August 20

  • South Africa: Tune Me What - South Africa's Most Wanted [opinion]

    ThinkAfricaPress

    Nelson Mandela once said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. South African musicians may therefore know more than a thing or two about the... Read more »

  • South Africa: President Zuma to Preside Over Nakasa's Reburial

    SAnews.gov.za

    President Jacob Zuma will preside over the reburial of renowned journalist Nat Nakasa's remains at Heroes' Acre in Chesterville, Durban, on 13 September. Read more »

  • Ghana: Ghana's Handicraft Gets Major Demand At New York Exhibition [press release]

    Ghana Govt.

    Twelve key craft export companies from Ghana are participating in this year's Summer Artisan Resource in New York as part of measures to re-establish the country's handicraft on... Read more »

  • South Africa: Do Big Electronic Dance Music Festivals Spread the Love? [analysis]

    GroundUp

    From Miami's supercharged Ultra Music festival to Rocking the Daisies, Cape Town has become home to some of the highest grossing music festivals in the country. Our music... Read more »

  • Kenya: Celebrity Chef Ali Said to Wed Soon

    The Star

    CELEBRITY chef Ali Said Mandhry is set to quit the bachelors' club this month. Read more »

  • Kenya: Coola Gang - We Are Not Discrediting Local Video Makers

    The Star

    SENSATIONAL Kenyan hip hop duo Coola Gang didn't intend to discredit local video makers when it flew in renown Nigerian film and music video director Sesan Ogunro to work on their... Read more »

  • Angola: Literary Works Exhibited At Book Biennial in Sao Paulo

    ANGOP

    Angolan writers' books will be exhibited, from 22 to 31 this month, at the 23rd International Book Biennial of São Paulo, in Brazil, aiming at showing the world the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: With Afolayan's October 1, Terra Kulture Raises Bar in Cinema Promotion

    Guardian

    AHEAD of the public premiere of Kunle Afolayan's highly anticipated feature film, October 1, Nigeria's foremost arts and cultural center, Terra Kulture has stressed its leading... Read more »

  • Namibia: Popya With Julia Shalongo-Shandje Ndinelago Amukoshi

    New Era

    Julia Shalongo-Shandje Ndinelago Amukoshi is a 25 year-old young poet who paints pictures with words. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Don Warns Govts Against Marginalising Arts, Culture

    Daily Independent

    Governments at all levels and their agencies have been advised to repent and retreat from "all the skewed, schemed and marginalised tendencies against the arts". Read more »

  • South Africa: Advertising Industry Must Support Local Musicians

    Biz-Community

    I am dreaming of a day when the music and the advertising industries would consistently work together like hand in glove. In the early 80s, most adverts' musical scores were... Read more »

  • Namibia: Oyo Presents Drama - Dance On Jealousy

    New Era

    Jealousy has led men to war, crime and violence. What would it take to change this situation? The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Trust dance troupe is joined by an... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Continental Fame Beckons for Big Brother Hotshots

    Guardian

    MORE swag, more glamour, more Big Brother Africa! The continent's biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for a... Read more »

  • Namibia: Children Fest to Be the Best!

    New Era

    ChiNamibia Arts Education for Development is hosting a Children Arts and Culture Festival at Independence Arena in Katutura at the end of this month. Read more »

  • Nigeria: I Am Alive, Hale, Hearty, Says Faleti

    Guardian

    FOLLOWING rumours of his death, which went viral last Monday on social media, foremost novelist and artiste of the Yoruba genre, Pa Adebayo Faleti, has debunked the news, saying he... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Queen Cha Releases New Video

    New Times

    A few days after promising her fans a strong musical comeback, local artiste Yvonne Mugemana, aka Queen Cha, has released a new video, Kizimyamoto, featuring Urban Boys' Safi... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Three Months Later, Ciney Quits Infinity Records

    New Times

    Barely three months after joining Infinity Records, rapper Aisha Uwimana, aka Ciney, threw in the towel last week after the company reportedly failed to deliver on its promises. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Support for Osun Osogbo 2014 Receives Royal Blessing

    Guardian

    AS activities marking the 2014 edition of the annual Osun Osogbo Festival advance, notable individuals in Osogboland have commended the support from Goldberg, a high quality lager... Read more »

  • Kenya: Willy Paul, Gloria Muliro Are Mwafaka's Best

    The Star

    SINGERS Willy Paul and Gloria Muliro are this year's best Mwafaka Awards male and female artistes respectively. Read more »

  • Kenya: Artist Tahir Carl Karmali Showcases New Work

    The Star

    Tahir Carl Karmali, a Nairobi-based photographer and digital and mixed media artist, held a fantastic exhibition of cabinet art at a private residence on Ngong Road in Nairobi on... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: IIFF Nigerian Filmmaker Imparts Skills

    The Herald

    Nigerian award winning playwright and screen writer Ade Solanke is conducting a script adaptation workshop with local filmmakers as part of the ongoing International Images Film... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Dj Mukanya Dies

    The Herald

    Seasoned club disc jockey Nathan Rusike has died. Rusike who was popularly known as DJ Mukanya died on Monday after a short illness. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Asa's Bed of Stones Drops On August 25

    Leadership

    The numerous fans of Nigeria's 1st lady of soul music, Asa will have their thirst for her soulful melodies quenched and sated from Monday August 25, 2014 when the song compilation... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Gwanza in Open Discussion

    The Herald

    Gwanza Month of Photography will today hold an open discussion entitled "Lens on Africa: Othering Othered Perspectives" to interrogate the issues, ideas and implications posed by... Read more »

  • Nigeria: The Rhythm of Beats Show Forth in My Design

    Vanguard

    Rahima Mohammed, Founder, Raaah London, is a remarkable African fashion designer that is ready to reach the skies with her exquisite designs. The Zimbabwean started designing at... Read more »

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