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South Africa: Cape Town to Play Host to 'Cheeky' New Arts Festival

[SA Info]Cape Town is to host to a new performing arts festival that will be modelled on some of the world's most popular fringe festivals, Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the National Arts Festival, announced on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Brace Up for Y-Tjukutja

[The Herald]Belgravia Sports Club in Harare will tonight play host to South African house music group, Uhuru currently riding high with their chart topper "Y-Tjukutja". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Piracy Hot Topic At Africa Music Conference

[The Star]MUSIC piracy, broadcasting rights, licensing and legal framework development, are some of the hot topics to be discussed in this year's annual Broadcast Film and Music Africa conference to be held next month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kiko Romeo's Ann Mc Creath to Spearhead Kenya's Fashion Revolution Day

[Capital FM]A new worldwide campaign seeking to highlight how and where clothes are produced will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the fatal factory collapse in Bangladesh. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Oussou Njie Senor to Celebrate Golden Jubilee in Music

[The Point]Ismaila Oussou Njie Senor is set to celebrate his 50-year golden jubilee in music by staging various shows with his new Faateleku Dance Band with other Gambian bands and musicians. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Etona Recognises Artistic Value in Work Developed By Females

[ANGOP]Luanda -The secretary general of the National Plastic Artist Union (UNAP), António Tomás Ana "Etona", stressed on Tuesday in Luanda that a great labour in artistic work developed by Angolan women is visible. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Climax Entertainment in Pre-Launch Show

[Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -Climax Entertainment which was established in 2008 with the aim of building a home for up and coming artists will host a pre-launch show at chez Ntemba in Lilongwe on April 20. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Music Stars for Kilimanjaro Awards

[The Star]KENYAN artistes Fidempa, Jaguar, Amani and Wyre have been nominated in this year's annual Tanzanian music awards, Kilimanjaro Music Awards. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lots of Nudity in TV Shows - Film Board

[The Star]THE Kenya Film Classification Board has raised concern over the content dominating main stream media. The KFCB head of broadcast division Emma Irungu said a report on media monitoring by the board indicates a lot of violation of the laws that guide the media and film industry. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Ministry of Culture Hires Experts to Restore Cristo Rei Statue

[ANGOP]Lubango -The minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, announced Wednesday in the city of Lubango, southern Huíla Province, the hiring of a team of Portuguese specialists to make a diagnosis and subsequent rehabilitation of Cristo Rei Statue. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wizkid, Waje Part Ways With Manager, Godwin Tom

[Premium Times]Nigeria's music industry has witnessed another fall-out between an artiste and a manager as pop sensation, Ayo 'Wizkid' Balogun, and Waje have parted ways with their manager, Godwin Tom. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: ABJMMS Holds First Public Performance

[Daily Observer]Amadu Bansang Jobarteh Manding Musical School (ABJMMS) during the weekend held its first public performance at the school, located at Kembujeh Village of the West Coast Region. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: American Educational Consultant, Donates Books to GVL Butaw School

[New Dawn]An American Educator, Elizabeth Johnson on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 donated a consignment books and sports equipment to students at the GVL School at the company's Wakefield Nursery in Butaw. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland: Trendy Fashion for the Disabled and for Plus-Sized Ladies

[Gender Links]Nomcebo Dlamini dresses plus-sized women for a living. She aspires to own a business that will specialise in dressing plus-sized people, especially women as well as disabled people. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Some Coastal Students to Get Free NAMAs Tickets

[New Era]Windhoek -The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) is giving away 400 tickets to students at the coast to ensure that they get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend this year's NAMAS grand finale awards ceremony. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Food and Wine Fest... Re-Pumps Live Into Capital

[New Era]The two days whining, dinning and feasting. This is what the Namibia Food And Wine Festival was all about. And indeed it lived to expectation with those privy to reflecting on it as having been splendid, exciting, mouth-watering and a very sociable occasion for all, especially foodies and music lovers. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Zambia's Organized Family Launch Album in Namibia This Saturday

[New Era]They have taken the Namibian music scene by storm wooing fans across all tribes in the land of the brave with their captivating live acts as well as their fascinating lyrics. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Jackson Wahengo Launches Debut Album At the Warehouse Theatre

[New Era]Namibian Reggae and Shambo artist, Jackson Wahengo is launching his debut 14-track album titled Akutu Hewa next Friday at the Warehouse Theatre. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Down Music Memory Lane - Ugly Creatures, Namibia's Live Music Brand of All Time

[New Era]One of Namibia's most recognisable live music bands in years gone by, and currently, Ugly Creatures, began life at the Martin Luther High School in 1970 after music crazy boys from the Garden town of Okahandja teamed up to embark on a journey that would capture the imagination of local music followers for years. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Rauha Is Miss Dapp

[New Era]The cultural festival for the DAPP Outapi Vocational Training Centre is aimed at motivating young ladies to showcase their modeling talents and to open up this fast-growing industry in Namibia to them. The organiser of the cultural festival at the centre, Scholastika Embashu, says the event was meant to celebrate culture since DAPP Outapi VTS is a multi-cultural centre with trainees coming from different tribes and cultural background"We hold these cultural festivals every year and we are happy that Miss C (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Spanish to Drop Our Government

[New Era]Namibian multi-talented artist, Haitota Paulus, popularly known as Spanish, will drop his debut album titled Our Government early next month. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Fashion Show Displays Creativity, Exquisite Attires

[New Era]The Aesthetic Fusion fashion show at Street Cuisine, Sanlam Building courtyard on Saturday was a spectacle of exquisite creative attires and other fashion accessories presented by a number of designers. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Camille Rewinds to Screen At the FNCC

[New Era]Windhoek -The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) brings you the movie screening of 'Camille redoubles' (Camille Rewinds) next Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ambassada Hits Out At 'Prosperity' Pastors

[The Star]GOSPEL singer Ambassada has challenged fellow artistes, church leaders and other ministers of God's word to stop focusing only on the gospel of prosperity. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Writer to Release Book On "State External Policy" On Thursday

[ANGOP]Luanda -The book on "State External Policy and Diplomacy of the President José Eduardo dos Santos", by the political analyst and writer Belarmino Van-Dúnem, will be released on Thursday at Lusiada University in Luanda, Angop learnt. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: God Gift Film Production Premier Slated On 19 April

[Foroyaa]God Gift Film production is a movie association that comprises African Actors and Actresses to promote and teach actors and actresse what acting is all about. It is a registered company that is directly under the National Center for Art and Culture (NCAC). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Designer Gets International Nod

[The Herald]United Kingdom-based fashion designer Leah Mubwandarika is walking the talk ever since she launched her brand earlier this year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Literary Postcard - Why Ugandan Pupils Are Better Than Kenyans in Poetry

[The Star]Prof Peter Amuka is a leading literary scholar and folklorist. Recently he lamented that book reviewers concentrate on prose, and avoid poetry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Oxfam's 'Baby Don't Go' Charity Concert

[The Star]The Elephant along James Gichuru road, Lavington saw a superb turnout as the Oxfam sponsored 'Baby Don't Go' charity concert took place and broadcast across Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. Inspired by the song Baby Don't Go by Eric Wainaina, the concert aimed to spread awareness and the message of peace. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Yo Yo Honey Singh to Rap for Miss India

[The Star]Yo Yo Honey Singh who is currently exploring the West for musical opportunities and has no time at the moment for Bollywood and the Indian entertainment industry is set to make an exception to his current 'no-desi-tunes' rule. He will be composing and recording a song for the new Miss India, Koyal Rana. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Nollywood - Most Prolific Movie Machine

[Daily Trust]A 15-second drum roll and the title of the film, "Deceptive Heart," comes crashing onto the screen in a groovy 1970s font. (AllAfrica)

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