Congrats to @TREnigma, representing Spartanburg, SC - and to @sabamazing, representing Pflugerville, TX!  Make sure to follow them on twitter.

EACH won a fully signed ROOTS PICNIC POSTER (+ signed and numbered by the artist himself).

Stay tuned to Okayafrica for more awesome contests + chances to win!

Initial contest post:

In the aftermath of this year's Roots Picnic we found ourselves with a few (2) limited edition, signed (by the artist, John P. Dessereau) + numbered ROOTS PICNIC POSTERS left over. So, we went ahead and had ALL of The Roots sign them! ?uesto, Black Thought, Kamal, James Poyser, Capn Kirk, Tuba Gooding Jr., Frank Knuckles and Owski all contributed their John Hancock to these 2 priceless posters - and we're letting go of them FOR FREE. To view the poster larger, click here.


Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!

Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she lets us into her sport-filled world...

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