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Tanzania:Actress Agnes Masogange Passes Away After Short Illness

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Popular video queen Agnes Gerald, alias Masogange, is no more. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Lion Mukanya Ready to Roar

[The Herald] HE's old, they've said. Can he last the distance? sceptics have asked. Can he belt them out like in the days of old? critiques have quizzed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Who Wins Big Brother Naija... Tobi, Miracle, Cee C, Nina or Alex?

[Guardian] As the Big Brother Naija 2018 reality show tagged 'Double Wahala' comes to an end tomorrow, and the social media agog with campaigns and posters of the lasting five housemates who made it to the final week inundating fans of the show, the question begging answer is, who among the five remaining contestants will walk away with grand prize of N20million cash and an SUV valued at N25million, thus bringing the total package to N45million. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Honours for Hugh Masekela At LIJF On International Jazz Day

[Guardian] Plans are in full gear for the hosting of the 10th anniversary of Nigeria's premier Jazz Festival, The Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) scheduled to hold on Monday, April 30, which is globally recognised as International Jazz Day. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Oparanya, Khalwale Clash Over Koffi Olomide Visit

[Nairobi News] Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya and former senator Bonny Khalwale have clashed over Lingala maestro Koffi Olomide's planned tour of the county. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:DJ Black Coffee Shares his Last Conversation with Avicii

[News24Wire] 28-year-old musician and EDM superstar Avicii was found dead on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:2019 - Buhari's Second Term Bid Divides Nigerian Entertainers

[Vanguard] When President Muhammadu Buhari declared his intention to contest in the 2019 presidential election, many Nigerians frowned at his decision because they expected him to honourably step aside, and encourage the younger generation to take over the reins of Nigeria's leadership. But there are also many who say that the man has done well and could continue. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:N45M BBNaija Prize - Who Wins Tomorrow?

[Vanguard] After 12 weeks of intense competition and intrigues, the stage is set again to crown the winner of Nigeria's biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija,BBNaija, as the show ends tomorrow, in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Unhappy DJ Pierra Explains Why She Left Ebru TV

[Nairobi News] Deejay Pierra Makena has explained the unhappiness that led to her leaving Ebru TV where she has been co-hosting a talk show. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Alikiba to Fly Newly-Wed Wife to Exotic Honeymoon in Italy

[Nairobi News] After an awe-inspiring wedding in Mombasa, bongo flava artiste Alikiba and his wife Amina Khalef Rikesh will soon be travelling to Venice, Italy for their honeymoon. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nailantei's Anti-FGM Advocacy Earns Her Place On Time's 100 List

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Anti- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) crusader Nice Nailantei Leng'ete has been named among the 100 most influential people of this year by Time Magazine. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:President Listed On 'Time' Mag's 100 Most Influential People

[The Herald] Johannesburg -Two Africans who both stepped up to major tasks in their own rights - but in very different roles - have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People (TIME 100) 2018 list. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Chimamanda Adichie Named Harvard Class Day Speaker

[Premium Times] Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard's 367th Commencement. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Young Film Makers Out to Groom New Nollywood Faces

[Vanguard] The biggest Nollywood producers will soon start banking on new faces, as a crop of youngsters better known as 14 Partners Alliance have hatched plans to groom new talents that will take over the big screen from the likes of Genevieve Naji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mapfumo Endorses Generational Consensus

[263Chat] Chimurenga music legend, Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, has thrown his weight behind young generation's quest to take over the reins of governance in Zimbabwe insisting they should be given a chance to lead the country and move forward. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyabuzz Movie Week Comes to Grand End

[Nairobi News] The first KenyaBuzz movie week in Kenya came to an end on Friday evening with pomp and colour during the grand opening of Anga Diamond Cinema at Diamond Plaza II. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Minister Nathi Mthethwa Pays Tribute to Living Legends At Market Theatre, 23 APR

[Govt of SA] Minister of Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa will honour the enormous contribution of South Africa's Living Legends to the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector and towards the development of Arts and Culture Industry in a one-night special performance on Monday 23 April 2018. The special tribute will be presented by the Department of Arts &Culture in partnership with the Market Theatre Foundation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:M-Net and HBO Launch Apprenticeship Programme

[News24Wire] M-Net and HBO are at it again! The two businesses, whose well-established relationship has given South African audiences the chance to enjoy award-winning international content including the genre defining Sex and The City and the outstanding fantasy drama Game of Thrones, have now launched an innovative Producer Apprenticeship Programme to benefit the local television community. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:D'Banj, Others to Speak At Entertainment Confab

[Daily Trust] Organisers of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NEC) have said stellar artistes including D'Banj will be speaking at the sixth edition holding next Wednesday in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Govt to Add Drum Festival to National Calendar

[Premium Times] The federal government has disclosed plans to incorporate the African Drum Festival into the national calendar of festivals, adding that all national media platforms would be made available to create awareness for it. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Ugandan Artists Make Waves At Village Market Exhibition

[Nation] Ugandan artists began crossing the border into Kenya long ago. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius:World Heritage Day Observed amidst Fears for Local Heritage

[L'Express] The international day for sites and monuments - also known as the World Heritage Day - was observed on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Africa's Cultural, Fashion Show Goes to London

[New Era] Namibian designer, Eva Miarka, based in London, United Kingdom, has announced the six edition of the African Finest Cultural and Fashion Show on July 21 at the London College of Contemporary Arts. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Divine Intervention Inspires Basson's Latest Art Exhibition

[New Era] Flying crosses, church buildings and a hooded monk carrying a bible are just some of the fascinating works of celebrated Namibian artist Pieter Basson, who is currently exhibiting at the Franco Namibian Culture Centre (FNCC). (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Cjay Brings Back Love

[New Era] When the iconic group, Band of Gold, dropped their classic 'Love songs are back Again,' back in 1985 they did just that. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Industry Loop - Songs That Don't Need Videos

[New Era] I'm sure you got a feel of the controversy that came with the Warakata music video. In case you missed it, industry pundits, experts, commentators, influencers, etc., were unhappy at the whole concept to the visuals of the song. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Trevor Noah, Mnangagwa Named in TIME 100 Most Influential List

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa and South African comedian Trevor Noah have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Check Out South Africa's Music Award Nominees

[allAfrica] Mafikizolo, Mi Casa and songstress Simphiwe Dana are leading the pack with three nominations each. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:300 Cleopatra Era Artifacts Displayed for First Time

[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo is hosting a temporary exhibition of 300 artifacts from the era of Queen Cleopatra. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Diamond Platnumz Apologises for Threesome Video With Baby Mama

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian musician Nasseb Abdul Juma, popularly known as Diamond Platnumz, has publicly apologised for sharing videos of steamy moments with his baby mama Hamisa Mobetto and another unidentified woman. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Sarah Manyika Shortlisted for California Book Award

[Daily Trust] Nigerian novelist Sarah Ladipo Manyika has been shortlisted for the California Book Prize for her novel, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. (AllAfrica)

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