The Africa Cypher: A Review by Amira Ali

The award-winning feature-length documentary “The African Cypher”, directed by Bryan Little, uncovers the meaning behind the exceptionally profound underground street-dance styles, across South Africa. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Uganda: Brenda Nambi Performs for Charity

Last Saturday evening, fashion designer and singer Brenda Nambi launched her first solo album at the Garden City rooftop. Unlike the bundle of album launches that have held the city at ransom, Brenda’s launch sought to do good, yes, give to the needy. It was a charity event, dubbed Voice of the Voiceless, and entrance was…

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Re-imagining Ourselves: Music, Film and the Representation of Nigerian Women

With the increasing popularity of Nigerian pop music, and the astoundingly productive Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, Nigeria’s creative industries are attracting worldwide attention. Saratu Abiola looks at the problematic representations of women in the Nigerian media Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch In 2013

A guest post by Zimbabwean TV personality / producer and entrepreneur Farai Gundan on Forbes magazine. These are powerhouses in the making. Inking unprecedented deals, performing in sold-out venues, chartering new commercial territories and making in-roads globally, they are Africa’s new generation of celebrities. They are exporting the African “brand of celebrity” across the continent and…

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Africa’s Film Industry Embraces Transnationalism

African filmmaking is exploding into a new era. If you cast even a quick glance at the production companies and funding agencies behind a handful of recent African films, you can see multi-national origins. Lindiwe Dovey, co-director of Film Africa 2012, explains just what this trend means. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Asiime on Plays and Stories

Deborah Asiimwe Gkashugi is a soft spoken young woman and, at first glance you would not imagine that she is an award winning playwright with the BBC. She tells us about her success and how she has gotten to the top. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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