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Nigeria: Lagos Rocks Nothinghill Carnival

[Vanguard] The sound and sight of Lagos will on Monday dominate the popular Nothinghill Carnival in London as the #LoveLagosWeekend campaign enters Day three. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tiff 2016 - Eight Nollywood Films Make the Cut

[This Day] Eight Nollywood feature films have been picked to showcase Lagos at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2016) in the eighth edition of the City to City programme. The spotlight at this year's edition of TIFF is on Lagos. 'City to City showcases filmmakers living and working in a selected city, regardless of where their films are set.' (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Fury As Gospel Star Makhabane Concert Cancelled

[Nyasa Times] Malawians who flocked to Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Friday night left the venue in anger and disbelief after the much anticipated Sipho Makhabane's live in concert failed to take place due to poor organization. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Symbolic Art Pieces Express Outrage On Gender Violence

[East African] An exhibition called One in Three: What Does It Take for You to Be Outraged? at the Nairobi National Museum is exploring the wide and complex nature of gender-based violence. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Oboli to Feature in Canada Film Festival

[Guardian] She was on vacation, and she still is, when news came from Toronto, Canada that her newest filmic offering, Okafor's Law, has been selected as one of the eight Nollywood films to feature in the special spotlight series of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), dubbed 'City to City.' (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nike Campbell-Fatoki - the Activist, Storyteller

[Guardian] Nike Campbell-Fatoki is a Ukraine-born Nigerian writer. She is the second of four children born to Nigerian parents. Both parents met and trained to be medical doctors in the Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) where they had Nike and her older brother. She was 'shipped' back to Lagos, Nigeria to her maternal Grandparents who were already looking after her older brother while her parents completed their studies. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Leading Ladies Africa Hosts Second Edition of the Power Talk Series

[Guardian] Aspiring fashion designers, stylists and fashion enthusiasts gathered together for the second edition of The Power Talk Series, which held last Sunday, at The Social Place, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event, themed: "Understanding The Business of Fashion," focused mainly on what is required to run a successful fashion enterprise. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Jazz - Much Loved but Misunderstood Music Genre

[East African] For a continent that had a heavy hand in orchestrating what has come to be known as "Jazz," East Africa music lovers are yet to discover the fundamentals of jazz and are being exploited by "jazz show" organisers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Don't Need Extra Attachment to My Boobs or Butt - Bidemi Kososko

[Vanguard] Bidemi Kosoko, daughter of veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko, has debunked rumours making the rounds that she uses butt pads to make her butt look bigger than natural. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: DJ Andy Skills Reveals Big Tip From Bad Black

[Monitor] Who is DJ Andy Skillz? (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU, AFRIMA Jury Unveil AFRIMA 3.0 Nominees list

[Afrima Org] The African Union and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, have unveiled the Nominees List for the 2016 edition of AFRIMA, the continent's leading music awards. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Retired Army Colonel Launches Book on Mugabe Failures

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -THE opposition party formed by expelled Zimbabwe deputy president, Joice Mujuru, has launched a book it says would be used in its campaign to unseat President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Signs MoU With British Council to Revive Festivals

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, has signed an agreement with the British Council, to revive the country's major festivals and prevent its traditional games from dying. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Film Industry Can Generate N10 Billion Annually, Movie Producer Tells Buhari

[Vanguard] The One Love Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures' Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has urged the Buhari-led federal government to tap into the film industry as this could generate N10b revenue annually for the nation if well harnessed. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Rising Stars Africa Auditions Slated

[Daily Observer] Bangz Entertainment in partnership with The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) will host auditions for the much anticipated reality TV show dubbed, 'Rising Stars Africa Gambia Chapter'. The show is geared towards discovering and promoting amateur local talents of any type, by providing them a platform to showcase their hiding talents. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Fela Inspires Me - Ms Bodega

[Vanguard] From Wizkid to Davido, more artistes are gradually embracing the Afrobeat genre because of its rich melody and African percussions. International Afrobeat singer, Ms Bodega a New Yorker of Israeli descent recently collaborated with dancehall crooner, Timaya in a tune titled Watta. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Is Amanda Jissih Pregnant?

[Ghana Star] TV and radio presenter Amanda Jissih is in the news again over pregnancy rumor. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I'm Not Begging to Collaborate With International Stars - Olamide

[Leadership] It seems Olamide believes he can be compared to late Nigerian music sensation, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who he said never paid any international artiste to collaborate with him, yet he is still revered all over the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buckwyld 'N' Breathless - 2face, MI to Headline World Class Concert

[Leadership] Plans are unfolding to showcase a world class Buckwyld 'n' Breathless concert tagged The Disruption to be headlined by 2face and MI Abaga. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Halima Idris - From Fan to '

[Leadership] The creative and motion picture industry in the North has clinched yet another success with Hajiya Halima, who is also known as the 'Queen of creativity' hit a home run with her excellent performance in the new play! (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Old Kebab Gets New Groove

[The Herald] As summer sets in, outdoor joints will definitely be the major attractions on the local showbiz circuit. One such place is Old Kebab which had become a white elephant. In the past few weeks, a group of enterprising entertainers led by DJ T Fresh of Hennesy Entertainment has taken over and injected fresh mojo into the joint.The place is now a major centre of attraction, drawing hundreds of merry-makers during weekends. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: University Music Group Shines in South Africa

[The Herald] Midlands State University (MSU) marimba group Rimba Resonance Vibes scooped three awards at the International Marimba and Steelpan Festival in Gauteng, South Africa, recently. The festival saw more than 80 schools from different African countries participating. Rimba Resonance Vibes competed in three categories, prestige bands, battle of the bands and in-the-mix contest.They came first in the battle of the bands and prestige bands categories and landed bronze in the last category where they blend marimba w (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: How Safe Is Bongo Star Search's Future?

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It has been a bad year as far as the awards ceremonies and talent search shows are concerned and the future for some is indeed very bleak. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Biggest Digital Library Unveiled

[ANGOP] Luanda -Ze Du Digital Library considered the largest in the country, was unveiled Thursday in Luanda by the minister of Science and Technology Maria Cândida Pereira Teixeira. (AllAfrica)

Africa: MTV Africa Music Awards Announces 2016 Date

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is a show that many feared that it was heading the same way as it did after 2010 due to the lengthy silence but finally this week Viacom announced the date for the awards (AllAfrica)

Angola: Minister Urges Residents of Cazenga to Attend to Digital Library

[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of Telecommunications, José de Carvalho Rocha, today, Thursday, in Luanda, called on the Cazenga citizens to access the "Ze Dú" Digital Library with a view to improve their levels of scientific and cultural knowledge. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: I Have No Problem With AFRIMA Awards, Chameleone - DJ Pius

[Focus] Another artiste he featured in his very own song has been nominated for the prestigious AFRIMA awards. DJ Pius currently known for his Agatako song, says there is no love lost yet. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Is Belle 9 the Next Wasafi Signing?

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -They have made a flying start in their journey into record label business with the signing of some top names with many praising the management for its efforts. And now it seems WCB are into what might be the greatest coupe in artist management in the country with rumours suggesting that singer Belle 9 is set to join the Wasafi ranks. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: U.S. Rapper Jidenna Coming to South Africa

[The Herald] It's confirmed! (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Diamond Appiah Spits Venom On Sam Korankye Ankrah

[Ghana Star] Singer and actress, Diamond Appiah, has launched fresh attacks on the founder of the Royal House Chapel, Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rapper KO Optimistic About Zimbabwe Tour

[The Herald] South African musician KO is optimistic that his tour of Zimbabwe, which will see him performing at Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday with Mafikizolo and local musicians, will open new avenues for him in the country. (AllAfrica)

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