Friday, January 21, 2022
Tunji Balogun
Nigerian-American RCA records executive vice president of A&R, Tunji Balogun is headed to Def Jam records as it's new chairman and CEO. Balogun who joined RCA in 2015 following seven-and-a-half years at Interscope as an A&R...
Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner and minority owner. The former US president plans to help the league's social-responsibility efforts, including programs and partnerships across the continent that support greater...
Diamond Platnumz
Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz has announced a new 360 partnership with Warner Music. The new deal that also includes his independent record label WCB-Wasafi will see WCB incorporated into Warner Music South Africa and Ziiki...
J Cole
American rapper J. Cole has signed to play for Rwandan Basketball Team Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball African League. The 36-year-old rapper arrived in Rwanda on May 8 and is currently...
Dr Paula Kahumbu
Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu has won the prestigious Whitley Gold Award for 2021. Dr. Kahumbu, who is the WildlifeDirect CEO and host of “Wildlife Warriors” that airs locally, bagged the award which comes with £100,000 in...
Basketbal Africa League
The NBA's Basketball Africa League (BAL) will debut on May 16th, with all 26 games this season taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, per ESPN. The league was set to begin in 2020 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic....
Daniel Kaluuya
British actor Daniel Kaluuya has won an Oscar award for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.  Kaluuya, who is born to Ugandan parents, portrayed the late Fred Hampton, who was part of the Black...
Covid vacine
A leading Egyptian pharmaceutical has signed a production deal for the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is tasked with marketing Sputnik V, will work together with Minapharm to produce at...
My Octopus Teacher
My Octopus Teacher, a South African documentary, won a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) on Sunday, Apr. 11. The production showcases the relationship that develops between a diver and an octopus for about a year, as...
RwandaAir
Rwandan carrier, RwandaAir, has set the pace for its African counterparts, by becoming the first in the continent to vaccinate every employee against coronavirus. The move distinguishes the airline as the safest in Africa. The vaccination exercise...