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Kenya:Odinga Urges Films Board to Let People Watch Gay Film 'Rafiki'

[Nairobi News] Nasa leader Raila Odinga has urged the Kenya Films Classification Board (KFCB) to allow Kenyans to watch whatever they, like including banned gay film Rafiki. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Lupita Nyong'o Nominated in BET Awards for 'Black Panther' Role

[Nairobi News] Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been nominated in this year's BET awards in the Best Actress Award category. (AllAfrica)

Africa:New York Festival Gives Voice to African Stories

[VOA] A tale of a woman who flees the life of a gangster's wife. The clash of the traditional versus the modern. A documentary look at a rising new musical sound. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:A Story of a Memorable Photograph, and Why It Matters

[Daily Maverick] 16 June 1976, Soweto: Against the backdrop of buildings and other students, Nzima had captured the picture of Hector Pieterson, his sister, Antoinette Pieterson, and the fellow student, Mbuyisa Makhubo, who was carrying Pieterson. (AllAfrica)

Africa:The Fading Use of Indigenous Languages in African Households

[This is Africa] The use of indigenous languages in African households is slowly fading with parents embracing foreign languages. Speaking at the 7th Annual International Igbo Conference Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revealed that she only speaks to her daughter in Igbo, a practice that shocks many parents. However, embracing foreign languages at the expense of local languages is a result of "colonialism [which has] made us look down on everything that is African. This includes our languages, cultures and religions". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Photographer Sam Nzima, Who Captured the Crossroads of History, Dies At 83

[This is Africa] Illustrious South African photographer Sam Nzima, known for his iconic Hector Pieterson picture taken during the Soweto uprisings in 1976, has died at the age of 83. (AllAfrica)

Cape Verde:Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Launched

[Digital Content Africa] Cap Verdean music industry veteran Elodie Dasilva, CEO of music label LusAfrica and DRC's Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique have come together to launch a low-cost music streaming platform. Russell Southwood spoke to La Clique Musique's Djo Moupondo about how it will work and the scale of their ambitions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Here's Why Mi Casa Signing a Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing Is Important

[News24Wire] Award-winning soulful dance trio, Mi Casa, signed a publishing deal with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing on Thursday, which sees their music taken to the global market. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Author Makes Times 'Next Generation Leaders' List

[Premium Times] A Nigerian author, Farida Ado, has made the Time Magazine 2018 Next Generation Leaders list released on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Drop the Mic On Kanye West

[Fahamu] Social media has been abuzz of late with responses to comments that rapper Kanye West made during a radio interview in which he opined that slavery was a "choice" for slaves. The vast majority of social media users, who weighed in on this topic, including a host of celebrities, came out strongly against West and either sought to dismiss these comments by attributing them to his allegedly unbalanced mental state or to educate him on how horrible the system of slavery was. Ergo, it was not a choice. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Bedawi Calls for Encouragement of Cultural Industries

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Culture, Al-Tayeb Hassan Bedawi held meeting Thursday at Dafaalla Al-Haj Center for Popular Musical Instruments in Omdurman with heads of popular musical instruments bands. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:British Envoy Says All Set for Prince Harry's Royal Wedding

[Capital FM] Nairobi -As Kenyans are expected to join the world in observing Prince Harry's royal wedding to Meghan Markle on Saturday, British ambassador Nic Hailey says all is set for the momentous occasion. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mapfumo Relishes Trevor D Reunion

[The Herald] URBAN grooves singer Leonard Mapfumo is billed to perform tonight at the launch of Trevor Dongo's music video for "Hazvidi Nharo". (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Ex-Citizen TV Anchor Terryanne Chebet Lands CEO's Job

[Nairobi News] Former Citizen TV anchor Terryanne Chebet has been appointed the chief executive officer of Fanaka Television. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Msupa S Gets Final Laugh in Collabo With Khaligraph

[Nairobi News] Self-declared Kalenjin queen of rap Msupa S has hit the airwaves, this time with a well arranged collabo with Khaligraph Jones. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Lupita Nyong'o's Baby Brother Pictured Smoking Weed With Snoop Dogg

[Nairobi News] Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's baby brother has been doing naughty things in the US. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Actress Aisha Abimbola 'Omoge Campus' Buried in Canada

[Premium Times] Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus, is scheduled to be buried in Canada today (Thursday). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Killer T Takes New Album to Beitbridge

[The Herald] Dancehall singer Killer T will take his new album "Mashoko Anopfuura" to Beitbridge tomorrow when he performs at Pagomba Café. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'Photographers Are the Invisible Lot' Friend of Sam Nzima

[News24Wire] "The photographers are the invisible lot but whose presence are felt in every story." (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Songbird Avril Applauds New Cybercrime Laws

[Nairobi News] Kenyan artiste Avril has celebrated Kenya's new cybercrime laws by sending out a thinly veiled warning to those who have been spreading fake news about her. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Vanessa Mdee's Latest Album Breaks East African Record

[Nairobi News] Sultry bongo flava singer Vanessa Mdee is the happiest soul after her new album Money Mondays, which she launched early this year in Nairobi, broke East African record in the number of sales. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:MTV Shuga Naija Season 6 Screens in Lagos

[Premium Times] The latest season of the popular TV drama series, MTV Shuga, was privately screened at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Is Our Biggest Market - Mafikizolo

[Leadership] Mafikizolo is a South African singing duo consisting of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza. They are three-time winners of the South African Music Award for Group or Duo of the Year. Their compositions include songs in various South African languages such as IsiZulu,Isixhosa, English And Afrikaans. In an interview with select entertainment journalist at the Dome Abuja, the duo speak about their music, style and latest album. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM was there for LEADERSHIP. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Award Winning Artist Speaks On Compassion for the Needy and His Music Journey

[New Era] Windhoek -New Era sat with multi-awarding winning artist, N.I.A who this year scooped the best gospel award for the song 'I give my life to you,' featuring Monique English, at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Infinix Mobility Unveils Davido As Brand Ambassador

[This Day] INFINIX Mobility Limited has announced the prolific Nigerian music artiste, Davido as its brand ambassador. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Fashions Finest Africa 'Epic Show' Set to Hold

[This Day] Fashions Finest Africa (FFA), a platform established to assemble the very best fashion industry talents out of Africa so as to expose and showcase their craft, creativity and uniqueness, is set to hold Epic Show in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius:Prime Minister Acknowledges Contribution of Artists in Socio-Economic Landscape of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The contribution of artists in shaping the socio-economic landscape of Mauritius should be duly acknowledged in line with promoting artistic values as well as harnessing new talents in the country. Government through various measures and initiatives is committed in its stride to boost the creative arts industry to a new thrust. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF 'Chuffed' As Ex-DJ Eric Knight Joins UK Structures

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER ZBC presenter Eric Knight recently joined Zanu PF's structures in the United Kingdom, the ruling party confirmed this week, adding that "don't be surprised to see him deployed publicly soon". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Yes We're Back Together, but I'm Not Marrying Diamond Platnumz - Hamisa

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian musician Diamond Platinumz's love life is a thing of mystery these days. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SAMAs 2018 Set to Honour 3 Lifetime Achievers and 1 International Achiever

[News24Wire] The late Spokes H, Steve Kekana and Mbongeni Ngema have been named by the organising committee as this year's local honourees while Shashika Mooruth is the recipient of the International Achiever Award. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Farida Ado Listed On 'Time Magazine 2018 Next Generation Leaders' List

[Guardian] A 32-year-old Nigerian author, Farida Ado, has made the TIME Magazine 2018 Next Generation Leaders list. (AllAfrica)

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