The creative industry is a major tool for Africa’s GDP growth

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Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.

Meet the sizzling local cast of the upcoming Showmax Original, Ghana Jollof

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The cast of the first Showmax Original comedy series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, is revealed. Starring Basketmouth and more. The countdown has officially begun as the cast of the first Showmax Original comedy series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, is revealed. The hilarious series stars AMVCA-award-winning actor/comedian, Funnybone and AMAA nominee/Youtuber Akah Nnani as […]

Riaad Moosa’s ‘New Material’ returns to the big screen this October

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The award-winning South African comedy, ‘Material’, returns with a sequel in 2021, starring popular comedian, Riaad Moosa. by Erene Roux ABOUT NEW MATERIAL In New Material, a much-loved character, Cassim Kaif, played by Riaad Moosa, continues to ply his trade as one of South Africa’s few Muslim comedians while balancing the demands of a marriage, a young […]

Gallo acquires stake in Content Connect Africa

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By Butchie Seroto Gallo Music Investments has completed its 45% equity purchase of Africa’s biggest independent content aggregator, Content Connect Africa (CCA). The deal comes more than a year after Black Coffee acquired a significant portion of the label. It will see Gallo’s catalogue linked with CCA’s technical capabilities and pan-African reach, as well as the musician’s international experience to […]

Toy Story at 26: how Pixar’s debut evolved tradition rather than abandoning it

The release of Toy Story 26 years ago marked a paradigm shift in animation and cinema history. It was the first full-length feature by Pixar Animation Studios and the world’s first fully computer-animated film. Yet, from our present-day perspective, Toy Story can be seen as evolutionary rather than revolutionary – a marker of already developing […]

Amazons and warrior princesses on screen – the legacy of Xena 20 years on


Xena the warrior princess, played by Lucy Lawless, captivated audiences around the world for six series with her high kicks, sword skills and distinctive war cry. The series followed her as she fought her way through armies, monsters and gods, alongside her soul mate and moral compass, Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor). Written by Amanda Potter, The […]

Going to the cinema in Lagos isn’t just about the movie that’s showing

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Going to the movies is a favourite hobby of many young people in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city. As the centre of the country’s media and art industry, Lagos vibrates with culture and entertainment. It is home to a massive creative ecosystem including film production and exhibition, theatre, music, photography, fashion, hospitality and festive events. […]