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The African Drums Festival in Pictures

The African Drum Festival that took place in Ogun State Nigeria was a colourful ceremony that saw more than 20 cultural troupes from about 13 countries in attendance. The festival also drew participants from Haiti and observers from Dallas in the United States. The Kano State contingent emerged overall winners taking with them a whooping N5 million prize money. On today’s GMA we bring you some of the pictures taken by TIA during the festival.

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Tanzania: Zanzibar hosts spectacular Sauti za Busara music festival

The island of Zanzibar in Tanzania hosted the 14th edition of the renowned annual Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom), music festival, bringing together an amazing plethora of talent from across the African continent. This year’s festival was certainly quite engaging with acts from various African artists. The festival returned with a bang, and many festival goers said this was the best Sauti za Busara festival witnessed to date. If you missed out on the festival, take a look at some of the highlights in pictures.

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We Need New Critics – Observations from a panel at the Ake Festival

A literary festival panel can be a spectator sport. This was the case at the 2016 edition of the Ake Festival, Nigeria’s (and arguably Africa’s) most glamorous week-long arts and book gathering. ‘Glamorous’ because it attracts big names in literature, intellectuals, thinkers, not only from the continent but the world. Naturally, where stars are, admirers will follow.