A personal Journal about African Arts and Culture curated by Alex Gwaze & Friends
#BAASKLAP (noun, verb; slang) is derived from Baas (noun; Afrikaans/ Dutch) meaning master, boss (informal), chief, ruler, commander, head, overlord, overseer, chief – and Klap (verb; Afrikaans/ Dutch) meaning hit, smack, strike, clap, bang. Information is power and while it is important to stay informed, one must be aware that misinformation is also another form of power – distraction. #BAASKLAP is commentary, testimonials, opinion, research or evidence that challenges popular myths, stereotypes or misconceptions about Africa. It’s a klap that acts as a wake- up call or rather a rude awakening for some readers or viewers.