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As the search for an African mouthpiece to speak to the global audience on African agenda continues by scholars within and outside the continent, African Journal of Sociological and Psychological Studies (AJOSAPS) hopes to make a remarkable contribution in this space. For centuries and up to the present, presentation of narratives on African issues are dominated by non-Africans, who tend to tell African story from their deep seated outsider perspective. Most times, these narratives are not properly grounded in facts and contexts and are sometimes totally misrepresent the events they narrate. . Unfortunately, few African scholars have successfully engaged in African narrative without much influence from occidental doctrinal positivists and modernist orientation. In other words, African scholars are yet to be totally liberated from viewing African problems or social issues from non-African perspective and idioms of expression. With increasing globalisation and competition for intellectual space, African scholars have a duty to protect and save the intellectual base of the continent, which seems to be fast evaporating. Quite often intellectual outputs originating from Africa are either discredited, demonised or rendered irrelevant, while others are covetously colonised and expropriated from Africa by non-Africans. Similarly, many notable ideas that had their origin in Africa are no longer associated with the continent largely because the “Africanness” in those ideas are either completely lost or heavily watered down through interpretations and interrogations by the ‘outsiders’. This does not however mean that this journal, its content and contributors will be completely delinked from the global intellectual arena. Far from it, even though AJOSAPS is poised to be a channel for African intellectual debate and specific African voices, it will do so within the context of accepted international and multi-continental norm. Synergised Content In this maiden edition (Vol. 1 Number 1, 2021) of the African Journal of Sociological and Psychological Studies (AJOSAPS), efforts have been made by the contributors to present rigorously facts about the continent through a combination of lived experience and scientific enquiry. For instance in, ‘Harmful Development Projects vis-à-vis Conservation of Sacred Sites: Makwarela, Tate Vondo and Phiphidi Case Studies’ the authors examine the ramifications of subverting and obliterating sacred sites under the façade of development. They found that despite the consistent undermining of sacred sites, the knowledge and customs connected to these sites, are still vital for indigenous rural people today. In ‘The Effect of Covid19 on Youth Unemployment, Cybercrime and National Security in Nigeria: Evidence from Nairaland’ the authors delved into a narrative on a combination of social problems in the continent. Using the present COVID – 19 pandemic era, the authors espoused the magnitude of the consequences of the pandemic on youth unemployment, which further dovetails into criminalities and mounting national insecurity. In furtherance of the readers’ knowledge on the arrays of poor governance in the continent, the article ’State, Politics and the War against Corruption in Nigeria: Towards the Building of Anti-Corruption Reforms on Moral Imperatives Theory’ reflects on the intersection between state, politics and corruption in Nigeria. The author argues through a critical review approach that, for over six decades of Nigeria’s independence, corruption has remained one of the greatest obstacles to the process of attaining rapid economic growth and economic development. The continued corruption praxis according to this paper is a function of absence of moral imperatives among the political elites who claim to be fighting corruption. In order to overcome this challenge, the author suggests the adoption of a new theory of corruption called the Moral Development Theory. The authors ‘An Appraisal of the Multifaceted Effects of Coronavirus on the Sport Industry’ examines how Coronavirus has ushered in what they call ‘business unusual’ scenario. They found that the effect of the pandemic is both horizontal (sport managers and administrators) and vertical (sport practitioners and fans). The authors further argue that while the precautionary act of limited social interaction may provide temporary protection from the disease, it is likely to reduce the immune functionalities of persons as well as destroy the balance of normal physiological, economic, and social mechanism in the long-term. In a review of the book, Scholarship and Politics in South Africa’s Higher Education System by Kgothatso B. Shai , , Koketso Mphahlele takes a critical look at some of the issues raised by the author.. For instance, in the book, the author locates himself within an Afrocentric paradigm to present an alternative and refreshing perspective on the politics of higher education, scholarship and ethics in Africa. With the benefit of being an insider and survivor of academic managerial dictatorship and other forms of academic bullying, the author also exposes the sleazy manner of conduct carried out in the hierarchy of our institutions of higher learning. Four scholarly articles are contained in this maiden edition of this journal, including a book review. While these articles may differ in terms of their titles, specific focus and methodology, the common denominator that runs through them is the rich “Africanness” in the narratives. The underlying bold tone in some of the papers brings the assurance that African scholars are capable of bringing specific African perspective to global scholarship.