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Nigeria:N70 Million Raised From Book On Emir Sanusi's Grandfather

[Daily Trust] Kano -Over N70 million, with the highest contribution of N10 million from Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was realized at a book presentation titled, 'Power and Piety Life and Legacy of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, in Kano. The book is on the life of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, the grandfather of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:A Narrative On Philistine Leadership

[Guardian] Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger. One of the highlights that sold LABAF 2017 out was 'Narrations of Collapse' dedicated to Prof. Niyi Osundare, who clocked 70 early in the year. He came all the way from his base in the United States of America (USA) to deliver the keynote address based on the LABAF 2017 theme 'Eruptions: Global Fractures and Our Common Humanity.' (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:NOK Arts, Others Find New Home in Kaduna Art Gallery

[Guardian] Kaduna -The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) recently opened a new art gallery in Kaduna, Kaduna State. Situated within the premises of the commission, the new gallery is segmented into MANY areas, each holding a history that is preserved and secured for posterity. At the official opening ceremony were lovers of arts, friends of the commission, traditional rulers as well as politicians, including the Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who was represented by his deputy, Yusuf Barnabas Bala. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Prim - a Woman of Many Talents

[Zimbabwe Standard] MULTI-talented model, former soccer player-cum socialite Primrose Paidamoyo Serima said she has no hard feelings for human kind as a celebrity in society. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:For Osundare at 70 - Oora O Omo Osun, Okun O Omo Oke

[Guardian] You are a son of rocks and hills, of streams and verdant forests. Much has been made of the fertile environment you found in Ibadan, the university town whose own seven famous hills have been made even more famous by the poet, Pepper Clark Bekederemo. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:How Art X Lagos Achieved Africa's Premier Fair Status

[Guardian] The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, was the centre of attraction last weekend, when the second edition West Africa's number one art fair, Art X Lagos, returned. It was evident that Africans love art, as they arrived in their numbers to experience the event from all over the continent. (AllAfrica)


Senegal:Building Community Support for Drug Users Using Mobile Cinemas

[OSIWA] Waves of dialogue in West Africa on drug policy reform with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal use have been making headway. Progress is slowly but surely on its way, and different actors are employing various tools and strategies to reach this goal. Senegal is home to le Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar (CEPIAD), the only government-run harm reduction facility in West Africa. CEPIAD does remarkable work by providing psycho (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Meet Masiphumelele's Budding Violinists

[GroundUp] In a small classroom learners from Masiphumelele are learning a new skill: playing the violin. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Atunda Entertainment Waxes On With Talent Grooming

[Guardian] Fifteen years since it officially launched, Atunda Entertainment has become a household name in the entertainment, as it has remained focused on hunting and grooming young talents to stardom. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Beautiful Ifu Ennada - Obsession As Her Next Big Pie

[Guardian] When Obsession, the new movie, produced by the indefatigable Judith Audu's production outfit, Judith Audu Production, for ROK Studio hits the screen this weekend, one actress that viewers should look out for and who indeed would contribute in giving the movie its acting credits would be the abundantly talented Ifu ENnada. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Journalist MAE Azango, Albert Porte Honored in New Book On Investigative Journalism in Africa

[FrontPageAfrica] Johannesburg -FrontPageAfrica reporter Mae Azango and the pioneer of activism in Liberia the late Albert Porte are among scores of African journalists and campaigners captured in a new book promoting investigative journalism in Africa--"African Muckraking"--launched Thursday at an investigative journalism conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Veetaedo Bosses Local Music Industry Around

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -AFTER working with such talents as Cassper Nyovest, music executive Abza Poloko seems to have unearthed the latest gem in Hammanskraal-born performer, Vusaisizwe Nduli. Better known by his stage name, Veetaedo, the 22-year-old has curtain-raised or shared the stage with such prominent acts as Amanda Black, Dream Team, DJ Tira, EMTEE, Mafikizolo, Okmalumkoolkat and Sjava. He counts Dr Dre, Drake and Nyovest among his influences. Veetaedo is eager to step out of these big names, with a debut album coming up. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Why Court Jailed Actress Lulu for Two Years

[Daily News] There are number of questions from members of public as to why Actress Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta, alias Lulu, was sentenced to only two years imprisonment for an offence relating to killing of another person. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Kalasha Awards 2017 Full List of Award Categories

[This is Africa] The Kenyan Kalasha International Awards seeks to honour and represent the five original branches of Film making: Directors, Actors, Writers, Producers and Technicians but has since extended that to include even more related categories. (AllAfrica)


Sudan:FVP Briefed On Arrangement for Holding Conference of Minister of Cultures in Islamic Countries

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President and National Prime Minister was briefed, Thursday on the activities of Sudan Cultural Week which held recently in Tunis. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Japanese Feel At Domboshawa Jazz Festival

[The Herald] In a rare jazz festival that features international artistes, Domboshava music lovers are in for a treat this weekend. Japanese singer Iyco and Kakafuraha band return to Zimbabwe after an impressive performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts this year and will perform in Domboshava tomorrow at Generations Sports Bar. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Deputy President Reading Controversial Zuma Book

[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Parliament that he is reading veteran journalist Jacques Pauw's book, The President's Keepers . (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Has Keroche Heiress Dumped Fiancé for This New Catch?

[Nairobi News] Anerlisa Muigai, daughter of Keroche Breweries proprietor Tabitha Karanja, seems to have broken up with her fiancé. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Word Has It... Is Actress Lulu's Career Over?

[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:All Set for 'Kigali Farmers and Artisans Market - Christmas Edition'

[New Times] Come November 25, the parking lot of Brioche Bread and Pastries in Kacyiru will transform into one huge market place for farmers and local artisans as the now monthly Kigali Farmers and Artisans Market returns for its Christmas edition. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Damara Film in Top 10 At British Film Awards

[Namibian] THE 'Damara King's Festival' film of last year's Damara Goab festival held at Okombahe was among the top 10 films at the arts and humanities research council's 'Research in Film' awards in London last week. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Boobs and Butts Are Very Important to Me - Abiodun Adebanjo

[Vanguard] When you are looking for handsome and talented Nollywood hunks, you cannot but ignore Abiodun Adebanjo. The rising actor popular for playing 'Play boy' roles has starred in movies like Sonate, Basira Badiya, Wale Danger, Omo Oshodi, Injustice, amongst others. In this interview, he opens up on how he started out in Nollywood, the weirdest message he has ever gotten from a fan, among other issues. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Google Celebrates Chinua Achebe's Legacy With Doodle

[This Day] In commemoration of his 87th birthday, U.S. technology firm and the world's largest Internet search engine, Google, Thursday honoured Nigerian author, the late Chinua Achebe, with a Doodle. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Local Musicians Perfom at Free Voter Registration Campaign Concert

[The Herald] Organisers of a voter registration campaign concert that will be held at Hellenic Sports Club this afternoon have secured shuttle buses that will ferry students from various colleges around the city to the venue. In addition to carrying students, there will be a lot of fun on the buses as performing artistes will get personal with their fans during the journeys to the Sports Club. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Sadiq Daba - Colleagues Open Gofundme Account for Ill Actor

[Leadership] Lagos -Colleagues and friends of actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba in the movie sector have opened a Gofundme account for the actor so as to take care of his health bills as he is down with prostrate cancer and leukemia. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Pinky Ghelani Caught in Major Fashion Faux Pas

[Nairobi News] Former radio host Pinky Ghelani was caught in the ultimate fashion faux pas when she showed up for a UN event with sweaty armpits. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Rita Paulsen - From Bss to Television Show

[Citizen] Rita Paulsen made history when she came up with a talent search show Bongo Star Search, one that has shaped many music careers in the country, She has since moved on to another self titled TV show that airs on Azam TV weekly. This week the beat caught up with her for a chat. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Boomplay Music Emerges Best in Africa

[Leadership] Lagos -Boomplay Music, Africa's fastest growing music streaming and download platform, reinforced its continued contribution to the African content distribution ecosystem, after being recognised by an independent panel of industry experts at the Apps Africa Awards. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenyan Man Snatches Woman He's Never Met From American Husband

[Nairobi News] A 26 year-old Kisii man became the subject of conversation in the popular TV show Dr Phil after being caught in a hilarious love triangle with an American couple. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Zari Bails Out of Nairobi Entrepreneurship Forum, Organizers Cancel

[Nairobi News] Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan has cancelled plans to travel to Kenya for the Friday entrepreneurship forum alongside KTN's Betty Kyallo. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea:Eritrean Community Festival in Jeddah

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean community festival in Jeddah and its environs commenced on 1 November with enthusiasm under the theme "Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development". (AllAfrica)


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