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Thieves Return Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscars Dress ‘After Realising the Pearls on it Were Fake’

Lupita Nyong’o wore the gown to the Oscars last weekend Thieves have returned a dress worn by the actress Lupita Nyong’o after apparently realising the pearls adorning it were fake. When Ms Nyong’o wore the gown to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony it was reported that the dress had 6,000 real Akoya cultured pearls sewn into […]

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Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy to Women of Africa

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Angelique Kidjo, one of the biggest African musicians on the world stage, on Sunday won her second Grammy for World Music album for “Eve,” a tribute to the continent’s women. “This album is dedicated to the women of Africa — to their beauty and resilience,” the Beninese singer said. “Women of […]

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Tinashe, ‘Aquarius’: Track-by-Track Review

Tinashe‘s arrival on the mainstream music landscape comes at a time when experimental R&B is rapidly crescendoing. Yet even within the ranks of emerging women singers showing just how quirky and eccentric they can be (Jhené Aiko,Kelela, BANKS), Tinashe may be the songbird best primed for superstardom. Her certified party starter “2 On” has ignited […]

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Totally Amazigh sounds from North Africa taking the West

The Romans felt disdain for Amazigh (or Berber) culture, while Muammar Gadhafi denied their very existence. But the ancient culture is flourishing once more in its native lands. At the beginning of the month, the Fes Festival of Amazigh Culture was held in Morocco (the people are better known by their Roman nickname, Berber). This […]

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Tinashe Review – Bald and Bawdy R&B-infused Pop

Tinashe Kachingwe has packed a lot into 21 years. As a child star, she appeared in Hollywood movies and TV shows including Two and a Half Men and had performed with girl-group the Stunners. When they disbanded in 2011, Tinashe withdrew to write and produce the first of three mixtapes, posted on her website, that transformed her […]

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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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AUDIO ALERT: DELASI – Cut You Off

Ghana’s Delasi ushers us into the new year with ‘Cut you Off’. He symbolizes his relationships in the music and arts industry to keeping his garden fresh and in shape. Bad weeds need cutting off, or yanking off at the roots. Overgrown(egotistic) branches need trimming down to size. He blends pidgin and comic satirical flows […]

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Q & A: Snoop Lion – I Love African Music

American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor, Snoop Dogg now known as Snoop Lion, who recently visited Durban, South Africa, for the MTV All Star concert told the press that he loves African music. Snoop said “to be able to come back to the origin of where music was created is special for me.” Interview: Q: What […]

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Musical Sensation ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ Conquers US Theater Stages

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) –  The award-winning South African musical show ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ is coming to the US for its first 8-City tour in North America, premiering at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 2013. Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty […]

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