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‘Keteke’ opens Afrikamera 2019 to rave review in Berlin

A Ghanaian comedy film set the tone for this year’s Afrikamera, the festival that showcases current feature and documentary films from Africa in Berlin. Keteke, the debut production of Peter Kofi Sedufia, kicked the 5-day festival off on Thursday (7 November). The film, a witty look-back at the inadequate transport infrastructure of the early 1980s Ghana, was well received by …

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Berlin film festival presents Lusophone Africa, opens with Ghanaian comedy

‘AFRIKAMERA – Latest Cinema from Africa’ presents, from 7 – 11 November in Berlin, a selection of current feature and documentary films from Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The festival presents the latest productions by filmmakers from Lusophone Africa dealing not only with history but also issues such as gender, religion or urbanity and reflect cultural, social and political developments. In …

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Tina Turner sues German concert promoter

The American rock music icon Tina Turner has sued a Passau, Bavaria-based concert promoter over the show “Simply The Best – The Tina Turner Story”. The legendary singer, songwriter and actress (79), who has been living in Zurich for the past 10 years, says the use of her name and the photo of the singer on the show posters and …

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AMAA 2019: African film achievers honoured in Lagos

One of the most important dates in the annual celebration of African film making is the Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA.   On Sunday (27 October), media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to mark this year’s event and celebrate excellence among professionals working in, or non-African …

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Nigerian art work bought for $1.4m in London

  A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been bought for $1.4 million (£1.1million) at an auction in London after the owners googled the artist’s signature, BBC reported on Wednesday. Ben Enwonwu’s “Christine”, painted in 1971 in Lagos, had been in the home of the family of the owner of the painter since …

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Nigerian Afrobeats star to perform live in Berlin, Germany

L.A.X. (real name Damilola Afolabi), one of Nigeria’s Afrobeats rising stars, will perform in Berlin on 18 October. Powered by Kings & Friends Promotion, the show will take place at the famous Surprise Club. Since becoming the first artist to sign to WizKid’s label Star Boy in 2013, L.A.X has been putting in work a steady stream of songs that …

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Ethiopia welcomes first dedicated TV platform: Ethiosat

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes on 3 October with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels. This has been made possible by agreements between …

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Mercy wins #BBNaija 2019

The 26-year-old video vixen Mercy Eke has emerged as the winner of Big Brother Naija season four. After 99 entertaining days, Mercy was announced as the winner by Ebuka Obi Uchendu during the Live Finale show, which held on Sunday, October 6. Mercy defeated fellow housemates, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi to emerge the winner of the whooping 60 Million …

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Elida Almeida‘s spectacular grand festival finale performance in Düsseldorf

One of the highlights of this year’s düsseldorf festival! which counted a record 22,000 visitors was definitely the final concert featuring Elida Almeida. The Cape Verdean singer and her four-man band brought the house down with their mix of morna, funaná, coladeira and Afro-Latin sounds, reports Tina Adomako. In 2015, Elida Almeida won the prestigious Prix Découvertes RFI. This is …

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Deborah Oyedeji emerges Miss Nigeria Germany 2019

It was tough for the panel of judges entrusted with the task of choosing the most beautiful Nigerian woman in German on Saturday (5 September) in Hamburg.   The quality of the candidates who participated at the beauty pageant, part of activities marking Nigerian independence celebrations in the city, made the job of the jury very difficult. For the contestants …

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