On Monday, M.I.A. took to Twitter to voice her thoughts on “cultural appropriation” and open the floor for discussion. “I wanna talk about cultural appropriation!,” she wrote. “I’ve been told I can’t put out a video because it’s shot in Africa.” The 39-year-old artist, born in London of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage, then asked, “What happens when I shoot videos in America or Germany it makes no sense to the 00.01% of artists like me.”
Salamina Mosese and Stephina Zwane are no strangers to South African television. Both practically grew up in front of our screens in their roles as presenters and actresses – particularly in sitcom Abo Mzala and Scandal, respectively – but now these ladies are aiming to build a name behind the scenes with the launch of a new online TV network.
AzaTV (Aza meaning “powerful” in kiSwahili) will be launching tomorrow under Mosese and Zwane’s company, Sorele Media.
GOtv Nigeria is overhauling its channel bundles in June, replacing 'Entertaining Africa' by 'Live It'. The original GOtv bouquet, which offers over 21 channels ranging from news and documentaries to lifestyle, music, religion and sport, will be renamed GOtv Value.
Internationally renowned actress Leleti Khumalo, known for her leading roles in the movie and stage play “Sarafina” and “Yesterday” which was nominated in the 2005 Academy awards for the Best Foreign Language film has been confirmed as one of the official guest to attend the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival in July.
TV Connect, a connected entertainment event, has announced the winners of the 2015 TV Connect Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Gherkin in Central London, and celebrated the industry’s continued efforts to innovate and transform 4K, cloud TV, multiscreen, OTT, TV Everywhere, VoD and more.
NEW YORK — Four TV and web series that explode myths, expose hidden trauma and empower the black community moved a big step closer to the small screen after taking home $50,000 to $150,000 in prize money for pilot development from the National Black Programming Consortium’s inaugural Pitch Black event April 23.