Zimbabwe has a literature of migrant writers. While some have lost their voices by moving away, in a manner that reflects emigration’s blessing and curse, some have discovered theirs. Bongani Sibanda writes from that destination of mixed fortunes, Johannesburg.
Kenya’s Oscar Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has proven that her talents know no bounds after releasing a video clip spitting an impressive freestyle. Is a collaboration with American and our very own African rappers on the way? We certainly hope so.
John Networq born in Warri, Niger Delta, Nigeria has just released an experimental project titled Son of Merlin. The self exploratory project touches on his life so far, risks of being a creative and growing up in the Niger Delta.
Ilojo Bar a national monument in Nigeria built in mid 19th century by returned slaves from Brazil has been demolished. The iconic building which housed a music shop owned by veteran musician Victor Olaiya was where King Sunny Ade once bought a guitar. The demolished plot now spots a sign post announcing it property of the government.
The fourth edition of Writivism, an annual literary festival arranged by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence, was recently held in Kampala, Uganda, Farai Mudzingwa looks back on the experience.
In the web series Tuko Macho, a vigilante group sets out to clean up the city of Nairobi. This doesn’t augur well for them because they are now in competition with the police. What is worse, they have no regard for human rights. Will the ‘seekers of justice’ win the hearts of the people or will the police hunt them down?
In 2014 and 2015 the West African region experienced the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the discovery of the disease in 1976. About 11,350 people died and thousands of survivors are still living with the painful memories. 93 Days, a docudrama, which premiered in Nigeria this week tells the story of the sacrifices made by many people, who risked their lives to save Nigeria and West Africa from the catastrophe.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary and seminal America rapper, and actor Tupac Shakur who passed away on 13 September 1996 (aged 25) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Undoubtedly a hip-hop icon, Tupac made and left an indelible mark on the world and influenced a generation of artists, with his acerbic and profound lyrics on urban life in America. We remember Tupac through his quotes, and excerpts from his music.
Mark Zuckerberg has posted some pictures on his Facebook page having a whale of a time, experiencing Kenya’s “amazing natural beauty and wildlife”. The little bit of advertising from one of the world’s most recognizable faces could help boost Kenya’s tourism.