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Uganda:Adong Judith Wins the Prince Claus Award

[East African] (One of this year's Prince Claus Award winners, Ugandan playwright and filmmaker Judith Adong, says she was inspired by the 1991 Zimbabwean film Consequences, directed by John Riber. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:'Rafiki' Producer Takes KFCB to Court Over Ban

[East African] Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu has taken the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to court to lift a ban on the film Rafiki to enable her to submit it for next year's Academy Awards. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Davido Postpones U.S. Tour for NYSC Service

[Leadership] Ace Nigerian and award-winning singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has postponed his tour of the US to complete the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Honour for Nollywood Stars At Africa Film Festival in Dallas

[Guardian] For their role in the development of the Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, popular filmmaker and CEO of Royal Arts Academy Emem Isong Misodi, alongside actress Uche Jombo, were among notable African filmmakers honoured at the just concluded The African Film Festival (TAFF), which held in Dallas, the United States. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Femi Kuti... Afrobeat Prince Goes Live in Lagos

[Guardian] Lovers of Afrobeat music are in for an exciting moment, as Sheraton Lagos Hotel has teamed up with Chocolate City Group to stage a special live concert with Femi Kuti in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Yemi Alade, Teyana Taylor Share Stage At 4th Annual Essence Street Style Festival, Brooklyn

[Guardian] Singer Yemi Alade was the headline act alongside Teyana Taylor at the 4th annual Essence Street Style Festival that held in Brooklyn recently. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:I'm a Proud Feminist Who Embraces Her Femininity - Genevieve

[Vanguard] Genevieve Nnaji has been prominent in the Nigerian film industry for more than 20 years, primarily as an actor. Her contributions to film-making have received several awards and nominations over the course of her career. In recent years, she has moved into film production, acting as writer, financier, and producer through her production company, The Entertainment Network (T.E.N). "Lionheart" is her directorial debut. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:I've No Idea Davido Is a Member of Any Secret Cult - Manager, Asa Asika

[Vanguard] Davido's country manager, Asa Asika has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Film On Rape Victims' Recovery Shows Unseen Side of Congo War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Rape has been widely documented as a weapon of war in eastern Congo (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Davido Cancels Tour to Complete Youth Service

[Guardian] Multiple award winner, Davido real name David Oyeleke has cancelled his tour to enable him to faithfully serve his fatherland through the NYSC one year programme. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Why There's Resistance to Coal Mining At a World Heritage Site in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Did Wizkid Just Shade the Government?

[Guardian] Wizkid might have passed across a subtle message about his opinion on the present government with a tweet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How Obasanjo's Failed Third Term Agenda Was Funded

[Premium Times] A new book has given an insight into how money was raised for the spirited campaign to keep former President Olusegun Obasanjo in office beyond his second term in 2007. It also reveals how the campaign began and the individuals who conducted it. (AllAfrica)

Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:City Festival Cancellation Surprising but Welcome

[Monitor] The news for Kampala residents and revellers from across the country and beyond is out. The October 2018 version of the City Festival has been cancelled (See Daily Monitor, September 13). (AllAfrica)

Africa:Acclaimed South African writers sign on to Comic Con Africa

[Comic Con Africa] Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP and VS Gaming are excited to announce acclaimed novelist Lauren Beukes and award-winning illustrator and comics writer Dale Halvorsen, co-creators of the Vertigo horror comic, Survivors' Club, as two of the all-star guests set to wow fans at the first Comic Con Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Marvel's The Falcon, Anthony Mackie, to appear at Comic Con Africa

[Comic Con Africa] Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP and VS Gaming announced that Anthony Mackie will be appearing at Comic Con Africa in September. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Former 'Churchill Show' Comedian Returns Home After Broke Life in U.S.

[Nairobi News] Former 'Churchil Show' comedian David Kagongo, famously known as David The Student, has returned home after finding life unbearable in the United States. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:This Is How Nameless Responded to Grammar Nazis

[Nairobi News] Musician Nameless has responded to Grammar Nazis who corrected the title of his new song, Am Good. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Akothee Returns With New Nigerian Produced Single 'Lotto' - Video

[Nairobi News] Award winning Kenyan singer and performer Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is back with a new song Lotto produced by Nigerian record producer DJ Coublon. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Senderi Stirs Up Debate About Copyright After Faulting Rdb for 'Violating Law'

[New Times] Local afro-beat singer Eric Senderi Nzaramba, alias Senderi International Hit, is blaming Rwanda Development Board for violating the copyright law, reviving debate on the effectiveness of such laws to the protection and development of the local creative industry. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:How Twanging Diamond Mispronounced the Word Hubby - Video

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz has become the object of ridicule after a video emerged online capturing him mispronouncing the word hubby. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nameless Accused of 'Stealing' Beat to His New Hit 'Am Good' - Video

[Nairobi News] Just days after releasing his latest hit Am Good, Kenyan musician Nameless is now facing accusations of 'stealing' the song's beat. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Black Coffee Takes Home the Gold At International DJ Awards

[News24Wire] For the second year in a row local DJ Black Coffee has walked away as the winner of the Deep House DJ category at the international DJ Awards. (AllAfrica)

Africa:BBC Studios to Launch all-New Series of Doctor Who in Africa at First Ever Comic Con Africa

[Comic Con Africa] BBC Studios in Africa announced today that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series' regional launch at Africa's first ever Comic Con next month, in partnership with Showmax. From 14th to 16th September 2018, Whovians and new fans from across the continent can come to Johannesburg and celebrate the return of one of the BBC's most successful franchises with an immersive TARDIS experience, ahead of the launch of the all-new series starring award-winning actress Jodi (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah Refuses to Feature On Baba Harare Video

[The Herald] The apparent harmony between Baba Harare and Jah Prayzah could prove to be a smokescreen following revelations that the Military Touch Movement boss refused to feature on a video of the collaboration he did with his former lead guitarist. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tweep Gives King Kaka Hard Tackle for 'Relationship Vs Money' Advise

[Nairobi News] A Kenyan fan has blasted rapper King Kaka for claiming that he values relationships more than the cash he makes from deals. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Emmy Kosgei - Why I Don't Have Children Yet With My Naija Husband

[Nairobi News] Gospel singer Emmy Kosgei has revealed why she is yet to have children with her 60-year-old Nigerian husband Bishop Anselm Madubuko. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Candy, Bazuka to Launch Album Tonight

[The Herald] Dynamic duo Faith "Candy" Naphazi and Mabasa "Bazuka" Ziyambi are launching their third Album at Red Café tonight. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Zodwa Welcome for Carnival'

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) boss Karikoga Kaseke said Zodwa Wabantu is welcome to join the 5th Harare International Carnival to be held from October 14 to 20. This follows the controversial exclusion of the South African socialite and dancer from attending last year's festivities, a decision which was said to have been made on moral grounds. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Drug Addiction in Music Videos - Who's to Blame?

[Leadership] From time immemorial, celebrities have used various kinds of drugs to enhance their performance. But why are security personnel attached to these celebrities powerless when it comes to drugs? Anthony Ada Abraham explores the answer to this question. (AllAfrica)

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