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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.

A tribute to Joe Mafela in salt drawing
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Arts, Culture and Sport A tribute to Joe Mafela in salt drawing

South African salt artist Percy Flex Maimela paid tribute to Joe Mafela, the recently deceased South African veteran actor in the most ingenious of fashions- using salt. Maimela’s portraits and artwork using salt are exquisite. No other better tribute could be given to Joe Mafela, a man worth his salt. Maimela’s artwork and remarkable talent is making waves, and we are also in awe at his talent.