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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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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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Berlin Exhibition showcases Fashion, Art and Design from Africa

It was a mammoth crowd, which you would normally expect at a big music concert or sports event, that turned out Friday for the opening of Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design. The venue was the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Berlin. The exhibition, holding from 24 August – 1 December 2019, showcases ‘Fashion, Art, Design, Music, …

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2Baba Idibia kicks off Europe tour to celebrate 20 years in show business

Since 1999 when he emerged on the scene, 2Baba Idibia (aka 2Face Idibia) has defined African hip-hop music with his unique voice and style and his popularity just keeps growing. 2Baba – ‘the daddy of Nigerian hip-hop’, who went by the stage name 2Face Idibia until July 2014, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. READ ALSO Two …

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Nkechi Madubuko speaks on how to empower young people against racism in Germany

Information and practical knowledge on dealing with racist experience of children and young people with migration or non-Christian religious background is the theme of a lecture taking place on Tuesday, August 20 in Gießen. The sociologist, journalist and author Nkechi Madubuko, PhD, will deliver the lecture at the Hermann-Levi concert hall in the town hall of Gießen. The speaker, who …

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2Baba Idibia storms Frankfurt for Nollywood Europe Golden Award

The German city of Frankfurt will again host the Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and its sister event Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA) on 30-31 August. The yearly entertainment show, organized by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V., features Nigerian film screenings, live music concerts and an awards night. The main attraction of NFFG/ NEGA this year is the performance of Nigerian …

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Vienna-based Beatrice Achaleke recounts encounter with Toni Morrison that changed her life

Beatrice Achaleke, founder of the International Centre for Black Women’s Perspectives and the First Black European Women’s Congress, recalls her fortuitous encounter with the African-American writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died last week (7 August), that changed the course of her life forever! ….. “There are some people you only get the chance to meet once in your …

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Official trailer for new film on insurgency in northern Nigeria released

The trailer for a new film, set in Taraba State, North East Nigeria, bringing attention to the traumatizing effects of insurgency on women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, has been officially released. ….. Filmmakers Desmond Ovbiagele and Danono Media have officially released the trailer for their full-length film, “The Milkmaid”. It sheds light on the issues faced by women caught …

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Top Ivorian singer dies in road accident

DJ Arafat, an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said on Monday. According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been riding a motorbike and smashed into a car. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died. …

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