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'Black Panther' Makes Box Office History As America's Top-Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time

The blockbuster surpassed 2012's "The Avengers" grossing numbers this weekend.

Black Panther continues to make a statement in the film industry by shattering several box office records—and the numbers from this past weekend prove it.

The film is the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the U.S., surpassing 2012's The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Black Panther finished Sunday grossing $630.9 million.


Internationally, the film made $1.235 billion in ticket sales, passing Iron Man 3 to rank as the third highest superhero movie ever at the worldwide box office. It's now the 12th highest-grossing film in history.

ICYMI, check out Evelyn From The Internets' hilarious review of 'Black Panther' and how the internet utilized Nollywood scenes to create memes about the film.

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The Best East African Songs Out Right Now

Featuring Joshua Baraka, Boutross, Diamond Platnumz, Maandy and more

January is the start of a new year and is a time for fresh beginnings. Music lovers in East Africa were treated to a variety of new releases in the month of January, with a wide range of genres and styles represented. From soulful ballads to upbeat pop tracks, there was something for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the best songs that were released by East African artists in January.

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Much of the buzz around African fashion today isn’t accidental. Africa’s design talent has been on the rise, as seen across the continent's staging of various fashion weeks. At the Spring/Summer ‘22 shows for South African Fashion Week, a new talent search had young designers like Mikhile du Plessis and Sanelisiwe Gcabashe showcasing worthy-of-note collections.

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Idris Elba Wants to Build a Film Studio In Tanzania

Renowned British actor Idris Elba is planning to open up a film studio in Tanzania, reports say.

Celebrated British actor Idris Elba is planning to open a film studio in Tanzania. The news was revealed by Tanzania's Director of Presidential Communications, Zuhura Yunus, during a press conference. According to Yunus, the plan for the studio was set in motion during Elba's meeting with President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


“Discussions on the project have just begun, and if successful, the project will help not only Tanzania but also Eastern and Central Africa,” said Yunus.

In the past, Elba, who is also an award-winning actor, filmmaker and musician, has made concerted efforts to be involved in, and contribute to the African entertainment industry. In the past, he has featured on songs with prominent African artists like D'banj, Drizilik, and Phyno, among others. Although he is a celebrated Hollywood actor, Elba has always stayed connected to the motherland and has made several efforts to represent his own Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian roots.

In an interview with South Africa's SA People News in 2022, the British movie star mentioned that he wants to shoot more films in Africa, as well as contribute in building and developing the future of the African film industry.

“Young Africans view me as a leader or a beacon. And I feel like I could bring something. So I’m keen to bring what I’ve learned in media and amplify it in Africa,” the Beast actor said at the time.

During the interview, the actor also mentioned that the continent deserved "real tender care."

“I’m really keen on the development of Africa. My parents come from Africa and more than anywhere in the world, I feel like that continent deserves some real tender care and love and thought.

Elba has historically represented Africa in powerful rooms that he has walked into

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit’s; Africa Digital Innovation Competitors event, he did not hesitate to place the importance of the African entertainment market at the forefront of his conversation.

“If there are any investors listening or watching today if you do not consider Africa as a viable investment, you’re not considering yourself or your future. Africa’s future is your own future and vice versa,” said Elba at the time.“We do not need aid anymore, we need innovation. We need partnership,” he added.

While there are no new updates on the move to build the studio in Tanzania, it seems as though the process is underway.

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