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South Africa: Check Out Full List of All The Safta Nominees

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominees have been announced (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sho Madjozi Makes Vogueworld 100 List

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -SA rapper Sho Madjozi has caught the eye of international publication Vogue, becoming part of the popular title's new VogueWorld 100 list. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Isser Donates Books to Takoradi Technical University

[Ghanaian Times] The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), has donated books on various sectors of the Ghana economy to the Takoradi Technical University. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: CIC Reveals Meaning of His Debut Album 19ninety4

[Observer] Rapper and singer CIC: Finally, what I tried to do was to diversify and to make a little something for everyone, mostly to honor women. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Musicians Union of Liberia Gets New President

[Observer] 'We will alleviate musicians of poverty,' says MULIB's President-elect, Sammy Gray Gboguy (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Diamond, Rayvanny Rekindle #PlayKeMusic Debate With New Hot Single

[Nairobi News] Tanzanians singers Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny have reawakened the raging #PlayKeMusic debate with their new hit song titled Tetema. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: R-I Records Set to Launch Afro-Rap for Nigerians, UK

[Guardian] A United Kingdom-based record label, R-I Records is set to launch 'Afro-Rap', a new music genre, which is a combination of Afrobeat and rap for global acceptability, especially the Nigerian and U.K music markets. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: D'Ija in New Video, Mr. Bob, Pay Tribute to Bob Marley

[Guardian] Mavin Records artiste, D'ija is out with her first effort for the year 2019, with the release of the video to her latest single, Mr Bob, which is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Reggae artiste, Bob Marley on the day of his posthumous birthday, February 6. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: A Grammy Win for Seun Kuti?

[This Day] Vanessa Obioha writes that the Fela-Kuti sons, Femi and Seun have set a record as the first Nigerian blood brothers to get a nod from The Recording Academy Awards, better known as The Grammys. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Remembering Cheikh Anta Diop - 8 Quotes From His Seminal Works

[This is Africa] Today we remember, and celebrate Cheikh Anta Diop, a pre-eminent Senegalese academic, anthropologist, physicist, politician and historian whose groundbreaking research and writing continues to inspire research on race, pre-colonial African culture and Black civilisation. Here's our selection of 8 excerpts from Diop's writings. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ghanaian Dancehall Diva Shegah Debuts in Nigeria With New Single

[This Day] Multi award-winning Ghanaian dancehal artist, Shegah, is steadily penetrating into the Nigeria music scene. She recently released a new track 'Murder' which featured Samini and Jupitar under her new record deal with Magic Records. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: We Have Normalised Negativity Towards African Languages - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

[Nation] I was visiting a certain school sometime back and found the pupils out on tea break. Suddenly, a commotion broke out right at the centre of the play area. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Manka in U.S. for Film On Psychological Impact of Deported Migrant Returnee

[Foroyaa] A Gambian photo journalist and videographer Alhagie Manka, has his co-produced film 'Gift from Babylon', selected in the competition for Best Short Narrative, at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival, the largest black film convergence in Los Angeles, in the United States. 'Gift from Babylon' is a clip depicting the 'psychological' impact of migration on a Gambian migrant returnee. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Artist Nelson Makamo's Work Graces the Cover of Time Magazine

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -TIME magazine on Thursday showed off the cover for their 2019 "optimists issue" - a beautiful portrait painted by South African artist, Nelson Makamo. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Chat With James Morrison and Drinks With Usain Bolt

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -No plans for the weekend? How about attending a wedding, taking a walk through a luxurious new apartment, or having a chat with singing sensation James Morrison? (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Rayvanny, Diamond Team Up for Another Hit Song

[Capital FM] Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny have done it again! (AllAfrica)

Kenya: City Club Seeks Sh48 Million Over Deportation of Pakistani Belly Dancers

[Nairobi News] A Nairobi club that flew in eight Pakistani belly dancers with the assistance of Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa is now seeking Sh48 million in damages for loss of business following their deportation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South African Designer Lukhanyo Mdingi Debuts At New York Fashion Week 2019

[This is Africa] Lukhanyo Mdingi designs distinctive fashion for his eponymous label. His steady rise has led to his debut at the New York Fashion Week: Men's and Women's Fall/Winter 2019, adding greater inclusivity to the fashion industry's catwalks. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Quincy B's Mother Accuses Lewis McCarthy of Embezzlement

[Observer] The mother of the late pop singer Quincy B, Christiana G. Burrowes, has accused her son's manager Lewiz McCarthy of stealing US$14,000 meant to be shared equally without giving the family a dime. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Andy Brown's Son Takes On Visual Art

[The Herald] When most of his siblings have taken their father's mantle, living through music, Andy Brown's son Ushe (16) has embraced visual art to diversify from family business. Though still practising music, Ushe intends to build a name in painting which he describes as his first love. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I Vowed Never to Date My Female Fans - Jah Signal

[263Chat] Sensational Zimdancehall chanter, Jah Signal born Nicodemus Mutize says he vowed to never take advantage of his fame and get entangled into romantic relationships with his female fans. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Grace Msalame - I Am Suing Miss Curvy Uganda

[Nairobi News] Kenya's media personality Grace Msalame said she is suing Uganda's Ministry of Tourism, for defamation and character assassination after a goof in which her pictures were used to promote its Miss Curvy Uganda competition. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Male Model Cries Out for Equality

[The Herald] Local male model Dhyaan Kumar, affectionately known as Don Savania, has voiced concern over the lack of support and appreciation for males in the industry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: UK Firm Speaks Out on 'Owning' National Anthem Copyright

[Nairobi News] A UK music company accused of copyrighting Kenya's National Anthem has come out to clear the air. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fela My Favourite Musician, Davido Reigning Music King - Atiku

[Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described pop singer, Davido, as the "reigning king of Nigerian music." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mlindo the Vocalist Set for Debut Gig in Bulawayo

[New Zimbabwe] FAST rising South African crooner, Mlindo the Vocalist is set for a debut performance in Bulawayo, 23rd of this month. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Dutch-Gambian Co-Produced Film Selected for Best Short Narrative in the U.S

[The Point] Ashort film -Gifts from Babylon- which was co-produced by a Dutch-Gambian, has been selected in competition for Best Short Narrative at the upcoming Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), the largest black film festival in the United States. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Goofing Uganda 'Steal' Grace Msalame to Promote Miss Curvy Contest

[Nairobi News] Things are not going as planned for Uganda's Ministry of Tourism in its campaign to showcase the east African country as the sanctuary for curvy women (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NBC, Others Unveil New Initiative

[This Day] The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has launched the much awaited Video on Demand platform (PLAYVOD) in partnership with FREE TV and PLAY TV. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Anerlisa Shows Off Some Skin and Team Mafisi Can't Stop Drooling

[Nairobi News] Keroche Breweries heiress Anerlisa Muigai has left Team Mafisi salivating after posting a series of pictures of herself with exposed thighs. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Why Tanasha Won't Convert to Islam to Marry Diamond

[Nairobi News] Diamond Platnumz's Kenyan girlfriend Tanasha Donna will not convert to Islam in order to marry the Tanzanian singer, as required by Islamic laws. (AllAfrica)

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