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How the Fashion Industry Could be Africa’s Defining Story

How the Fashion Industry Could be Africa’s Defining Story

The story behind Africa’s fashion goes beyond the continent’s culture, traditions and intricate patterns of its garments. The next big thing is the potential of fashion to drive Africa’s future and provide solutions to the rising youth unemployment and slow economic growth as a result of falling prices of commodities. The global fashion industry is […]

The World Celebrate Bob Marley’s Legacy Today

The World Celebrate Bob Marley’s Legacy Today

Thirty five years after the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley passed on, his legacy still lives on, thanks largely to the messages of love and unity that his music espoused. In memory of this outstanding legacy, birthday anniversary celebrations in honour of the reggae legend have been held across the globe every May 11, the […]

A Mayweather v McGregor Fight Would Be An Abomination – But a Lucrative One

A Mayweather v McGregor Fight Would Be An Abomination – But a Lucrative One

On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather called a fight with Conor McGregor “possible”. As far as fights go it would be the ultimate made-for-TV sideshow, almost like a Fear Factor meets the Kardashians. It would offer little in athletic value, even less in benefit to society as well as hurting the legitimacy of the fighters’ chosen disciplines. […]

Fela Kuti and the Tools of his Trade: Sex and Politics

Fela Kuti and the Tools of his Trade: Sex and Politics

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti would have been 78 this year. It is well within the realm of possibility that he would still be alive if not for the maltreatment meted out by the Nigerian state and the lack of standard antiretroviral therapy. So, considering the delights of possibility, let us assume Fela is still alive, […]

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

He’s never far away from the latest charitable cause. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that Bono found himself the VIP guest during Saturday night’s performance of Broadway’s hit show Eclipsed. The U2 frontman joined the production’s main star, Lupita Nyong’o, as the cast remembered missing schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. The veteran rocker, 55, was an audience-member […]

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

This is the first deal of its kind in West Africa for Twentieth Century Fox. The Hollywood major has entered into an agreement to distribute its film slate in a significant distribution deal with Nigeria and West Africa’s fastest growing theatrical film distribution company, FilmOne Distribution, under which FilmOne will distribute all Fox titles directly to […]

Road to Lagos International Jazz Festival

Road to Lagos International Jazz Festival

The month of April has become increasingly popular for being advertised as the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. This type of music, the musicians and museums, libraries, schools and all stakeholders are in focus throughout the month. It culminates on the last day of the month with […]

‘Honey, We’re Better Than The Supremes’: Sudan’s Girl Band Going Strong 45-Years Onn

‘Honey, We’re Better Than The Supremes’: Sudan’s Girl Band Going Strong 45-Years Onn

Stepping onto stage in Khartoum and launching into their first song, The Nightingales – Sudan’s best-loved girl band – still raise cheers from adoring fans, 45-years after their debut. Sisters Amal, Hadia and Hayat Talsam were known in their 1970s heyday as the “Sudanese Supremes” with their stylish bobs, matching dresses and soulful ballads, which […]

Warsan Shire: The Somali-British Poet Quoted By Beyoncé In Lemonade

Warsan Shire: The Somali-British Poet Quoted By Beyoncé In Lemonade

She writes of places where many Beyoncé fans rarely go, the portions of London where the faces are black and brown, where men huddle outside shop-front mosques and veiled women are trailed by long chains of children. Warsan Shire, the Somali-British poet whose words are featured in Beyoncé’s new globe-shaking Lemonade album, is a bard […]

‘Jungle Book’ Rules Over ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

‘Jungle Book’ Rules Over ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” showed serious traction at the North American box office, dominating moviegoing for a second straight weekend with $60.8 million at 4,028 locations. The family-friendly tentpole declined only 41% from its opening frame and left Universal’s launch of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” in the dust with $20 million at 3,791 locations. “The […]