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Maurice Kirya Live In Concert Experience

Ugandan singer-songwriter and bonafide heartthrob Maurice Kirya is more than happy to give you a private performance, wherever you wish, via his KIRYA LIVE 2013 DVD.   The 10 year music veteran just released his concert experience especially for his fans far away from, or unable to make it to, his tour destinations.  A Maurice Kirya […]

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Jackie Chandiru
Jackie Chandiru New Video: MUNGU NI MABE

Ugandan artist Jackie Chandiru just recently released her latest video “Mungu Ni Mabe”.  The song is heartfelt, empowering and encouraging.  The lyrics compensate for what could have been a more aesthetically pleasing video production. Jackie has been the first to break into mainstream music singing in her local dialect, Alur, rather than the common Luganda used by […]

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Ankara Fest L.A. 2014

Ankara Festival Los Angeles is still relatively young in its run having begun in 2010.  The Festival was created to celebrate and share African Culture through fashion, art, music, dance and food.  The main goal of the festival, which has fashion at its epicenter, is to showcase African designers or African inspired designers, whether established […]

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This Week’s Music Playlist: DUOG D

This week we’re feeling jazzy and groovy and easy and we’ve gathered songs to put you in the same mood.  Here are 5 songs to make your week a little lighter as you move to these grooves. DUOG DALA (COME BACK HOME) by Electrique DJs ft. Nina Ogot & Jaaz The start of this song […]

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Fundu Pool
Get Away To Fundu Lagoon Zanzibar

The Island of Zanzibar already holds so much promise of pleasure in its name alone.  Islands are synonymous with vacations and Zanzibar has become synonymous with beauty.  There are a variety of places for a traveller to stay when in Zanzibar.  For your consideration we offer Fundu Lagoon. The Fundu Lagoon is a privately owned, […]

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Lola Rae
Lola Rae Ft. Iyanya: FI MI LE

Lola Rae, Nigeria’s up and coming songstress, is certainly gaining popularity.  It might not be entirely reaching to say that Tiwa Savage might be gaining some competition. Here is a fun song for your entertainment.  And doesn’t that Iyanya look good? “Boys, Go Awaaay.”    

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Rwanda’s Musafiri Kayambi Wins 2014 Durban FilmMart Prize
Rwanda’s Musafiri Kayambi Wins 2014 Durban FilmMart Prize Rwandan filmmaker Musafiri Kayambi won the the Organisation Internationale de Francophonie (OIF) award, one of the 2014 Durban FilmMart prizes at the Durban International Film Festival. The International de la Francophonie organization represents French-speaking countries. Kayambi was awarded the €5000FilmMart prize for his film Home Expulsion.  The film depicts the struggles faced by the Rwandans expelled from Tanzania.  Thetrue story focuses […]
Bobi Wine Stands By Controversial Views
Bobi Wine Stands By Controversial Views Bobi Wine is unapologetic for his lyrics and comments regarding homosexuality.  Wine is accused of using his lyrics to incite actions against gays in Uganda.  Despite being banned from the UK and thus losing two concert gigs in London and Birmingham, Bobi Wine will not deny his disapproval of the gay lifestyle.  In addition to […]
Safaricom Lowers M-Pesa Tarriffs
Safaricom Lowers M-Pesa Tarriffs It’s good news for Safaricom’s M-PESA consumers as the telecommunication giant is lowering the transaction fees for the mobile money transfer services. The new tariffs will be effective from Thursday, August 21st 2014.  Not all tariffs will be lowered.  Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore stated that after some research, the company noticed that over 65% of all M-PESA transactions were between […]
Tanzania Ministry Of Tourism Seeks Managing Director
Tanzania Ministry Of Tourism Seeks Managing Director The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism of Tanzania is seeking to recruit a managing director for the Tanzania Tourism Board. The aspiring candidate for the post should have the following qualifications: 1.  A Tanzanian citizen. 2.  A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 3.  Have organization skills. 4.  Have a Master’s degree […]
Open Entry For $1 Million Fund For African Filmmakers
Open Entry For $1 Million Fund For African Filmmakers The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund is currently accepting applications.  The documentary fund for African filmmakers offers $1 Million in production and development grants.  Development grants range from $3000-$10,000 and Production grants from $5,000-$40,000. Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group is also offering the opportunity for mentorship and international networking.  Grantees can connect with international production […]
2014 CNN African Journalist Awards
2014 CNN African Journalist Awards The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards recently announced the 2014 finalists.   This year the prestigious awards are coming to East Africa.  They shall be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday, October 18th. The CNN African Journalist of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious accolades an African journalist […]