Rafiki, the first Kenyan film to premiere at Cannes and the recipient of an international commendation, was banned in its country of origin by the Kenya Film Classification Board. The film’s creator has now won a court case to temporarily lift the ban, making it eligible to enter for the Foreign Language Oscar.
Peace in Africa is not elusive and, while no one body has the final say on the blueprint for peace in the region, experiments can begin on what works and what does not; for it is only from trying that we can get the perfect picture.
The South African Police Service can no longer be allowed to close ranks to protect itself.
‘Too Black’ to Play a Superhero: Senegalese-American Anna Diop is experiencing racist backlash from fans for her role as DC Comic’s Starfire. Her response has been: “I am here to remind you that whatever ugly and negative thing anyone ever chooses to say about you is always a reflection and revelation of themselves.”
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, one of the leading Nollywood stars has been invited to be a Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “THE OSCARS.” Omotola has also been nominated for her film Alterego, for the best actress category.
Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.
Fresh from her exceptional performance as Nakia, the love interest of King T’Challa in the record-breaking movie Black Panther, Nyong’o is set to appear in the film adaptations of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime.
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o participated in the #BlackPanthersChallenge sponsoring 600 school children to watch the film in her hometown Kisumu, Kenya. Lupita said “I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen”. Wakanda Forever!
This new Afro-celebratory sci-fi trendsetter sets out to unsettle and subvert film stereotypes about Africa – and succeeds brilliantly.