Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria’s cinemas still dark

27 May 2020, 6:45 PM
Nigeria’s film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world.
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Chicken challenge to assist abuse victims 30 May 2018, 9:16 PM

Artists are lending a helping hand to the victims of sexual abuse in Mbombela.

ABC cancels TV’s Roseanne hours after star’s racist ‘ape’ tweet 29 May 2018, 10:09 PM

Walt Disney Co's ABC network on Tuesday canceled the popular U.S. television comedy "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr sparked outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter.

PE ready for Ironman 29 May 2018, 9:10 PM

Athletes, spectators and locals can be assured of a safe 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Port Elizabeth in September.

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Student appears in court over NSFAS’s R14 million 29 May 2018, 8:49 PM

The Walter Sisulu University student who erroneously received just over R14 million from the NSFAS appeared briefly in the East London Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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Deputy President David Mabuza says TB remains the leading cause of deaths in the country.

‘Hero’ Malian who saved child to be given French citizenship 28 May 2018, 3:28 PM

A Malian migrant who scaled a four-storey Paris apartment bloc with his bare hands to save a child was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and offered citizenship.

Newly crowned Miss SA aims to inspire women 28 May 2018, 8:30 AM

Newly-crowned Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green, says she aspires to motivate women to reach their strengths and overcome their challenges.

Mountaineer Vilane returns home after climbing Mount Everest 27 May 2018, 9:46 PM

As Mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane returns home from what he's termed as an African first on Mount Everest.

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Thousands of horse enthusiasts descended on a small village in Nkandla for an equine extravaganza.

Philip Tabane laid to rest 27 May 2018, 4:47 PM

The late Jazz musician, 84-year-old, Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane has been described as an iconic figure, who used his music to give the voiceless a voice.

Jordan Bruno crowned Mr Gay World 27 May 2018, 4:15 PM

Australian reality star host, Jordan Bruno, has been crowned Mr Gay World at a glittering ceremony in Knysna in the Southern Cape.

Durban comes alive with Africa month celebrations 26 May 2018, 9:29 PM

Africa month celebrations added brilliant colour to Durban today and unity was the buzz word. Drumming in the message of unity with a street parade, loud and lively.

Africa Re-imagined, a tribute to Nelson Mandela 26 May 2018, 8:49 PM

Africa Re-imagined, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, saw the performance of new classical music highlighting the unique beauty that Africa has to offer.

Sam Nzima laid to rest 26 May 2018, 4:00 PM

Veteran photojournalist, Sam Nzima, has been laid to rest in his home town of Lillydale in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.

King Zwelithini urges males to undergo circumcision 25 May 2018, 8:27 PM

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has reiterated his call for all males to undergo a medical male circumcision.

IPO concerned over rape allegations against film producer 25 May 2018, 6:46 AM

The Independent Producers Organisation has raised concern over numerous allegations of sexual harassment and rape against a well-known South African film producer.

Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment claims 24 May 2018, 8:02 PM

Multiple women are accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct, CNN reported Thursday.

Sam Nzima remembered during memorial service in Bushbuckridge 24 May 2018, 6:07 PM

he life of the man who took the iconic picture of Hector Pietersen during the 1976 Soweto uprising, Sam Nzima was remembered at his home village  Lillydale, in Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga.

SA has fifth hardest working workforce in world: Report 24 May 2018, 11:05 AM

South Africa has emerged as the 5th hardest working country with workers spending an average of 43 hours per week at work.

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ABC accused of exploitation over Michael Jackson show 24 May 2018, 8:02 AM

Michael Jackson's estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a "crass and unauthorized" effort to exploit the singer's name.

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Philip Tabane remembered in Mamelodi 24 May 2018, 5:43 AM

The memorial service of Afro-Jazz guitarist and founder of the Malombo Jazz band Philip Tabane will be held at the Mamelodi community hall, east of Pretoria Thursday afternoon.

Swedish DJ Avicii to have private funeral: publicist 23 May 2018, 6:06 PM

Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, who was found dead last month in Oman at the age of 28, will be given a private funeral, his publicist said on Tuesday. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the […]

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Singer R. Kelly sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment 23 May 2018, 8:46 AM

A woman who said she met R&B singer R.Kelly at a party in 2017 has filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of sexual battery, false imprisonment and transmitting a sexual disease, the latest in a string of accusations against the Grammy-award-winning pop star.

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Morocco’s women surfers ride out waves and harassment 23 May 2018, 7:51 AM

Moroccan women surfers have become a common sight as they skim the waves off the coast of the capital, Rabat, but they still can face prejudice and harassment back on land.

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Newly-wed royal couple boost Commonwealth Games’ relevance: CEO 23 May 2018, 7:05 AM

Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, says the event's chief executive, David Grevemberg.

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Charles’ garden party 22 May 2018, 9:52 PM

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an event in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The couple, whose wedding in Windsor on Saturday was watched by millions of TV viewers worldwide, were at […]

Castle Lager beer loses label in solidarity with Ashwin Willemse 22 May 2018, 2:53 PM

Castle Lager has announced that it will be selling beer without labels on the bottles to stand in solidarity with “all those who are unfairly and callously labeled on a daily basis.”

Mthethwa calls on Africans to reclaim Ubuntu 21 May 2018, 9:25 PM

South Africa's legends of theatre, music, writing and photography have started "Africa Week" on a high note.

Mampintsha denies Babes Wodumo abuse allegations 21 May 2018, 7:25 PM

The Hololo hit maker Babes Wodumo and Big Nuz lead singer Mampintsha has shocked many fans after revelation of abuse in their relationship.

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Meghan and Harry release official photos of their UK royal wedding 21 May 2018, 6:05 PM

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Monday thanked all those involved in their lavish wedding at the weekend as they released official photographs from their big day. Harry and Meghan, now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot on Saturday at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home to the west […]