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From Rock buns to Rockstar: Isaac Oboth is Building a Global Media Empire

From Rock buns to Rockstar: Isaac Oboth is Building a Global Media Empire

Filmmaking has always, and I suspect, will always fascinate me, and on #EntrepreneurTuesday, we follow the story of a young Ugandan filmmaker who took a chance that paid off and has continued to pay off handsomely. Isaac  Oboth  is the recipient of the Young Achievers Award ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 20th, 2015

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‘I was Terrified, but Determined to give it My Best’: The Story of Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Sade Adu

‘I was Terrified, but Determined to give it My Best’: The Story of Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Sade Adu

“This is no ordinary love, no ordinary love…” If you can recollect the soothing and captivating beat that accompanies the lyrics of this song, congratulations. You are not wet behind the ears. I read something on Google Facts that was amusing, thought-provoking ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 23rd, 2015

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10 Things You Should know About Award-Winning Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani

10 Things You Should know About Award-Winning Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani

Films, movies, stage plays, adaptations, shorts, documentaries; name it, and the Founder of Mainframe Movies-Opomulero has been there and done that. Tunde Kelani is his name, and here are 10 things you didn’t know or should know about the ace Producer:     ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 24th, 2015

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Strong Girl, Aituaje Iruobe [WAJE] and The Impact Of Music in Changing The Status -Quo

Strong Girl, Aituaje Iruobe [WAJE] and The Impact Of Music in Changing The Status -Quo

I must confess, I am guilty. Of what, you ask? Well, I cannot recollect the last time I did a post about a musician/artiste- female or otherwise. Is their success and impact to be less valued because they are primarily entertainers? I think not. Music has and remains a great

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 15th, 2015

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Is Trevor Noah the Most Successful Comedian from Africa?

Is Trevor Noah the Most Successful Comedian from Africa?

Thirty-one years ago, he would not have thought this possible. Born in apartheid South Africa, growing in the streets of Soweto, aware that his mother was jailed and fined for indulging in the relationship that resulted in his birth. A lesser man might have remained bitter ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 8th, 2015

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David Oyelowo: This A-List Actor Has a Dream…

David Oyelowo: This A-List Actor Has a Dream…

…One dream can change the world. Martin Luther King’s dream was the beginning of a revolution that brought an end to white dominance, racism and segregation in the United States, and eventually, the rest of the world. His popular, ‘I have a dream,’ speech will resonate in ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 25th, 2015

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Abraham ‘Abramz’ Tekya : Redefining the Hip-Hop Culture in Africa

Abraham ‘Abramz’ Tekya : Redefining the Hip-Hop Culture in Africa

Just when you thought hip-hop artistes and rappers were tattooed, women-loving, booze-quaffing shysters, Abramz Tekya does the unthinkable. He literally breaks out of the mould and quashes the stereotypes. Ugandan rapper and ‘breakdancer’ Abramz Tekya is showing hip-hop ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 18th, 2015

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Award-Winning Actor, O.C Ukeje is a Man on Fire!

Award-Winning Actor, O.C Ukeje is a Man on Fire!

Talent startles. It awakens. It thrills. True talent sets a man on fire, figuratively speaking! Nollywood, multiple award-winning actor, and the darling of Producers and Directors alike, Okechukwu Chukwuemeka Ukeje aka O.C Ukeje is a man set on fire. Born July, 1981, O.C ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 11th, 2015

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Sanaa Hamri- African Diva, Enriching Lives…

Sanaa Hamri- African Diva, Enriching Lives…

Traditional beliefs and gender stereotypes were not enough to stop her, she had a mission……. Born in Tangier Morocco, Sanaa studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. After her junior year in college, she relocated to Manhattan; where she hoped to ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 28th, 2015

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Timi Dakolo; The King of Soul and His Great Nation

Timi Dakolo; The King of Soul and His Great Nation

“Here we stand as a people With one song: with one voice We’re a nation: undivided and poised We will take our stand: and build our land With faith: to defend what we love   Here we are as a people With one heart: for one cause We’re determined: to rebuild and ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 1st, 2014

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Tony Kgoroge; South Africa’s Multi Award-Winning Lead Man

Tony Kgoroge; South Africa’s Multi Award-Winning Lead Man

What do Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cold Harbour, Blood Diamond, Lord of War and The First Grader have in common? Tony Kgoroge! Yes, this South African has had his fair share of block-busters, wouldn’t you say? Perhaps best known to television ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

August 20th, 2014

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Anant Singh- Stellar Producer; He Just Understands his Calling.

Anant Singh- Stellar Producer; He Just Understands his Calling.

The African film industry has made a radical advancement, from the fringes, to the spotlight in the international film industry. Thanks to the indomitable veterans who have toiled greatly under strict conditions to birth this change. They are one of the reasons Africa will ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 14th, 2014

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Alexander Sidding; Sudan’s Export to Hollywood

Alexander Sidding; Sudan’s Export to Hollywood

Sudan; can anything good come out of Sudan, but wars, strife and rumours of wars? Well, yes indeed! Alek Wek and our African Star of the day, Alexander Sidding are right of Sudan! Born Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi on 21 ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 23rd, 2014

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Nabil Ayouch; Morocco’s Award-winning Writer and Film-Maker

Nabil Ayouch; Morocco’s Award-winning Writer and Film-Maker

Nabil Ayouch is one of the most respected filmmakers of North Africa and the Middle East and his latest film has garnered him nominations around the world including the  Oscars and Golden Globes. Born April 1, 1969 in Paris, Nabil Ayouch spent most of his growing years in ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 9th, 2014

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Maria Sarungi Tsehai- Dame of East-Africa Damsels

Maria Sarungi Tsehai- Dame of East-Africa Damsels

Many a people believe that beauty is only skin deep, but  real beauty goes deeper than the skin, it transcends that which is readily seen and  speaks clearly and loudly of the brightness and radiance of the inner self.  Maria Sarungi Tsehai Mentor, sister, friend and role ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 2nd, 2014

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The Top 20 Comedians from West Africa in 2013!

The Top 20 Comedians from West Africa in 2013!

Comedy is no joke!!! They make us laugh…sometimes they make us cry, and other times, well…Once upon a time, not so long ago, no one paid them any mind but the tables have turned and they rank up there with other A-List-ers, propounding the gospel of stand-up and ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 24th, 2013

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Here are the CEO Dancers

Here are the CEO Dancers

Do you know the CEO Dancers? Let me lift their resume straight from their facebook page CEO Dancers are Britain’s Got Talent 2013 semi-finaists and all-female award winning dance group originally from Nigeria and South Africa based in London, with an age range of ...

Arise Arizechi

December 22nd, 2013

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Moussa Diabate can Teach You to Drum and Dance!

Moussa Diabate can Teach You to Drum and Dance!

I love dancing. It might actually be the only form of exercise I undertake with a smile on my face, gladness in my heart and lightness on my feet. Dance is…simply exhilarating. When people say, “I don’t know how to dance,” I know they have permitted themselves to be bound by

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 19th, 2013

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Faten Hamama – The Timeless Queen of the Arabic Screen

Faten Hamama – The Timeless Queen of the Arabic Screen

Little wonder she is called The Lady of The Arabic Screen, it’s a well deserving name for a lady who has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema if you ask me. Faten has defied the age long saying, the older you get, the less active you ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 16th, 2013

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Omar Sharif; the Award-winning Egyptian Super Star

Omar Sharif; the Award-winning Egyptian Super Star

A lot of people learn to act, some act to learn while some others were born to act. Omar Sharif is undoubtedly a super star in the third category; he has been tried, tested and proven. He is the extremely talented Franco-Arabic actor best known for his outstanding role   of ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 26th, 2013

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Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki has got it all; Beauty, Brains and Talent.

Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki has got it all; Beauty, Brains and Talent.

She is fondly called the pretty face of the movies. Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki discovered her career path quite early in life albeit accidentally. As is common with 16year olds, Mona wished earnestly for the day she would have the opportunity of meeting her favourite actor and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 19th, 2013

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Emem Isong – Passion Is My Main Stay

Emem Isong – Passion Is My Main Stay

It is interesting what the movie industries in Africa have become; outstanding, refined and ever growing. Thanks to the class of great minds that have brought this to be. Emem isong is one of such great minds; an epitome of intelligence, focus and hard work. In truth, some ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 11th, 2013

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Egyptian Mohammed Sohbi; A Thespian and a Humanitarian

Egyptian Mohammed Sohbi; A Thespian and a Humanitarian

Famed Egyptian actor, Mohammed Sobhi, has created a legend for himself in the Egyptian Film Industry as a consequence of his stellar acting abilities, especially on stage. Born on 1 March, 1948, Mohammed was motivated by the cinemas and theatres of his era into developing ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 6th, 2013

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Mariam Doumbia & Amadou Bagayoko; A Tragedy, A Love-Story & Lots of Music!!!

Mariam Doumbia & Amadou Bagayoko; A Tragedy, A Love-Story & Lots of Music!!!

Apart from a few exceptions like Nigerian Producer, Cobhams Asuquo and a few others, it is a rarity to see a visually-impaired person attain any notable heights of success especially in Africa where it seems like the all too easy route lies in living the life of a ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 10th, 2013

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Grammy Winner, Oumou Sangare says “Hard Work Pays!!!”

Grammy Winner, Oumou Sangare says “Hard Work Pays!!!”

Oumou Sangare is a Malian singer and song writer who discovered her talent and practised it at a very young age. For her, growing up was not a ‘chocolaty’ affair; life started off under the most traumatic circumstances. Oumou started raising money to support her family at ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 26th, 2013

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