Day: July 18, 2018

TK Gets The Ecran d’Honneur.

By Jonathan Shume, in Yaounde Nigeria’s most decorated filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, has received another trophy. TK was awarded the Ecran d’Honneur, the top film award given for lifetime achievement in Francophone Africa. He received the award July 13, 2018 at the 22nd edition of the prestigious Ecrans Noirs Film Festival which opened at the Palais […]

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Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak and the dip. Every creative pretty much follows this trajectory, but the fleeting nature of pop stardom ensures that performers tend to complete this arc sooner rather than later.   Read the full story here

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Critics go gaga after going behind bars with Mandela

A collection of his prison letters gives great insight into Madiba’s humanity, and the foreign press is agog Five will get you 10 that next year’s Alan Paton Award will go to my old colleague, Sahm Venter, who compiled and edited The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela (Penguin Random House). Coverage on the book and […]

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