Film

Cinemafrique: Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman's 'Dreamstates,' Accra's Rex Theatre, 'Finding Fela' Trailer + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, 'Finding Fela' and more.


Welcome to the sixth installment of our Cinemafrique series, where every other Thursday we highlight the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora. This week we take a look at an experimental project from husband-wife filmmaking duo Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, the U.S. launch of African film and TV streaming site Africa Magic Go, an update from Akosua Adoma Owusu's Damn The Man, Save The Rex campaign in Accra, the first official trailer for Finding Fela, and South African noir action/thriller Cold Harbour. Click on for the full scoop.

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Kiss Between Interracial Couple on South African Soap Opera Sparks Outrage

A kiss between two characters from different races has left racist viewers shook.

According to News24, a kiss shared between two characters in an interracial relationship on the Afrikaans South African soap opera, 7de Laan, has upset some of its faithful viewers.

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Music

Watch New Ambitiouz Entertainment Signee Sibu Nzuza’s Latest Music Video For ‘5 Minutes’

Watch Sibu Nzuza's latest music video.

Sibu Nzuza is the latest artist to join South African popular indie label Ambitiouz Entertainment. The artist, who hails from KZN, was announced sometime last year and released the single "5 Minutes."

The song's visuals stick to the song's lyrics; they show Sibu struggling to strike a balance between devoting himself to his work and spending enough time with his woman.

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Literature
Still taken from uMama trailer.

In Conversation: Zakes Mda on No Story Being too Taboo or Sacred to Tell

The legendary South African writer on storytelling, losing Bra Hugh Masekela and his hopes for South Africa

Zakes Mda, endearingly referred to as Bra Zakes, is a South African literary giant. He is the exemplar "jack of all trades, master of all"—a professional 'dabbler' as he refers to it. An accomplished novelist, playwright, poet and painter, he has written close to two dozen novels thus far, including the beloved Little Suns, Ways of Dying and The Heart of Redness. He is extremely hilarious as an individual and never afraid to speak his glorious mind. Case in point:

"Some random guy claims he has lost all respect for me because I hold a different view from his on a specific issue. I'm trying hard to recall what his respect has done for me lately or ever did."
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