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Nigeria:Nigerian Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Marathon By an Individual

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:54:13 GMT

[Premium Times] Odumewu Debbie a.k.a Pinki Debbie, a Nigerian dancer and choreographer, has officially broken the Guinness World record of "the longest dancing marathon by an individual".



West Africa:Alpha Blondy Wants AU, ECOWAS Action After CNN Exposé On Libya Migrants

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:42:09 GMT

[ANGOP] Yamoussoukro -Legendary Ivorian reggae musician, Alpha Blondy, known in private life as Seydou Kone has again waded into the debate for sub-Saharan African leaders to help protect their citizens wherever they find themselves.



Malawi:Bushiri Buys Top of the Range Vehicles For His Team

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:37:39 GMT

[Nyasa Times] South Africa based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has surprised 15 members of his team with gifts of top of the range vehicles to ease their mobility.



Uganda:Fashion - of Uganda's Originals, High Copies and Fakes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:27:05 GMT

[Observer] Last week we discussed paying a little more for a better product. The idea was that we should not focus on saving some little money by compromising on quality. Now making up your mind to follow those words of wisdom may sound like the hard part. It is not.



Kenya:Moral Police Strikes Off Sauti Sol's New Video From Day Time TV

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:37:08 GMT

[Nairobi News] Moral police Ezekiel Mutua on Thursday called the new raunchy Sauti Sol's Melanin video gross and not fit to be watched by children.



Tanzania:Lady Jay Dee Lands Multi-Million Shillings Deal in Kenya

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:36:29 GMT

[Nairobi News] Three months after ditching Ali Kiba recording label Rockstar 4000, veteran Bongo flava musician Lady Jay Dee has reportedly signed a multi-million shillings album deal with Pan African music Power House, Taurus Musik that is based in Nairobi.



South Africa:SANEF Mourns The Passing of Cebo Manyaapelo

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:01:52 GMT

[SANEF] The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has noted with sadness the passing of veteran broadcaster, Cebo Manyaapelo.



Africa:Victoria's Secret Goes Nomadic in China

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:05:34 GMT

[Nairobi News] Victoria's Secret Fashion Show made its China debut on Sunday night at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena, which glowed in a pink hue to celebrate the occasion.



Rwanda:Ingabire Eyes Miss Supranational Crown

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:47:56 GMT

[New Times] Rwanda's Habiba Ingabire is rated among the top contestants in the Miss Supranational 2017 beauty pageant.



Zimbabwe:Musician Jah Prayzah Praises Zimbabweans

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:19:37 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Celebrated youthful musician Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzei Makombe, has commended Zimbabweans for remaining united and peaceful in the fight to remove Zimbabwe's sole president since independence Robert Mugabe.



Kenya:City Lawyer Kipkorir 'Flies Personal Tailor' to Nairobi Just to Get Suited Up

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:18:31 GMT

[Nairobi News] Flamboyant Nairobi lawyer Donald Kipkorir is back with his spendthrift ways, this time flying in his personal tailor for an eight-hour flight to Nairobi from - wait for this - Italy.



Kenya:Why This Zambian Man Has Become the Darling of Nairobi Women

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:14:56 GMT

[Nairobi News] A Zambian man, who has been writing about independent women, is quickly become a favourite of Nairobi ladies.



Kenya:King Kaka's Newborn Is Growing Up So Fast

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:14:17 GMT

[Nairobi News] Rapper King Kaka's son, Iroma, is growing up so adorably fast.



Kenya:Keroche Heiress All Loved Up With New Catch

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:14:07 GMT

[Nairobi News] Anerlisa Muigai is not slowing down for anything, days after shutting down rumors that she has dating another woman's husband, a video of her in love has emerged.



Nigeria:Nigerian Actor Sadiq Daba Set for Treatment in UK

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:08:53 GMT

[Premium Times] Veteran actor Sadiq Daba who has been reportedly diagnosed with leukaemia and prostate cancer is about to be flown to the UK for intensive treatment.



Nigeria:P-Square - I'm Done Doing Business With My Brothers - Mr P

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:07:42 GMT

[Premium Times] Peter Okoye, the one half of the defunct group, P Square, has said that he is done doing business with his brothers: Paul and Jude Okoye.



Malawi:Gospel Musician Kishombe to Launch Third Album

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:35:27 GMT

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -One of the gospel artists in the country, Walusungu Kishombe, aka 'Balaam' said people should expect live performances with Rowling Sounds Band and a raffle draw during the launch of his third album CD and DVD slated for new year's day.



Angola:Hildebrando De Melo Displays Paintings At Agostinho Neto Memorial

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:21:31 GMT

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan artist Hildebrando de Melo will promote as from 29 November a series of plastic art works in the framework of his exhibition dubbed "Papéis", at the Dr. António Agostinho Neto Memorial (MAAN), in Luanda.



South Africa:A Celebration of Queerness - Zanele Muholi Receives a French Knighthood

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:35:23 GMT

[Daily Maverick] The French Embassy was due to present the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et de Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) to acclaimed photographer and gender activist Zanele Muholi at a ceremony in Pretoria on Wednesday evening. The prestigious honour is awarded to outstanding individuals in art and writing.



Liberia:Top-Rated Liberian Artists Missing in Action

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:07:05 GMT

[Observer] Over the last decade, there has been many truly talent musicians who made some good impact with their songs. Before their quick fall from grace, these artists were booked for almost every show covering magazines and front pages of newspapers, granting interviews and receiving the superstar treatment from fans.



Liberia:Scientific Gears Up for Album Release

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:06:17 GMT

[Observer] Scientific, arguably one of Liberia's best rappers, is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated debut album 'Best of Scientific.'



Malawi:2 Gospel Artists to Perform During Banonie Mwale Foundation Launch

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:52:45 GMT

[Nyasa Times] Two renowned gospel artistSteve ' Wazisomo" Muliya and Brenda Kadamanja are this coming Friday scheduled to be part of official launch of Banonie Mwale foundation and handover ceremony of Jenny Naylor Nursery .



Nigeria:Stay Off Social Media, Omotola Advises Banky W, Adesua

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:46:41 GMT

[Vanguard] Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has advised the latest Nigerian celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua, to stay off social media "for sometime."



Nigeria:Festival to Mark 121 Years of Cocoa Production to Hold in Osun

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:12 GMT

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -The Eti-Oni Development Group has said necessary arrangements are in place for the 2017 Cocoa Festival to celebrate the 121 years of continued production of cocoa in Eti-Oni.



South Africa:Dare Not Linger - the Presidential Years By Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:26:02 GMT

[Guardian] This book is conceived as a sequel, follow up to A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, not just because the title is taken from the last page of that book, but also the crying need to close the Nelson Mandela account as rendered by him. But Mandela was not able to complete the book. What he wrote and the notes he made towards completing the book provided my friend Mandla Langa with ammunition to complete the book. Graça Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela provides a prologue to the book.



Namibia:Telecoms Giant Honours Businesswoman of the Year

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:03:42 GMT

[Namibia Economist] Reigning Namibian Businesswoman of the Year, Nangula Kauluma on Tuesday received a TN mobile SmartLite package for a period of 12 months, courtesy of Telecom Namibia.



Namibia:Troupe to Commemorate World Aids Day Through Dance

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:01:21 GMT

[Namibia Economist] The OYO Dance Troupe will present a dance showcase to commemorate World AIDS day and raise awareness, on 1 December at FNCC at 19:00 with tickets at N$50 in advance and N$70 at the door.



Africa:Digital Music Label and Aggregator Africori Gets 60 Million Views Per Month On You Tube From Its Artists

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:28:18 GMT

[Digital Content Africa] Beyond ringback tones, music downloading and streaming services in Africa have been a slow burn. Digital music label and aggregator Africori sits at the crossroads of tomorrow's market so we spoke to Founder Yoel Kenan about what's happening in the market and why.



Malawi:Youths to Revive Reading Culture - Barefoot Readers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:54:05 GMT

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -As one way of promoting reading culture in Malawi, a Lilongwe based Barefoot Readers Initiative has started a project through a voluntary group to revive a reading culture among the youth.



Malawi:'Mr. Ichocho' Eyeing First Mr Malawi Title

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:40:48 GMT

[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's well known Body Builder Yasin 'Mr. Ichocho' Suwedi says he is geared and prepared enough to win this years Mr. Malawi Body Building Championship.