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Kenya: Kambua - My Ups and Downs in the Joy of Motherhood

[Nation] Tonight, Kambua Mutsembi Mathu, will be hosting a live performance on Studio Tisa, an online platform. Thus, she was a little anxious, but looked forward to the event as she spoke to Sunday Nation recently. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nyashinski - Life in the U.S. Was Too Harsh, I Had to Return Home

[Nairobi News] When the family of Nyamari Ongegu, who is popularly known by the stage name Nyashinski, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, the then 21-year-old was excited, but he did not know what lay ahead. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Remember BLO? Laolu Akins On His Adventures in the Land of Music

[Vanguard] ... Speaks on Ginger Baker, Kehinde Lijadu, Berkley Jones, Mike Okri, Sony Okosun, Christian Igbokwe, Shina Peter, Ayuba, etc (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Nanga Legend Dies At 84

[Monitor] Fans of nanga music, a popular soulful Acholi stringed musical instrument, are mourning the passing of its icon, Philip Kilipa Ogwang. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Olamide's 'Carpe Diem' Is Done

[This Day] Olamide's new album, "Carpe Diem" is ready. The singer/song writer has dropped a few lyrics of a song from the album, together with what looks like a scene from a video, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sentencing of Six More Artists Sparks Unrest in Khartoum

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Khartoum North Criminal Court sentenced six more members of the Feed Arts group to two months in prison and a fine of SDG5,000* for public disturbance and breaching public safety, bringing the number of detainees to 11. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Cologne's African Film Festival Switches to Diverse Themes

[DW] COVID-19 restrictions overshadowed the 2020 edition of the Africa Film Festival in Cologne. The filmmakers discussed the downside of the pandemic at screenings of films that delve into topics like stigma and Afro hair. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tight Race to Big Brother Naija Lockdown Finale

[This Day] Who will be crowned the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown season on Sunday? Laycon or Nengi? (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Heritage to Call Our Own

[New Frame] Blessed with many peoples, cultures and languages, South Africa can mould a heritage that takes the best from the past, nurtures it in the present and preserves it for the future. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: How Cheche Exposed Bongo Flava's Copy and Paste Bug

[Citizen] WCB signee Zuchu and her Boss Diamond Platnumz were dealt a major blow after their brand new video to the song #Cheche got pulled down from YouTube over copyright claims last week. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Ministers to Grace UN 75 Poetry, Painting Competition Award Ceremony On Friday

[Foroyaa] The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has revealed that some cabinet minister will grace the prizes presentation ceremony of the United Nations 75 year anniversary (UN75) on poetry and painting competition in The Gambia which will be held on 25 September 2020 at the Banjul Arch. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija - Ogun Youths March for Laycon, Give Out Airtime for Voting

[Vanguard] Abeokuta -- As the 2020 BBNAIJA lockdown gradually draws to a close, youths in Ogun State, on Thursday, staged a walk around Abeokuta, the state capital to drum support for one of the housemate, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Arise TV Anchor, Reuben Abati, Proves Mettle in Erection Matters

[Premium Times] Arise TV anchor, Reuben Abati, gave his colleagues a bellyful of laughter on live television after he took exception to a comment by a Ghanaian police commander who told his officers to reduce their "sexual rounds." (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bein Baraza's Wife, Chiki Kuruka, Quits Radio

[Nairobi News] Sauti Sol's outspoken vocalist Bien Aime Baraza's wife, Chiki 'Kuruka' Onwukwe is done with Vybez Radio. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija - Nigerians React As Neo Washes Vee's Panties

[Premium Times] The housemate is being trolled on social media for washing his love interest's panties (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BBNaija 2020 - Neo Knows I'm a Clean Girl, That's Why He Washes My Pants ― Vee Tells Nengi

[Vanguard] Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Neo was on Wednesday caught washing his love interest, Vee's pants. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: With New Slate of Nigerian Films, Netflix Reaffirms Commitment to Nollywood

[This Day] Netflix romance with Nollywood solidified this week as the streaming giant announced the premieres of four new Nollywood content. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Filmmakers Call for Sudanese Filmmaker Hajooj Kuka's Release

[This Day] From Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi to the heads of international film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin International film festival, the call for the release of Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka is reverberating all over the world with the hashtag #Freehajooj. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nairobi International Book Fair to Be Held Virtually

[Nation] Sorry booklover, your favourite annual book event will be held virtually this year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Royalty Collectors to Face the Music

[Nation] The copyrights agency has alerted law enforcers about cash leakages discovered in organisations that collect musicians' royalties, signalling a time of reckoning for those who have been pilfering artistes' money. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: UCT Launches Milestone Khoi and San Centre

[UCT] The University of Cape Town (UCT), situated on land below Huri ǂoaxa (Hoerikwaggo or the mountain in the sea) that was once home to the Khoi and San, marked a milestone on its transformation journey with the launch of the Khoi and San Centre on 21 September. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Pop Star Yemi Alade Wants to Help Women in New UN Role

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade called on Wednesday for coronavirus recovery plans to focus more on women, particularly in her home country, saying she planned to use a new role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to help vulnerable people. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Student in UK Among Miss Africa Great Britain Finalists

[Nation] Nelly Ndung'u, a Kenyan student in the United Kingdom, is among the finalists in Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kunle Afolayan's 'Citation' Debuts On Netflix in November

[Leadership] The anticipated film directed by Kunle Afolayan will debut exclusively on Netflix on November 6, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Waist Trainers Can Fracture Ribs - Experts

[Premium Times] In recent times, waist trainer advocates have argued that it could help get rid of a few inches of fat layers in the stomach and waist area (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wole Daramola - Retelling African Stories to an International Audience

[Vanguard] Nigerian-Canadian-based actor, Wole Daramola, has said telling stories from home continent, Africa, is a major passion and drive for him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Virtually Addresses 2020 Heritage Day, 24 Sept

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 24 September 2020, virtually deliver the 2020 National Heritage Day keynote address under the theme "Celebrating South Africa's Living Human Treasures". (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Media Owners Threaten to Stop Playing Local Music Amid Royalties Saga

[New Times] Several local broadcasters have threatened to stop playing songs of local musicians if they are required to pay royalties. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Museums Must Come Clean On How They Acquired African Collections

[The Herald] In June 2020, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote: "We cannot now try to edit or censor our past. We cannot pretend to have a different history," in response to the removal of statues associated with racist or imperial ideologies in the United Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Afro-Pop Star Yemi Alade to Promote Women's Empowerment and a Green Covid-19 Recovery As New Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP

[UNDP] New York -- Having risen to the top of a male-dominated industry, Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Musicians Cautioned to Claim Intellectual Property's Right

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberian musicians have been admonished to uphold "the freedom of consciousness that the industry drives. (AllAfrica)

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