Every year since 2013, writers from all over the continent converge on Kampala, Uganda, for the Writivism Festival, an event that takes place over four days and culminates in an award ceremony. This year, the festival took place at The Square from 16 to 21 August. Amidst books and booze on the rooftop of a building with a serene view of the city’s magnificent hills, writers got to connect with fellow writers – and a community was built.
Various music groups have been significant in the growth of Nigeria’s music industry, but rifts between members of iconic groups have led to dramatic separations. Kelechukwu Iruoma looks at the eight most influential music break-ups in modern Nigeria.
English Premier League club Liverpool FC last week confirmed the acquisition of RB Leipzig’s Guinean midfielder Naby Keita for a club record deal. The deal which will make Keita the most expensive African footballer ever is effective from July 1, 2018.
Chimamanda Adichie is having a stellar career year as she moves from strength to strength. Hot on the heels of her Mcarthy award the author is now a holder of Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from the University of Edinburgh. A hearty congratulations to the accomplished writer on the award.
Senegalese-American singer Akon has announced he is purchasing 50% of Senegalese company Musik Bi to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with global competitors. Musik Bi is Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads. It was launched in Senegal in February 2016.
South African multi-award winning hip-hop artist AKA is the new face of REEBOK Classics Africa.
When dealing with all matters legal, prosecution prevention is always the better option. LegalMate is an app that provides legal guidance at your fingertips for numerous situations and is more handy than a friend that can post bail.
It should have died down by now, but instead, #FindLovewithKholi a trending hashtag on Twitter that is helping singles find love, seems to be gaining momentum.
Of all the ethnic stereotypes of Black male sexuality that exist, the one about black men (read African) being the most generously endowed and therefore the best lovers is among the most prevalent and persistent. Lineo Segoete considers the implications.