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Does Mdundo have what it takes to change the music game in Africa? | #54DegreesAcrossAfrica

If you thought of a platform where you could find strictly African content, look no further than Mdundo, a Kenya-based platform founded in 2013 by Martin Nielsen, a Danish expat. Mdundo was available throughout Africa - already has more...

Let’s look at all the #EndSARS discourses and rid ourselves of regressive ideas

by Shona Olalere You will agree that the last weeks have been a turn of events in Nigeria and across Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. And, considering that some inconsistencies would negatively affect all efforts...

#54degreesAcrossAfrica: Director Sameh Alaa from #Egypt wins Cannes’ Palme d’Or for his short film ‘I’m Afraid to Forget Your Face’

"Congratulations to Egyptian director Sameh Alaa won the Palme d'Or for his short film I’m Afraid to Forget Your Face," the Cannes Film Festival’s official account tweeted on Thursday evening. "Alhamdulillah! We worked hard and God rewarded us," the film's...

Inspiration of the week: Master KG and how to make a song go viral using the ‘Jerusalema’ way

"O wanitwa mos, O wanitwa mosMaster Master KGO wanitwa mosJerusalema ikhaya lamiNgilondolozeUhambe namiZungangishiyi lana..." If you don't know about Jerusalema or it's lyrics by now, you are either living under a rock or you don't actually know there is a...

#54DegreesAcrossAfrica: ‘Hypatia’, an Ancient Alexandrian philosopher gets statue in New Administrative Capital in Egypt

A statue of ancient Alexandrian philosopher Hypatia has been erected in the square of Al-Masa Capital Club in the City of Culture and Arts at the New Administrative Capital.

Africa’s looted artifacts might just be finding their way back but, is the continent ready?

The campaign for the return for 'stolen' African art, like the Benin Bronzes, has spanned decades. Thousands of artifacts looted from African cities over a century ago can easily be found in European and British Museums and institutions. But,...

A Kuba mask and a founding father meet at the Brooklyn Museum

A Kuba mask from central Congo staring right at America’s founding father, George Washington, is a poetic faceoff that rings true now more than ever. Two of the works being exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum as African Arts—Global Conversations...

The revived interest and growing audience of stage plays in Nigeria

The Beginning When the legendary Hubert Ogunde (10 July 1916 – 4 April 1990) founded his theatre touring company — the African Music Research Party — in 1945, he laid a foundation for a now globally competitive culture and entertainment...
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