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Soapies Generations, Muvhango in HOT SOUP over witchcraft storylines

Soapies Generations, Muvhango in HOT SOUP over witchcraft storylines

SABC’s top soapies have raised the ire of the Traditional Healers Organisation for incorporating plots which involve witchcraft and the display of local sangoma regalia. On Generations: The Legacy, viewers are getting insight into the use of intense witchcraft. The latest plot sees the character of Tshidi, played by Latoya Makhene enlist the help of […]

Before There Was Fela, There Was Faaji Agba

Before There Was Fela, There Was Faaji Agba

okayplayer. okayafrica. okayfuture. largeup. revivalist. message boards shop News Audio Video Arts & Culture Countries Events Team Subscribe Posted February 25, 2016 by Abel Shifferaw 1 comment Before There Was Fela, There Was Faaji Agba: A New Documentary Explores The Long-Forgotten Musicians Of Nigeria’s Past Many know Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Nigerian pioneer of afrobeat, […]

Why Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-nominated ‘A Girl in the River’ might spur real change

Why Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-nominated ‘A Girl in the River’ might spur real change

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has long wanted to make a movie about the thousands of women who have been, and continue to be, murdered in her country by husbands, fathers, brothers and other male relatives who believe the women have shamed their families. But she wanted to tell the story of these so-called honor killings […]

“Eclipsed” brings a rare and powerful portrayal of African women to Broadway

“Eclipsed” brings a rare and powerful portrayal of African women to Broadway

Even during the curtain call of Eclipsed, a time when audience members and actors usually take a collective breath and return to reality, the story’s force lingered. The theater remained steeped in the atmosphere of Liberia during the civil war in 2003, and the question left hanging in the air was, What is going to happen […]

Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world

Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world

Anyone working in international development for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over the past few years has likely had one of the following experiences: 1) Witnessing an external consultant or boss being flown in from abroad to “manage” the field office in [insert any non-Western nation here. Note that field office can just mean the capital city […]

Rival movie awards to highlight diversity gap days before Oscars

Rival movie awards to highlight diversity gap days before Oscars

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is to stage a rival awards show just days before the Oscars with the aim of showcasing the diverse Hollywood talent ignored by the world’s most famous film ceremony. The All Def Movie awards are clearly designed as a reaction to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy which has overshadowed this year’s awards season […]

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was familiar […]

A Story Around Mama Dawes

A Story Around Mama Dawes

It is a pity they don’t quite make teachers like that anymore. Her likes in various disciplines deserve to be identified and honoured by the Nigerian government or the various institutions they were associated with. There are so many of them, who returned to Africa to make a difference, and whose stories still need to […]

Nominated for Nothing: Beasts of No Nation

Nominated for Nothing: Beasts of No Nation

Which movie was better: Mean Streets or The Sting? There’s no wrong answer, but here’s something that’s criminal. The Sting, George Roy Hill’s crowd-pleasing reunion with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, won seven Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. (That’s not the criminal part…) Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese’s gritty crime pic with Robert […]

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in a new thriller from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 32-year-old Oscar-winner is in negotiations to join the cast of the sci-fi film titled Intelligent Life. Production of the movie – written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his collaborator Derek Connolly […]

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