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Africa: Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Dominate Mtv Africa Music Awards 2016

[Daily Trust] After weeks of excitement and anticipation, Africa's music fans have spoken at the sixth edition of Africa's premiere annual music showcase, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. Unfolding at the TicketPro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 October 2016, the exhilarating celebration of African music and achievement made its Joburg debut with an electrifying display of live performances and incredible state-of-the-art staging and lighting. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Would Have Become a Sex Worker, Actress Dokubo Says

[Vanguard] Popular actress, Hilda Dokubo hasn't been in the public glare for a while now. Even before she served as a Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili, she had rarely been seen in movies. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I Don't Regret Leaving Macheso - Zaka Zaka

[Zimbabwe Standard] When an artist performs "behind the scenes" in a popular music group, they often feel like they need another outlet to express themselves. In most cases, those who choose to go solo end up being flops, which compels them to retrace their roots while others merely fall into an abyss. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 2016 Mtv Africa Music Awards Winners

[Daily Trust] Africa's music fans have spoken at the sixth edition of Africa's premiere annual music showcase, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Lumba's Song for NPP Is Biggest Political Song in Ghana

[Ghana Star] Many songs are released each election year for various political parties to help their campaigns. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Sports PS to Grace Debate On Simba, Yanga Model

[Daily News] THE Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Prof Elisante Ole Gabriel, will grace a special symposium to deliberate on new model of ownership, which big clubs - Simba and Young Africans are about to pursue. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Tarzan in the Ruins

[East African] Of the many countries that Andrew Harding has covered in his journalism career, Somalia is the one that really got under his skin. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Where Are Social Clubs of Yesteryears?

[Guardian] Before Nigeria's Independence, social clubs were already in existence in the country. Although then, it was more of foreigners' affair, alongside few privileged Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Trevor Noah Won't Host MTV Africa Music Awards

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular comedian took to his Twitter account to announce that he will no longer be making an appearance due to a severe respiratory and ear infection. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Social Media - Must You Change Your Name?

[New Times] Social media has completely changed the way we interact. Every day, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and a host of other social networking sites allow millions of people across the globe to freely advertise themselves and their personalities to millions of other users. Call it mass interpersonal persuasion. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jonathan Mutsinze - an Obituary

[The Herald] LEGENDARY radio soccer commentator, Jonathan Mutsinze, who passed away on Tuesday after a long illness, used to deliver a steady narrative coupled with a masterly command of the Shona language and an insightful knowledge of the game.These were some of the attributes that addicted even non-soccer followers to seldom miss his Sunday live coverage on ZBC's then Radio Two station. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Cultural Concert By Elemotho and Spanish Duo, Feten Feten

[Namibia Economist] The Spanish band Feten Feten, is set to join Elemotho on the stage for the annual music concert hosted by the Embassy of Spain. The Spanish duo FetÚn FetÚn consists of the artists Diego Galaz and Jorge Arribas. They offer a contemporary interpretation of traditional Spanish music and folk dance music. On these traditional styles, they build new compositions leaning to more popular music. Diego Galaz plays the violin, trumpet violin, phono violin, the musical saw, the mandolin, and he even imi (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Former Tusker Project Fame Judge Dies

[Monitor] When Ian Mbugua seemed brutal, she was motherly. Former Tusker Project Fame judge and renown Kenyan singer Achieng Abura has passed on. She was announced dead last night at Kenyatta National Hospital's private wing. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kayo-Kayo Is Religious, Cultural Festival - Olu Epe

[Vanguard] The Olu Epe of Epe Kingdom, Oba Shefiu Olatunji Adewale, has said that the ongoing Kayokayo festival is an annual religious and cultural festival cum carnival observed by the descendants of Oba Kosoko, who inhabited the area notably referred to as Eko-Epe in Epe. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: S'Africa's Mi Casa Arrives Lagos Ahead of Tomorrow's Concert

[Vanguard] South Africa's musical big name and Soulful House Trio, Mi Casa are billed to arrive Lagos today ahead of this year's one night-only concert, 'A Night At The Kazbah' , holding this weekend at Federal Palace Hotel, Victories Island, Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Waje, Toolz, Others Want Govt to Prioritise Health Sector

[Vanguard] Top Nigerian celebrities including Toolz, Ali Nuhu, Waje, Yemi Alade, and Hon. Desmond Elliot have come together through the theme, Make Naija Stronger, under the umbrella of the renowned ONE campaign to urge the government to adhere to its commitment to the 2001 African Union Abuja Commitment as it prepares to finalise the 2017 budget. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: President Bouteflika Inaugurates Opera of Algiers

[Algerie Presse Service] President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Thursday officially inaugurated the Opera of Algiers, located in the municipality of Ouled Fayet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Is Nollywood All About Sexism and Misogyny?

[Citizen] Most Nigerians either love or hate Nollywood, with not too many occupying the middle ground. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why I Sang for Army Chief, Buratai - Kannywood Singer, Suleiman Sukus

[Premium Times] Popular Kannywood singer, Suleiman Sukus, has released his highly anticipated single titled "Buratai Don Land". (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Media Workers Confer Posthumous Award On Akunyili

[Premium Times] The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), on Thursday conferred posthumous "Meritorious Service to Humanity" award on a former Minister of Information and Communication, Dora Akunyili. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: They Are Risking It for the Love of Music

[Citizen] They stand in a four-square metre room and sing their lungs out. James Mwigune belts the melody as Hamis Cholo's guitar fills the room with a powerful sound. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: City Dude - Some People Have Special Talents

[Observer] I have made a discovery. No. It is not another source of the Nile or the geezer-in-a-hat's exact age. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bakonzo Triumph At UCU Cultural Gala

[Observer] Kasese UCU (Uganda Christian University) Students' Association was crowned cultural gala 2016 champions during the October 15 competition in Nkoyoyo hall at the Mukono-based campus. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: 13 Female Celebrity Fights That Rock Ghana

[Ghana Star] If you see two ladies always working together today, don't be surprised to see them tomorrow not talking because that is the nature of ladies. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Weekend Guide - Kampala Fashion Week

[Observer] This weekend, the Kampala fashion week will be happening at The Square (First street Industrial area). (AllAfrica)

Uganda: DStv in Major Price Slash As Competition Hits Up

[Observer] MultiChoice has slashed prices on nearly all its DStv bouquets - perhaps the company's biggest sweeping price cut ever - in a statement of intent as it stays ahead of the competition. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Diamond Platinumz to Headline Malawi's Sand Music Festival

[Nyasa Times] Tanzanian artist Naseeb Abdul Juma well known as Diamond Platinumz will headline this years Sand Music Festival to be held at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach Hotel in the Central Region Lakeshore district of Salima. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Basement to Host Miss Blantyre Pre-Party

[Nyasa Times] Organisers of the 2016 Miss Blantyre beauty pageant have organised a Pre-party bash taking place at the Basement Club in Blantyre this Friday . (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Akon Arrives to Launch #LightToLearn

[Observer] Akon Lighting Africa, To: and Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia are excited to announce a new partnership that will bring "Light To Learn" to communities in Liberia (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mr Cool's Heart Bleeds for Radio . . .

[The Herald] Kudzi Marudza gets emotional when he talks about radio. Popularly known as Mr Cool, the veteran disc jockey wonders if radio will ever be the same again. Although he salutes many young talented presenters, Mr Cool's general feeling is that yesteryear talent is irreplaceable.Radio Awards are around the corner and most presenters on local stations have been nominated. They will be rewarded for their outstanding works, but Mr Cool has a few words for the entire radio community. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Country Mourns The Last King of Rwanda

[New Times] Following the death of Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, Sunday, in the United States of America, the Rwandan Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) has expressed its condolences to the former monarch's family and offered any help required. (AllAfrica)

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