Nyege Nyege Tapes drops producer Bamba Pana’s debut album Poaa

An exhilarating collection of grimy singeli belters from the Tanzanian producer.

Kampala-based label Nyege Nyege Tapes has dropped Sisso studio producer Bamba Pana’s debut album, Poaa. The LP is the first of a series of albums highlighting individual producers from the Sisso studio family.

Hailing from the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam, Bamba Pana brings a futuristic update of the local singeli sound, landing somewhere between hardstyle and Tanzanian grime. Continue reading

Bompas & Parr creates “world’s first non-melting ice lolly”

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has invented the “world’s first non-melting” ice lolly, inspired by a frozen composite material pioneered during World War Two.

While the ice lolly does eventually melt, unlike a conventional lolly, the invention is capable of staying intact for an hour in 24 degree heat.

According to the London-based studio, the long-lasting lollies were designed with global warming in mind, driven by the increasing desire for frozen treats to keep us cool as temperatures rise. Continue reading

Chinese Millionaire Spends His Free Time Picking Up Trash From the Streets of His City

Zhong Congrong, a successful businessman from Chongqing, China, has become known as the “the millionaire trash collector,” for his longtime habit of scouring the streets of his city armed with a trash-picking claw and picking up any garbage he finds.

The 52-year-old entrepreneur began cleaning up the streets of Chingqing three years ago, after a family trip to southern China’s Hainan province, for the Chinese New Year. There, he met a retired university professor who had reportedly been picking up trash from one of the local beaches every day, for the last four years. He was so impressed with the woman’s dedication and commitment to trash collecting that he decided to replicate her daily habit in his home city, as soon as he got back from his vacation. Continue reading