How a collaborative music project spanning three countries over two continents was made in the depths of a global pandemic.
It wasn’t just the film Rafiki – a joyful lesbian love story – but also the experience of going to watch it after it was unbanned that created a new kind of freedom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of the South African healthcare system and highlighted the need to protect the country’s frontline workers and its limited healthcare resources. It has also brought renewed attention to the working conditions experienced by frontline healthcare workers.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé’s Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
Big Brother Naija continues to dominate cultural conversations among African youth. Is this Nigeria’s strongest PR move?
Lovecraft Country, a must watch landmark show is a story which grapples with America’s troubled past and present, a binary opposite defined relationship of us versus them is pitted throughout the narrative, be it law enforcement vis-à-vis policing and white American supremacy in the fray. It can be read as an allegory for the Black American horror reality.
Low-budget, grassroots video-film efforts are beginning to blossom and will shape the film industry in the long run.
A pulsating, multi-layered, engaging narrative, endowed with that infectious Zimbabwean sensibility, with a mix of mbira music playing in the background; interspersed with the familiar high-rise Harare buildings iconography, the dusty streets of Budiriro high density suburb, Cook Off feels authentic to the Zimbabwean experience.
For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.