Africa: Shalom – the New Kid On the Block

Shalom Nyandiko is evidence that with the right support and encouragement, young people can achieve their dreams. Born in 2005, in Gaborone, Botswana, to Kenyan parents, she has lived in Botswana, Kenya and is currently in South Africa where her family is based. With only four years of acting under her belt, Shalom Mong’ina Nyandiko,

Kenya: Little-Known At Home Armitage Celebrated Abroad

Michael Armitage–a Kenyan-born and London-based artist–will have eight pieces of his work on show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), in New York, USA. Armitage’s exhibition will be presented in MoMa’s new Projects Gallery on the expanded ground floor, which also houses the street-level gallery of architecture and design. His paintings are influenced by

Tanzania: BBA Winner Idris Sultan in Trouble for This Dope Magufuli Photoshop

Tanzanian comedian and the winner of the 9th Big Brother Africa-Hotshots edition Idris Sultan has been ordered to present himself to the police after he posted an altered photo of Tanzania President John Magufuli. Idris swapped heads with President Magufuli and posted the pictures on his social media pages as he wished him a happy

Tanzania: Miss Universe Tanzania – Everything That Went Wrong!

Miss Universe Tanzania was held in Dar es Salaam last week. With all the fervent expectations, little shall be remembered about the 2019 edition of the beauty pageant. Here are the reasons: For the decade or so, that the Miss Universe contest has been held in Dar es Salaam, there has never been such a

Kenya: Lupita Nyong’o Says ‘Colourism Is the Daughter of Racism’

Colourism is not peculiar to the African American community or other black communities in predominantly white spaces. It can also ironically be found firmly on the continent where the population is almost predominately black and brown. Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o weighed in on the issue and her experiences on colourism. Recently Oscar winning

Kenya: 2,000 Bob in Royalties Is All You’ll Get, MCSK Boss Tells Disgruntled Musicians

Well, if Kenyan artistes thought protesting against Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), in the latest of an unending royalties dispute, would guarantee them more cash, then the’d better think again. This after MCSK CEO Milcah Kulati made it clear that the artistes should expect nothing more than Sh2,530 when the body rolls out the

Kenya: Kanze Dena’s Sister Shines At Miss World Kenya Beauty Pageant

State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena’s beautiful sister emerged the first runner up during the Miss World Kenya competition. Elsie Stephens took to Instagram to share her achievement before immediately updating her Instagram bio. “This was the toughest bootcamp yet the most fulfilling experience yet… being part of Kenya’s most prestigious pageant was such an honour.

Ugandan Comic Censured for Using ‘Genocide’ in Joke

Ugandan comedian Patrick Salvador was at the centre of a Twitterstorm after clip of him using the word “genocide” in his stand-up comedy went viral. The clip offended and angered some viewers especially Rwandans because of his use of the word “genocide” in a joke about East African cabin crew and their use of national

Tanzania: Here’s Diamond’s Hilarious Reason for Failing to Reach Peak of Mt Kilimanjaro

He has conquered many in his area of expertise with many trophies in his cabinet to prove that, but not the mighty Kilimanjaro. Bongo Flava star Diamond Platnumz was among artistes who on Sunday failed to make it to the peak of Africa’s highest mountain at an expedition themed the Kili Challenge. Besides Diamond who

Tanzania: Singing the Truth Can Be Dangerous

The just concluded Ongala Festival held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, featured one of the country’s most inspiring musicians, Vitali Maembe. Maembe has been speaking truth to power through his music, commenting on social and political subjects. “I am not a soldier, I am not a rebel just a fighter, I fight alone with my music to