Win 2 Tickets To The African Diaspora International Film Festival!

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What: The 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival is almost underway in New York City. The festival will host an "eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world."

Where: The Schomburg Center for Black Culture (515 Malcom X Boulevard), Symphony Space Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway @ 95th St), Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues), the Teacher's College at Columbia University (525 W. 120th St)

When: Nov. 25 - Dec. 13

Click here to enter to win 2 all-access tickets to the festival valued at $250 each! Simple as that. We'll select a winner randomly and notify via email on Nov. 23rd.

Okayafrica will co-host a special screening of An African Election on Thursday Dec 1 at Quad Cinema (put it in your calendar), complete with a dope after-party (details to come). The film is an intense, inside look at the 2008 Presidential elections in Ghana. The country could have plunged into a post-vote civil war, but the film documents just how effective internal diplomacy was at solving the crisis. Check out the trailer above.

Go here for more info on the festival . Click here for a full schedule of films.


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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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