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South Africa: 97-Year-Old Writer Peter Abrahams Found Dead

[Nation] Peter Abrahams, a South African-born Jamaican novelist, journalist and political commentator most popularly known in Kenya for his novel, Mine Boy, was found dead at his home in the Caribbean island nation on Wednesday, the Jamaican daily The Gleaner reported. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Soundtrap, Allihoopa Partner to Ease Online Music-Making Worldwide

[CIO] Musicians and aspiring musicians just got a boost with easy-to-use online support for their creative endeavors though a partnership between Soundtrap and Allihoopa. Now users of Allihoopa's music-based social network have access to the Soundtrap collaborative music-making recording studio, where they can turn their creations into full compositions, working with others around the world using the real-time collaboration features built into Soundtrap. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Cape Party to Lay Charges Against 'F**k White People' Artist

[News24Wire] The Cape Party intends to lay hate speech charges against artist Dean Hutton for the "Fuck White People" artwork, it said on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: What They Remember About System Tazvida

[The Herald] Godwin Muzari -A lot of things happened while Memory Lane was on a long festive season break. It is good to be back. Among events that took place towards the end of the year was the launch of Chazezesa Challengers album titled "Smoko Revival Zvachose". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Boxing Star Manyuchi Set for Glory

[The Herald] BOXER Charles Manyuchi is the favourite to win big tonight when the country honours its outstanding sportsmen and women at the Annual National Sports Awards, but there is no doubt the winner should have been footballer Khama Billiat. While 2016 was an Olympic year, Zimbabwe struggled to make an impression at the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the athletes came back home empty-handed. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Kannywood's Rahama Sadau Produces 'Rariya'

[Daily Trust] Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, is adding another portfolio to her title as producer with the coming of her new movie, 'Rariya'. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Ex Public Protector to Write Autobiography

[News24Wire] Former public protector Thuli Madonsela is working on an autobiography. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sisters Release New Movie

[The Herald] Vongai Mbara -Two Mutare sisters Tanaka and Amanda Ranganawa have released a movie titled "All She Wants" which will be launched tomorrow at Golden Peacock Villa Hotel, in the eastern border city. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Chibok Girls' Film Premieres in U.S.

[Daily Trust] A film dedicated to telling the story of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, "Waiting for Hassana", will be premiered in the U.S. on Friday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 'F**k White People' Artwork Vandalised

[News24Wire] An art piece at the National Art Museum in Cape Town, titled Fuck White People , was vandalised by a political party calling for people to "love they neighbour". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tonto Dikeh Husband's Alleged Mistress Confesses!

[Vanguard] Rosaline Meurer, the alleged mistress of Tonto Dikeh's husband, Oladunni Churchill, has finally come out to clear the air about the rumoured tryst she has with the billionaire husband of top Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Warriors Midfielder Nakamba Building Mansion

[The Herald] THERE is certainly a growing list of former and current Warriors stars with roofs over their heads in the City of Kings with Marvelous Nakamba developing a five bedroomed mansion in Bulawayo's plushy Sunninghill suburb. With the Hwange-born midfielder making his Africa Cup of Nations finals debut on his 23rd birthday anniversary against Senegal in the Group B match at the Stade de Franceville last night, his big night at his house is set for May when he returns for the off-season. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Mhere to Release New Album

[The Herald] Tawanda Marwizi -Gospel musician Mathias Mhere is optimistic about his new album "New Testament" that will be launched at 7 Arts Theatre, Avondale in March. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Gospel Artist Arrested Over Attempted Theft

[Monitor] Kabale -A gospel singer and two of her colleagues have been arrested by the police in Kabale town over alleged attempt of stealing money from a mobile money operator. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Angela Okorie Blasts Bobrisky

[Vanguard] Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, has released a ballistic missile, attacking Nigerian men who go out of their way to apply make-up to attract attention to themselves on the social media. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ayo Jay Releases Two New Records

[Premium Times] Fast rising Afrobeat singer, Ayo Jay, resurfaces with two new hit singles titled "Want You" and "The Vibe". (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Daily Maverick Interview - the Makers of 'Coloured Mentality'

[Daily Maverick] Still reeling from the buzz attracted by the launch of their web series 'Coloured Mentality', filmmakers Kelly-Eve Koopman and Sarah Summers are preparing to walk 1,000km from Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape to the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town - the annual Indigenous Liberation Walk arranged by Khoi activists. The walk, which sparked the documentary series' search for what it means to be a coloured person, kicks off in February. In the meantime, the filmmakers have just completed their second episode (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 93 Days - the Movie That Brought Nigeria International Respect

[This Day] Except you live in the cave, you would have heard of 93 Days movie. If you haven't, you must have heard of the events that led to the movie - Ebola in Nigeria. 93 Days is the movie that has brought Nigeria great respect amongst committee of nations especially due to the way the Ebola virus was contained. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ebuka Named Host for Big Brother Naija Reality TV

[This Day] MultiChoice Nigeria has announced media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, as host for Big Brother Naija reality TV show. The former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 will make a re-appearance at the reality show's revival but this time as the host. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Shatta Wale Reveals Why He's Not Releasing Many Songs of Late

[Ghana Star] Dancehall king, Shatta Wale has been silent of late. He no longer releases songs or post comments about himself. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Is Sauti Sol's Savara Getting Married?

[New Times] Knowless and Ishimwe in London for holiday (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Kelly Hansome Drops New EP

[Premium Times] Now Muzik and Maga Music Group artiste, Orji Obinna Michael, aka Kelly Hansome has dropped a new EP titled 4Play. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Beauty Queens, Celebrity Ladies Set to Kick Against Rape in Lagos

[Leadership] The Queen of Aso Nigeria Pageant is set to host this year KICK AGAINST RAPE Novelty Football Match-Season 3 between Beauty Queens vs Celebrity Ladies on Saturday 11th March 2017 @Children int'l School, Lekki in Lagos, (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Actor, Joseph Okechukwu's Open Letter to Donald Trump

[Vanguard] Nollywood actor and producer, Joseph Okechukwu is at it again. The actor, who predicted Donald Trump's presidential election win, has written an open letter to him, baring his mind on the recent controversies trailing outgoing president, Barack Obama's silence, on the recent protests to disrupt Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony and shame him. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: AY Makun Announces New Movie '10 Days in Sun City'

[Premium Times] Award-winning Nigerian actor and stand-up comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, is set to release a new movie titled "10 Days in Sun City". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Chibok Girls' Film "Waiting for Hassana" Premieres in U.S.

[Premium Times] A film dedicated to telling the story of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, "Waiting for Hassana", will premiere in the U.S. on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Abdalla - Winner of the 2016 Continental Literature Prize

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Idrissa Haji Abdalla, is the winner of Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, 2016. He took home $5,000. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Afro Pop Singer Dan Lu's 'Baby Bump' Photos Causes Stir

[Nyasa Times] Afro pop singer Dan Lu has caused quite a stir on social media after posting photos posing with his pregnant wife Emmie while she dispalys her baby bump. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Will Singer Majek Fashek Reclaim His Place in Nigerian Music Scene?

[Vanguard] Nigerian-born reggae legend and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, who in recent years has been in the news following his deteriorating health condition, resulting from suspected case of drug addiction, is hale and hearty again. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: New TV Documentary 'My Lagos Diaries' Premieres

[Vanguard] A new real life documentary series titled, 'My Lagos Dairies', put together by Freedom Foundation, a faith based nonprofit organization of the House of Freedom, is set to go public. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Asians Request for Recognition as 44th Tribe

[Nation] Kenyan Asians have asked the government to recognise them as the country's 44th ethnic community. (AllAfrica)


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