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Month: May 2020

Apple Music Enlist DJ Cuppy As First African Radio Host

DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed a first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced today, Thursday, that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African …

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Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi Recommends 5 Books To Escape Into While You’re Social Distancing

Nigerian-American Novelist, Tomi Adeyemi has shared some books you can ‘escape’ into while social distancing in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Adeyemi recently shared five books she is reading (and re-reading) during the global lockdown on O, The Oprah Magazine‘s Instagram Stories. Adeyemi’s appearance was part of the magazine’s “The Book Break” series, which asks …

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Nigerian Creatives

Every Budding Nigerian Creative Can Relate To These Five Things

The creative industry in Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing industries in Africa and the world. From music to arts, fashion and photography and everything in-between, it is very safe to say that Nigerian creatives are making names for themselves globally. However, it takes time to get to the places where the likes of Kehinde …

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Steve Ekpensi

Excerpts From Steve Ekpensi’s ‘The Iron Bender’s Diary’

Steve Ekpenisi is one of the most appealing sculptors working in Nigeria today. Born in 1978, Ekpenisi’s interest in manipulating metal grew when he was five, creating art from household items much to his parent’s disapproval. With little or no artistic inspiration from others, Ekpensi managed to build himself through the creative industry and has …

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Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale Announces New Dates For Its Art & Architecture Biennials

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), organisers of the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Venice Art Biennale, has announced the postponement of two of the most anticipated art and architectural festivals in the world because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The 17th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale titled “How Will We Live Together?”, originally …

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Netflix Blood & Water

A Review Of Netflix Young-Adult Show – Blood & Water

Netflix’s second original installment of African content – Blood & Water, arrived Wednesday and is an addition to the network’s increasing library of young-adult contents. Over the years, critics have slammed the streamer network for the erasure of dark-skinned girls in most of her teen drama series. An attempt was made in Sex Education, on …

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Tems

Tems Makes A Comeback With ‘These Days’, Fitting For Now

One of the most promising Nigerian singers right now is undoubtedly Tems. With her melancholic sounds that place fans in a mix of mystery and calmness, Tems is one name on many lips in Nigeria, especially in the alternative music scene. The singer who has not had another single project since Try Me, has now …

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2020 AKO Caine Prize For African Writing

Two Nigerians Bag The 2020 AKO Caine Prize For African Writing

The 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced. We are happy to share that five writers from Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania made the coveted list. The winner is awarded £10,000. Each shortlisted writer will receive £500 and with two writers from Nigeria, the prize organizers have announced. THE SHORTLIST Erica Sugo …

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Sarah Diouf

Sarah Diouf Is Making A Statement With ‘Made In Africa’ In New Doc Film

Sarah Diouf, creative director for Senegalese fashion line Tongoro, is making a statement with her new documentary film, ‘Made In Africa. The project has also received love from the likes of Burna Boy, Iman, and Beyoncé serving to highlight its potency as one of the impact makers within the African fashion industry. Made in Africa is …

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Afronation 2020

AFRONATION 2020 Postponed But Urban Music Lovers Aren’t Having It

One of the world’s biggest music festival has been canceled, just like a few others, we announced earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Afronation 2020 postponement was announced earlier in the month, but fans are not taking it likely. Afronation will return in July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2021 but aren’t offering refunds Here’s …

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