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Two more Kenyan producers join elite Oscars vetting team

Upon receiving this great news, Kibinge was floored. ‘Whoa!’ she posted on her Facebook page: ‘Blink! Blink! What a list. Honoured!’
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'Josh2Funny' on TikTok with 'Don't Leave Me' challenge

'Josh2Funny' on TikTok with 'Don't Leave Me' challenge | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Nigerian comic Josh Alfred creates viral social media challenge called 'Don't Leave Me.'
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The Zimbabwean romcom and Netflix: ‘Now it’s Africans telling stories’ | Financial Times

Streaming giant focuses on homemade stories as it tries to become a major player on the continent
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African Women In The Time Of Covid-19: 10 Selected Films Announced

African Women In The Time Of Covid-19: 10 Selected Films Announced | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie, is proud to announce the ten selected films in the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short
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Apple Music launches new artist discovery program Africa Rising

Apple Music launches new artist discovery program Africa Rising | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Omah Lay is the inaugural artist and cover star of the companion playlist…
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This Breathtaking Film Captures 38 African Dancers Performing Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring

This Breathtaking Film Captures 38 African Dancers Performing Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Known as the "mother of contemporary African dance," Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny first saw Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring performed by dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Presented with the tale of human sacrifice and gender relationships, she couldn't help but dra
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South African artists play role in Beyoncé's latest project

Connie Chiume takes centre stage in David Tlale bridal couture in superstar Beyoncé's latest project.
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The design squadron of the future

The design squadron of the future | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Meet the bright young creatives who have surfaced through our three longstanding youth programmes: Emerging Creatives, Global Graduates and antenna.
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Lupita Nyong’o Details Daily Life on the African Plains in 'Serengeti' | Hollywood Reporter

Lupita Nyong’o Details Daily Life on the African Plains in 'Serengeti' | Hollywood Reporter | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
The Kenyan Mexican narrated Discovery’s acclaimed doc about the African plains: "I never ever heard a nature documentary narrated by a woman or an African."
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The Art Movement Bringing Fun and Frivolity to Portrayals of Africa

The Art Movement Bringing Fun and Frivolity to Portrayals of Africa | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
The second episode of TED’s Pindrop podcast chews over AFROBUBBLEGUM.
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How Does Nollywood Movies Get To Netflix? - Know Netflix African Exec

How Does Nollywood Movies Get To Netflix? - Know Netflix African Exec | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Since Netflix announced its presence in Africa, more people in Nollywood have reached out o tus on how to get their movies on its streaming platform.
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Eight products by African designers selected by Africa by Design

Eight products by African designers selected by Africa by Design | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Africa by Design is a platform that promotes designers from sub-Safaran Africa. Founder Chrissa Amuah spoke to Dezeen about the programme in a live interview earlier this month and here presents a selection of products from the stable.
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Universal Musical Group opens North Africa division in Morocco | The North Africa Post

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Watch: 'Sights and Sounds: Stone Town' Is a Stunning Visual Escape

Watch: 'Sights and Sounds: Stone Town' Is a Stunning Visual Escape | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
The latest offering from For Africans highlights the rich traditional culture of Zanzibar's main city, as it faces growing pressure to urbanize.
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Meet the Emerging Creatives who exhibited at 2020

The Emerging Creatives programme is a product of creative inclusion created by Design Indaba and supported by the Department of Arts and Culture.
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South Africa Theater Puts on a Show for the World With Online Season  | Voice of America - English

South Africa Theater Puts on a Show for the World With Online Season  | Voice of America - English | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
South Africa's Market Theater is one of several African cultural institutions that has recently gone entirely online because of coronavirus restrictions that prevent large gatherings. But for this small institution often known as the "Theater of the Struggle" for its flouting of apartheid-era laws, obstacles are nothing new. Now, the theater hope its artistic message — which touches on local and global events — will resonate beyond the African continent.

Johannesburg’s Market Theater is no stranger to struggle.
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Beverly Naya produces Skin documentary on Netflix

Beverly Naya produces Skin documentary on Netflix | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
New Netflix documentary titled Skin shines a light on colorism in Nigeria.
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Coldcut + Tony Allen and African Artists = Studio Electricity - The New York Times

Keleketla! is a studio assemblage of musicians from four continents, creating thoroughly hybridized music with African voices up front.
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Burna Boy becomes first African artist to win BET Award two years in a row

Burna Boy becomes first African artist to win BET Award two years in a row | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
For black lives to matter, Africa must matter, says Nigerian-born artist at Los Angeles entertainment awards ceremony.
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Actor Yvonne Orji no longer 'Insecure' about Nigerian-American duality

Actor Yvonne Orji no longer 'Insecure' about Nigerian-American duality | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Yvonne Orji, the Nigerian-American actor from the HBO series "Insecure," pokes fun at the real-life struggles she faced to get approval from her Nigerian parents when choosing a career in entertainment.
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Coronavirus: Now is the time to invest in Africa’s creative industries

Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities.
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Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down | Stage | The Guardian

Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down | Stage | The Guardian | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film crew at sunset?
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‘Architecture and design should be for everyone’: Yinka Ilori’s colourful world | Art and design | The Guardian

‘Architecture and design should be for everyone’: Yinka Ilori’s colourful world | Art and design | The Guardian | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
The British Nigerian designer on thinking big, bright and positive
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Zimbabwe's Cook Off: How an $8,000 romcom made it to Netflix

Zimbabwe's first film to be featured on the streaming service is a tale of hope in a chaotic country.
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The socio-economic impact of storytelling and how Multichoice enriches Nigerian lives »

The socio-economic impact of storytelling and how Multichoice enriches Nigerian lives » | Culture & Entertainment | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, as the world rolled into the new millennium, the global committee of countries, through the United Nations came up with eight
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