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Angelique Kidjo dedicates Grammy Award to Burna Boy

Angelique Kidjo’s Celia won the Best World Music Album award at the 2020 Grammy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, ahead of other nominees including Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (What Heat), Burna Boy (African Giant) and Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’Ayiti). It marked Kidjo’s her fourth win in the category.   The Benin Republic-born …

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South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 on Sunday night. The 26-year-old beauty queen beat 89 other contestants to be crowned the new Miss Universe during the pageant held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson was the first runner up and Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon was the second runner-up. The final …

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Edo Commissioner visits Nigerian Ambassador in Germany on Benin Artworks, Migration

Edo State Commissioner of Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Monday Osaigbovo, recently paid a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, HE Alhaji Maitama Tuggar, in his office in Berlin. Mr Osaigbovo was accompanied on the visit by Barrister Efosa Ogieriakhi, president of Edo in Diaspora Worldwide, Mr Austin Imade, Director of Edo Cultural Festival Germany, and several other …

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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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