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Ntone Edjabe


Ntone Edjabe is a Cameroonian writer, journalist, DJ and the founding editor of Chimurenga magazine (estd. 2002), a pan African publication of culture, art, and politics based in Cape Town. The title Chimurenga refers to the Shona word for struggle, as well as to a popular music genre in Zimbabwe. Edjabe’s practice as a DJ weds musical erudition and explicit political engagement centered on Africa’s place in the world. In 2004, he was facilitator of Time of the Writer, and in 2007 he participated in its 10th edition at the Centre for Creative Arts of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Edjabe is co-founder and member of the DJ collective Fong Kong Bantu Soundsystem. In 2009 he was Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abramowitz Artist-in-Residence. Edjabe also started the Pan African Space Station (PASS), an Internet radio platform streamed live across the African world.  In 2011, he won the Principal Award of the Prince Claus Awards and in 2014, he was a researcher-in-residence at KHOJ.