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Zimbabwe: Dongo's Imposter Appears in Court

[The Herald] A-23-year-old Harare man last week admitted to duping various people using an Ecocash number registered in musician Trevor Dongo's name and asking for sexual favours from his female Facebook followers. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso: Theater Squeezed By Terrorism and Coronavirus

[DW] Burkina Faso has a thriving theater tradition. But terrorism and the coronavirus are curtailing the activities of its only permanent theater. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lindiwe Ndlovu Was a Woman of Valour and Vitality

[New Frame] The popular South African TV and film actress who practised her craft with dedication and integrity died suddenly while about to start a new chapter in her working life. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cosatu Mourns the Death of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of people in South Africa and around the world to mourn the death of jazz legend Jonas Gwangwa. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Phuthego Catches Them Young

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The 'catch them young watch them grow' idiom best describes Baratwa Phuthego who plays a role in imparting skills to children to stay attached and proud of the traditional arts. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Interview - Why I Quit Lecturing for Comedy - Instagram Comedian, Zicsaloma

[Premium Times] Zicsaloma was an English lecturer at the Kaduna State Polytechnic before he quit to face comedy squarely. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Late Musician Jonas Gwangwa 'Embodied the Struggle for a National Culture'

[The Conversation Africa] Music is not a zero sum game with only one 'best'. But if you seek to name one musician whose life embodies the South African people's struggle for a national culture, it must be trombonist, composer and cultural activist Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, who was born on 19 October 1937 in Orlando East, Johannesburg, and died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg aged 83. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Local Arbitrators Chapter Publishes Scholarly Journal

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch) has announced the publishing of the first edition of the Alternative Dispute Resolution journal for the year 2021. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Series to Stream On Showmax

[East African] Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Kenyan series and second co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+ to stream Crime and Justice. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: 4 Malawi Urban Musicians Collabo in 'Osaphweketsa' Covid-19 Song

[Nyasa Times] Four Malawian urban musicians have teamed up to release Osaphweketsa single which depict real life scenarios applied to address the myths and misconceptions of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Trio Drops Single Track a Re Yeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The trio of Kagiso Rabothako, Kennedy Segole and Aron Kulobe going by stage, Heroshima music group has dropped an Afro House single track, A re yeng. (AllAfrica)

Africa: This Is What Lockdown Sounds Like

[The Conversation Africa] As a creative artist, my work explores how people interact with sound and how it impacts upon our daily lives through listening - that's active listening with attention, rather than passive hearing. I do this by using recorded sound, particularly sound which is associated with place, addressing issues of memory and identity. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Walvis Bay Musicians Give Hope During Covid-19

[Namibian] A GROUP of Walvis Bay residents completed recording a version of the 'We are the World' unity song this week. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Artists' Strife - Nathi Mthethwa Apologises for Tweet That Prompted Petition for Him to Leave the Stage

[Daily Maverick] An artists' petition calls for Minister Nathi Mthethwa's head after claims of continued failings in his portfolio and ignorance displayed in a tweet about the state of the South African theatre industry. Mthethwa's tweet was subsequently deleted and he apologised on Thursday. But artists say the issues remain, and calls for the Minister's removal will not be withdrawn. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Delving Into Cape Town's Art Deco Heritage

[UCT] On Thursday, 14 January, Summer School attendees were treated to an insightful lecture on Cape Town's Art Deco heritage, presented by Dr André van Graan - a heritage architect and the former head of architectural technology and interior design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ace Artiste Management Signs New Artist, Demixxx

[This Day] Fast rising music label, Ace Artiste Management, has officially announced the signing of Afro-fusion talent, Ofoma Chika Samuel popularly known as Demixxx. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tinsel's Enduring Presence On Nigerian TV

[This Day] Vanessa Obioha writes about the groundbreaking milestone achieved recently by the Africa Magic original production Tinsel. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Vernacular Art-Space Laboratory Hosts Group Show

[This Day] The year 2020 was a year of collapse of boundaries, borders and solidary which had fostered standing together in one voice to condemn either political epidemics or finding solution to the pandemics in our collective social lives. It was the year that the millennials and Gen Z took the Centre stage against bad governance. These gave rise to hashtags: #EndSARS in Nigeria and #BlackLivesMatter in the United States of America. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Alikiba Quits Sony Music Five Years After Being Signed

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian musician Alikiba is reported to have parted ways with Sony Music Entertainment Africa only five years after being signed by the major global music label. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DJ Joe Mfalme Lands New Job, a Day After Quitting Capital FM

[Nairobi News] Joseph Mwenda popularly known as DJ Joe Mfalme has found a new home just a day after he announced his exit from Capital fm. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sailors Member Quits Gengetone Group, Joins Gospel Industry

[Nairobi News] Lexxy Yung, a member of the Sailors Gang, has parted ways with the Gengetone group to become a gospel singer. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Burna Boy's Song Makes Biden, Harris Inauguration Playlist

[Premium Times] Burna Boy is the only Nigerian and African artiste on the playlist. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Ty Thutapuo Drops Maf Diponeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- TY Thutapuo's 17-track album dubbed Maf Diponeng is set to make waves in the local entertainment circles. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Pianist Kyle Shepherd's Journey Into Film

[New Frame] Already a successful musician, the multiple award-winning composer learned the art of scoring from scratch. He reflects on the dedication it took to shift his music from the stage to the screen. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Online Mentorship Programme to Celebrate Film-Making

[The Herald] The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) and the Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) have launched an online mentorship programme that focuses on celebrating filmmaking and seeks to work collaboratively with filmmakers who are based in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jamaican Festival Ropes in Tich Mataz

[The Herald] Popular host and former radio personality Tichafa Matambanadzo, affectionately known in the entertainment industry as "Tich Mataz", has been selected to represent Zimbabwe at the upcoming Jamaican festival, organisers of the show have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Broke City Rapper Opts to Relocate to the Village

[Nairobi News] Broke rapper Majirani has decided to quit music and relocate to the village citing the unbearable Nairobi city life. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DJ Joe Mfalme Leaves Capital FM After 12 Years

[Nairobi News] Months after launching his trendy sports bar and nightclub, Joseph Mwenda popularly known as DJ Joe Mfalme has quit his job at Capital FM after 12 years. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Hip Hop Star CPwaa Dies

[Nairobi News] Award-winning Tanzanian rapper Ilunga Khalifa popularly known as CPwaa is dead. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 30 Years After, 'The Village Headmaster' Set to Return

[Premium Times] 'The Village Headmaster' is returning to the screens 30 years after it was rested. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kambua - My Ups and Downs in the Joy of Motherhood

[Nation] Tonight, Kambua Mutsembi Mathu, will be hosting a live performance on Studio Tisa, an online platform. Thus, she was a little anxious, but looked forward to the event as she spoke to Sunday Nation recently. (AllAfrica)

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