At this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards, performances by Future, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and others ensured viewers and the live audience had a good time. The major winners of the night were Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
The contest for supremacy in Nigerian comedy has been taken out of stand-up comic performances and into the movies. With It’s Her Day, top comedian Bovi enters the ring.
Eldee the Don, celebrated Nigerian rapper and tech entrepreneur thinks the media is deliberately promoting ‘hoes’ as role models for impressionable young girls. How is he supposed to raise his two daughters in this ‘sea of hoes’ he asked on Sunday on Twitter.
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?
The 2016 edition of the annual The Royal African Society’s film festival, ‘Film Africa’ will hold from 28 October to 6 November. The ten-day event will take place at locations across London.
Zimbabwean-American actress, Danai Gurira has joined the cast of Marvel’s superhero movie, Black Panther, scheduled to be released in 2018.
A new documentary, Black Lives Matter, explores how South Africa’s mineral wealth has enriched the country’s elite at the expense of mining communities.
In 2014, there was an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria. The movie, ‘93 Days’ details events leading to the outbreak of the disease and the measures put in place to curtail it.
In 2014, Tu Know Ma Life, a web serial directed by Wilfried Ebene, a Cameroonian movie director living in France, became a big hit. With little publicity, which was mostly online, as well as through word of mouth, the series’ audience grew, and the pilot episode had about 21,000 views on YouTube after it was released.