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Potsdam celebrates Africa as Festival marks 11th anniversary!

With a wide-ranging programme including live concerts, dance performances, a fashion show, a bazaar and a street procession, Afrika Festival Potsdam/Brandenburg holds on 9-10 September in Potsdam. Taking place at its traditional venue, at the popular Luisenplatz in the city centre, the festival will feature performances by, among other artists, Tomi Taiwo, Afropean Vibration, Prince Aladeogo, Asamoah, Miss Fee, Wandera …

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Germany: Céphas Bansah crowned Golden Winemaker with glamour

His Royal Highness Céphas Kosi Olatidoye Bansah was recently crowned the Golden Winemaker 2022 in the city of Bad Dürkheim, the heartland of the wine-producing region of southwest Germany. The 74-year-old Ghanaian, who is the Togbe Ngoryifia of the Hohoe Gbi Traditional Area, Volta Region, was bestowed with the prestigious honour at a festive reception in the large council hall …

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First Nigerian-German Cultural Carnival holds in Frankfurt

An event organised by the Nigerian diplomatic mission in Germany to celebrate the culture of Africa’s most populous country takes place on Saturday, 10 September in Frankfurt am Main. The Nigerian-German Cultural Carnival 2022 will showcase the country’s diverse cultural heritage and promote Nigeria as a place to visit and do business to Germans. The theme of the Carnival, which …

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Lagos hosts Adire cultural festival

Ecobank Nigeria, an affiliate of the leading Pan-African banking Group, Ecobank Group, is extending its promotion of culture and tradition to the Lagos community through Adire festival. Themed ‘EPAC Adire Lagos Experience’, the exhibition will be held at the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos from Friday, June 10 till Sunday, June 12, 2022. Originating from Abeokuta in Southwestern …

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Virgin Music launches African label

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today (7 June) announced the launch of Virgin Music Label & Artist Services in Africa, a new dedicated distribution service for independent African artists and labels across the continent. The label services division launches with more than 15000 titles, 50 label partners and 100+ artists from more than 25 African …

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Stonebwoy, Nkulee Dube, others to rock German town of Emmendingen

The German town of Emmendingen will host the 20th anniversary of the African Music Festival from 4 to 7 August. And the organisers are leaving no stone unturned to make the anniversary a special, memorable one. Among the many artists billed to perform in Emmendingen is Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy. The multiple-awarded Ghanaian Afropop, …

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Rotimi comes to Germany for exclusive show!

With co-signings from T-Pain, 50 Cent, JAY-Z, Jamie Foxx and TI, singer-songwriter Rotimi ushers in a new era of game changers. The American actor, singer and model will perform in Berlin on 20 May, part of his ongoing world tour to promote his debut album “All or Nothing”. While he has so far been best known for his acting roles, …

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Think you’re made for film and TV? Then join MultiChoice Talent Factory!

PRESS RELEASE MultiChoice is once again searching for 60 aspiring film and TV content creators from Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa to be part of the Class of 2023——– Now approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) (www.MultiChoiceTalentFactory.com) Academy is excited to once again call for applications for its world-class film and TV training programme which …

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Nigerian film smashes Netflix global chart in 5 days

A Nigerian made film is making waves across the globe. After only five days of being available on Netflix, Blood Sisters has been viewed 11 million hours, putting the four-part series among the reigning Global Top 10. The thriller has been been trending around the world with engaging social media conversations around themes. The film’s director Biyi Bandele took to …

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Germany: Emmendingen to host African Music Festival in full format again

The African Music Festival 2022 will take place from Thursday, 4 to Sunday, 7 August at the Schlossplatz in the south-western German town of Emmendingen. After two years of small formats, it is possible to organise a large festival again this summer, of course within the framework of the current rules regarding Covid-19. The festival programme covers 4 days, with …

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How Netflix is celebrating Month of Africa

There’s plenty that’s unique about Africa — from being the world’s warmest continent to being home to more than 1.2 billion people spread over 54 countries who speak more than 2,000 different languages. With this rich cultural heritage, there’s a multitude of stories to be told from, and about, the continent and its people. That’s why in May, Netflix is …

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New international label for African Jazz launches

The legendary Jazz label Blue Note Records and Universal Music Group Africa have announced the creation of Blue Note Africa (www.BlueNote.com), an exciting new imprint dedicated to signing Jazz artists from across the African continent, bringing them to a global audience, and promoting a cultural exchange of ideas that transcends borders. Blue Note Africa will launch this Spring with the …

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Don’t miss these African Festivals in Germany!

After a two-year lull caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the annual season of African music and culture in Germany is slowly getting back on its feet. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends in 2022:———————————- Kenako-Festival Berlin 30 June – 10 July / Berlin, Alexanderplatz The flair of the African cultures comes to Berlin! …

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New Afro-Caribbean social media platform launches

Bantoo, a new innovative digital platform is launched for the growing Afro-Caribbean market, is being launched today——– Top African and Caribbean influencers and entrepreneurs have joined the Bantoo (www.Bantoolink.com) movement as proud Ambassadors of the new digital platform and communication tool Bantoo that is being launched worldwide on 8 March 2022. “As an African citizen and entrepreneur, I’m very proud …

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Book: Life on Ajayi Crowther Street in Lagos

Cologne-based journalist and contributing editor to The African Courier, Tina Adomako, reviews Lagos – Life in Suburbia. She describes the experience of reading the novel, originally published in 2019 but whose German translation came out just last December, as akin to watching a Nollywood soap opera —– Ajayi Crowther Street in Lagos is home to the established middle class. This …

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NIDO Germany partners Ehizoya on Nollywood Festival

The umbrella organisation for Nigerians living in Germany has announced its partnership with the organisers of the annual Nollywood Film Festival. “Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Germany e.V. is delighted to announce its partnership with Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V. to deliver the 20th Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG), holding on 29-31 July in Frankfurt am Main,” the group said in …

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AfDB, partners launch new fashion competition for African designers

Fashionomics Africa, an initiative of the African Development Bank, has launched its second online competition, offering $6,000 in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages and other support for winning African designers of sustainable and circular fashion. Fashionomics Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, Parsons School of Design, strategic consulting and communications agency BPCM, and the Ellen MacArthur …

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Dubai Expo showcases African cuisine, unites world through food

With more than 250 restaurants representing 191 countries all gathered in a place, the Expo 2020 Dubai has rightly been described as the largest gathering of the global culinary community. Beyond showcasing delicacies from various parts of the world, a cardinal aim of the food hall at the Expo, according to Simon Wright, Founder and Chairman of TGP International, the …

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