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Nigerians celebrate their culture in grand style in Berlin and Munich

A celebration of Nigerian cultural wealth was held in two of Germany’s biggest cities last Saturday (22 July). In Berlin, Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany, HE Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, hosted German officials, members of the diplomatic corps and other guests at the 1st Annual Nigerian Cultural Day. The event featured speeches, an art exhibition, a fashion show, a literary fair and …

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Photo exhibition on German colonialism in Cameroon holding in Berlin

A photo exhibition on German colonial occupation of Cameroon opened is currently holding at the Mitte Museum in the Tiergarten Rathaus in Berlin. The images, from the Federal Archive of the German government, show the different stages of German presence in the African country and they remind of the German colonial history in the continent.   The exhibition titled “Was …

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Noel Yengong showcases Africa at Europe’s biggest men’s fashion exhibition

Noel Yengong, aka Manlikeclix, and other African models represented Africa at the 2019 Pitti Uomo, Europe’s biggest men’s fashion exhibition, recently. Pitti Uomo is a 3-day event at which the biggest fashion brands, designers, influencers and partners from all over the globe gather to showcase their new collections and styles.   Manlikeclix, who was born in Cameroon and came to …

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You don’t want to miss these African Festivals in Germany!

The annual season of African music and culture in Germany is in full swing. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends: ———————————- Afrika-Festival Stuttgart 12 – 14 July / Stuttgart, Erwin-Schöttle Platz   Music, Fashion Show, Workshop, Film, Market, Culinary Pleasures etc, On stage we show you what Africa has to offer in music, …

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Nigeria Cultural Festival and Awards Day to hold in Munich

The Nigerian community in the German state of Bavaria will recognise the professional and other achievements of outstanding Nigerians living in the country on 20 July. The event, christened ‘Nigeria Cultural Feast and Meritorious Awards 2019’ and which takes place in Munich, will highlight the contributions of the Nigerian Diaspora to homeland development and their countries of residence, according to …

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Kenako Afrika Festival rocks Berlin!

This year’s biggest African festival in Germany’s biggest city and multicultural metropolis has kicked off. Taking place from 3 – 14 July, Kenako Afrika Festival was opened with an elaborate ceremony and a big concert by Abdou Day from Madagascar on Wednesday. The 12-day event, featuring live music concerts, bazaar, children’s workshop, culinary, fashion shows and more, holds at the …

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Don’t miss these African Festivals in Germany!

The annual season of African music and culture in Germany is in full swing. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends: —————————– Afrikatage Heidelberg/Mannheim 9 June – 8 July / Heidelberg & Mannheim Month-long varied programme featuring lectures, concerts, workshops, etc. www.afrikatage.de —————————– Kenako-Festival Berlin 3 – 14 July / Berlin, Alexanderplatz The flair …

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Cologne’s African film festival on imported ideologies and African realities

The 17th Africa Film Festival Cologne holds from 19 – 29 September 2019. A main focus of the biannual festival is on “Fundamentalism and Migration” and it presents 20 films which address the subject, chosen by FilmInitiativ Köln, organizers of the festival, for good reasons. Flight and migration are among the most important topical issues of our time. At the …

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Yoruba celebrate Ankara Day with fanfare in Salzburg, Austria

The Egbe Omo Oduduwa Salzburg (Yoruba Community in Salzburg), Austria, celebrated the Nigeria Cultural Festival in grand style at the weekend.  The event, tagged Yoruba Carnival, was marked in collaboration with the entire Nigerian Community in Austria. The event was attended by guests from the United Kingdom, France and Germany, among others. The members of Yoruba associations in Munich and …

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Africa glows in Dortmund

AfricanTide Union hosted a commemoration of the Africa Day on 24-25 May in the western German city of Dortmund. This year marks 56 years since the day was conceived in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia at the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union). It is celebrated annually on the 25th of May.   The theme of the …

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Universal Music signs exclusive agreement with Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has announced an exclusive global recording agreement with acclaimed Nigerian singer songwriter Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars and an artist whose success spans music, fashion, film and television. Under the agreement, her future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Projects …

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Don’t miss these African Festivals in Germany!

The annual season of African music and culture in Germany is in full swing. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends: ———————————- Afrika-Festival Stuttgart 12 – 14 July / Stuttgart, Erwin-Schöttle Platz   Music, Fashion Show, Workshop, Film, Market, Culinary Pleasures etc, On stage we show you what Africa has to offer in music, …

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Can Netflix lift Nollywood to new global heights?

Distribution of Nigerian movies on Netflix started around 2015. Alessandro Jedlowski, a scholar at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, takes a look at the global streaming giant’s intervention in the Nigerian film industry and predicts what long-term impact this could have on the worldwide marketing of Nollywood. Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on …

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First-ever African Christmas Market opens in Berlin

Main features of the Christmas season in Germany are the charming fairs that decorate the country during this time of year. From traditional handicrafts and quirky ornaments to tasty local delicacies and sweet-scented mulled wine (Glühwein), there’s absolutely nothing you can’t find in a German Christmas market. This year Berlin will host the first “Afro-Lux Christmas Market” on 8-9 December. …

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