Singer, fashion trendsetter, philanthropist and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the first black woman to launch a brand under Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH). Furthermore this will be the first time Chief Executive officer, Bernard Arnault, will launch a new brand under the parent company since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
Mbozi Haimbe has won the Africa Region 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her short story “Madam’s Sister.” She is the second Zambian to receive a Commonwealth Prize, after Ellen Banda-Aaku in 2007 for “Sozi’s Box” in the now defunct Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Chadwick Boseman, the star of Black Panther, has signed on to portray Yasuke, a native of Portuguese Mozambique who became the first African samurai. The movie, which is set in the 16th century, is based on a true story.
The Daily Show host is facing criticism for his portrayal of the South African opposition politician, comparing the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters to Donald Trump.
Nigerian Afrobeat star Tiwa Savage is the first African artist to sign a global deal with Universal Music Group. This comes months after she was the first woman to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
In commemoration of Earth Day 2019, CNN Travel compiled a list of the 25 most beautiful places in the world, which included Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve and Morocco’s Mount Toubkal. This is Africa explores other African places that make our list.
The creative sector can play a major role in boosting the African economy but greater transparency in the criteria of funding institutions like HEVA is needed.
Selmor M’tukudzi and her sister, Sandra, are keeping alive the legacy of their late, great father, Oliver M’tukudzi, while at the same time carving out their own niche in the music industry, says Andrew Chatora.
Oliver Mtukudzi is dead but the world has hardly begun to skim the surface of his greatness. In this tribute, Stan Mushava flips through the African superstar’s catalogue, looking at how conscientiousness, attachment to heritage and artistic integrity were not only central to the making of the legend but are also the universal mainstays of art.