Our blog is live! Yipee! Excuse my excitement but that’s an honest expression of how I feel about having a medium to share our journey with you.
Perhaps, it helps to flag this off with a post that explains our journey here at Genii Games. Our primary goal with the Àsà brand is to stimulate the interests of kids in our rich African Cultures. This is in direct response to its growing decline among these kids as widely acknowledged. Ours is an all-inclusive process involving various means from technology to physical outreach hence, our conscious adoption of the phrase Cultural Evangelism. While some may disagree with the use of the phrase for various reasons, we are clear as to its loose definition of our mission to promote and preserve our rich African cultural heritage. Simply put, it’s our own obscure bit of creativity
At Genii Games, we do not lay claims to being masters or professionals or symbols of authority when it comes to the subject of African Culture. Rather, we are a team of technology enthusiasts, writers, illustrators, voiceover artists, drummers and locals who derive fun doing what we do ———> this! There is (presently) no professor of African Studies in our core team though we have an expanding network of experienced folks across different spheres of our African cultures who contribute towards our educational apps among others. Some of these professionals include our grandparents, grand uncles and aunts, some of whom have never seen the four walls of a school yet have a good grasp of oral African traditions as passed down to them before our parents ever dreamt of having us :). Some of us Cultural Evangelists too have never met physically as we’re in transit contributing our bits however we can hence, our growing cultural base North, West, East and South of Africa.
It also makes for a caveat to point out that our posts have a very broad connection to the subject of African culture hence, don’t expect to find anything of those boring thesis on African culture or its subsets. Funny, even our team hardly find those interesting :).
What then should you expect to find here? These ———–> write-ups on movies, books, apps, games, kids etc within the context of African culture. So, yes, we’ll talk about educative apps that kids find interesting. We’ll share experiences from our unraveling journey across different cultures. I envisage you’ll find funny pics of kids learning to use our apps and others on the tablets and phones. We may share posts about the close door wrangling between parents and kids over shared iPADs for you to mediate. We’ll play fair by helping parents with tips on how to protect their sensitive data thus, preventing incessant in-app purchases by kids for instance. You’ll read first-hand experiences of kids and our Evangelists on our Àsà Club workshops. You’ll find pictures, apps, links, stories, trailers, events etc. Cool, right?
Oh, lest I forget, we welcome your contributions too :-). When you do send in a piece though, you could decide to include your original names for publication.
So, as we flag off this blog, we enjoin you to read, share and write too. Have fun.