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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)

Tanzania: Tanasha Officially Meets Her in-Laws

[Citizen] In what continues to be an interesting developing love story, this week a new twist emerged as Singer Diamond Platnumz paraded his latest love interest Tanasha Donna in front of his family. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Makerere Recognises Miss World Africa

[Monitor] Kampala -Authorities at Makerere University yesterday recognised Quiin Abenakyo for winning Miss World Africa crown. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Is Love an Embarrassment?

[IPS] Stockholm / Rome -I do not understand a word of Persian and cannot determine whether these lines, taken from a German translation, are a correct interpretation of Muhammad Hāfez-e-Shīrāzīīs original poem. Nevertheless, Hāfez, who lived 1315-1390 CE, was apparently one of those great writers able to provide bemused couples with points of reference after being struck by the tumultuous sensation of passionate love. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?

[African Arguments] Forgiveness is central to many African cultures. As Europe debates whether to return looted African heritage, a simple apology would go a long way. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Popular TV Host Johan Stemmet Steps Down After 28 Years

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Johan Stemmet, popularly known for hosting the game show, Noot vir Noot, has called it quits after 28 years. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Revellers Kill DJ for Playing Boring Music

[Monitor] Nebbi -A senior three student of Parombo Secondary School who has been working as a part-time disc jockey (DJ), in one of the disco halls in Akworo Sub-county in Nebbi District has been killed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Diamond's Wasafi Brands Kenyan Artists 'Cry Babies' Over #PlayKeMusic Debate

[Nairobi News] Diamond Platnumz's Wasafi label management team has now been drawn into the raging #PlayKeMusic debate, arguing that they have never once complained when Kenyan music is played in Tanzania nor when Kenyan artistes perform in their country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: What Was South Africa's Top Google Searches This Week?

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -Amongst the top trending searches on Google this week: one star's dirty laundry, another's guilt by association, a controversial publicity stunt, and more. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom With Moral Instruction

[This Day] Sound Sultan's 'Mathematics' was probably the last time a Nigerian artiste took the entire country on a nation building course in a classroom from the comfort of their homes. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Man Buys Own Coffin, Says He's 'Tired' of Living With Troublesome Wife

[Nairobi News] Migori town residents were on Thursday treated to drama when a man bought his own coffin in preparation for his death over domestic squabbles with his wife. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Students' Poetry Prize Calls for Entries

[Premium Times] The organisers of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize have begun accepting submissions from Nigerian undergraduates studying in Nigeria and the diaspora. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Foreign Film Experts to Host Nollywood Masterclass in Lagos

[Premium Times] A team of foreign filmmakers are set to teach a masterclass for members of the Nigerian film and television industry, who aspire to take their craft to the next level. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Decolonising Literary Studies Requires Ditching Finality and Certainty

[The Conversation Africa] Decolonising literary studies isn't simply a matter of relieving the symptoms, substituting this author for that or setting up a new canon in place of the old. The challenge is to address the chronic underlying condition by thinking beyond the guiding assumptions and aspirations of any colonial-era curriculum. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Beauticians, Hairdressers Hold 9th Annual Salon Academy

[Ghanaian Times] The National Association of Beauticians and Hairdressers (NABH) Ghana on Monday began its 9th Annual Salon Academy in Accra to take stock of its achievements and map out the way forward. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: Eritrean Community Festival in Australia Concludes

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean community festival in Australia that was underway from 11 January under the theme "New Era for Higher Development" concludes on 13 January with enthusiasm. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pitch Black Afro Tells His Mother She Looks 'Beautiful' Before His Bail Application Is Postponed

[News24Wire] The murder case of well-known local rapper Thulani Ngcobo, known as Pitch Black Afro, has been postponed for a formal bail application. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'CrazyBikeGuy' Set to Embark On Epic European Trek

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -The countdown has begun for South Africa's self-styled "CrazyBikeGuy" , Grant Cameron-Smith , as he prepares to embark on the journey of a lifetime - an arduous three month, 8 800km trek on a specially configured mountain bike from London to Istanbul . (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2baba, Adekunle Gold, Bovi, Laolu Gbenjo Band Thrill Vanguard's Guests Today

[Vanguard] All is set for the annual Vanguard Personality of the Year Awards scheduled for today at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Adekunle Gold Opens Up About Wedding With Simi

[Guardian] For years, Nigerian music stars, Adekunle Gold and Simi had fans guessing as to the true nature of their relationship. While some speculated that they were lovebirds, others thought they were just two artists with good music chemistry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Davido Breaks Silence On Teni Defeating Peruzzi

[This Day] Popular singer, David Adeleke has finally broken silence on the 2019 Soundcity MVP awards during which Peruzzi was defeated. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Amaka Is a Nonsense Song' - Blackface Fires Shot At 2face

[This Day] Just when we all thought the beef between Nigerian music act, Blackface and his former label mate, 2Baba was over, the former has taken to social media to declare war on the latter. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Falz Needs to Be Protected At All Costs - Rapper MI

[This Day] Music rapper, Jude Abagapopularly known as MI, has called for the protection of fellow rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, following the recent satirical creative of Falz the bad guy, which he entitled 'Talk'. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: This Is Why 'Churchill Show' Won't Be Aired This Week

[Nairobi News] Popular comedy TV show, Churchill Show, has postponed its first live recording of 2019 due to the terror attack which happened on Tuesday at the 14 Riverside Drive. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Chill! Netflix's Largest-Ever Price Hike Excludes South Africa

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Netflix's largest-ever price hike in the history of the global video streaming service won't affect South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Second Jangjanbureh Kunkurang Festival to Start Tomorrow

[The Point] National Center for Arts Culture (NCAC), Gambia Tourism Board (GTB) and the community of Jangjanbureh will commence the second edition of the annual Jangjanbureh Kankurag festival this Friday in Jangjanbureh. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Full Moon Music Studios - Strengthening Local Talent

[Namibian] Full Moon Music Studios at Katima Mulilo is running a three-month recording promotion, predominantly aimed at upcoming artists who want to record their music at affordable rates. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Alikiba's Father Dies in Hospital

[Nairobi News] Celebrated Tanzanian musician, Ali Saleh Kiba, popularly known as Alikiba, has lost his father. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Adekunle Gold, Simi Set to Release Joint Album

[Vanguard] Newly wedded couple and singers, Adekunle Gold, 30, and Simi, are reportedly set to release a new album this year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Platform Provides Diaspora Reach for Filmmakers

[New Zimbabwe] FROM the award-winning team of Daves Guzha and Joe Njagu comes their first collaborative masterpiece 'The Letter', a movie from Zimbabwe which is slated for release this January 2019. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: State Tortures Bobi Wine for the Truth - Besigye

[Monitor] Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said the government is frustrating the music career of Kyadondo East MP Robert Sentamu Kyangulanyi alias Bobi Wine because he is speaking the truth and exposing their injustices. (AllAfrica)

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