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Lupita Nyong’o: A Star Is Born

Lupita Nyong’o triumphed on her Oscars debut but, says Tim Robey, the star of 2014 is poised for even greater things. If you were asked to choose the most jubilant, invigorating, and universally popular few minutes of the 2014 Oscars ceremony, you couldn’t do much better than the moment after Christoph Waltz announced the winner […]

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Africa Does It Big At The Oscars

“Winning big” isn’t a phrase that is usually associated with Africans when it comes to major film awards. Steve McQueen’s movie “12 Years A Slave” has come around to prove that wrong by not only winning Best Film in UK’s BAFTA awards but by following up with a Best Motion Picture vanquish at the American […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar, Deliver Powerful Speech

Lupita Nyong’o is having the time of her life after winning an Oscar award for Best Supporting Actress. The Kenyan actress beat out stiff competition from actress Jennifer Lawrence to win the Oscar for her role in the hit movie 12 Tears A Slave. Lupita Nyong’o is also receiving high praise for her fashion choices […]

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Barkhad Abdi is Broke – ‘Captain Phillips’ Oscar Nominee Reveals Money Issues

Barkhad Abdi, the Oscar-nominated actor from Captain Phillips, has revealed that he is broke despite being in the running for the gold this evening. The 28-year-old actor earned $65,000 for his performance in the film, but that was two years ago and he has not acted in a movie since then. After wrapping his work on Captain […]

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Africans Shine At The BAFTAs|@RealBarkhad Wins Best Supporting Actor

Africa got strongly represented at the UK’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) by two notable names, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Barkhad Abdi. They both shined, not only because the films they were both nominated in several categories, but also because they earned personal awards. Chiwetel, who is of Nigerian descent, won the biggest individual […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor: An actor’s journey|Chiwetel Talks Igbo Roots, Africa, Slavery And More

Chiwetel Ejiofor played a drag queen in the 2005 movie “Kinky Boots” — a very different sort of role from the one that could win him an Oscar when they ask for “The Envelope, Please…” four weeks from tonight. Lee Cowan talks with him about his unconventional path to the red carpet: In the triple-digit […]

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Growing up in Zimbabwe helps “Walking Dead” actor forge passion for theatre in Africa

ATLANTA – Growing up in Zimbabwe and visiting South Africa as a young woman helped forge Danai Gurira’s passion for producing theatre in Africa. As a young girl, she saw how females could be placed at the margins of society. As a college student, she saw the power of artistic expression in South Africa, where […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s 12 Years A Slave Wins ‘Best Motion Picture’ in The Golden Globe Awards

The presitigious Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night and among the biggest winners was the movie “12 Years A Slave”. The movie stars Nigerian Chiwetel Ejiofor as the main character it the true life story in the US slave-era based movie. The movie, released in late 2013 picked up the ‘Best Motion Picture’ […]

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South Africa: Making the most of Africa’s culture and creativity

Cape Town (South Africa) – Africa’s wealth of cultural capital reflects a broader understanding that the creative industries can be a force for global economic growth. In Cape Town this week, a conference on Africa’s creative economy bangs the drum for art, culture and the creative industries. Policymakers looking for ways to nurture a more […]

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Ghana’s Juliet Ibrahim Finally Breaks Into Hollywood, on African Time?

Well, the actress is not yet in Hollywood but her journey to Hollywood is yet to be accomplished. Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim is upping her game as she stars in an American production. Titled ‘African time’, the movie features Hollywood acts, Syr Law of Tyler Perry’s ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ and Tasia Grant […]

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Mandela Documentary Examines Power of Music

What role has music played in Nelson Mandela’s life? A new documentary explores how he used song as a powerful weapon against apartheid. Nelson Mandela once said: “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one […]

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Yvonne Nelson (Iyanya’s ex girlfriend) inching up to Hollywood?

Ghanaian star actress, Yvonne Nelson seems to have her sexy long legs one step in Hollywood if the pictures she shared on instagram is anything to go by. From having her own trailer to sharing smiles with two of Africa’s biggest exports, Akon and Djimon Hounsou and Spartacus star, Viva Bianca, the actress seems to […]

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