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Africa: Nankoma Wins Afrima for Dark-Skinned Girl Anthem

[East African] Ugandan Afro-soul and jazz songstress Sandra Nankoma is the Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Duo Sings for Peace in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] Two musicians are traveling through Cameroon's English speaking regions in the hope that their musical messages of peace will reach rebels and help end the secessionist conflict. DW's Moki Kindzeka reports. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Ugandan Author Is Joint Winner of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

[Monitor] Ms Harriet Anena, Ugandan author and poet is a joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz Safe After Dais Collapses During Wasafi Show

[Nairobi News] Bongo maestro Diamond Platnumz was on Saturday uninjured after a dais collapsed during a performance in Sumbawanga, a town located in western Tanzania. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Diamond's Mum Happy With Son's Hurried Wedding Plans

[Nairobi News] Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz mother Bi Sanura Sandra is impressed with his son's hurried wedding plans to Kenyan beau Tanasha Donna. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Was Beaten, Dragged On the Ground Because I Asked for Help, Actor Narrates Ordeal

[Guardian] The Lagos State police command has commenced investigation into the alleged brutalization of a Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke, by officers of Maroko police station, Lekki. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mukanya Caps Fine Bulawayo Show

[New Zimbabwe] United States of America (USA) based Chimurenga music guru, Thomas Mapfumo on Saturday dished out a lifetime scintillating performance during his first Peace Tour show at the large city hall in Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Munodawafa Searches for Talent Among Disabled Artistes

[The Herald] Popular gospel musician Munyaradzi Munodawafa is scouting for disabled artistes. This is a move to make sure the disabled are empowered to take care of themselves. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities recently held at Isheanesu Multi-Purpose Centre in Glen View, Munodawafa said he will scout for talent though his newly found organisation. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: I Wanted God to Use Me Make Uganda Shine - Miss Uganda

[Monitor] Kampala -Ms Quinn Abenakyo, the Miss Uganda 2018/19, has made history. (AllAfrica)


Africa: African Migrants Keen to Retain Their Cultural Values Abroad

[Africa Renewal] African children abroad struggle over cultural identity (AllAfrica)


Kenya: DNA Releases Dis Track On 'Bitter' Dj Pinye

[Nairobi News] Rapper DNA has released a dis track that accuses legendary DJ Pinye of being a bitter man. (AllAfrica)


Egypt: Egypt 'Ify' Ufele

[Africa Renewal] African themes a standout in young designer's fashion line (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Rachel J Launches Single in Style

[The Herald] It was a glitz and glamour affair as songstress Rachel J unveiled her single, "Makwikwi" at Rainbow Towers Hotel on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nollywood Actress Yetunde Akilapa Arrested for Allegedly Stealing in Lagos

[Leadership] With the massive down turn of low cast income, though the lucrative movie industry. According to YEN magazine, several actors have tried to supplement their income by venturing into other businesses, but this is not an excuse for illegal activity. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Madtraxx Ties the Knot With Longtime Girlfriend

[Nairobi News] Videos released by invited guests at the wedding, show the happy couple cheerfully dancing at their wedding. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Here Is Khaligraph's Response to DJ Pinye's 'Mediocre' Songs Jibe

[Nairobi News] Rapper reminds DJ Pinye that he is now ruling the airwaves despite his struggles at the onset of his music career. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Soweto Gospel Choir Nominated for 2019 Grammy Award

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Soweto Gospel Choir has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ancient Village Arenas Remain a Central Force in Igbo Life. Here's Why

[The Conversation Africa] People and places are inextricably linked. Your knowledge about life and how you move through the world is based on the environment where you were raised. A good example is what we found among the Igbo, where landscape provides space to discuss and decide on social structure and social processes. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Diamond Announces Dates for His 4-Day Wedding

[Nairobi News] Speaking to Wasafi TV, the singer has confirmed that he plans to wed Kenyan radio presenter Tanasha Donna on February 14, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Holiday Song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Frozen Out By U.S. Radio Station

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -The catchy song recounts efforts of a man coaxing a woman to stay with him and overriding her objections (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: All Set for 'Strictly Shower Power' Concert

[263Chat] Acapella music lovers will be in for a treat on the 15th of December as seasoned gospel group, Shower Power invades Avondale's 7 Arts Theatre for what has been dubbed an exclusive marathon of the group's best songs. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Blue Fashion Steals the Show At Nairobi Conference

[IPS] Nairobi -The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world. Pesticides and insecticides used on crops grown for fabrics together with the chemicals used in the production of fabrics cause enormous damage to the environment. (AllAfrica)


Africa: I'm African, That's Where It Begins

[Africa In Fact] In this Africa in Fact edition dedicated to culture, Fred Khumalo paraphrases our mutual friend Mondli Makhanya who, in the midst of a debate with a right-of-centre interlocutor, asserted that, "I am a South African and that's where it ends". Much as this position is apt within a national discourse on identity politics, if we zoom out to the continent, Africanness has to be our departure point; for in one simple sense, culture is the outwardly radiating manifestation of our being in the world. (AllAfrica)


Africa: What Are Cartoons Meant to Do?

[Africa In Fact] Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture (AllAfrica)


Africa: The New Wave Tireless Cultural Activism

[Africa In Fact] Tireless cultural activism has seen women artists from Africa rival their male counterparts on the world stage (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Ginuwine Fires Up Johnnie Walker Soul-R&b Safari Concert

[East African] American R&B star Ginuwine, also known as Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, did not disappoint his Ugandan fans who came to see him perform at the at the Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari concert at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala last Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Club MTV Base Returns As Olu Maintain, Juliet Ibrahim Thrill Fun Lovers Saturday

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Famous Club MTV Base event will return to entertain fun lovers in Lagos this Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Carl Joshua Ncube Partners Anne Kansiime

[263Chat] Award-winning comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has partnered Ugandan entertainer and comedian Anne Kansiime in a deal that will see the incorporation of the Queen of African comedy's Anne Kansiime Television (AKTV) channel on his Feel Good Africa online TV platform. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Protection, Patronage or Plunder?

[Fahamu] A review (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Watch the Star-Studded "Wonder Woman" By Davido

[Guardian] Davido has released the visual for Wonder Woman. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: For This Tribe, Offering Your Wife to a Guest for the Night is 'Normal'

[Nairobi News] When a visitor comes around, the man of the house will willingly give his wife to the guest to spend the night with. (AllAfrica)


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