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South Africa: Ndlovu Youth Choir Just Scored a Deal - Signs with Simon Cowell

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Imagine coming from a tough competition - losing the grand prize - but only to be signed by one of the world's biggest music producers. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Maundy Launches His 'Darkest Humanity' Book in Accra

[Ghanaian Times] Maxwell Maundy a writer and speaker on Tuesday launched his book "Darkest Humanity" in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: DSP Returns With New Single

[Observer] US-based Liberian artist DSP (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Meet Nu Kru, One of Liberia's Fast-Rising U.S.-Based Artists

[Observer] US-based Liberian emcee, Nu Kru, is a star in the making. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Voting for Liberia's Biggest Music Awards Begins

[Observer] Voting for the MTN Liberia Music Awards, Liberia's biggest music awards platform, has begun after the unveiling of this year's nominees. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNaija Update - Surprise Eviction Sends Cindy Home

[This Day] Housemates woke up this morning to a surprise visit by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. There have been speculations since last night that there would be a surprise eviction, followed by social media posts on DStv and GOtv, stating that surprise evictions will happen from Thursday till Monday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nollywood Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba's King of Boys Now On Netflix

[This is Africa] Nollywood films are making their mark on Netflix and the newest addition, King of Boys, a political thriller movie directed by renowned Nigerian video director, Kemi Adetiba, is receiving positive reviews from film critics, and on social media. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South African Amputee Dancer Musa Motha Soars High

[This is Africa] South African amputee Musa Motha is inspiring people living with disability to explore different disciplines and is breaking down social prejudices as a full-time dancer. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija - 'Be Yourself' - Patience Ozokwor Tell Housemates

[Daily Trust] Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor has advised the Big Brother Naija season four housemates to remain true to themselves after the show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cindy Evicted From #BBNaija Reality Show

[Vanguard] Big Brother Naija housemate, Cindy has been evicted from the ongoing reality TV show. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wizkid's 'Ghetto Love' Debuts At No 8 On Billboard World Chart

[Leadership] Since featuring on Beyonce's single, 'Brown Skin Girl,' Wizkid has continued to soar high with song after song. His new single, 'Ghetto Love,' recently made its debut on Billboard World Singles Chart at the number eight spot. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Akon Showers Encomiums On Rema

[Leadership] Akon has shared to the world his thoughts on Jonzing World teenage star, Rema and what the future holds for him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mesmerising Ndlovu Youth Choir Was Never Going to Win America's Got Talent. Here's Why

[Daily Maverick] The success of the Ndlovu Youth Choir and revelations about Justin Trudeau's predilection for blackface give us cause to reflect on a dark history of entertainment and how far we still have to go. (AllAfrica)

Africa: It's Wrong to Cut and Paste Global North Policies Onto Africa's Music Industries

[The Conversation Africa] Music streaming services have generated years of consistent revenue growth for rights holders in developed countries, making them the dominant source of revenue for recordings worldwide. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Prosecution Closes Case in Dane Accused of Killing Nigerian Wife

[Premium Times] The Lagos State government said it has concluded its evidence presentation in the ongoing trial of a Dane, Peter Nelson, charged with killing his wife, Zainab, and their daughter, Petra. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tuku Memorial - Tonight Is the Night

[The Herald] Oliver Mtukudzi could have turned 67 years on September 22, but fate had it otherwise. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Shoko Festival Begins Tonight

[The Herald] The country's biggest and longest-running urban culture Shoko Festival kicks off tonight and various shows will be staged in Harare and Chitungwiza as part of the fête. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Winky D Pulls Out of Tuku Memorial Gig

[263Chat] Multi-award winning Zimdancehall chanter, Wallace "Winky D" Chirumiko has pulled out of the late music legend, Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi's memorial concert and birthday bash just a day before the star studded festival roars to life at the Glamis Arena tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: City of Cape Town to Push Ahead With Gandhi Statue Proposal, Despite Majority of Public Comments Being Negative

[News24Wire] A proposal to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Cape Town has been opposed by 55% of the 66 public comments received, but the City of Cape Town is hoping to still go ahead with the plan. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Stolen Gold Coffin of Ancient Priest Goes Home

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Egyptian relic is finally going home. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Hutchinson - Shunted': a Story From Both Sides of the Railway Track

[Daily Maverick] South African documentary photographer Eric Miller once passed through a tiny dot on the map of Northern Cape, a railway junction called Hutchinson, and felt compelled to tell the place's story. Heritage Day in Victoria West saw the screening of Hutchinson: SHUNTED. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Takura, Tammy Headline the Mighty Zambezi Bonfire

[263Chat] Popular hip-hop chanter, Takura and rising contemporary musician, Tamy Moyo will headline the first edition of Zambezi lager's big fire event which is slated for this Saturday at Donnybrook Park in the capital. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Veteran Musician 'Mad Melon' of 'Danfo Drivers' Fame Dies

[Premium Times] Oghenemaro Emeofa, popularly known as Mad Melon, the one half of veteran Nigerian music duo, Danfo Drivers, has died. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: DJ Cuppy Rings Opening Bell At New York Stock Exchange

[Premium Times] Florence Otedola, popularly called DJ Cuppy, the daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola, rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Camaraderie and Irish Attitudes in Nigerian Writer's Short Story Collection

[RFI] 'This Hostel Life' author, Nigerian novelist Melatu Uchenna Okorie Skein Press (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Catherine Kamau Reveals Pregnancy With Hubby Philip Karanja

[Nairobi News] Actress Catherine Kamau better known as Selina is pregnant with her second child 13 years later. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Rose Muhando Melts Hearts With New Song Dedicated to Uhuru and Kenyans

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian gospel singer Rose Muhando has melted the hearts of Kenyans after releasing a new song to thank Kenyans for their unconditional love and support during her tumultuous recent past. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why We Chose to Celebrate Culture in 'Yoruba Ni Mi' - Street Billionaires

[Vanguard] Chocolate City signed music group, Street Billionaires, a music band including Blessing Akiode Mariam, a.k.a Candy, Adekunle Marshall, a.k.a Lemon, Akande Olashile Juwonlo, a.k.a Ijay, and Akorede Ayantunji, a.k.a Gbafun, recently released the video for their latest hit single, 'Yoruba Ni Mi'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I Miss Tytan - Olinda

[263Chat] In a recurring matter, United Kingdom-based socialite and businesswomen, Olinda Chapel has openly admitted to missing being with her estranged husband and musician Njabulo "Tytan" Nkomo. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Coalition Condemns NCAC Over 'Harassment' of Bobrisky

[Premium Times] A coalition of human rights activists has condemned the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) over alleged threats and harassment of controversial crossdresser, Okuneye 'Bobrisky' Idris. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Singing the Truth Can Be Dangerous

[East African] The just concluded Ongala Festival held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, featured one of the country's most inspiring musicians, Vitali Maembe. (AllAfrica)

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