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Africa: Jay Z Sets Twitter On Fire After Admission of Adultery

[Vanguard] Twitter is buzzing with comments on Rapper Jay Z's admission that he once cheated on his wife, Beyonce. Trending along was the revelation of the names of the twins born early in July as Rumi and Sir Carter. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ghetto Kids to Feature On Ellen Degeneres Show

[Monitor] The Ghetto Kids hit a new high when they became the first Ugandan performers to take stage at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. Their performance was hailed by Ugandans but the Ghetto Kids are not done yet. The group, which is still in USA has big plans ahead including appearing on The Ellen Degeneres show. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine Wins Kyadondo East By-Election With 78 Percent of Vote

[Observer] Kyadondo voters can now officially continue with their early celebrations following the announcement of Robert Kyagulanyi as winner of the Kyadondo East by-election. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Here is Akothee's Lighthearted Praise of her Other Baby Daddy

[Nation] Lately musician Akothee has been on a mission to appreciate her lovers. The energetic dancer/singer took to Instagram to appreciate the father of her two sons. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Baby Driver Will Make You Love High-Speed Cars

[Observer] This crime comedy introduces us to Baby (Ansel Elgort), an escape driver for bank robbers. He is forced to either work for them or have his girlfriend killed. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ugandan Designers to Showcase in the U.S.

[Observer] Two seasoned Ugandan fashion designers - Anita Beryl of Beryl Qouture and Claire Kigozi of Claire's Designs - are set to showcase at the 10th edition of the Baltimore fashion week. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Chameleone Promises Fireworks At Lugogo

[Observer] Since taking part in the Tubonga Naawe anthem, a campaign song that was used to canvass votes for President Yoweri Museveni in last year's elections, many artistes have somewhat failed to pick themselves up thanks to a boycott that followed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lupita Nyong'o Featured in 4:44

[Observer] A few years ago, Lupita Nyong'o skyrocketed to stardom when she won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Oliver Mtukudzi Set to Light Up the Lock Down Concert

[Observer] Zimbabwean musician, Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi, is set to be the headline artiste at the first-ever Lock Down concert this evening at Imperial Royale hotel. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Busara Entries to Beat All Records

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The 2018 edition of the Sauti Za Busara is almost seven months away and already the applications are flooding with more than 400 groups that have already submitted applications to participate at the 15th edition of Sauti za Busara festival. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Olinda Chapel Hosts High Tea Event

[The Herald] All is set for a High Tea event hosted by businesswoman and philanthropist, Olinda Chapel this weekend at Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spar in London, UK. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Traditional Beats Take Centre Stage At Weekend Live

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Live gigs in Dar have been quite a rare happening in the past one month for what many assume are very obvious reasons (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Rayvanny, Diamond's Protégé Who Beat the Odds At BET Awards

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It has been a long way but finally the black entertainment television award jinx for Tanzania was finally broken. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Fighting Gender Based Violence Through Drama

[New Times] Umurage will be aired thrice a week on seven local radio stations, namely Radio Rwanda, Radio 10, City Radio, Isango Star, Salus, Radio Isangano, Radio Izuba and once a week on Radio Ishingiro. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Betty Kyallo Claps Back at 'Porsche' Troll on Twitter

[Nation] KTN news anchor Betty Kyallo has had to deal with trolls on social media following claims that a top-of-the-range vehicle she once drove had been confiscated by the owner. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine - From the Ghetto to Parliament

[Observer] Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine's victory in the Kyadondo East by-election yesterday completed a remarkable transformation of the artiste, who years ago never imagined he would join politics. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Oliver Mtukudzi Promises Historic Show

[Monitor] World renowned vocalist and instrumentalist Oliver Mtukudzi famously known to many for his hit "Todii" has promised Ugandans' to expect nothing less than a magical show in The Lock Down concert tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Durban July Ready to Weave Its Spell

[News24Wire] Greyville Racecourse in downtown Durban is gearing up for another capacity crowd as the 121st edition of the Durban July attracts punters, socialites and fashion lovers from every corner of the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Redi Tlhabi Leaves 702

[Primedia] 702's Redi Tlhabi has announced her intention to take an exciting new direction in her journey, which unfortunately means she needs to step off of her daily afternoon drive show on the talk station. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gospel Musician Bahati Proposes to his Hottie Prayer Partner

[Nation] Gospel singer Bahati has finally confirmed rumors on the identity of his famed prayer partner. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mare to Perform At Miss World Zim UK

[New Zimbabwe] THE Miss World Zimbabwe UK beauty pageant is fast approaching, with this year's event being hosted by singer, Tytan and businesswoman, Olinda Chapel. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Musicians Rarely Provide Critique, but Continue to Provide Solace

[The Conversation Africa] The "Indépendance Cha-Cha" is one of the best-known songs in the Congolese cannon. It was composed and first performed by the father of modern popular Congolese music, Joseph Kabasele, and his band African Jazz in Brussels in January 1960 during the negotiations for Congolese independence. It proved a huge hit all over Africa in the years to come and is performed to this day. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Richie Hits Nollywood With 'Culprit'

[This Day] Richie Akpikpi, a Sweden-based Nigerian, is back to his roots after 17 years, to produce a movie titled 'Culprit'. The Edo State-born had studied Civil Engineering in the University of Florence, Italy, before going to Sweden to pursue his career in construction. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Macheso, Dj Stavo in Victoria Falls Battle

[The Herald] It will be a battle for fans in Victoria Falls as two entertainers DJ Stavo and Alick Macheso perform at different venues in the tourist town tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Media Set Ablaze As Phyno, Kcee Blast Hushpuppi Over Fake Watch Troll

[Vanguard] The social media has been set ablaze as the Malaysian-based Nigerian rich boy, Ray Hushpuppi who is well-known for his lavish lifestyle and love for Gucci, has been caught drowning in a troll which he started and which has got him a reward in his own coin when the shadded 'King of the East' Phyno, and KCee returned back, in multiple folds, some verbal salvo at him. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Kampalans Eat 3,000 Kilos of Pork At Festival

[Observer] The first-ever pork festival in Kampala took place at Namboole and by 10am on Saturday, the meat's lovers were trickling in, also eager to stand a chance of walking away with 25 kilograms of pork in a raffle draw. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Ajuwaya - the Haunted Village' Goes to Cinemas From July 7

[This Day] Following the success of his movie 'Couple of Days', Producer and director Tolu LordTanner's new movie 'Ajuwaya- the Haunted Village' is set to storm cinemas nationwide on the 7th July. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mercy Aigbe's Husband Says Wife's Advocacy 'About Money'

[Premium Times] Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, and her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, shaded each other on Instagram after Mercy released a video of her battered face on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Diamond - I Neither Dated Nor Slept With 'Salome' Star

[Nation] Diamond Platinumz has denied ever dating or impregnating top model and the star of the video of his mega hit song "Salome" Hamisa Mobeto. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Desmond Elliot, Mercy Aigbe Lead Campaign Against Maltreatment of Widows

[Guardian] Worried by rising cases of widow maltreatment in the country, Nollywood actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot has teamed up with colleague, Mercy Aigbe to headline a national campaign aimed at drawing attention to the plight of widows in Nigeria, with a view to ameliorating their suffering. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar International Film Festival Partners With Showmax

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Zanzibar International Film Festival is almost here and the excitement that usually accompanies the season is on with the announcement of a partnership with Showmax being the latest development . (AllAfrica)

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