CEO Weekends: DSTV announces the premier of new telenovella on Africa Magic

DSTV has announced the premiere of an exciting new Nigerian telenovella dubbed, Hotel Majestic on Africa Magic. The telenovella will air every weekday on Africa Magic at 10pm (Kenyan Time).

Hotel Majestic focuses on the Emeni family as they fight one another and the outside world to protect a hotel that has been in their family for decades. The Hotel, which is situated in a beautiful and flawless riverside community in Nigeria, has been in the family since the late 1800’s and is currently run by two great- great grandchildren of the original owner.

‘Festival in the Desert’ is a documentary about a musical event in Mali

At a computer in Bamako, Mali, Manny Ansar couldn’t help smiling. A reporter had asked by e-mail whether Ansar — the co-founder and director of Mali’s Festival in the Desert — had seen “The Last Song Before the War,” a documentary about the festival’s 2011 edition, directed by Kiley Kraskouskas of Falls Church, Va.

In fact, he watches it often. Hence his smile, which he mentioned, e-mailing back in French.

Project Watch: South African All-Female Western-Adventure 'Flatland'

South African all-female western-adventure film, "Flatland," directed by Jenna Bass, set in the country's semi-desert region called the Karoo, has been selected to receive production funding from the World Cinema Fund (WCF). It will join the ranks of Oliver Hermanus’ "Shirley Adams" (South Africa) and Donald Mugisha’s "The Boda Boda Thieves" (Uganda/South Africa) as the only South African films to have received support in the fund’s history.

AfricAvenir screens SA doccie for campaign against gender violence

On Wednesday 3 December AfricAvenir Windhoek screens South African documentary A Country for My Daughter as part of the worldwide 16 day activism campaign against gender violence held from 25 November to 10 December every year. The screening takes place at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.

Universal Africa signs new series of Hollywood On Set

After what it claims was a very successful DISCOP, Prime Entertainment Group has another success in the area, this time with the renewal of its leading series with Universal Networks in the Pan African region.

Football Stars, Celebrities, International Health Organizations and Corporations Join to Launch “Africa United” To Help Stop Spread of Ebola in West Africa

Public education campaign emphasizes vital role of healthcare workers and features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa, including ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ PSA

All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) now set for December 27

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the African Union Commission are set to bring 2014 to a close with a show-stopping awards ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 27, at the prestigious Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

South Africa: The NFVF announces the six Blingola Female Only Project

The NFVF is proud to present six (6) short films by Emerging South African women under the theme Negotiating Spaces. The project was introduced earlier in the year and female filmmakers invited to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the project.

New Nollywood Movie Streaming Service Nollyland Launches

NollyLand Direct Ltd, a start-up based in the US and Nigeria, has launched NollyLand - a new Video Streaming Platform with plans to be biggest Nollywood movie streaming service in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Launching in a very competitive market with the likes of iROKOtv, Afrinolly, Aflix, Sabona among others, NollyLand says its  Africa’s first world-class platform for streaming Nigerian and African movies to mobile phones, tablets, TVs, media players, and computers.

Pride opens 21st Out In Africa Film Festival

Pride, distributed by Videovision Entertainment in South Africa, opened the 21st edition of the Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival which took place from 13 to 16 November 2014 in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This hilarious and inspirational comedy-drama, directed by Matthew Warchus, features a popular British cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine.

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