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Benin: Angelique Kidjo – the Diva From Benin Could Win a Record Sixth Grammy Award

February 1, 2023 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Angelique Kidjo, the energetic singer-songwriter and activist from the Republic of Benin, represents a rare African phenomenon.

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Rwanda: What Heroes Day Means for Rwandan Entertainers

February 1, 2023 | Source: New Times

[New Times] Every February 1, Rwanda marks Heroes Day in an annual event to pay tribute to the people who exemplified and defended the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens.

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Africa: Blackness, Pan-African Consciousness and Women’s Political Organising Through the Magazine AWA

February 1, 2023 | Source: African Arguments

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It offer…

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Nigeria: Simi Launches New Children’s Clothing Line, ‘The Big Little Company’

February 1, 2023 | Source: This Day

[This Day] Inspired by her Daughter Adejare ‘Deja’ Kosoko, Popular Nigerian Singer, Simi, has launched her children’s clothing line, named, ‘The Big Little Company’.

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Nigeria: Bayanni, Tempoe, Poco Lee Make Spotify’s List of 2023 Emerging Artistes

February 1, 2023 | Source: Premium Times

[Premium Times] Hailing from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with a wide array of styles, cultures and perspectives, these artists are, according to Spotify data, the ones to watch in 2023.

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Namibia: New Film Under the Hanging Tree Examines How Namibia’s Genocide Lives On Today

February 1, 2023 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Under the Hanging Tree is a new film written, directed and produced by Perivi Katjavivi, a young, up-and-coming Namibian filmmaker.

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Nigeria: ‘Asake Is Goated’, Fans React to Singer’s Newly Released Video

January 31, 2023 | Source: Vanguard

[Vanguard] Less than 24 hours after releasing the visuals of his new single, ‘Yoga’, Asake has once again found his name on the lips of music lovers.

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Senegal: Ousmane Sembène At 100 – a Guide to the Life and Work of the ‘Father of African Cinema’

January 31, 2023 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] The impact of filmmaker Ousmane Sembène’s work should not be understated. His films, made in the neorealist style, were concerned with working-class people and tended to use non-professional actors. This allowed him to represe…

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Namibia: Some Fans Unimpressed With Gazza’s Latest Music

January 31, 2023 | Source: Namibian

[Namibian] SOME music lovers recently took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with music sensation and award-winning artist Gazza’s (Lazarus Shiimi) recently released music.

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Rwanda: Kigali to Host Giants of Africa Festival

January 31, 2023 | Source: New Times

[New Times] Kigali will host the inaugural Giants of Africa Festival slated for August 13-19, the foundation has announced.

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