Nigeria: AMVCA 2020 Highlights – Best Moments of the Night

The highly-anticipated seventh Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award ended on Saturday on a great note. It was a thrilling night of brilliant performances, surprise wins, striking acceptance speeches and remarkable achievements in all disciplines of filmmaking. From actor Jidekene Achufusi, aka Swanky JKA, scoring his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award as the ‘2020 AMVCA […]

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Zimbabwe: Why We Need to Tell Liberation Struggle Stories Through Film

This week’s edition of the Youth Diaries is directed specifically at the creative sector. The focus is informed by the fact that most of the people occupying space in the arts are young and the sector itself has not been performing to the expected standards. Our arts sector has produced many talented artistes, some who […]

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South Africa: Baxter Theatre Centre Closed Until End April 2020

The Baxter Theatre Centre has made the decision to cancel all performances with immediate effect, and will reopen their doors at the end of April 2020. This is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a state of disaster in South Africa and the University of Cape Town (UCT) executive’s decision to implement precautionary, […]

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Nigeria: Chimamanda Adichie Denies Plagiarism Claim Over ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

Best-selling author, Chimamanda Adichie, has refuted a claim that she plagiarised her Orange prize-winning book, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ from the author of ‘Sade,’ Anne Giwa-Amu. Ms Giwa-Amu had, in a YouTube video on Sunday, called out on Ms Adichie for ‘copying’ her novel ‘Sade’ to produce ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ saying that […]

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Mauritius: National Arts Fund Launches Its Fifth Call for Projects

The National Arts Fund (NAF) has launched on 28 February 2020 its fifth call for projects and the deadline for submission of applications is 20 March 2020. The NAF has been set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture to give a new thrust to the Mauritian creative arts industry through […]

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Zimbabwe: Huge Market for Local Art Work in Germany

Panashe Chikonyora and Chipo Chaumba There is huge market for big sculptures in Europe that will help form long term business relationships with local sculptures, Germany buyer Juergen Deforth has said. This came out during the Germany buyer’s first visit to a metal sculptor in Hellensvelle Harare, James Batanai Nyama Suraji. ZimTrade facilitated Mr Deforth’s […]

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African Animation Network Will Be Taking Talent and Ideas to Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2020

London β€” Africa’s animators have been largely self-taught but there is no lack of talent. This year ‘Annecy’ has made Africa its territory of honor so they will be getting a great deal more international exposure. Russell Southwood talked to Nick Wilson, Head of Projects and Content, African Animation Network about how things have been […]

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Tanzania: Harmonize’s Afro East Album Launching in Dar Goes Viral

A scene of celebrations engulfed Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam over the weekend as Rajabu Kahali (Harmonize) launched his new album called Afro East. The album which contains 18 songs has seen Harmonize collaborating with other top musicians from the continent the likes of Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Skales, Khaligraph Jones, Mr Eazi […]

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