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Africa: What 1960's African Poetry Tells Us About Colonialism

[This is Africa] In view of the recently commemorated World Poetry Day we look at how some of the poems written by African poets of the 1960s, which explore colonialism, and some of the atrocities committed on the continent. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Chikuzee Becomes First Kenyan to Clinch Recording Deal With Diamond's Label

[Nation] Coast- based musician Suleiman Chikuku Abdallah popularly known as Chikuzee has become the first Kenyan artiste to sign with Diamond Platinumz's recording label Wasafi Records (WCB).Chikuzee's manager Musa Babaz, told that the artiste has signed a five year deal to work under WCB where he will record solo singles as well as collaborate with fellow artistes signed within the stable, including Diamond. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mr, Ms Novice Contest On

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE Republic Police bodybuilders are expected to pull a surprise at tomorrow's National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness Mr and Ms Novice competition at Pro Fitness Gym in the capital. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Theatre Review - 'El Blanco' Is Theatre At Its Simplest

[Daily Maverick] To tell the truth, the play El Blanco is a heap of nonsense. There's a plot, of sorts, some singing, of more uncertain sorts, a very large hat and very tight trousers, and square-mouthed James Cairns spinning a yarn of his crazy days in Mexico. And bravo, amigo, because it's one hell of a funny show. By LESLEY STONES. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Popular Singer Jaguar May Face Up to 10 Years in Prison

[Nation] Popular singer Jaguar may face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted for the deaths of two people who were hit by his car along the Sagana-Makutano road in Kirinyaga on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sponsors Shun Miss Deaf Pageant

[The Herald] Organisers of the Miss Deaf Zimbabwe 2017 have said sponsors and the corporate world are shunning them in terms of assisting the beauty pageant. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Chimamanda Adichie Makes Fortune Magazine's List of 50 World Leaders

[Premium Times] Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Tribute to Joe Mafela in Salt Drawing

[This is Africa] South African salt artist Percy Flex Maimela paid tribute to Joe Mafela, the recently deceased South African veteran actor in the most ingenious of fashions- using salt. Maimela's portraits and artwork using salt are exquisite. No other better tribute could be given to Joe Mafela, a man worth his salt. Maimela's artwork and remarkable talent is making waves, and we are also in awe at his talent. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ambode Vows to Made National Arts Theatre Ready for AMAA 2017

[Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said his administration has concluded plans to begin a total revamping of the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos by next month in time for the 2017 Africa Movies Academic Awards (AMAA) ceremony holding in the State later in the year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How I Got SSS Approval for Film Depicting Boko Haram Atrocities - Producer

[Premium Times] Kannywood star, Zaharadden Sani has finally gotten the nod of the National Film and Video Censors Board and the State Security Service to go ahead with the production of his forthcoming movie project titled Abu Hassan. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mixed Fortunes At Muridzo Album Launch

[The Herald] Andy Muridzo's album launch that was held at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale on Wednesday night had its highs and lows although the whole event was marred by what seemed to be poor organisation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Glo-Sponsored African Voices Features Nigerian Talk Show Host, Mo Abudu

[This Day] Nigeria's talk show host, Mosunmola Abudu, popularly known as Mo Abudu, will this week take her turn as a guest on the Glo-sponsored CNN African Voices. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hela Clothing Officially Opens First Lingerie Facility in Kenya

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A lingerie factory worth Sh618 million is officially being opened this morning by the Cabinet Secretary of Industry, Trade, and Investment Adan Mohamed at EPZ Athi River. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Landlord Gives Nigerian Star 2 Months to Vacate Home

[Leadership] Afro-pop star, Oritsefemi may soon be forced out from his rented apartment after failing to pay his rent this year. According to the news making rounds, it was alleged that Oritsefemi's landlord is threatening to evict him out for his apartment off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, for not renewing his rent which expired months ago. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tuku, Macheso in Big Pakare Paye Affair

[The Herald] Music legends Oliver Mtukudzi and Alick Macheso are set to share the stage tonight at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sad Story of Dembo's Mother

[The Herald] "If I had a radio I would listen to his music every day. I can sing most of his songs, but these days I no longer hear the songs often. When I am lucky, I hear the songs being played in public places, but that is only when I travel. Unfortunately, I rarely travel and I can go for many months without singing along to my son's beautiful music. If only I had a radio, it would comfort me." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nollywood Actor Chiwetalu Agu Turns Singer

[Vanguard] Popular actor Chiwetalu Agu is taking his talent to another level as he concludes plans to release a debut video album titled "Mr. President." (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Meet Actress Laura Musanase

[New Times] Nikuze is a village woman who flees an abusive marriage in search of brighter prospects in the city. The series comes after a successful run of Seburikoko, another local series that has been airing on the same station since March 2015. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: HIFA Returns After a Year's Absence

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and probably Africa's annual festival and workshop programme that showcases the best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival programme of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, fashion, spoken word and visual arts, will return this May after a year's absence from the scene. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Musician Jaguar Hits and Kills 2 in Kirinyaga Crash

[Nation] A car belonging to musician, Kanyi Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, has hit and killed two people in Kirinyaga County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Inter-Tribal Marriages - Do They Work?

[Vanguard] Every thought of her new beau Uche had Osariemen bubbling with excitement. Uche, a 31-year-old, hails from the southeast, Anambra State precisely; while Osariemen, 26, hails from the south-south, Edo to be precise. They were practically falling head over heels for each other. Eight months into their relationship, Osariemen succumbed to Uche's request to meet her father. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Council Revives Music Entertainment

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown City Council (FCC) has partnered with a local music promotion company, Street Horn to revive the northern city's history as the country's hub of music entertainment. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Local Author in International Limelight

[The Herald] Zimbabwean writers continue to put the country on the world map through their publications that are of international appeal. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I've Never Lived to Impress Anyone - Angela Okorie

[Vanguard] Controversial actress, Angela Okorie, who is currently holidaying in the United States during the week revealed an aspect of her life that was rarely in the public domain as she relived sweet memories of her childhood on her Instagram page. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tuface Releases New Visuals for 'African Queen' Remix

[Premium Times] Legendary Afro-pop singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, has released visuals to the remix of his 2004 hit song, African Queen. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Who Was Driving Jaguar's Range Rover When It Knocked 2 Dead?

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Two years ago, Pastor James Ng'ang'a was involved in a gruesome road accident that claimed the life of one lady and as if that was not enough and despite witness accounts, security authorities defended him saying someone else was behind the wheels of the Range Rover in what was viewed as a deliberate move to cover it up. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Music Scene - Why International Collabos Are Not Always Worth It

[Nation] In the last couple of months, two songs that are the quintessential 'wedding love song' have been released that have made me pause and think about our standards in relation to international music. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Tinsel' Longest TV Series Airs 2,000th Episode

[Vanguard] 'Tinsel', an acclaimed longest running TV series in Nigeria, is set to attain a milestone of airing its 2000th episode on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Band Honours Boxing Champion Manyuchi

[The Herald] The small town of Chegutu is credited for producing yesteryear musicians that brought life to Zimbabwean music industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musician Nyathi in Double Launch Against Gender Violence

[The Herald] United Nations Women Gender Champion Albert Nyathi on Tuesday launched a 17 track multi-lingual music album and documentary film on gender based violence. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tito Releases New Promo Photos Ahead of New Single

[Guardian] After the success of his recent efforts, ImaGINation and Gboran, which held the air-waves captive, while it enjoyed massive airplays and spins from radio stations, DJs and other media houses in the country, the handsomely multi-talented gem is out again to wet the appetite of his numerous fans. (AllAfrica)

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