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‘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 […]

Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93

Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93

Guy Hamilton, who directed four James Bond films, has died aged 93. Former 007 actor Sir Roger Moore tweeted that he was “incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid”. Hamilton directed Sir Roger in Live and Let Die and […]

Morgan Freeman Explores The Story of God

Morgan Freeman Explores The Story of God

On the heels of Holy Week, National Geographic presents The Story of God, an ambitious, expansive six-part series hosted by Morgan Freeman. This is an impressive interfaith study, with Freeman traveling to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Guatemala, India and beyond in search of God, or at least humanity’s efforts to reach God. From the Temple Mount […]

Yemi Alade’s ‘Mama Africa’ Album Tops Itunes Charts Worldwide

Yemi Alade’s ‘Mama Africa’ Album Tops Itunes Charts Worldwide

Yemi Alade caused a frenzy with the release of her sophomore album titled “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”, coupled with the music video for “Ferrari”. The Effyzzie Music diva received praise for both the music video and album from its continental appeal and solid theme. The music video for “Ferrari” gained 40,000 […]

Why Feminists Should Argue Over Kim Kardashian’s Selfie

Why Feminists Should Argue Over Kim Kardashian’s Selfie

Last week in your social media feed, along with photos of Justin Trudeau hugging pandas (and Barack Obama), you may have come across a naked selfie of Kim Kardashian. Last Monday, the woman best known for her reality show and beautiful butt, posted a photo to Instagram of her hourglass figure strategically covered by black […]

Save our sari: Manish Malhotra rewinds Indian fashion back to ancient crafts

Save our sari: Manish Malhotra rewinds Indian fashion back to ancient crafts

Down in the modest basement of one of Mumbai’s most exclusive clothing stores, there’s a buzz. Sprawled over a large square table, the latest saris from Manish Malhotra‘s new “Regal Threads” line have arrived from his factory. His team checks and irons the delicate fabrics, before delivering them to the shop floor. “It’s all about […]

Akin Omotoso wins Best Director for “Tell Me Something Sweet”

Akin Omotoso wins Best Director for “Tell Me Something Sweet”

Akin Omotoso won Best Director at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for his movie “Tell Me Something Sweet”. In his acceptance speech, the director said there were people who told him no one would watch this film. Omotoso was nominated alongside Sara Blecher (for “Ayanda”), Stephanie Linus (for “Dry”), Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur (for […]

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

After oil, fashion is the most polluting industry on the globe, believes Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. But as many industries, from automobiles to agriculture, try to make their products and processes greener, the fashion industry – hardly a leader in conversations on reducing climate change – is starting to shift as […]