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A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

Let’s get this out of the way up front: “An African City,” the steamy Ghanaian web series about five young women looking for love in Accra, is an unabashed rip-off of “Sex and the City.” There are the ubiquitous five-inch strappy sandals, the scene-stealing dresses made of Fanti fabric and the bevy of men who […]

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il-sung, was a tyrant who banned market activity, religion and all declarations of love in films, books or music. The only permissible public expressions of affection were to the leader and the revolution. Touching the hand of the opposite sex was considered indecent, while kissing the red banner was normal. […]

OPINION: Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

OPINION:  Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

I have been a fan of Koffi Olomidé since I was a teenager. I loved or should I say I still love his music and some of them songs we sung them during our bustele days at Kasama Boys’ Secondary School and Mungwi Technical Secondary School. His music has been good. But of late the […]

Marvel Serves Star-Studded Surprises At Comic-Con For New Film Slate

Marvel Serves Star-Studded Surprises At Comic-Con For New Film Slate

Amid fog and lasers on Saturday, Marvel gave frenzied fans at Comic-Con their first look at a new Black Panther movie cast, the mysterious Doctor Strange, a Spider-Man teen movie and an Oscar-winning actress as the new Captain Marvel. The 6,500-plus audience, many of whom had queued overnight at San Diego’s annual film and pop […]

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

A new documentary by a team of Los Angeles-based filmmakers – including Avatar star Zoe Saldana – is hoping to shed light on the disappearance and murders of as many as 4,000 indigenous women across Canada. “If this exact same story were being told in a country in Africa, I think we would be paying […]

U.S. Star Alicia Keys Enlists Kenyan On Album

U.S. Star Alicia Keys Enlists Kenyan On Album

African music seems to be on an unstoppable rise in recent months with numerous signings of African acts to major record labels, massive collaborations, and more! Enlisted by Sony/RCA records and multi-platinum artiste Alicia Keys, Xpect – renown Kenyan DJ/Producer based in USA has produced one of only three official remixes of Alicia’s latest hit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o’s decision to chose Broadway over Hollywood paid off on Tuesday, when her play Eclipsed earned six Tony nominations. But in a new essay, the Oscar winner reveals she always knew the transition to the stage was the right choice for her. Writing for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Nyong’o shares that a journalist once […]

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