*Urbanization* and *globalization* stand out as mega trends with continent wide impact reshaping Africa. Just barely ahead of Asia, Africa is urbanizing faster than any other region of the world. By mid century it’s urban population will have more than tripled. These trends are causing a sociological shift producing an emerging *urban tribe *in Africa’s large cities. This éthnei is not defined by historical bloodlines but instead by common space and exposure to the world and all its influences. Like any other tribe; it has it’s own language, culture, and identity.