Leader of the People’s Band, Alick Macheso, is the humble hero of the workingman and the Harare scene’s most obvious father figure after the death of Oliver Mtukudzi. With more aggression than retrospection, he can take Sungura to new frontiers.
From Blood Sisters to Half of a Yellow Sun, he was loved for his TV series and films as well as his novel Burma Boy.
The Africa Super League brings big money but a logistical nightmare and a missed opportunity for commercial club development.
With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
The decline in Kenyan medals at the world championships is due to increased competition and a lack of investment at home.
Masese worked his whole life to preserve the Gusii culture.
Old Love Skin, a pan-African poetry collection, finds new voices summoning divinity where they please, and turning history pictures to the wall to fill in the blank negatives with ambivalence, impiety and intrigue. Poetry is, here, voice and breath, medicine and blood, origin and trace, unresolvedly tangled in a witching combat.
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
Zimbabwean Dramatist Continueloving “Cont” Mhlanga died in Bulawayo on Monday (1 August), aged 64. The highly regarded theatre director also made his mark as screenwriter, actor, arts manager and broadcaster. Banned and arrested by Robert Mugabe’s government, he was also fearlessly committed to free speech.