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Nigeria: How We're Checking Music Copyright Infringement - MCSN

[Premium Times] In the last decade, the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria popularly known as MCSN, has been inundated with several challenges. The most prominent being a longtime battle with its fierce rival, the Copyright Society of Nigeria, (COSON) over royalty collections. In January, the Supreme Court affirmed the legal status of MCSN to operate as a collective management organisation for music (musical work) and sound recordings in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kannywood Group Elects New Executives

[Premium Times] The Arewa Film Makers Association of Nigeria has concluded election in to various offices of the Association. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zolani Mahola Leaves Freshlyground to Go Solo

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular singer has shocked the country after announcing that she is leaving Freshlyground to focus on a career as a solo artist and public speaker. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Ranked Second Among Countries That Spend Most Time On Social Media

[This Day] A survey conducted by Global Web Index, a market research company, has revealed that Nigerians spend more time on social media than citizens of most countries. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DJ Moh Spice Arrested Over Gun Display At Friend's Birthday Party

[Nairobi News] City detectives have arrested Nicholas Mugo, popularly known as DJ Moh Spice, for brazenly displaying a pistol at a city nightclub. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ethic's Hit Song 'Figa' Disappears From YouTube

[Nairobi News] Controversial music group Ethic have suffer another blow after their latest music hit song 'Figa' disappeared from YouTube. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Is DJ Khaled Working With 'Dundaing' Producer?

[Nairobi News] Top American entertainer DJ Khaled has hinted at a possible collabo with the 'Dundaing' hitmaker Magix Enga. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: MB Global Fashionweek 2019 Breaks Boundaries

[Ghanaian Times] The annual MB Global FashionWeek 2019 produced by Global Ovations came off from last weekend at the plush Swiss Spirit Alisa hotel in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: A Soapy Entry for Naira Marley and Other Videos

[This Day] Since his adventurous time in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a few months ago, Naira Marley has been unrelenting in his music ambitions. He's been keen on telling his experience in jail to his fans through his music. First, he released 'Opotoyi' while in custody. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNaija - Khafi, Gedoni Caught in Sex Act As Housemates Watch

[Vanguard] Big Brother Naija housemates, Khafi and Gedoni were caught in the sex act again on Wednesday night. This time, the light was still on while some housemates were awake. The footage, showed the lovebirds moving their bodies in ecstasy under the sheets, while Esther and Frodd watched. Esther couldn't hide her disappointment as she shook her head in disapproval with a look of 'what's going on here?' (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: All Set for Mafuwe Dance Festival in Mbare's Stodart

[New Zimbabwe] An international dance festival known as Mafuwe is set to be held for the first time from this Friday 16 to 18 August at the Theatre National Ballet and Stodart in Mbare with aim of giving hope to the artistic scene of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Miss Botswana Changes Venue

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -For the first time since the start of the Miss Botswana pageant, the finale will this year be staged outside Gaborone. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: August 2 Declared As Kunle Adewale Day in Ohio, U.S.

[This Day] On August 2, 2019, Mayor John Cranley, the Mayor of Cincinnati declared August 2, 2019 "Kunle Adewale Day" in Cincinnati, Ohio- USA in honour of the Nigerian artist, Kunle Adewale whose trailblazing career of arts in medicine has been impactful. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: President Promises More Funding for Performing Arts

[Nation] The government will increase funding for the performing arts to harness and transform talent into productive activities, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNaija Update - All Shades of Drama

[This Day] It has been an intense week for housemates as the eviction fever is back. From the pressure of 'save and replace' with the Veto Power to task presentation, the house was full of drama. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Plan to Tax YouTube, Netflix in Kenya in Final Stage

[Nairobi News] The ICT ministry is in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Noot Vir Noot' Is Back With a New Host and a New Look

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The much-anticipated return of SABC2's longest-running game show, Noot vir Noot, kicks off on Thursday, 15 August, with a brand new host, award-winning musician Emo Adams. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Museum Set for Sh8 Million Facelift

[Capital FM] Kisumu -The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Museum in Bondo is set for a Sh8 million facelift as the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) embarks on a Sh2 billion rehabilitation program that will see some 100 heritage centres undergo a makeover. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Actress Toyin Abraham Welcomes Baby Boy

[Vanguard] Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has welcomed a baby boy. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Soweto Gospel Choir Promise Electrifying Performance in Nairobi

[Nairobi News] Multiple Grammy Award winning group, Soweto Gospel Choir, will perform in Nairobi for the first time at the Christ is Alive Ministries (CITAM) Karen church on Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: It Wasn't Me - Babes Wodumo Denies Making Fun of Lady Zamar

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Babes Wodumo has been at the centre of controversy after a video of her insulting Lady Zamar surfaced on social media, and people are not having it! (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nail-Biting End to Ariya Repete

[This Day] The regional musical contest Ariya Repete that kicked off three months ago with 11 events across eight cities came to a sensational conclusion last weekend. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Udiroko Festival Celebrates History, Culture in Ado-Ekiti

[This Day] Ado-Ekiti is the cultural destination this season as the indigenes and tourists celebrate the historic Udiroko festival. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Search for the People's Hero Begins in Enugu This Weekend

[This Day] Auditions for the upcoming reality music show, 'The People's Hero' will be kicking off in Enugu on Saturday, August 17. The auditions will be held at the Oakland Hotel, Enugu where the talents will vie for a spot in the upcoming show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tolulope Oke Eyes Nollywood, Wants Yoruba Filmmakers to Change Their Storylines

[This Day] With over 12 years experience in the Yoruba film industry, filmmaker and actress Tolulope Oke is ready to leave her comfort zone in the Nigerian language (Yoruba) speaking films. Her focus is now on Nollywood, the globally recognised film industry in Nigeria. The Yoruba-speaking movies contribute to Nollywood but only in trickles, compared to the big-budget movies that make up the Nigerian cinema. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nollywood Actress, Ex-BBNaija Housemates Laud ONGA Foodies Hangout

[This Day] Nollywood actress, Chy Nwakanma, and former Big Brother Naija Housemates, Vandora Williams and Nina Ivy were among the celebrities who stormed Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos recently for the third edition of ONGA Foodies Hangout. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: More Love and Sorrow As 'Arendsvlei' Is Renewed for a Second Season

[News24Wire] Cape Town -kykNET & kie's very first Afrikaans telenovela, Arendsvlei , has been extended for another season. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bahati and Diana Marua Welcome Their Bundle of Joy

[Nairobi News] Gospel singer Bahati and wife Diana Marua, welcomed their second baby on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: It Will Cost You U.S.$726 to Have Dinner With Televangelist TD Jakes

[Nairobi News] American televangelist Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr, better known as TD Jakes, will be a guest speaker at a leadership and entrepreneurship summit that will be hosted in Nairobi next month. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Think of Late DJ Olu Everyday - Davido

[Vanguard] Exactly 2-years after the sudden death of his friend and official DJ, DJ Olu, popular pop music singer, Davido, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, celebrated the late DJ's second posthumous birthday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South African Actors Take Their Places in U.S. Remake Of Hit Movie

[allAfrica] Cape Town -You can catch the faces of South African actors in the hot new remake of the hit TV show, The Professionals. (AllAfrica)

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