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Africa: The Bounty That Is Film Africa

[Guardian] The Royal African Society's Film Africa festival now in its 8th year, is held annually across various cinemas in London. It presents a fair summary of promising and recognized talents from the continent's actors and filmmakers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Edofest - Edo Set to Unveil Locations, Showcase Stolen Original Artefacts, Others

[Guardian] Benin City -Activities lined up to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Edo state and its people have been outlined as the Edo State Government is set to host the 2018 Festival of Arts and Culture in the State (EDOFEST). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ebun Clark - the Matriarch and Her Two Idols

[Guardian] Ebun Clark's contribution to the field of theatre arts in Nigeria is not in dispute. Regrettably, however, this is not often acknowledged --perhaps inevitably, given that her name is easily eclipsed by that of her world-famous husband, the incomparably protean poet and dramatist, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, who even now at an age above 80 years, continues to churn out compelling poetry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Seven Years After - Gotv Blazing the Trail in DTT in Nigeria

[Vanguard] About a decade ago, the prospect of Nigerians enjoying world class digital terrestrial television remained an elusive dream as the country trailed behind other developing and developed nations in this area. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Tiwa Savage Wins for Africa at MTV Awards 2018

[Guardian] Just when the dust she raised with her Fever video featuring Wizkid was beginning to settle, Tiwa Sagave returned to spotlight once again, winning the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Royal Treatment for Wizkid At Kenya Concert

[Guardian] Days after he reportedly walked away with a cool 50 million Rupees for a private performance in India, StarBoy Record chief and headline act, Wizkid was in Kenya at the weekend, where he performed at the Katika Festival on Saturday, November 3. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Galleries - a Search for Self That Is for Us All

[East African] Life is rarely what it seems, and to enter the current exhibition of paintings by Beatrice Wanjiku is to stand both at the entrance to the womb and on the edge of the grave. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: University Student in Maiden Art Exhibition

[263Chat] A Chinhoyi University of Technology final year student, Kelly Manyerenyere, has held her maiden art exhibition at the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences in Harare. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Beloved Radio Presenter Ian Ward Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

[News24Wire] For the past 20 years, Ian Ward has dedicated his life to radio, starting his career on the graveyard shift on UCT Radio and then presenting for Good Hope FM and Heart FM. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Joburg Film Festival Kicks Off With Rafiki As Opening Film

[News24Wire] The second Joburg Film Festival officially kicks off in the city on Friday, 9 November, hosting a long list of films which are set to cater to a huge spectrum of audiences from different ages, genders and cultures. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's John Boyega Stars in 'Hold Back the Stars'

[Vanguard] Nigerian Hollywood actor, John Boyega is set to star in upcoming sci-fi drama 'Hold Back The Stars'. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Hamisa Mobetto Parades Her New Boo After Dumping Diamond

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto has found a new man whom she says is making her love life in America. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Brenda Wairimu Explains Why She Shared Racy Photos on Instagram

[Nairobi News] In one of the photos, the petite gifted actress poses seductively in a white lingerie, leaving very little to imagination. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Pottery Production Techniques Transferred From China to Sierra Leone

[Concord] The opening ceremony of the "Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques for Sierra Leone, 2018" was held at Matainkay village in Waterloo, 2nd November. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Give Books Because of Rumour of Monkey Pox Last Year - Army

[Vanguard] Warri -Nigerian army has donated 9000 note books to primary schools in Delta state as part of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III flagged off last week in the Niger Delta region. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Gospel Acapella Outfit Set to Launch DVD Album

[263Chat] Chitungwiza based all-male acapella group The Well Music Ministry is set to launch an eight-track DVD album titled More About Jesus on 8 December at Pandhari lodge in the capital. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mai Titi Launches Scathing Attack On Madam Boss

[263Chat] Controversial comedian and socialite, Felistas Murata Edwards popularly known as Mai Titi has launched a scathing attack on her colleague Madam Boss (Tyra Chikotyo) labeling her a thigh vendor who earns the glamour from bedding powerful men. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Many Questions Over Murder of Ondo-Born Lagos Socialite

[Vanguard] Akure -The gruesome murder of the chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Chief Ope Bademosi has raised many unanswered questions. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Macheso to Stage Gig in Kariba After 5 Years

[The Herald] Alick Macheso will on Saturday make a trip to Kariba after five years without performing in the town. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Local Superstar Lira Returns to the Voice South Africa

[News24Wire] Fans of The Voice South Africa are in for an electrifying third season. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mr. Eazi Generates $1 Million Through Music Streaming

[This Day] UK-based Nigerian musician, Mr. Eazi said he has generated over one million dollars in music streaming alone. He shared his joy via his twitter handle Monday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Thin Tall Tony Raises Alarm After Photo Was Found On Gay Dating Site

[This Day] Reality show star, Thin Tall Tony, has raised an alarm after he was called a closet gay, because his photo was found on a gay dating site. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson Cries Out Over Bank Extortion

[This Day] Mercy Johnson has taken to her social media page to cry out for help over the ridiculous bank charges. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Photographer Demands His Photo of Mandela Back From UCT

[This is Africa] Paul Weinberg is furious that his famous photo of Mandela voting has been linked to institutional racism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: D'Banj, Sony Music Sign Record Deal

[Premium Times] Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D'banj, and Sony Music Africa, have signed a record deal. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Vera Sidika's New Catch

[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika refused to give up on love after her bitter breakup with singer Otile Brown in Dubai. After a few days of loneliness, the socialite bust into the scene with her new catch, Tanzanian model Calisah. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: AGN Honours Nollywood Veterans

[This Day] The Veteran Nite organised by the Actors Guild of Nigerian (AGN), Lagos State Chapter, recorded impressive attendance as the auditorium was filled with thespians, conflagration of stars, newbies and some of the current and past leaders of the guild, both at national and state level. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Funke Akindele Gives Update On Young Viral Sensation, Taju

[This Day] Actress Funke Akindele has shared an impressive photo and given an update on five-year-old Taju, who became a viral sensation months ago, after a video of him trying to speak correct English, went viral. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Used to Be a Chronic Stammerer - Ik Ogbonna

[This Day] Popular film actor, IK Ogbonna, has revealed that he used to be a chronic stammerer whenever he speaks to the extent of hitting his head on the floor before completing a single sentence. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Swizz Beatz Coming to South Africa for Black Coffee's Music Is King Concert

[News24Wire] It was announced on Thursday that American super producer Swizz Beatz is coming to SA Black Coffee's Music is King concert. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Achievers Australia Announce 2018 Contenders

[New Zimbabwe] As Zimbabwe Achievers International's global awards campaign draws to an end for 2018, the Australian edition has entered the final phase, announcing over 75 nominees for this year's ceremony. (AllAfrica)

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