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Showmax and CANAL+ Announce Their First Original African Series Set in Kenya

Nairobi based 'Crime & Justice' is the first example of the streaming platform's investment in African voices and stories.

Interview: Timaya Is Full of 'Gratitude'

Timaya talks to us about evolving from 2006'sTrue Story to his latest album, Gratitude, while making his mark as one of the first mainstream Nigerian artists to have begun the afro-fusion wave.

Uganda Enforces Social Media Shutdown as Presidential Elections Draw Closer

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly banned all social media platforms and messaging applications two days ahead of the country's presidential elections.

Manana Named Apple Music's New Artist Spotlight for January

Apple Music's 'New Artist Spotlight' highlights African R&B artist, Manana, this month following the recent release of his 'In the Beginning was the End' EP.

Ugandan Military Raids Politician Bobi Wine's Residence

The residence of Ugandan opposition politician, Bobi Wine, has reportedly been raided by the military. This, while he was doing an interview with Hot 96 FM.

Music

Shatta Wale Shares New Single & Video ​For '1 Don'

The Ghanaian star act comes through with his first single of 2021.

Tsitsi Dangarembga Receives 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression Award

Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced as the recipient of the PEN Freedom of Expression Award which recognises her ongoing activism in Zimbabwe.

SKinniez Remixes Songs by PRO, Kanye West, Anderson .Paak and Others in New EP ‘Remixes & Edits Vol. 3’

Stream South African producer SKinniez's new release 'Remixes & Edits Vol. 3' containing remixes to songs by PRO, Kanye West, Aminé', Anderson .Paak and more.

South African Rapper Push Push Lets Go of The Past With Her Latest EP 'No Gods'

Her latest EP 'No Gods' sees South African rapper Push Push going beyond previous limits as she opens up creatively and emotionally. She uses the EP to let go of the past and move forward with her life in LA.

SAMAs (Finally) Recognise Gqom and Amapiano as Separate Categories

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) have announced that gqom and amapiano will be officially recognised as standalone music categories at the 2021 instalment of the awards show.

Wole Soyinka Backs Bobi Wine Ahead of Uganda's Presidential Elections

Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has expressed his support for Bobi Wine's presidential run in Uganda's 2021 elections this January.

Film

You Can Watch the 'Finding Fela!' Documentary For Free This Weekend

Finding Fela!, the documentary detailing the life and accomplishments of Fela Kuti, is free on LinkTV for limited days.

Nao Drops New Single 'Antidote' Featuring Adekunle Gold

Nao and Adekunle Gold have dropped their joint collaboration 'Antidote' and the accompanying music video. The song is dedicated to the artists' daughters.

Somizi's Mouth-Watering Cookbook Secures Top Spot

Popular South African media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung's 'Dinner at Somizi's - I Am Not A Chef' is the highest selling cookbook in South Africa.