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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...

Jordan Sekatawa – Telling the right Pan-African stories through filmmaking

Jordan Sekatawa: Telling the right Pan-African stories through filmmaking This US-based Ugandan filmmaker talks about living in the diaspora, Black Oppression and his forthcoming film project, 'Uganda We Rise'. Even beyond Africa, the entire black race has over the years been...

#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: Everything you need to know about Shudufhadzo Musida | #MissSouthAfrica2020

Who would have thought that her first attempt at pageantry will be one of the defining moments of her life? Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned #MissSouthAfrica2020. The 24 year old was crowned after emerging the best among 15 other contestants...

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...

FENTY x Elsa Majimbo: 5 ways to get endorsement deals

Kenya's 19-year-old comedian, Elsa Majimbo, who gained popularity for her monologues on Twitter and Instagram since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, says she has bagged a deal with Rihanna's fashion brand, Fenty. She received 'plenty Fenty' shades and has...

The Netflix and Nollywood marriage is the big deal we want to see

Netflix has officially made its entry into the Nigerian market, and Nollywood is conspicuously euphoric. How else do you want to react to Netflix's strategic move into Africa’s most populous nation with a widening youth bulge? It is not...

Nigeria’s “Eyimofe” to screen at 70th Berlinale film festival and it’s a big deal for African cinema

Eyimofe, a Nigeria-US independent film, will screen in competition at The 70th Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, which kicks off today and will last through till March 1. The festival has been held every February...

Africa to the World: Kenyan group, Sauti Sol, signs label deal with Universal Music Group

Voices in the sun (as the band name, Sauti Sol, loosely translates to), a group comprising Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi, and Polycarp Otieno, have signed their first major recording deal with Universal Music Group (UMG); officially announced...
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Somalia: Diplomatic ties with Kenya restored, WHO warns of new COVID-19 wave in Africa | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed: Somalia: Diplomatic ties with Kenya...
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