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Kenya:Kenyan Photographer Does Concept Art for Marvel's Black Panther

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:38:39 GMT

[This is Africa] To coincide with the launch of the wildly anticipated and already acclaimed film Black Panther, Marvel commissioned Kenyan Afro-futurist artist Osborne Macharia to create an exclusive art project. Macharia has titled the project "Ilgelunot", which, in Maasai, means "The Chosen Ones".

Ethiopia:Authority Devises Trust Fund to Preserve Heritages

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:46:47 GMT

[Addis Fortune] The Fund would mobilise finances from individuals, government organisations and businesses

Ethiopia:Organisers' Lack of Intrest Leads to Re-Tender of New Year's Bazaar

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:28:03 GMT

[Addis Fortune] Only Eyoha Addis and Century Promotion expressed interest

South Africa:Everything You Need to Know About Chris De Burgh's SA Tour

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:04:04 GMT

[News24Wire] Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh will light up the night at the Grand West Arena on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 and at the Time Square Sun Arena on Friday, 2 March 2018.

Eritrea:Workshop On Documentation of Cultural Heritage

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:13:19 GMT

[Shabait] Asmara -The Commission of Culture and Sports in collaboration with UNESCO organized a workshop on 19 February here in the capital on the modality of documentation of non-tangible cultural heritage.

Zimbabwe:Male Artists Trapped By 'Exotic' Woman?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:29:49 GMT

[263Chat] One would think Zimbabwe is suffering from a deficiency of beautiful woman after witnessing what can be likened to a 'gold rush' by male musicians as they stampede to South Africa to get models who appear in their their videos.

Namibia:Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Welcome a Baby Girl Named Geo Grace

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:04:16 GMT

[News24Wire] Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed their second child - another baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.

South Africa:Charlize Theron Talks About Her SA Car Racing Roots

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:51:39 GMT

[News24Wire] Charlize Theron stole the show at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 over the weekend.

Zimbabwe:Govt Must Support Arts - Diana Samkange

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:47:34 GMT

[The Herald] Government must support the arts and fund festivals to help the sector grow. This is according to songbird Diana Samkange who recently toured the eastern African island of Zanzibar to perform at the Sauti za Busara festival.

Zimbabwe:Fashion Hits, Misses At NAMA Ceremony

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:20:21 GMT

[The Herald] The ground is still wet for the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) controversies and some of the categories have divided public opinion.

Uganda:Movie Review - Black Panther Features Two Ugandan Actors

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:43:29 GMT

[Observer] Following the events of Captain America: Civil War that led to his father's death, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.

Nigeria:Nigerian Child Comedienne Emmanuella Lands Disney Acting Role

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:38:22 GMT

[This is Africa] Seven year-old Emmanuella Samuel, popular for the comedy skit "This is Not My Real Face Oh" has landed a Disney acting role. The young comedienne has gained a large following throughout the world. We wish her all the best in her career.

Nigeria:Ford Foundation Donates $600,000 to Lagos Govt for Museum Project

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:30:06 GMT

[Premium Times] Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said the Ford Foundation had provided $600,000 for the architectural design of the proposed Lagos Museum to be sited at the old Presidential Lodge, Marina, Lagos.

Zimbabwe:Musician Tererai Mum On Sextape

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:26:55 GMT

[263Chat] Forgotten urban grooves diva Tererai Mugwadi has just sneaked her way back into the lime light, with a sex-tape that has sent social media ablaze.

Uganda:British-Ugandan Actor Daniel Kaluuya Wins BAFTA Rising Star Award

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:46:23 GMT

[Guardian] British Actor, Daniel Kaluuya, has joined the likes of Kristen Stewart and Tom Holland to win the EE Bafta Rising Star Award.

Malawi:Lucius Banda Continues War Against Malawi Corruption in Crimes

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:56:30 GMT

[Nyasa Times] Three decades after he embarked on the crusade, Malawian music icon Lucius Banda is unrelenting and unwavering in his criticism of public looting, social injustice and political abuse as he demonstrates in his new album 'Crimes'.

Zimbabwe:Ammara Brown Fans Disappointed After NAMA Snub

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:33:37 GMT

[263Chat] Ammara Brown fans, Ammartians, were left tongue tied on Saturday at the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) when the Akiliz songstress failed to land the Most Outstanding Female Musician award which went to Gospel diva Janet Manyowa.

Africa:Black Panther Makes African Box Office History

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:05:21 GMT

[News24Wire] Black Panther opened in cinemas across the continent this past weekend and, in doing so, lit up the box office.

Nigeria:BBC Launches Igbo, Yoruba Services

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:22:15 GMT

[Premium Times] The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, has launched Igbo and Yoruba services, Tuesday, two of the three new languages to be launched by the Corporation for Nigeria and the West and Central Africa region.

Nigeria:Nigerian Comedienne 'Emmanuella' Lands Disney Role

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:19:09 GMT

[Guardian] Popular Nigerian comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, popularly known as Emmanuella is set to feature in a Disney Hollywood film.

South Africa:SABC Denies Sisulu Claim That Anchor Peter Ndoro Lost His Job

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:16:02 GMT

[News24Wire] It appears Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu made a gaffe when she said in the National Assembly on Monday that veteran journalist Peter Ndoro has lost his job after he mistakenly announced on national TV that President Cyril Ramaphosa had died.

Namibia:28th Independence Concert Launched

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:14:05 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -Ondjila Y´Ondjaba Concert Agency and the team of the Warehouse Theatre have joined forces for the celebration of Namibia's 28th independence day on March 21 at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek. The concert will feature eleven music acts, led by musician Jackson Wahengo, who is a Namibian guitarist playing music heavily rooted in the African tradition, blended with contemporary urban sounds and strong influences of jazz, zouk and reggae - Afropop/folk in a new shape and form.

Nigeria:'Nitori' Is an Epitome of Great Music - Princess Olabuju

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:32:17 GMT

[Leadership] Princess Iyabo Olajubu is the daughter of late songstress, Reagent Bunmi Olajubu a.k.a 'bata mi a dun koko ka' whose song has been an evergreen. For those from yesteryears, they would understand the impact the family is making in the music industry.

Nigeria:David Alaba's Sister, Rose May, Eyes Nigerian Music Industry

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:30:39 GMT

[Premium Times] Many Nigerians are looking forward to the day Bayern Munich forward, David Alaba, will play for the Super Eagles.

Nigeria:Freedom Foundation Screens 'Lagos Dairies' in Lagos

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:29:08 GMT

[Premium Times] A real-life documentary series titled, 'My Lagos Dairies' was screened to select members of the press at the FilmHouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos, over the weekend.

Nigeria:'Black Panther' Smashes Box Office Records With U.S.$218 Million

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:26:56 GMT

[Vanguard] Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

Kenya:Bahati Tries to Hide Photos of Puffed Up Wife After Pregnancy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:18:52 GMT

[Nairobi News] Gospel artist Bahati was over the weekend on the firing line for refusing to embrace his wife's changed physique after she had just given birth.

Sudan:Dr. Haidar, a Born Artist

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:18:26 GMT

[SudaNow] He stated his artistic career as a young boy when his diverse talents started to bloom up, receiving encouragement and support from his family. And when he started his primary education his tutors noticed his great abilities and gave him special attention. He used to collect all he school's weekly arts awards. At that age he also started his own weekly wall magazine. His talents continued to flourish at the intermediate school and when he moved to the secondary school he issued a social and cultural magazi

Nigeria:Flavour, Styl-Plus Thrill Abuja Crowd, Tekno Disappoints

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:21:15 GMT

[Premium Times] The Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja was host to a number of Nigerian musicians Saturday night. Popular highlife performer Flavour graced the stage alongside crowd favourite, Tekno Miles, and Styl Plus.

Nigeria:BBNaija - Prito and Van-Dee Evicted

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:51:26 GMT

[Africa Magic] The first Live Eviction Show saw Princess, Bitto, Vandora and Dee-One exit the Double Wahala House.