Category African stars

South African Gigi Lamayne Exits Ambitiouz Entertainment

South African Award-Winning Hip Hop Artist Gigi Lamayne has announced her exit from Ambitiouz Entertainment. The record label has seen many artists such as Amanda Black, Priddy Ugly and Fifi Cooper among others, leave. She took to social media to thank Ambitiouz for believing in her. She also took the opportunity to reveal that she […]

Pioneer Ballerina Raven Wilkinson Dead At 83

A mentor to fellow ballerina Misty Copeland, Wilkinson is credited as one of the first Black women to dance for a major ballet company. Wilkinson was a New York native who started ballet at the age of 5 and is credited with being one of the first African-American women to dance for a major ballet […]

South Africa’s Zodwa Responds To HIV Claims ‘Even If I Am, It Is Mine & I’ll Embrace It’

Zodwa Wabantu has hit back at questions over her HIV status, telling fans that she refuses to be bullied into revealing her status because of insensitive jokes and stereotypes around the disease. Zodwa recently posted a video on Instagram addressing the hate head-on. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa explained that she decided to speak out on […]

Chester Zoo Staff ‘Devastated’ After Fire

The blaze broke out in the roof of the Monsoon Forest area, leading to an evacuation of visitors. The zoo said the cause of the fire was unknown. Orangutans, macaques, gibbons and larger birds were saved, but some frogs, fish, insects and small birds were lost in the fire. The zoo said it was “one […]

Michael Caine’s King Of Thieves Trailer And Poster Released

  Saban Films has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming heist movie based on true events.  King of Thieves stars Academy Award Winner Sir Michael Caine and is directed by James Marsh. King Of Thieves is a true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist […]

‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film By African American Film Critics Association

Marvel’s  Black Panther is the big winner at this year’s African American Film Critics Association Awards: It scored a total of three wins, including Best Film and Best Director for Ryan Coogler. The Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, won Best Screenplay, with its star, John David Washington, winning the Best Actor award for his performance. The AAFCA voted Regina Hall as […]

Jasmine (let it show) Jane Maria and Toyin Adekale

International ‘Jasmine movement’ hits fusing opera and reggae with Jane Maria and Toyin Adekale

This groundbreaking project started in France in an exclusive and remote Chateau where Jane Maria recorded her operatic vocals to the Chinese classic Jasmine Flower and went all the way from there to London, China, Seattle USA, bringing in musicians from Africa, Jamaica, USA, UK, Philippines, India, France and China on it’s 2 year journey! Fusing Opera and reggae, culture style and tradition in a global movement of peace and love.