Culture

Africa: Baaba Maal the New Voice of Marginalized Peoples in Africa

July 13, 2020 | Source: TrustAfrica

[TrustAfrica] Southern African Trust, African Philanthropy Network and TrustAfrica are pleased to announce the appointment of the eminent international music star, Baaba Maal, as the voice of marginalized People in Africa. These three pan-African organ…

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Nigeria: CBN, Banks Commit N25 Billion to National Theatre, Others’ Upgrade

July 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and banks under the aegis of the Bankers’ Committee yesterday unveiled plans to spend about N25 billion as initial funding on the development of Nigeria Creative Centre at the National Theatre, Lagos and thr…

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South Africa: Actors Dealt a Blow As President Sends Two Bills Back to Parliament

July 13, 2020 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] The Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill and the Copyright Amendment Bill present a revolution for SA actors who have, for years, petitioned government for meaningful economic transformation of the sector.

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Nigeria: 86th Birthday – Why I Enlisted in the Military but Fled. – Wole Soyinka

July 13, 2020 | Source: Vanguard

[Vanguard] Nigerian Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, who clocked 86 (13 July 2020) has elucidated his motive for enlisting in the Nigerian Army officer Corp but decided to leave after a period.

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Kenya: Actors to Get Paid After Sh100 Million Stimulus Fund Released

July 13, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] Stage actors across the country sighed with relief after the Sh100 million presidential stimulus for Covid-19, dubbed Work for Pay, was finally disbursed after artistes submitted applications and had their work recorded for Kulture TV.

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Kenya: After Collapsing On Stage, Lady Maureen Never Got Back On Her Feet

July 13, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] As tributes continue to flow for fallen Ohangla princess Lady Maureen Achieng, many artistes have continued to open up about the last years of the songbird’s life.

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Kenya: Lady Maureen Is Gone, but Her Legacy Lives On

July 13, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] In mid 2004, a young woman stormed the Kisumu Social Centre — then popular with ohangla music — eager to have a piece of the action.

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South Africa: Dennis Brutus – South African Literary Giant Who Was Reluctant to Tell His Life Story

July 13, 2020 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] This is an edited extract from a new biography about Dennis Brutus, the anti-apartheid activist, poet and author. Brutus died in 2009. The extract records Brutus’s reluctance to write about his life when he was still alive. Bu…

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Nigeria: Federal Govt Hands National Theatre Over to Central Bank

July 13, 2020 | Source: Premium Times

[Premium Times] The Minister for Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, on Sunday in Lagos handed over the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers committee for restoration and upgrade.

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Zimbabwe: Fastest Rapper Will Score $1,000

July 13, 2020 | Source: New Zimbabwe

[New Zimbabwe] COMEDIAN Ray Vines and DJ Tamuka have dangled a mouth-watering US$1 000 to be snapped by any Zimbabwean hip hop artiste who emerges as the country’s fastest rapper.

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