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Ugandan siblings win 1st edition of East Africa’s Got Talent

Two Ugandan siblings Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira were over the weekend crowned winners of the first edition of East Africa's Got Talent show, a contest that drew participation from four countries, according to BBC Africa. The siblings won a cash...

British-Nigerian rapper Dave Omoregie wins UK mercury prize

A 21-year old British-Nigerian rapper and school dropout, David Orobosa Omoregie, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his first album Psychodrama. Psychodrama was released in March, it entered the UK charts at number one and have sold 129,354, copies...

Rastafarianism is a religion! Kenyan judge rules

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the...

Emir of Kano’s musician Naziru Ahmed charged for setting up studio at home

A popular Nigerian musician has been charged with illegally releasing songs and setting up a studio in his house. Naziru Ahmad was arrested by police at his home in Kano city on Wednesday evening. He appeared in court on Thursday and...

Star musician Davido confirms 2020 as year for his wedding

Nigerian music super star Davido has confirmed plans to officially tie the knot with his long time girlfriend, Chioma Rowlands in 2020. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 27-year-old singer had just concluded an introduction ceremony with...

Xenophopia: Zambia radio station bans South African musics

A popular radio station in Zambia has said it will no longer play South African music in protest against the xenophobic attacks that have been taking place in South Africa. "Hot FM will cease to play music by South African...

Xenophobia: Rapper AKA, sheets sword but say nothing to apologise for

Even though his comments on Nigeria caused the internet to shake, sparked threats from other artists and their fans, and spawned the trending hashtag #HandsOffAKA, AKA says he has nothing to apologise for. It all started when AKA weighed in...

South African choir makes it to America’s Got Talent final

South Africans are celebrating the success of the Ndlovu Youth Choir, which has made it through to the final of America’s Got Talent. On Wednesday night, the singers, known for their energetic dancing, performed a rendition of Whitney Houston's Higher...

Xenophobic attack: Burna Boy, AKA slug it out on twitter

Nigerian musician Burna Boy has urged black foreigners living in South Africa to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attackers. This comes after he got involved in a debate around musician AKA, the current xenophobic attacks in the country and...

Davido and Chioma hold introduction, marriage set for 2020

Nigerian Music Super Star Davido is set to marry his heartthrob and has held an introduction with Chioma’s family. The would-be husband announced this via his account@iamdavido, while also announcing that his wedding would take place in 2020. He shared pictures...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...