Miriam Camara, 34,appointed Senior Vice President of Encore Recordings

Miriam Martine Camara will serve as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Encore Recordings, while Tawny Thompson, appointed at the same time, will serve as Vice President of Finance and Controller. Encore Recordings is an independent music company being launched in November 2021 by Joie Manda, a respected music industry card-carrying executive […]

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After Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai also praises Nadia Owusu’s book

To help readers navigate the endless list of books published in 2021, the American channel CNN asked influential figures – writers, actors, photographers and art directors – to share their favourite reads of 2021. Pakistani women’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai told CNN that one of her favourite books of […]

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Henone K. Girma appointed new Curator for Art of Global Africa at the Newark Museum of Art

Born in Ethiopia, Henone K. Girm is leaving the Africa Center in Harlem, where she worked as a programme manager, to join the Newark Museum of Art in New Jersey. Her new appointment was announced on Monday 3 January and she officially took up her post on the same day. The Newark Museum of Art, […]

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Yetide Badaki, Mo Abudu and 50 Cent to produce series on Angola’s Queen Nzinga

The STARZ media group announced on 16 December the development of “Queen Nzinga”, produced by Nigerian-American actress Yetide Badaki, Nigerian producer Mo Abudu, American artist and producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Steven S. DeKnight, producer of the “Spartacus” series, among others. The scripted drama series will chronicle the amazing life of the famed African […]

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The 7 cultural elements of Africa inscribed on the Unesco Intangible Heritage Lists 2021         

The Unesco Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage met online from 13 to 18 December and inscribed, for this year 2021, 4 new elements on the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, including one cultural element from Africa, and 39 new elements on the Representative List of the […]

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Miss World 2021: Meet the 21 candidates who will represent Africa

98 Candidates, including 21 Africans, will take part in the election of Miss World 2021, to succeed the Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh, crowned in 2019. The 2020 edition did not take place because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The final of the Miss World 2021 pageant is scheduled for December 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, specifically […]

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Miss Universe 2021: Meet the 9 candidates who will represent Africa

The 70th edition of Miss Universe will take place on December 12 in the southern Israeli resort of Eilat and will feature 80 contestants from around the world. This year’s contestants will travel to Israel in the coming weeks to compete in national costumes, evening gowns and swimsuits. They will also test their public speaking […]

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Addy Awofisayo,new head of music,sub-Saharan Africa,at YouTube and YouTube Music

She will be in charge of the YouTube Music business and partnership teams in sub-Saharan Africa and will report to the head of music for YouTube Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Originally from Nigeria, she had joined YouTube in 2018 as head of content partnerships for Africa before being promoted in March 2020 to […]

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Zoe Alakija publishes “Afro Vegan: Family Recipes from a British-nigerian Kitchen”

Based in London, Zoe Alakija, 25, is a British-Nigerian food writer and art director, author of her first book “Afro Vegan.” She is also co-founder and creative director of Roundtable Journal, a print magazine for women. Published in September 2021, Zoe Alakija’s book, it is explained, is a vegan cookbook that draws its inspiration from […]

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United Kingdom: Eva Omaghomi appointed Director of Community Engagement for Prince Charles

Originally from Nigeria, she will take on this newly created position aimed at improving diversity within the royal services is to strengthen relations between the royal family and minority groups. The English royal family has faced criticism of racism after the interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Eva Omaghomi has, for the […]

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Elvira Dyangani Ose, first woman to direct the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) has announced that Elvira Dyangani Ose will be its next director, for a five-year term. She becomes the first woman to head the museum since its creation in 1995. For her part, Oluremi C. Onabanjo has been appointed curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in […]

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Tunji Balogun named President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music entertainment company, announced on Tuesday, August 10, the appointment of renowned A&R (Artists and Repertoire) executive Tunji Balogun as president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, effective January 1, 2022. In conjunction with Balogun’s appointment as President and CEO, the label has also named the Nicki Farag […]

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