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Ghanaian Edward Enninful appointed new British Vogue Editor
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Arts, Culture and Sport Ghanaian Edward Enninful appointed new British Vogue Editor

Ghanaian-born Edward Enninful has been named as the new editor of the British Vogue, making him the first black male editor of one of the most respected, and famous fashion magazines. The widely experienced 44 year-old, a former fashion model, and a renowned stylist will commence his duties on August 1, 2017 as the publication’s first male editor in its 101-year history. Congratulations on the appointment.

Greetings from Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Zimbabwe
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Arts, Culture and Sport Greetings from Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Zimbabwe

Greetings from the Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Matobo, Zimbabwe (AIHC), a site which documents, preserves and promotes indigenous cultural heritage. AIHC was established in 2010 through the vision of renowned historian Pathisa Nyathi, the founding director and owner. We share with you some lovely pictures from the site.

Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango release an album M&M
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Arts, Culture and Sport Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango release an album M&M

When two seasoned African jazz musicians come together to play music, what you end up getting is an unforgettable musical experience. Mozambican saxophonist, Moreira Chonguiça collaborated with Cameroonian jazz maestro Manu Dibango in a 10 track album that took five years of discussions. The album titled M & M was released at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 31st of March. The songs are a remarkable mix of well known old jazz standards with an African twist.

Nigerian brands capitalise on social media trend #keepthechangebae
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigerian brands capitalise on social media trend #keepthechangebae

Last week, Nigeria’s social media was alight with the hashtag #keepthechangebae which came after a date went awry. A young woman returned the money a guy spent during a date, and asked the man to keep the change. The man involved presumed that taking the woman on a date was an automatic ticket to a relationship. The disgruntled man called out the lady on Twitter in a crude tweet, and her response set social media on fire. Nigerian companies and brands were quick to capitalise on the trending story.

South Africa: Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off
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Arts, Culture and Sport South Africa: Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), one of the largest jazz festivals in Africa kicks off today in South Africa. The festival will feature South African, African and international artists. Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the CTIJF will run for two days with a mix of jazz performances from stars including Manu Dibango (Cameroon), Jonas Gwangwa (SA), Judith Sephuma (SA), Kamasi Washington (USA), and Andra Day (USA), among others.

Wole Soyinka joins University of Johannesburg as Distinguished Visiting Professor
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Arts, Culture and Sport Wole Soyinka joins University of Johannesburg as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has joined the University of Johannesburg in South Africa as a distinguished visiting professor in the Faculty of Humanities. Prof Soyinka’s extensive experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to the institution and he brings a new dimension to the discourse on decolonisation and the Africanisation of knowledge.

Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi lands movie deal with Fox studios
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi lands movie deal with Fox studios

We’ve been celebrating the achievements African women and today we introduce yet another remarkable young woman, Tomi Adeyemi. The 23 year-old Nigerian author of Children of Blood and Bone landed a movie deal with Fox studios. The movie deal is one of the biggest for a debut fantasy with Fox studios and it will be part of a trilogy.