Lingala: A Widespread African Language Rooted in Music and Identity


Lingala, a vibrant Bantu language spoken by millions across Central Africa, boasts a unique history and far-reaching influence.  This article explores the origins, geographic spread, and cultural significance of Lingala, offering a glimpse into this fascinating language. From Bobangi to Lingala: A Story of Transformation Lingala’s roots trace back to Bobangi, a language historically used […]

The Rise of Translation Services for Igbo & Nigerian Pidgin

Translation services

The African continent is a vibrant tapestry of languages, each with its own cultural significance. Nigeria alone boasts over 500 languages, creating a complex and dynamic market for businesses. To reach this vast audience, navigating these language barriers is crucial. This is where translation services come in. In an episode of Africa’s LSP Podcast, the […]

Bolingo Consult Launches the First Website in the Akan Language

Akan news logo

On September 4th 2022, Bolingo Consult published a news website, Akan Kaseɛbɔ ( in two of the Akan languages: Asante Twi and Fante. Akan Kaseɛbɔ, meaning “Akan News,” is the first online platform that has every string translated into the Akan language, enabling speakers of Asante Twi and Fante to have access to educative and […]

African languages and cultures vibrant through AFCON 2022

African languages and cultures have been vibrant in football throughout the continent. Beyond a doubt, football is the most renowned and acclaimed sport in the world. In Africa, one might say that it remains at the forefront of the cultural horizon. The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, organized every two years since 1957 by […]

African Languages: the need to uphold our linguistic heritage

In keeping with the African Languages Week initiated by the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) as well as the United Nations’ resolution to dedicate the years 2022–2032 to indigenous languages, a four-day conversation on African languages was organized by Ady Namaran Coulibaly, Operations Manager for Bolingo Consult, and Avishta Seeras, founder of Lingua-Cultura Experience. This […]