Songs of Freedom and Exile

Fatimata Oumarr is the lead singer of the internationally-acclaimed Tuareg band Tartit. She fled from her home with her husband in Timbuktu along with 100,000 other Tuareg refugees when the Salafist group Ansar Dine seized control of northern Mali in March 2012. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Danai Gurira and Isaach de Bankole talk ‘Mother of George’

Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and everywhere actor, the fabulous Isaach de Bankole, talk about Andrew Dosunmu’s Sundance film “Mother of George” with Elliot Kotek at the Beyond Cinema studio presented by Celebs.com. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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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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