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Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

It is one year since Congolese crooner Papa Wemba collapsed and and died while performing in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. Several events are planned in Kinshasa, Congo DR to mark the occasion. Papa Wemba’s real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio. His untimely death has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Like many other accomplished artistes from […]

Kenyan Governor Ranguma’s Daughter Hits Back at Lupita

Kenyan Governor Ranguma’s Daughter Hits Back at Lupita

Kisumu gubernatorial aspirants, Jack Ranguma and Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o have had a bitter row in recent days; now their daughters have been sucked into it. Just days after Prof Nyongo’s, daughter, Lupita, publicly rooted for her father in an open letter posted as a video on Facebook, Governor Ranguma ‘ s daughter, Tanya, has responded […]

Kenyan Socialite Pendo Speaks After Sex Toy Drama

Kenyan Socialite Pendo Speaks After Sex Toy Drama

The public shaming of socialite Pendo by a Nairobi based sex toys merchant over a deal gone south has caused a stir on social media. According to Beverly Munga, the owner of G spot Kenya, an online shop for sex toys, the socialite had requisitioned for a vibrator which was delivered at her home address. […]

A Couple Having Sex Interrupt A live Tennis Match: Video of Sarasota Open Crowd Erupting Into Fits of Laughter

A Couple Having Sex Interrupt A live Tennis Match: Video of Sarasota Open Crowd Erupting Into Fits of Laughter

A Challenger Tour tennis match at the Sarasota Open in Florida was interrupted by the sound of people of people having sex. Frances Tiafoe was about to serve to opponent Mitchell Krueger when he was distracted by a woman moaning loudly. The 19-year-old Tiafoe looked up with a smile, almost as if he was unsure […]

Musician Jaguar Charged Over Reckless Driving That Left 2 Dead

Musician Jaguar Charged Over Reckless Driving That Left 2 Dead

Popular musician Charles Kanyi alias Jaguar has been charged with careless driving leading to the deaths of two people on the Makutano-Sagana Road. Jaguar was arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Kirinyaga where he denied two counts of reckless driving and was released on a Sh50,000 bond. The accident occurred two weeks ago involving Jaguar’s […]

New African Woman Awards Nominees Announced: Fadumo Dayib, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caster Semenya ,Thuli Madonsela

New African Woman Awards Nominees Announced: Fadumo Dayib, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caster Semenya ,Thuli Madonsela

The New African Woman magazine will hold the second edition of its popularly-received New African Woman Forum (NAW Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, on 12 and 13 April. Following weeks of public nominations from across the continent and its Diaspora, the final nominees for the much-anticipated New African Woman Awards 2017 have been announced. Chosen in […]

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

It was a double score for Emmanuel Elibariki, alias Ney wa Mitego, after he was released from police custody without any charges and the green light given to his new song that was the reason for his arrest in the first place. The rapper who found himself in trouble with authorities after releasing the song […]

Kenyan Musician Jaguar Kills 2 in Road Accident

Kenyan Musician Jaguar Kills 2 in Road Accident

A car belonging to musician, Kanyi Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, has hit and killed two people in Kirinyaga County. The musician, police say, was driving his Range Rover heading towards Makutano when he lost control and veered off the road before hitting a motorcyclist and his passenger at Rukanga, along the Sagana- Makutano road, […]

Legendary South African Actor, Director Joe Mafela Dies

Legendary South African Actor, Director Joe Mafela Dies

Joe “Sdumo” Mafela, South African TV and theatre legend, has died at the age of 75. There has been an outpouring of condolences and messages from across the country from those touched by his work. South Africans fondly remember him for conceptualising and starring in early Chicken Licken television advertisements, and writing the “It’s good, […]

Four Nigerians Shortlisted for £3,000 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

Four Nigerians Shortlisted for £3,000 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

The much awaited Brunel International African Poetry Prize shortlist has been announced. Currently in its fifth year, the prize has grown into a major prize for the continent. The prize received a record of 1,200 entries. The season of literary longlists and shortlists has started and writers from the African continent wait in anticipation. The […]

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