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Namibia:Elemotho Set for Another International Award

[New Era] Globetrotting, award inviting Namibian musician, Elemotho, is in line for another international award. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:How Far Will Emerson's Vision Take Z'bar Music?

[Citizen] At a time when music awards in Tanzania have taken a long-term hiatus, hearing of any award that targets musicians is something that's greeted with both joy and a bit of uncertainty. Recently in Zanzibar, a beacon of light was left gleaming as the Sauti za Busara festivities came to a close. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Veteran Musician Samba Mapangala Plans Major Comeback

[Citizen] Legendary musician Samba Mapangala is planning a comeback to the music world with a new album. Mapangala, based in the US, is famous for the Vunja Mifupa hit song. For many years, Samba lived in Nairobi, where he led Les Kinois and, later, Virunga bands. He plans to release a new album later in the year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Danai Gurira - the Breakthrough

[Zimbabwe Independent] Danai Gurira has totally broken through. That is what matters the most to me as regards the hit movie Black Panther. Of course, it also matters to me that a pan-African cast and director have fronted a blockbuster movie which cost a reported US$200 million to create. To date, in North America, Disney's Black Panther has hogged the top spot at the box office and garnered US$218 million. Global receipts will most likely see the movie breaking the bank. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda's Haute Baso Shines at Commonwealth Fashion Gala

[New Times] For the first time, established and emerging fashion talent from the Commonwealth member countries came together to showcase design talent and potential at Buckingham Palace under the commonwealth Fashion Exchange on February 19. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Deadline for Zim Achievers Nominations Approaches

[New Zimbabwe] London -The deadline for nominations for the UK edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) is fast approaching, with organisers encouraging the public to continue to nominate their favourites across the board. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Junior Brown, Tehn Diamond in Hip-Hop Tour

[The Herald] Hip-hop fanatics are in for a treat tomorrow as two of Zimbabwe's finest hip-hop stars Junior Brown and Tehn Diamond take their art to the streets of Mufakose. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Aje Festival - Culture Enhances Economic Growth - Ooni of Ife

[Vanguard] Osogbo -The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has said that survival of the African people rests heavily on the sustainability of the traditional culture saying government and the people must collectively utilise the culture as a way to greatly record productive economic advancement. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:#BBNaija - I Disgraced My Mother, Fans, Cries Out Kbrule

[Vanguard] Big Brother Naija 2018 ex-housemate, Kbrule, who was disqualified alongside Khloe on the show last Sunday, has revealed that he cannot date Khloe. He also said that he's sad to have disgraced his mother and his fans. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Cajetan Boy's "Dead Talk" Kicks-Off at 'Kenyan a Month' Festival

[Capital FM] Aroji Drama Academy kicked off the Kenyan a Month over the weekend at the Kenya National Theatres, Ukumbi Mdogo with the Kenyan play by Cajetan Boy "Dead Talk". The play depicting conversations between four dead friends in a morgue was directed by the talented Carol Odongo of "Edufa" and produced by Aroji Drama Academy. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:DJ Africano Lands U.S. Gig

[New Times] Disc spinner DJ Africano will join a group of US-based Rwandan entertainers for a concert that has been dubbed 'Spring Break' in Atlanta, USA. The event is slated for March 17 at 182 Courtland Street, Atlanta Georgia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:When Musicians Struggle to Deal With Fame

[New Times] The most trending names on the local showbiz circuit at the moment are Charly, Nina, and Alex Muyoboke. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Ammara, Stunner and Ex-Q Lead Zim Urban Assault On London's O2 Arena

[New Zimbabwe] "I'M just genuinely looking forward to levelling up for my country and for my people," Mukoko hit-maker Ammara Brown told a press conference in London this Tuesday ahead of the ZIM CONNECT '18 Live Music Concert this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Word Has It... Were Radio and Weasel Headed for a Split?

[New Times] Rumour has it that even though fallen Ugandan artiste Mowzey Radio died while still under the Goodlyfe label, he had plans to part ways with his long term music partner Weasel, something that has been refuted by the duo's management camp. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nigerian Stars to Curtain Raise in Victoria Kimani's Kenyan Tour

[Nairobi News] Musician Victoria Kimani has finally confirmed the dates of her first ever nationwide tour. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:All Set for Kigali Jazz Junction

[New Times] The 8th edition of the Kigali Jazz Junction is on today at Kigali Serena Hotel. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Riparian Countries Celebrate Nile Day

[Ethiopian Herald] 12th Regional Nile Day will be celebrated today with the theme "Shared Resource and Collective Action". Close to 500 diplomats, youth, scholars, from all the nine riparian countries are expected to attend the celebration. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Sade Adu Sings in 'A Wrinkle in Time' After 8 Years Hiatus

[Premium Times] Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a Sade Adu, Nigerian-British soul singer, has recorded a new original song for the upcoming American film, 'A Wrinkle in Time', her first in eight years. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyans Show Love to African Mothers With This Hilarious Challenge

[Nairobi News] Kenyans on Twitter have been reminiscing the days of their childhood and the strict upbringing by African mothers. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Kwes, Iflix Partner to Strengthen Broadcasting Service

[Zimbabwe Independent] Iflix, a leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in sub-Saharan Africa, just inked a deal with Econet Media's Kwes to expand their service in the region. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Young Violinist Rocked Emerson's Award At Busara Festival

[Citizen] When Neema Surrie,17, a form IV student at Nyuki Secondary School went on stage at the Emerson Spice Hotel, the audince was overwhelmed with curiosity, waiting to see what she had in store for them. Among the 9 participating musicians of the night, Neema was the youngest. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Henry Munyaradzi's Colourful Sculpting Journey

[The Herald] Henry Mudzengerere Munyaradzi is considered as the inward looking magus of Zimbabwe sculpture. Born in Guruve, in the north of Zimbabwe in 1931, Munyaradzi's life and work is as deceptively simple as it is remarkable, hence a paradoxical salience is resultant from his body of work. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:MAN Kickstarts Museum of Namibian Music

[Namibian] THE Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) hosted a stakeholder's workshop earlier this week in its first step towards the development of The Museum of Namibian Music. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:One of World's 6,000 Languages Disappears Every Two Weeks - Unesco

[Premium Times] The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has warned that at least one out of the world's estimated 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks. (AllAfrica)

Africa:'Black Panther' - Sign of a New Inclusiveness... or One-Off?

[Nation] Marvel's Black Panther opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of colour. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Al-Mugran Cultural Forum At Suna Press Forum Thursday

[SNA] Khartoum -The Press Forum of Sudan News Agency(SUNA) will host Thursday at 10:00am the Secretariat of Sudanese Working Abroad to cast light on Al-Mugran International Cultural Forum which will take place in Khartoum, February 42-25. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Over 200 Youths Attend Arts and Crafts Training

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -Two hundred and thirty young people will start on March 9 arts and crafts courses in the mobile units of the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (INEFOP), in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Lupita Sponsors 600 School Kids From Her Hometown to Watch Black Panther

[This is Africa] Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o participated in the #BlackPanthersChallenge sponsoring 600 school children to watch the film in her hometown Kisumu, Kenya. Lupita said "I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen". Wakanda Forever! (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:I Have Big Music Plans in Kigali - Irene Ntale

[New Times] Ugandan singer, songwriter, and guitarist Irene Ntale will perform in Kigali for her second time on February 23 where she will headline the Kigali Jazz Junction. The 28-year-old's music is a blend of R&B, reggae, and acoustic soul and is known for her songs like Sembera, Gyobera, Stay with Me, and Love letter. Sharon Kantengwa caught up with the singer who shared her musical journey and plans for her presence in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Hard Work Pays for Artistic Duo

[The Herald] Artists and founders of Majikville Magazine Gabriel Chakanyuka and Nyasha Eugene Tendengu are enjoying the fruits of their hard work after launching a new magazine. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Exclusive Books Reaffirms Support for Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's Book

[News24Wire] Exclusive Books on Saturday reiterated its support for Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book The Land is Ours following a complaint by EFF leader, Julius Malema, on Twitter. (AllAfrica)

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