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Nollywood Actress, Wife of Jide Kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko Is Dead

Nollywood Actress, Wife of Jide Kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko Is Dead

The entertainment industry has just lost an actress and wife of Jide Kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko. The actress died on Monday afternoon after she slumped and was rushed to the hospital. Henrietta (Nee Onovosa) was said to be in coma and sadly, she eventually gave up the ghost. The actress who started her career decades ago […]

Wizkid to Join Chris Brown On His European Tour

Wizkid to Join Chris Brown On His European Tour

Nigerian Afrobeats artist and founder of Africa’s latest star-studded record label Starbwoy Entertainment Worldwide, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known as Wizkid will join American RnB Superstar Chris Brown on his One Hell of A Night European Tour this year. Although official dates for the European tour have not been announced yet, the hit-maker made the […]

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso [Review]

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso [Review]

Every now and then you find a book which demonstrates that good storytelling doesn’t require pyrotechnics or literary gymnastics. Of course there will always be room for authors (and their readers) who want to push the boundaries and experiment with time frames, point of view and punctuation (or lack of).  But if the story is as good and […]

How Are Women Portrayed in Ethiopian Films?

How Are Women Portrayed in Ethiopian Films?

Film is a category or genre of art that has high impact on society. It is an artistic tool used to entertain, enlighten and inform. And what makes it different from other media is that it highly shapes the society. Films or movies have power to influence, to motivate, to guide, to teach, to change […]

Chad’s ‘Torture Factories’ Under Spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

Chad’s ‘Torture Factories’ Under Spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

There is a heart-stopping moment in a new documentary about the survivors of Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s torture chambers, when one of the torturers kneels down in front of his victim and begs for forgiveness. “I had to follow orders,” mumbles the man, now living on the streets as an outcast. “Then why did you […]

Uganda: Queen of Katwe Trailer Sets Tone for the Movie

Uganda: Queen of Katwe Trailer Sets Tone for the Movie

Last week, academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o took to her Instagram and broke the news of the release of Queen of Katwe and announced the release of the trailer that was due in 24 hours. The post was punctuated with the official poster of the film. The next day, though, Ugandans more than anyone […]

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, […]