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Siya Kolisi’s road to winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup in ‘Chasing the Sun’

By Alyssia Birjalal M-Net’s five-part documentary, “Chasing the Sun” about the Springboks’ momentous journey to winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is a personal, poignant and sensitively told story. Behind the scenes is director Gareth Whitaker who scrambled…

Lockdown hits was the name of the game for the ‘Idols SA’ top 9

By Amanda Maliba Talent singer Succedor was next in the Top 10 line to bite the dust on Sunday night, leaving only 9 contestants still in the running to be crowned the next South African Idol. With the theme of…

Obiageli Odimegwu Selected for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program

By BellaNaija.com Nigeria’s very own, Obiageli Odimegwu has been named among the 11 writers set to participate in ViacomCBS’ annual Writers Mentoring Program. This year’s participants, selected from a pool of over 1,600 applicants with varying experiences and backgrounds include Melissa Park, Janene…

Olawunmi Adegoke: Committing to Your Personal Growth

Olawunmi Adegoke Every now and then, we hear of the importance of getting better, the need to set goals, make plans, take steps, and move forward. This is for sure a good practice, but what happens when we do not…

Jamaican-British Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson Shares 2020 Literature Prize with Amanuel Asrat

RUFARO SAMANGA This year’s winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, Linton Kwesi Johnson, has awarded the ‘International Writer of Courage’ honour to Eritrean writer, Amanuel Asrat, who is still believed to be in prison after 19 years. Veteran Jamaican-British poet Linton…

APO Group African Women in Media Award calls for entries

The APO Group is calling for entries for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa. Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels. The Award will be…

Catalyst Fund, Mastercard Foundation, MEST launch $4.3m Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana

BY TOM JACKSON Catalyst Fund has partnered the Mastercard Foundation and MEST to launch its Inclusive Digital Accelerator programme in Ghana, the first expansion of its flagship inclusive fintech programme. Catalyst Fund, which is managed by BFA Global, said the Inclusive Digital…

Burlesque star believes Black Lives Matter is changing the arts

By Garry Maddox Zelia Rose has found the daily discipline of a performance artist and burlesque dancer a real struggle during the pandemic. “It’s been absolutely impossible,” she said. “I’d usually have a date on tour or a show date…

West African Ancestral Cults Shows The Belief In Life After Death

BY CHINELO EZE Every society has a belief in something belief in life, belief in death a belief in life after death. These beliefs are instrumental components of culture, and they influence the disposition of a community/people. These principles could…

Yale cultural centers co-host Afro-Latinx event

LARISSA JIMENEZ & ZAPORAH PRICE On Oct. 16, La Casa Cultural and The Afro-American Cultural Center, or “The House”, hosted Rosa Clemente — a Black Puerto Rican organizer, producer, independent journalist and scholar-activist from the Bronx —  for a discussion…