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Why The Sexist Get Ghostbusters Wrong

Why The Sexist Get Ghostbusters Wrong

At the start of Ghostbusters, before we meet its three main characters, we see an office door with their names stencilled neatly on it, alongside four words of red, spray-painted graffiti: “VENKMAN BURN IN HELL!” It’s not the most pleasant fate to wish on anyone, but it’s nothing compared to the abuse that’s been heaped […]

Generation Revolution review – After The Arab Spring

Generation Revolution review – After The Arab Spring

In the heady days of the 2011 uprising, it seemed as if Egypt’s youth, mobilising on social media and marching on Tahrir Square, had finally come into their own. When President Mubarak stepped down, I turned to my seventysomething Egyptian father, who had been on the barricades of the 1952 revolution, for words of wisdom […]

Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy Meets Jay-Z in New York Over Management Deal

Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy Meets Jay-Z in New York Over Management Deal

Songstress, Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy met with Jay-Z at the Roc Nation office in New York over the signing of a management and distribution deal for Tiwa Savage. The deal has been in the works since Jay-Z’s cousin Brian “Bee-High” Biggs visited the Mavin Headquarters in Lagos last year. It will be recalled that […]

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 […]