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Uganda: Big Brother Africa Bringing Hotshots

[Observer]For producers and engineers, work starts six months earlier - with the setting up of the house, fixing the cameras and developing an appropriate theme. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chaka Chaka to Mentor Sandra Ndebele

[New Zimbabwe]MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo has enlisted the services of South African performing artist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and goodwill ambassador, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, to mentor their goodwill ambassador and budding entrepreneur, Sandra Ndebele. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ganda Boys Make History in UK

[Observer]After Mowzey Radio and Weasel made history last year as the first Ugandan artistes to be nominated for BET awards, another pair of musicians recorded yet another milestone for the industry. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Addis Karaoke Nights

[Reporter]Karaoke spots are the perfect places to go for people who love to sing their lungs out whether they sound good, know the lyrics or not. Karaoke nights are now becoming popular in Addis Ababa with Rainbow Korean Restaurant in Bole being of the pioneers of karaoke nights. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Veteran Musician Mamukueno Dies

[ANGOP]Luanda -Angolan musician José Matias "Mamukueno" passed away last Saturday, in Luanda, victim of an ilness. ANGOP has learnt that the musician suddenly felt bad overnight, did not resist and passed away. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Don's Books On Theology Launched in Musoma

[Daily News]Musoma -AN essay book titled 'Endless Quest' in honour of Rev. Prof Laurent Magesa has been launched with a call for young Tanzanians to read it in order to learn the history of their country. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Camões Institute Exhibits Caricatures and Cartoons

[ANGOP]Luanda -An exhibition made up of caricatures and cartoons is opened to the public since last Friday, in the Camões Institute, in Luanda, in the framework of the 11th International Festival of Comic-Strips and Cartoons, also dubbed "Luanda Cartoon/2014". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dudu in 'Special' Italy Performance

[New Zimbabwe]AFRO Jazz star Dudu Manhega starred at the 'Songs from African and Mediterranean Skies' concert held at Sardinia's Arena Fenicia of Sant Antioco on Friday, concluding a "month of jazz and more" on the Italian island. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Best Music Video Directing Category At Namibia Theatre and Film Awards 2014

[Namibian]FOR the first time the Namibian Theatre and Film Awards will feature a category honouring music video directors who will be recognised for their role in creating quality music videos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How They Found Real Love in Tinsel Town

[Daily Independent]Lightning they say does not strike in the same place twice but the same cannot be said about love. Love can happen in the same place time and again. The set of television drama, Tinsel, is one of those places. It has proved to be a lovers' nest as many romantic relationships have been built and nurtured over the five years the show has been on air. As we speak, three relationships have been built and one has even resulted in marriage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Beautiful Nubia's Message to African Leaders

[Vanguard]Beautiful Nubia, born Segun Akinlolu isn't a conventional singer. That much is obvious from his looks, his music and style. They say he sings what is called African folklore songs but the singer once confirmed to Potpourri that he is much more than that. He said he is a messenger and his songs, the message. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Corporate Sponsorship Vital for the Arts

[Biz-Community]The importance of business supporting the arts is not a frivolous pursuit. The arts play an important role and, when they thrive, it benefits not just the practitioners but also the country as a whole. However, in this economically driven world, art requires adequate funding to thrive (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jason Porshe 2014 Skyfall

[This Day]Nigerian luxury bespoke fashion design label "Jason Porshe" is a brand which solely focuses on bespoke tailoring. Established in 2012, the young creative director, Jason Samuel, has created and named this collection skyfall,which he also tagged the glorious return of the 20's. The Jason Porshe Spring/Summer 2014 collection has a focus on men who are stylish, classy, yet old school & vintage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ruggedman, Maheeda Onto Something?

[Vanguard]Outspoken rapper, Ruggedman has got many things going for him. His record label, music career and of course his libido, which seems to have a large heart. He has been linked to many damsels in the past. And just days ago he confessed his love for the Kedike singer, Chindinma. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Afrocandy Charges N7,000 for Auditions?

[Vanguard]Judith Mazagwu, known widely as Afrocandy, has been in the country from her US base for a while now, supposedly to set things in motion for her upcoming movie. Contrary to people's expectation and belief that she would be shooting a soft porn movie, Afrocandy has assured Potpourri that what she has in store is an epic movie. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Am Not Promoting Girls Dating Alhajis--Onome

[Vanguard]Even though she is not yet a top gun in the Nigerian music circuit, Onome Okumagba, a graduate of public policy and management from York University,Toronto, Canada who recently returned to the country is a breath of fresh air in the country's music terrain. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Baby Chocolat Is My Story - -Ella Martins

[Vanguard]Benin Republic actress and musician, Ella Martins, who shot into limelight in Nigeria after reports of alleged lesbianism acts between her and Nigerian screen goddess, Genevieve Nnaji went viral is back in the news again. This time, Ella isn't just telling people she is straight, she is doing it with release of her 4th album which has a single Baby Chocolate to tell her story in the eye of the storm of the lesbianism rumour. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Liz Anjorin U.S Her Ante

[Vanguard]Top Yoruba actress, Liz Anjorin has upped her ante. The mother of one daughter has had a lot of good things going for her. Having successfully premiering one of her much-talked about movies in Lagos, Liz's profile has been on the rise in recent times. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Harmony Signs With Hf Music

[Vanguard]Harmony, the newly discovered singing sensation has signed to HF Music. The spokesman for the Lekki Lagos-based entertainment powerhouse said "Harmony is a gifted artiste and people are bound to discover this with time. She makes the kind of music you would expect from an artiste who is musically sound. While she draws from a wide range of influences, she's managed to create a sound that is wholly hers." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Afrima - There's Hope for African Music - - Oscar Kidjo

[Vanguard]As Africans await the nomination list which would be released to the public at the end of the month, a Jury Member of All Africa Music Awards,AFRIMA, Oscar Kidjo representing West Africa Region has revealed that out of the 2,025 entries submitted for the awards, 60% had good quality videos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: My Love for Fela Inspired Sare Wale - Zaina

[Vanguard]When you talk about female artistes in Nigeria with talent and good looks, Soul Muzik's Zaina will be on the list. Armed with a sultry look and melodious vocal chords, Zaina, is a hot item any day. She recently opened up to Showtime on the inspiration behind her afrobeat song, Sare wale. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jimmy Odukoya Launches Firehouse Records, Drops Mr Wonder

[Vanguard]Charming and talented gospel singer, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya popularly known as Pastor J, has announced the birth of his new record label, Firehouse Records. According to him, Firehouse Records is a label expected to play a major role in reversing the exodus of gospel artistes to secular music due to the perceived unprofitability gospel music. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wande Coal Takes the Shine in Ruggedman's New Single

[Vanguard]Ruggedman who has been off the limelight for a while now has been behind the scene mapping ways to have a great comeback .In an industry where upcoming talents are gradually taking the centre stage; the 'Opomulero' crooner is sadly missing in action. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Turnout Mars Osun Osogbo Festival Over Ebola Fear

[This Day]The grand finale of the annual Osun Osogbo festival was yesterday celebrated low key following the announcement by the state government that foreigners should be restricted from the festival. The usual pomp and pageantry associated with the traditional festival were not seen as only the Osun devotees and traditionalists from within the state took part in all the programmes of the festival. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Eedris Abdulkareem Sings New Song

[Daily Independent]Eedris Abdulkareem is famed for his days as a member of Remedies as everything positive and meaningful about his career started and ended with the now defunct group which also had Eddy Montana and Tony Tetuila. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2face, Tiwa, Banky W, Others Celebrate Jimmy Jatt

[Daily Independent]A host of popular music acts including Dr. Sid, Praiz, TY Mix, Lynxxx and Emma Nyra gathered on Sunday, August 17, at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, as DJ Jimmy Jatt celebrated his 25th year anniversary in the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Movie Review - Mr & Mrs

[Daily Independent]Mr & Mrs is one of the best Nigerian movies made in recent times, particularly because it features Kenneth Abah (Joseph Benjamin) as the rich son of the petroleum minister who is married to Susan Abah (Nse Ikpe Etim). Kenneth's father is made the petroleum minister, which totally turns their lives around and makes Kenneth so arrogant, he never fails to remind his wife of his status. He treats his wife so shabbily that one can almost say she's his maid; he talks to her anyhow and practically calls her f (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekeh, Okorie Settle Rift?

[Daily Independent]Nollywood actor, Prince Ekeh, appears to have settled the rift between him and actress, Angela Okorie. You would recall that the two moviemakers had a spat over her alleged arrest and detention for a day in South Africa, while they were shooting a movie for allegedly stealing of $3,200 from a friend's home. Angela later disclosed that Prince Ekeh was responsible for her arrest as he collaborated with the said friend to get her arrested and rope her into a theft scandal. The incident triggered a severe medi (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cadilly Entertainment Attempts Revamp of YQ's Music Career

[Daily Independent]Cadilly Entertainment, a fast-rising record label is attempting to shore up the not too vibrant career of Yakubu Jubril popular as YQ. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Would've Been a Footballer If I Were Not an Actress - Lillian Okoli

[Daily Independent]Her name is Lillian Okoli; a B-list actress making waves on the tube. Of recent she was a victim of a vicious rumour that she is married but Okoli has stoutly denied the allegation. In this chat with Assistant Editor, Sam Anokam, the tattoo loving thespian spoke about it, her career and other relevant issues (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Julius Agwu Declares Intent to Run for Rivers State Governorship Seat

[Vanguard]Perhaps the 2015 election will turn out to be the most dramatic in the history of the country as notable Nigerian celebrities are ready to set the political turf ablaze. Matinee has gathered that ace comedian and entrepreneur just declared his intention to run for the governorship position in Rivers state. (AllAfrica)

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