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Nigeria: Film Censorship Group in Fight Against Online Pornography

[Vanguard] The fight against piracy in Nigeria took a new twist during the week as the National Film and Video Censor Board, NFVCB, raided some major film markets in Lagos. They include Idumota, Balogun, and some parts of the South- West part of the country such as Osun, Ogun, among other states in a bid to arrest and prosecute culprits. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Actress Orjiakor Blasts Blogger for 'Insulting Her Boobs'

[Vanguard] Busty Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor, has responded to controversial blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, over her recent social media rating on three Nigerian ladies who urgently need breast reduction. In a recent post on her social media page, Kemi Olunloyo, named Cossy Ojiakor, Bimbo Thomas and Eniola Badmus as the top three Nigerian ladies who urgently need boobs reduction because it is tantamount to breast cancer. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tears As 2face's Wife Watches a Rerun of Savage's Wedding

[Vanguard] During the week, 2face Idibia's wife, Annie Idibia, shed uncontrollable tears as she watched a rerun of the star-studded societal wedding ceremony between Mavin singer, Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun, aka Teebillz. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Artists Shouldn't Perform With CDs At Concerts'

[Vanguard] Budding musician, Gbolahan Adeola Jeremiah aka Adeh Gbolahan, is passionate about propagating Africa to the world through his music, which he describes as 'Unstyled.' In this chat with Star Tracker, he speaks about his career and future goals. Enjoy... (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Minjin Drops New Single, Boogie

[Vanguard] Fast-rising Afro/pop singer, Adewale Junior Lawanson, aka 'Minjin' has just dropped a timely new single titled boogie, for the yuletide celebrations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Singer Maheeda Expresses Fear Over Daughter's Safety

[Vanguard] Self-acclaimed queen of sex, Maheeda, has expressed fear and anxiety over the beauty of her 15-year old daughter, Divine. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Private Firms Banned From Printing Books

[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned private companies from publishing textbooks as one of the measures to ensure provision of quality education in the country. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: National Broadcaster to Play 70% Local Music

[Nyasa Times] The Malawi National Assembly has passed an Act requiring all local broadcasting houses play 70 percent of local music and 30 percent foreign music. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I Was Forced to Play This Genre, Says Sungura Musician Amuli

[The Herald] Godwin Muzari and Memory Lane -Since releasing the album "Wamatuka", Gift Amuli became a popular sungura musician yet he initially hated the genre. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Diamond Platnumz Promises Surprise

[The Herald] Sophia Chese and Tawanda Marwizi -Visiting Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz who is set to share the stage with contemporary musician Jah Prayzah tonight at Harare International Conference Centre has promised a lot of surprises at the show. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'The Hub Reloaded' Comes to Warren Park

[The Herald] Warren Park 1's popular joint, Wheel and Ease bar popularly known as kwaWezhaz will tomorrow host a music gig dubbed "The Hub Reloaded" from 7pm till late. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: All-White Launch Party At Club Afrique

[The Herald] Club Afrique at Kopje Plaza (Net One building) will tomorrow host an all-white party to officially announce the opening of the new joint. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Iziko Criticised for Using Art of Murder Accused Zwelethu Mthethwa

[GroundUp] Artist is on trial for the slaying of sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Was Sinking When Buhari Took Power - Soyinka

[Vanguard] Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has made good his promise to throw away his U.S residency green card and leave the United States, if Donald Trump won the presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Local Designer for Swahili Fashion Week

[The Herald] Tafadzwa Zimoyo -Local award-winning designer, Ishamel Tsakatsa affectionately known Zargue'sia left the country yesterday for Tanzania ahead of Swahili Fashion Week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'I Have Done It,' Soyinka Says of His Vow to Shred His U.S. Green Card

[Premium Times] Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, says he has shredded his United States Green Card following the emergence of Donald Trump as the US president. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Diary of Madness' Opens Literature Fest

[The Herald] Stanely Mushava -Philani Amadeus Nyoni's riotous blend of poetry, theatre, visuals and music entitled "A Diary of Madness" opened this year's edition of LitFest (International Literature Festival) Harare on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Bar Rouge Hosts Rhumba Night

[The Herald] Following their return to the capital last week with exciting shows at Jazz 24/7 and Club Veritas, rumba group Diamond Musica will this week continue serving their Harare fans when they descend on Bar Rouge at Longcheng Plaza tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Man Held Over Theft of Church Music System

[Monitor] Kanungu Police are holding a man in connection with the theft of a public address system belonging to St Peter's Cathedral Nyakatare in Kinkizi Diocese. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Dies At 81

[Deutsche Welle] Inspired by Leni Riefenstahl's photographs of the Nuba people, Ousmane Sow left behind a career in physiotherapy for art. He became the first African to be elected a member of France's renowned Academie des Beaux-Arts. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nobel Prize Winner Upholds Promise to Leave U.S. After Trump's Win

[VOA] Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has held true to his promise to leave the United States if Donald Trump won the presidency, announcing Thursday that he has "disengaged" from the U.S. and thrown away his green card. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Miss Rwanda 2014's Bikini Controversy

[New Times] Colombe Akiwacu, the Miss Rwanda 2014 beauty pageant winner, is currently making news. The beauty queen is garnering more criticism than praise, thanks to her bikini photos that are making rounds on social media. Akiwacu is among the more than 80 finalists at the on-going Miss Supranational international beauty pageant in Poland, whose grand finale is slated for Friday December 2 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sulu's Wife Ecstatic Ahead of Wedding

[The Herald] With only a day to go before tying the knot with her husband Suluman Chimbetu at Zimbali Gardens in Greendale tomorrow, Linda Samuriwo is on cloud nine. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Are You Wondering What to Do This Weekend?

[New Times] Are you wondering what to do this weekend? Fret not; we have you covered; (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: I'm Looking to Conquer the Continental Music Scene - Cindy

[New Times] She recently won an Afrima Award as 'Best Female East Africa' in Nigeria and Kenya's 2016 Bingwa Music Award as Artiste of the Year - Uganda. Ugandan reggae and dancehall star Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy, is now on a mission to expand her music empire to global markets. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Word Has It... The Ben and Ganza Fight Over 'Habibi' Video Idea

[New Times] More artistes finally 'see the light' (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Victoria Kimani Announces Release Date for Debut Album "Safari"

[Premium Times] American born Kenyan singer, actress and entertainer, Victoria Kimani, has announced the release date for her highly anticipated debut album titled "Safari". (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'I Want My Films to Be Tools for Reawakening'

[This Day] Some years back Nollywood films only boast of a handful of viewers at cinemas, no thanks to their appalling production. But today Nollywood is indeed upping the ante. Credit must be given to very skillful film directors and producers like Imoh Umoren, who are reinventing the industry and making Nigerian movies conform to higher standards. In this interview with Mary Ekah and Rebecca Ejifoma, Umoren talks about what he intends to achieve with his movies, and also shares the success story of his very recent (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Hausa Speakers in Nigeria Now 120 Million - Communique

[Vanguard] The population of Hausa speakers in Nigeria has reached about 120 million, a colloquium has said. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: Amar Ezzahi's Death - President of Republic Pays Tribute to Chaabi Music's Icon

[Algerie Presse Service] President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika said that Algeria has lost in Amar Ezzahi "an icon of the Chaabi music and a talented artist who spent his life serving the national musical heritage and who left behind him eternal songs." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tuku Donates Shoes to Former School

[The Herald] Musician Oliver Mtukudzi yesterday retraced his steps to his former school, Chipembere Primary where he donated several pairs of shoes from his Hai-Kobo footwear brand. Hai-Kobo will launch the school shoe line on December 6 at an auction of shoes from many other lines under the brand. Mtukudzi attended Chipembere Primary School between 1958 and 1964. The donation targets disadvantaged pupils at the school. (AllAfrica)

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