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South Africa: Ballet in the Bush for Rhinos' Sake

[VOA] Artists are often at the forefront of social change as they use their works to address difficult political and cultural issues. While activist painters, filmmakers and musicians are probably most familiar, choreographers have also addressed social issues with their dance companies. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNaija - End of the Road for Ella, KimOprah

[This Day] It was a surprising end to housemates Ella and Kimoprah's stay in the Big Brother Naija's House as they were evicted on tonight's show. They were the most nominated housemates alongside Sir Dee, Tacha and Mercy whom Frodd used his Veto Power on. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Diamond Deal - Famous Actor and Accomplices Head to Court

[News24Wire] A famous South African actor on a hit TshiVenda soapie and his two accomplices will appear at the Booysen's Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges of impersonating police officials, kidnapping, and extortion. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Rachel Shebesh Disses Ndombolo As She Once Again Goes Shaku

[Nairobi News] Rachel Shebesh has once again showcased her dancing skills in a viral video. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: King Kaka Hunting for City Street Boy Who Wowed Twitter With Rap Skills

[Nairobi News] Rapper King Kaka wants to meet a Nairobi street boy who dazzled the online community with his rap skills. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Teargas, Punches As Eric Wainaina Spends Night in Police Station

[Nairobi News] Musician Eric Wainaina spent Friday night at Central Police station after city askaris raided the venue of his concert and arrested three others. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: Festival of Nationals in Germany Commences

[Shabait] Asmara -Annual Festival of Eritreans in Germany opened yesterday, 12 July graced by the presence of Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of PFDJ Economic Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Willom Tight, Dino 'Reconnect' in Mzansi

[Zimbabwe Standard] Afro-jazz musician Willbroad "Willom Tight" Muponda and Rasta kwasa musician Dino Mudondo, who formed a formidable combination in the early 2000s, have "reconnected" and the two are sharing the stage in South Africa where they are based. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimdancehall Stars 'Clash'

[Zimbabwe Standard] Cheeky Zimdancehall chanter Seh Calaz has made a daring response to compatriot Buffalo Souljah calling him a "big baby" for broadcasting a thinly-veiled threat to physically manhandle him for saying he lost the first round of the ongoing lyrical battle with Ghana's Shatta Walle. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: My Night Inside 'Big Brother Naija' House

[Nairobi News] So I was in the "Big Brother Naija" house the other day. Here's the story and what I learned from the experience. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Star Trek Actor William Shatner Heading to South Africa for Comic Con

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -Star Trek fans get ready - William Shatner is heading to SA for Comic Con Africa! (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Judges of East Africa's 'Got Talent' Show Unveiled

[Nairobi News] Judges of East Africa's version of 'Got Talent', one of the world's most popular reality television shows, were announced on Saturday in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why I Dumped Father of My Child for Acting - Yetunde Aderibigbe

[Vanguard] Beautiful and sexy Yoruba actress, Yetunde Aderibigbe, known as Creamish, has revealed the greatest sacrifice she has had to make to pursue her dream of being an actress. In a chat with Potpourri the fair-skinned mother of says marriage is the greatest sacrifice she had to make to be where she is right now in the industry. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Yvonne Chaka Chaka a Hit With Audience At ZIFF 2019

[Citizen] Zanzibar -South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka,on Friday July 12 evening showed why some have labled her the queen of African music at the 22nd edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) after she performed several of her hits at the Ngome Kongwe. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Vera Sidika, Willy Paul-Alaine Drop New Songs After Publicity Stunts

[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika and controversial Willy Paul played their fans pulling out publicity stunts to hype the release of their new songs 'Mimi' and 'Sado Mado' respectively. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Nigerian Writer Won Caine Prize After Third Try

[Daily Trust] Lesley Nneka Arimah's emergence as 2019 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing is proof that perseverance pays off. Shortlisted twice, she eventually wins in her third attempt. Was it just luck, or had she built a foundation that was bound to earn her the coveted prize? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ella Evicted From Big Brother Naija House

[Premium Times] Vivacious Big Brother Naija housemate, Victoria Nnabuchi, popularly known as Ella, has been evicted from the reality TV show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kim Oprah Evicted From Big Brother Naija Season Four

[Vanguard] Beauty queen Kim Oprah was the second housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija show on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kamene Goro Rushed to Hospital in Ambulance After House Accident

[Nairobi News] High flying morning radio presenter Kamene Goro was rushed to a Nairobi hospital in an ambulance after suffering a major accident in her house. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Housemates Impersonate Popular Nigerian Celebrities At BBNaija (S4) Party

[Premium Times] 'Pepper Dem' housemates scored heavy points with fans of the show by impersonating popular Nigerian celebrities for the party on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija Season 4 - Most Popular Social Media Housemates Revealed

[Vanguard] The journey to stardom has begun in the Big Brother Naija House Season 4 themed "Pepper Dem" and it will run all the way for the next 3 months. After auditions at different locations across the country, 21 housemates made it into the house, looking to clinch the 60 million naira cash prize. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'The Bachelor SA' Will Return for a Second Season

[News24Wire] Cape Town -M-Net (DStv 101) on Sunday night announced that it will be renewing The Bachelor South Africa for a second season. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNajia - Ella Evicted From Big Brother Naija Season Four

[Vanguard] Ella Nnabuchi has been evicted from the fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mercy, Ike's Romance Waxing Stronger

[This Day] The first week of the Big Brother Naija 'Pepper Dem' ended on a note that witnessed the eviction of two female housemates; Isilomo and Avala. This week, the housemates started off with their first live nomination show which resulted in Tacha, Ella, KimOprah, Sir Dee and Mercy nominated for possible eviction tomorrow (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Soyinka at 85 - Reflections On the Man Died

[This Day] Language! The source of Wole Soyinka's fame; the reason also for his alienation by the average reader! The Nobel Laureate is a man of complex locution. Besides his political forays, the density and immensity of his literature trademark him. The fact is, there can be no indolent or perfunctory reading of Wole Soyinka; his literary rampart is impregnable. You peruse him; then the fortress can give way. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Chris Brown, Davido's New Song Blow My Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -U.S. singer Chris Brown has announced on his Instagram page that he will dropping a new song, Blow My Mind, featuring Nigerian musician Davido. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Perform At Ziff Tonight

[Citizen] Zanzibar -South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka will this evening perform at the 22nd edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) which ends on Sunday under the theme 'The New Dawn'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: It's All About Music This Weekend

[The Herald] BATTLE lines have been drawn between Leonard Zhakata and Utakataka Express boss, Peter Moyo, as they battle to woo fans in the city centre this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija Update - Freeze! Housemates Lose Their Cool

[This Day] Following Avala and Isilomo's eviction on Sunday night, housemates are gradually waking to the reality that the game is on. Tempers flared and shades were thrown during the course of the week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Davido, Chris Brown Collaborate On New Song, 'Blow My Mind'

[Vanguard] Afropop star, David Adeleke aka Davido is set to collaborate with American pop sensation, Chris Brown on a new song, 'Blow My Mind'. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Keyamo Denies Paying Charly Boy for Atiku Diss Song

[Guardian] The spokesman of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team Festus Keyamo has denied paying a leader of #OurMumuDonDo Movement and singer Charly Boy for a song. (AllAfrica)

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