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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kunle Afolayan; Preaching the Gospel of African Movies, by Africans, for Africans…

Araromireeeeee...that soundtrack sent chills down my spine as I watched the highly acclaimed, award winning, internationally renowned film, ‘The Figurine’ by the grand maestro,...

Biola Alabi- The face of M-NET Africa

Ever beautiful and glaringly optimistic, this international business expert  is clearly at the top of her game, making waves and attracting international attention. She...

Frank Edwards; the Young, Gifted Gospel Artiste Taking Africa for God

“You too dey bless me ohhh, Oghene doh, Mma mma”…these heart-warming, God-praising songs are easily recognisable because of the passion and clarity with which...

I’m D-Banj!!!

Well, who else could he be? The ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner has become a living legend of sorts. With a repertoire of hit songs, performances...

Jackie Appiah Agyemang; “Impossibility Does Not Exist in my Dictionary…”

The movie industry in Africa is on the rise, and with it, Africa’s reputation in the world of filmmaking. Personally, I believe it is...

Femi Odugbemi: Nigeria’s Prime Documentary Producer and Advocate

The length of one’s life is not as important as the value and contribution of the life to its community,” words on marble by...

The Story of Oscar-Nominee Gabourey Sidibe; the Award Winning ‘Precious’ Lead Actress

Don’t look so perplexed; Gabourey’s father Ibnou Sidibe hails from Senegal, Africa and from where I sit, that makes her 100% African. Born May 6,...

Omawumi Boma Megbele; Let’s Get in the Music!!!

“If you ask me, na who I go ask? The matter wey we see so, e tey wey e start, no be me go...

What Makes Award Winning Actor, Majid Michel Tick?

Majid Michel, Majid Michel…do you feel as I do that he suddenly appeared out of nowhere and took the African movie industry by storm?...

Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha; Actress, Producer and Nollywood’s Sweetest Heart

Any avid fan of Nollywood from the beginning of the new millennium must have watched with pride as she matured and upped her...

Sarkodie – Africa’s Fastest Lyricist and Award winning Rapper

Born in the 1980s, Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo AKA Sarkodie AKA Obidi Pon Bidi is a Ghanaian recording artist, rapper, brand ambassador and a...

ASA’s Soulful Melodies

“There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run, there is fire on the mountain top and no one...

P-Square: They Just Keep Running Things!!!

They have dropped score after score of wave-making music year after year after year. No P-Square album or single goes by unnoticed. They seem...

A Moment On ‘Mo’; The Serial Entrepreneur And Talk Show diva

She is a TV Producer and the pioneering hostess of the internationally acclaimed ‘Moments with Mo’, the first syndicated daily talk show in Africa....

Cobhams Asuquo; He May be Blind, But He’s Got It Going!!!

As a child, I watched Stevie Wonder play his piano, and sing his soulful music, and I was genuinely perplexed. ‘How can he do...

Hugh Masekela; The Award-Winning Jazz Maestro

He is a Grammy award nominee. He has also received the  African Music Legend award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2007, Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005...

The Music of Dare Art-Alade

He was in the news in recent times for his exceptional ‘Love Like A Movie’ concert that held in Lagos, Nigeria in February. No,...

Chineze Anyaene: Writer, Producer and Director Of Award Winning Film, ‘IJE: The Journey’

I have a dream…that one day I shall be producing and directing world-class movies…and I have another dream, that the first dream will not...

The Rise And Rise Of Ace Comedienne And Voice-Over Artiste, Helen Paul

“Uncle please tell us a story…” the plaintive whine of a clamorous child demands in the intro of P-Square’s ‘I got a Story’ song....

Olu Jacobs Deserves An Oscar!!!

With the Oscars on my mind, it is time to eulogise a very fine African actor. He may never win a physical Oscar statuette,...

Genevieve Nnaji: Is She The ‘Julia Roberts’ of Africa?

Happy Valentine’s Day Africa!!! I trust we all have incredible acts of love planned for our families, friends and colleagues. Have a swell time...

Tu-Face Idibia-Africa’s Multiple Award-Winning Superstar!!!

 Do you remember the birth of Nigerian hip-hop? Before these crop of young crooners filled the airwaves? Do you remember when it was Ras...

Tuku Music- The Legend of Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi

Man has always fought oppression in one way or the other. Be it via brute force, the power of words and of the pen,...

Africa’s Top 20 Actors and Actresses in 2012

As the year 2012 winds down, we at Konnect Africa are taking stock of those movie stars who lit up the screens in 2012....

Omotola- ‘The Real Me’

Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya… Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s fame has reached far beyond the shores of West Africa. And if you for some reason do not...