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South Africa: I'm Walking Away Before I Die - Babes Wodumo

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Enough is enough - Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo, has revealed that she no longer wants to stay in an abusive relationship with Mampintsha. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Actor Fears Arrest at Home Over Critical Remarks

[Deutsche Welle] Egyptian actor Amr Waked told DW he was convicted of spreading "fake news" and "insulting" the state. Despite the threats, Waked said he'll continue to be critical of the government: "I can't stay silent about this." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Embrace Sagging Breasts, Artist Zimuto Urges Women

[263Chat] Fearless Netherlands based artist, Vimbai Zimuto continues to break barriers, giving a different narration to the Zimbabwean entertainment industry story. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Filmmakers Commissioned By Netflix

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwean content creator Godwin Jabangwe (pictured) recently hit the international headlines when he inked a reported six-figure deal with Netflix to produce an animated musical film titled Tunga, courtesy of bidding war at an auction event brokered by an organisation called Verve. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: How are Women Musicians Treated in Zimbabwe?

[The Herald] As the world celebrates International Women's Day today, women in various sectors are celebrating their achievements, and also voicing concerns about the challenges they are facing. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Fashion Designer Alfonso to Be Honored At in Egypt

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's greatest fashion export and award winning designer Lilly Alfonso will this month represent the country at the International Fashion Awards Summer 2019 where she will be honored for her contribution in fashion and beauty. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: This Is Why Every Artist Yawns for an Award

[Citizen] It has been almost four years since the last Kilimanjaro Music Awards were held at Mlimani City Conference Hall, it was a scene that the industry had become accustomed to as the City's glitterati converged. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: EFF Releases New Gqom Track for Elections

[News24Wire] EFF supporters have new music to jive to after the party released a new campaign song - a collaboration with singer Ntando Duma and popular Kwaito group Alaska. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Gugulethu Meets Berlin - a Twist of Fate Changed the Lives of These Musicians and Here's How

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Mother City has been kind has always been kind to Berlin artist, Lui Hill and South Africa's very own artist, Khofhi The King after a series of ups and downs. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Trevor Noah Spotted At Parliament As a Guest of the President

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was spotted in Parliament on Thursday where he was a guest of President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Election - Banky W Writes Supporters After Losing to APC

[Premium Times] Nigerian musician turned politician, Olubankole Wellington, popularly called Banky W, has written an emotional post to his supporters in the aftermath of his loss at the polls. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Hyper Realistic Artists Making Waves

[Daily Trust] In 2016 the hyper-realism art community got a boost in Nigeria when the oil paintings by the artist, Olumide Oresegun went viral on social media and many mistook them to be actual photos. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghanaian Actress Advises Ladies Against Sleeping Around

[Leadership] Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong, who once admitted on CNN that she sleeps with a sugar daddy to pay her bills, has had a change of heart and is advising other ladies against that. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Worry More About Missing $15 Billion, Says DJ Levelz

[263Chat] Chillspot Records producer and co-founder Rodger Kadzimwe, affectionately known as DJ Levelz, has once again responded to reports that his stable is fleecing fast-rising Zimdancehall chanter Enzo Ishall, advising people to rather worry about the missing USD $15 billion. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mukanya Recounts Last Meeting With Tuku

[The Herald] The last time Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo had a long chat with the late Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi was in April last year at Pakare Paye Arts Centre. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: U.S. Saxophonist Kirk Whalum in Kampala for Rotary Jazz

[East African] American jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum is back in Kampala and is the headline act at this year's Rotary Uganda Charity Concert. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Queen Darleen Speaks Out On Her Father

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -After several weeks of rumours that singer Diamond had neglected his ailing father his sister Queen Darleen has come to the defense of her brother Diamond Platnumz. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Miss Red Ribbon On March 30

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Fourteen young ladies will battle it out for the inaugural Miss Red Ribbon Integrated pageant where a Queen will be selected to become an educator and facilitator in raising awareness on HIV/AIDS related matters among the youth. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Saddy, Bliss to Release a Collaborative Album

[New Era] Hard at work to find a niche for themselves into the local market, talented and sensational music duo, Sadrax Ndjubila popularly known as Saddy, and Remember Nashiwaya aka Bliss annouced this week that they are releasing a collaborative album mid this month. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mampintsha Is Mampara - Chasi

[New Zimbabwe] Transport and Infrastructure deputy minister, Fortune Chasi has lashed out at South African kwaito artist, Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo describing the singer as a 'disgrace' to mankind. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: How Kibonde Met Death, Shortly After Burial of Ruge

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Clouds Media Group's broadcaster and creativity manager Caesar Redemptus said Ephraim Kibonde fell sick during the burial of the group's Programs and Production director Ruge Mutahaba where he was serving as the Master of Ceremony (MC). (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Diamond's Sibling Speaks Out On Claims They've Neglected Father

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian musician Queen Darling has come to the defense of her brother Diamond Platnumz over claims that he has neglected their father, who sells 'mitumba' shoes for a living. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Clouds FM's Ephraim Kibonde to Be Buried On Saturday

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Clouds Media Group presenter Ephraim Kibonde who passed on Thursday morning, March 7, 2019, will be buried on Saturday in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: DJ Levelz Speaks On 'Chillspot Fleecing Enzo'

[263Chat] Chillspot Records label producer, Rodger Kadzimwe affectionately known as DJ Levelz has responded to allegations that his stable is fleecing chart topping Zimdancehall musician Enzo Ishall, saying anyone is free to start a record label they feel will handle the artists better. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Yvonne Jegede Confirms Her Marriage Has Hit the Rocks

[Guardian] There have been speculations for months now that actors Yvonne Jegede and Olakunle "Abounce" Fawole's marriage was in crisis. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Babes and Mampintsha, Who Wins When We Fight Words With Blows to the Head?

[This is Africa] The recent evidence of a violent relationship between two well-known South African musicians should be a wake-up call to us as a society to revisit what we consider to be "healthy masculinity", says Lineo Segoete. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Acting Nzoia Sugar Md Hurt in Abduction Dies in Nairobi

[Nation] The acting managing director of Nzoia Sugar Company Michael Kulundu, who was injured after he was abducted in January has died in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Why the 'Miss Curvy Pageant' Is an Assault On Ugandan Women

[The Conversation Africa] Uganda's Junior Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi recently launched the "Miss Curvy Uganda" pageant at the Mistil Hotel in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Arts and Culture Were Given Money in South Africa's Budget. Why It Matters

[The Conversation Africa] Analysts came to a range of conclusions about the budget speech delivered recently by South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. But few paid attention to his comments on arts and culture. He made a commitment that National Treasury will identify funds to support a new national theatre and museum, among other initiatives. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Baba Harare Manager Abused Band Members'

[New Zimbabwe] Rising Jiti artist, Baba Harare, real name Braveman Chizvino's band members have revealed that the musician's manager was in the habit of harassing them. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jazz Legend Dorothy Masuka Dies

[New Zimbabwe] World-renowned jazz singer Dorothy Masuka has died. (AllAfrica)

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