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Nigeria: Ikolaje Idiroko Holds African Integration Cultural Show

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:51:30 GMT

[This Day] The Royal Father of Ikolaje Idiroko, an International border town in Ogun State, Oba John Olakunle Ojo has called on African leaders to use culture in uniting the people.

Nigeria: Glo Storms Festac With Top Musicians

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:07:07 GMT

[This Day] In continuation of the 27-city music concert tagged Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, the company will today storm FESTAC area of Lagos with top music stars to entertain its subscribers in the locality.

Nigeria: Bisi Adigun - I Was Proud to Direct Wole Soyinka's Play

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:59:59 GMT

[This Day] Playwright and theatre director, Bisi Adigun, is a Nigerian based in Ireland. He is also a producer, scholar and founder of Arambe Productions. In this interview with Adedayo Adejobi he talks about his love for the stage and his experience of directing one of Prof. Wole Soyinka's plays, 'Death and the King's Horsemen'. Adigun also talks about inner struggles he faces as father trying to teach his daughter Yoruba

Zambia: Boyz II Men Arrive in Lusaka

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:52:40 GMT

[Zambia Reports] Grammy award winning R&B group Boyz II Men have arrived in the country setting the stage for their highly anticipated show on September 22 and 23rd in Lusaka.

South Africa: New African Art Museum Aims to Provoke, Question

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:36:52 GMT

[VOA] The new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is, in a word, ambitious.

Kenya: Chamber of Commerce Appoints Former Pop Star As CEO

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:59:42 GMT

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Popular Songstress of Kenya's girl band Tatuu Angela Ndambuki has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI).

Kenya: Akothee Lectures Diamond's Latest Baby Mama

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:49:29 GMT

[Nation] Singer Akothee has lectured Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto for publicly revealing pictures and videos of her intimate moments with singer Diamond Platinumz, terming it as foolish

Nigeria: Chieftaincy Title: Kano Artists Refuse to Endorse Korede as Sarkin Waka

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:45:15 GMT

[Daily Trust] Kano -A renowned Kannywood movie producer and director, Falalu Dorayi, has expressed reservations over the conferment of chieftaincy title of ''Sarkin waka'' on southern musician Korede Bello by the Kano state emirate council.

Nigeria: Meet Nigeria's Amina Yuguda - Recipient of the 2017 Komla Dumor Award

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:32:38 GMT

[This is Africa] Amina Yuguda, a journalist from northern Nigeria is the winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2017. "When I got the call it was at work, my life changed from that point," Yuguda said.

Tanzania: All About the Women in Musician Diamond Platinumz's Life

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:10:11 GMT

[Nation] Diamond's breakout song "Kamwambie" in 2009 was inspired by a heartbreak. The girl in question was Sarah who apparently dumped the heartthrob because he was poor.

South Africa: Pencil Power - Cartoons and Social Justice

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:55:06 GMT

[Daily Maverick] How can editorial cartoons better connect the dots between the social determinants of injustice and not just the individuals who profit from it?

Kenya: DJ Kaytrixx Tells Off Joe Muchiri for Attack on Tero Mdee

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:52:15 GMT

[Nation] Instagram turned into a battlefield on Wednesday as DJ Katrixx tackled Capital FM presenter Joe Muchiri for a demeaning post on Tero Mdee.

Kenya: Joho-Omar Sucked into Diamond-Zari Marital Drama

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:52:07 GMT

[Nation] Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has requested the county governor Ali Hassan Joho to intervene and save Bongo flava singer Diamond Platinumz's troubled union with socialite Zari Hassan.

Kenya: Churchill to Launch New Comedy Talent Search Show

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:52:01 GMT

[Nation] Comedian Daniel 'Churchill' Ndambuki is set to launch a new reality show to hunt for the best comedian in Kenya.

Kenya: Get Ready for Koroga Festival With Fally Ipupa's New Album 'Tokooos'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:39:24 GMT

[Capital FM] Award-winning Congolese artist, Fally Ipupa, will be headlining the 19th edition of Koroga Festival, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nigeria: Musician Advocates Support for Govt's Change Campaign Through Music

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:16:45 GMT

[Vanguard] An up and coming musician, Idopise Emmanuel, popularly called , "Mr Jack", has appealed to musicians to support the change agenda of the Federal Government through their choice of lyrics.

South Africa: Bearing Witness - Why It Is Worth Seeing Masixole Feni's Photography

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:55:55 GMT

[GroundUp] A Drain on our Dignity provides a visual slice through townships of Cape Town

Zimbabwe: Entertainment Galore As Kwese TV Partners Telecoms Giant

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:42:09 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Econet Media's Kwesé TV has penned an agreement with Orange Botswana in a partnership that will see Orange subscribers accessing premium entertainment and sports programming.

Zimbabwe: Date Set For Inaugural Jazz Festival

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:29:02 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] The Inaugural Zimbabwe Jazz Festival will take place this Saturday at the Alliance Francaise/Chez Zandi's, in Harare under the theme "Poised to Revive Jazz Throughout Zimbabwe".

Kenya: Kenya's Entertainment and Media Industry Worth Sh216.9 Billion - PWC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:25:04 GMT

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenyan Entertainment and Media Industry (E&M) was worth Sh216.9 billion in 2016, up 13.6 percent in 2015.

Congo-Kinshasa: Rhythm of Capoeira Helps Rape Survivors Find New Start

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:25:55 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Goma -"I don't remember anything from what happened later in that day. I was raped, I got pregnant and now here is my baby"

Kenya: Benga Musician Onsongo O'mosongo Is Dead

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:50:56 GMT

[Nation] Renowned benga musician Bernard Onsongo Omwansa aka Onsongo O'Mosongo is dead. He was 41.

Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Promises Memorable Night At Iridium

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:23:27 GMT

[The Herald] Suluman Chimbetu will tonight rekindle his relationship with patrons at Iridium Life Gem - formerly Jazz 24 /7 - in the city centre when he performs at a show that is expected to bring back memories of his exciting shows that have been staged at the venue.

Nigeria: Tribute - Anne Nnenna Nnaji: Call Me a Woman!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:11:56 GMT

[Premium Times] 'Call me Woman' is the title of an autobiographical work by Ellen Kuzwayo, one of the noblest of South African women who waged scientific war against apartheid. The foreword to that book came from Nadine Gordimer, South African writer and political activist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991.

Nigeria: Abuja Writers Host Henry Akubuiro, Mike Ekunno in Monthly Reading Session

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:49:05 GMT

[Premium Times] Two Nigerian writers, Henry Akubuiro and Mike Ekunno, will feature at the September 30 edition of the Guest Writer Session, a monthly initiative of the Abuja Writers' Forum, AWF, which holds at the Aso Hall of Nanet Suites, Ekiti House, Abuja.

South Africa: Make-Up Artist Who Was Beaten to Death 'Didn't Deserve to Die Like That' - Friend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:09:08 GMT

[News24Wire] The 29-year-old make-up artist who was beaten to death in Port Elizabeth on Sunday was a "bubbly person", her childhood friend said on Thursday.

South Africa: Police Music Festival Provides 'Harmony' for Hardworking Officers - Mbalula

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:08:24 GMT

[News24Wire] The annual Police Music and Culture Association (Polmusca) festival offers an element of balance to police officers during their hard and dangerous lives, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Malawi: Fredokiss Says Malawi Should Have a National 'Ghetto Day'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:26:04 GMT

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's celebrated rapper Fredokiss whose real name Penjani Kalua said there was need to have National 'Ghetto Day'.

Zimbabwe: Harare Carnival Pulls 1.5 Million Merrymakers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:23:35 GMT

[263Chat] More than one million people are estimated to have attended the last day of the recently ended 10-day Harare International Carnival where public drinking was permissible, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive Officer, Karikoga Kaseke has revealed.

South Africa: Tumi Morake and Solidarity 'Agree to Disagree'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:23:05 GMT

[News24Wire] JacarandaFM breakfast show co-hosts Tumi Morake and Martin Bester met with trade union Solidarity and "agreed to disagree" over the accusations of racism that the union launched against Morake.