advantages including increased global mobility, alternative business routes and the ability to pass citizenship down for generations to come.
To mark the anniversary of Coco Chanel's death on January 10, 1971, fashion expert Jessica Michault and Eve Jackson take a look at the French designer's greatest styles, the fashion empire she created and her not-so fashionable links with the Nazis.
9 Oct 2020
Will Smith and his family have been honoured with the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award.
31 Jul 2020
Solomon Fowowe and Shola Adegun review Zidan's legacy with an enormous question 'where does Zidane rank among coaches'?
31 Dec 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama wishes Americans a Happy New Year, talks about his legacy and says keeping the country moving forward "is a task that falls to all of us."