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Nigerian film premieres in Frankfurt to critical acclaim

Frankfurt am Main, the financial hub of Germany, recently hosted the annual double-packed – Nollywood Film Festival Germany NFFG and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards NEGA. The twin-events, organized by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V., featured Nigerian film screenings, networking sessions for film makers and an awards ceremony. The two-day cultural festival was kick-started with the premiere of Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s newest …

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Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Davido proposes marriage to girlfriend

David Adeleke, Nigerian Afropop singer better known as Davido, has proposed marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland. The 26-year-old singer was seen on his kneel proposing marriage to Chioma in one of the footages he shared on his social media pages on Thursday. “SHE SAID YES!!!! BIG ROCK #ASSURANCE2020,” Davido wrote, as the wife-to-be was seen wearing a …

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Taye Currency to headline Nigerian Independence Day celebrations in Berlin

Sensational Fuji singer Alhaji Taye Akande, better known as Taye Currency 1, will perform at the Nigerian Independence Day celebrations on 2 October in Berlin, Germany. Taye Currency, an Ibadan, Nigeria-based Fuji artiste, will headline activities at an event marking the 59th National Day of Africa’s most populous country organized by Otun Promotions in the German capital city.  The event …

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Reggae legend Majek Fashek is sick in London, needs financial support — manager

Nigerian reggae singer Majek Fashek has been hospitalized at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Video clips of him in his hospital bed has gone viral, showing his pathetic situation. Uzoma Omenka, the singer’s manager, told Premium Times, a Nigerian online newspaper, on Monday that the sexagenarian, was flown out of Nigeria when his health condition deteriorated.   Having …

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Nigerian singer Yemi Alade signs deal with Universal Music Group

Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group Africa/France. The Universal Music Group’s West African affiliate is in partnership with Universal Music France (UMF). Alade, one of Africa’s most creatively and commercially successful artists, through her record label signed the deal with Universal Music Africa (UMA) in Paris on Monday. Based on the multi-year agreement, …

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Project to promote migrant writers in Italy launched

In Italy, a project aims to help writers who are migrants or come from migrant families, and to spread their work. Both experienced and aspiring poets, authors and journalists can participate. The project, titled “Words4link – Migrant Writing for Integration”, was just launched. It aims to promote the writing of migrant writers and writers from migrant families and to celebrate specific …

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Diamond Platnumz makes Africa proud in Berlin

It’s a mega show with more than 1,000 people turning up at the prestigious Columbiahalle in Berlin on Saturday (7 September) for the #SIMBAinBERLIN concert. You had to wait for at least an hour before getting into the hall due to the massive turnout and the detailed security checks at the entrance. However, the trouble was worth it as Diamond …

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Germany’s most beautiful Nigerian woman to be crowned in Hamburg

There are events taking place across Germany in October to celebrate this year’s Nigerian Independence Day in Germany. A beauty pageant is the main feature of the celebrations in the merchant city of Hamburg. Taking place on Saturday, 5 October and organised by African Heritage Media in collaboration with African-German Information Centre, Miss Nigeria Germany will be crowned at the …

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Diamond Platnumz speaks out in Berlin on South Africa’s xenophobic attacks

Diamond Platnumz, who is billed to perform in Berlin on Saturday (7 September), has waded into the debate on the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants in South Africa. Speaking at a press briefing in the German capital city on Friday, the visiting Tanzanian artist expressed his sadness at the developments. “It’s not good for Africa. It’s not good for Africans …

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Diamond Platnumz storms Berlin for live concert

Diamond Platnumz has arrived in Berlin to keep date with his fans on Saturday.  East Africa’s king of pop breezed into town from New York City on Wednesday night. Platnumz will perform at the prestigious Columbiahalle in Germany’s biggest city on Saturday, 7 September. The concert, tagged #SIMBAinBERLIN, is taking place exactly a week after Nigeria’s superstar 2Baba Idibia, aka …

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The challenges Black women have with their hair – Adama Paris

Senegalese international fashion designer and artist Adama Amanda Ndiaye, better known as Adama Paris, is currently exhibiting her work, Afro Exhibition, in Berlin, Germany. “It talks about my journey as a Black Woman with my hair,” said Paris, in an interview with Afrobizgermany, at the exhibition Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design. The exhibition, holding at the Kunstgewerbemuseum …

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What 2Baba Idibia’s concert in Berlin proves

It was the evening of Sunday, 1 September in one of Berlin’s most prestigious event locations. The hall of Columbia Theater was filled to capacity with happy people – Africans, Germans and others, who had gathered to see the Afrobeat’s legend 2Baba Idibia (aka 2Face Idibia) perform live. What marked the concert, dubbed 2FACE #20YearsAKing of Afrobeats Live, apart from …

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“I did not disrespect Nigeria’s First Lady in my movie” – Annie Idibia speaks out in Berlin

Nollywood actress Annie Idibia has said that she did not disrespect Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, in a scene in Power of 1, a movie produced by Efe Omorogbe, CEO of Buckwyld Media Network. The wife of Afrobeats legend 2Baba Idibia said this in an interview with Afrobizgermany, when the movie was screened at the Nollywood Films Travel …

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African festivals not to miss before summer ends!

The annual season of African music and culture in Germany is slowly, slowly.. drawing to a close. Here are Festivals you don’t want to miss before the season ends: ———————————————- Afrika Tag Berlin 7 September/ Berlin, Spandau Rathaus   Africa is guest in the City Hall of Spandau and it presents cultural messages from the sunny continent. With the project …

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2Baba Idibia, Diamond Platnumz perform live in Berlin

Two leading African hip-hop musicians will perform in Germany’s biggest city, political capital and multicultural hub in the first week of September. 2Baba Idibia, who went by the stage name 2Face Idibia until July 2014, will entertain fans of Afrobeats on 1 September in the prestigious Columbia Theatre in Berlin on 1 September. A week later, on 7 September, Tanzanian …

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75 African films to be screened in Cologne

The full programme of a premier event celebrating the African cinema in Germany has been published by its organizers, FilmInitiativ Köln e.V. From 19 to 29 September, the 17th Africa Film Festival Cologne will present around 75 films from 23 African countries. About 30 international guests have been invited to discuss the topical issue “Fundamentalism and Migration”, the theme of …

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