Blessed with constant sunshine and an ability to stay laughing even in the worst of times, give Africans a beat and a beer anywhere and it’ll turn into the best party you've ever been to.
Parties on the continent seem to start the same most places, “let’s hangout”. Often enough hanging out is code for “where is the food?” and once one person finds the food, everyone else hears about it. Food slowly transitions into “someone play some music” and thus a party on this great continent has begun.
Food and music just go so well together, we can have a blast on that alone but there are always those couple of people who bring the beers along with them (using the word beer loosely) and now it’s all kicked off. The beers aren't meant to get anyone wasted, not really why we drink when we party, a beer just so happens to be the perfect thirst quencher after a protein packed meal under 30°C sunshine.
You won’t notice it when it happens because the escalation of 0 – 150 is gradual, you catch yourself thinking how did a braai (BBQ) with 4 people turn into a house party or beach party with 40 people? Nonetheless you’re enjoying every moment of it, people you never met till a few minutes ago are your best friends for the night and turn into life long friends, and as the sun starts going down and you watch the perfect African sunset, you realise you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to anybody. You slowly start to get that awful feeling of not wanting an experience to end, and just when you think you’ll never have another experience as good as this someone says “lets hangout tomorrow?”
Then you slowly realise why Africans can stay happy even during the worst of times, the secret is that when you’re on the continent you’re always having a great time, during the best of times and the worst of times; because at least tomorrow you’ll have food, a beat and a beer.