WEAVING MAGIC: Chris Ofili pulls crowd at the British National Gallery with rich tapestry: The Caged Bird’s Song’

by Rachel Ogbu Turner Prize-winning painter, Chris Ofili is the creative genius currently showing his extraordinary work at the British National Gallery. The centrepiece of his Weaving Magic exhibition is this incredible tapestry translated from watercolour, his first designed tapestry hanging in the middle of the room against a wall to wall painted mural that just draws you […]

SA film maker pushed down the stairs by landlord for checking out of Airbnb too late in Amsterdam

Police are investigating an incident in Amsterdam after a man renting out a room in his house via the Airbnb website pushed a lodger down the stairs because she checked out late. He is now charged with attempted manslaughter South African filmmaker Sibahle Nkumbi was pushed down a flight of stairs on Saturday when she […]

digital age

OPINION: WHEN YOU DIE YOUR DIGITAL LIFE LIVES ON

by Tony Ogunlowo We live in a world – the digital age- where we virtually do everything online from corresponding to shopping, banking and socialising. We send and receive emails; shop for virtually everything online; socialise through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc; watch movies on YouTube and Netflix; check our bank balances; store our music […]

One Dead, 10 Injured As Van Runs Through Pedestrians Near North London Mosque

BY AZEEZ A man has reportedly died and eight people injured after a van ran through a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque. Metropolitan police confirmed that a 48-year-old man has been arrested for the attack which beside Finsbury Park Mosque. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said a van “intentionally” ran over worshippers. […]

Artist, Khadija Saye’s friends desperately finding her following Grenfell Tower Fire

by Rachel Ogbu// Amongst the hundreds missing or even feared dead in the tragically burnt Grenfell Tower West London is 24-year-old Khadija Saye, a photographer who recently exhibited her work at the Venice Biennale. She is believed to have been living in a flat with her mother, Mary Mendy, 50, at the time of the […]

Facts And Figures From The Grenfell Tower, London Fire

by Rachel Ogbu Early Wednesday, at about 1am, firefighters were called to a 27-storey building engulfed in flames at Grenfell Tower in White City London. Now the fatalities are rising with many people still unaccounted for as eyewitnesses tell horrid stories of residents, who were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows desperate to get away […]

24-Year-Old Zimbabwean, Matthew Martino Is Leading A Campaign In Philanthropy

Matthew Martino is a 24-year-old actor/philanthropist who founded the MMBF Trust (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). It is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first-time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and […]