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Africa Magic, Emelonye in partnership on boxing film

Award-winning film producer, Obi Emenloye, is in partnership with Africa Magic for a new film titled Oxford Gardens.

The producer of The Last Flight to Abuja, among other works, says in spite of the successes recorded by films with boxing themes, such as Cinderella Man and The Rocky series, Nollywood does not seem interested in the area.

This, according to him, motivated him to go on location in London to shoot Oxford Gardens, now in cinemas in Nigeria.

Check Out This Fascinating Stop-Motion Sierra Leonean Rap Video

 “Ar Don Go” music video.

Sierra Leonean technologist, inventor and afrobeat rapper Moinina David Sengeh and American sculptor Joey Foster Ellis have teamed up to create a fascinating stop-motion, GIF and meme-inspired music video.

Arewa24 announces a robust slate of new original shows for 2016

January 19, 2016 – Building upon AREWA24’s unprecedented growth in distribution and popularity in Northern Nigeria, the channel and its production studio is launching an ambitious new slate of original Hausa Language programming for 2016. AREWA24's focus on original Hausa language entertainment programming that reflects local values, lifestyles and cultures has been the cornerstone of its mission since the channel's launch in June 2014.  The network successfully premiered its first original Hausa language drama series, "Dadin Kowa" in February, 2015.

New thriller set in Joburg opens in February

Gauteng-made movies will hit the ground running in 2016, with two films set in Johannesburg due to open in South African cinemas in February.

Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Cynthia Nozizwe Jele's award-winning novel, will get the ball rolling on 19 February, followed a week later, on 26 February, by South African all-star thriller Assignment.

e.tv relaunches its news bulletin as eNews Direct

South Africa'as only free-to-air commercial TV channel e.tv is dumping its eNews Prime Time new bulletin, relaunching it as eNews Direct. Anchor Dudu Ramela will literally walk and talk viewers through the "trending" news stories of the day.

In February last year Pat Pillai left eNews Prime Time. In March e.tv and eNews added its half hour Zulu TV news bulletin from the eKasi+ channel on OpenView HD, eNews Izindaba, at 18:30 and moved its primetime news bulletin to 20:30.

Saving Mandela and ANC leaders Court Trial Recordings The collection at risk : 270 hours of sound recordings

Priceless recordings of the historic trials of Nelson Mandela and the ANC leaders from 1963 and 1964 were kept in the vaults of the South African National Archives. The recordings are part of Rivonia trial collection which was enlisted into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2007.

The Scandalous Lives Of Powerful Nigerian Women Hit Netflix

While it’s too early to say whether their launch across the continent will mean a push towards African content on Netflix, one recent title addition suggests a promising development for the streaming service.

In Fifty, we’re introduced to a circle of powerful middle-aged Nigerian women. Half of a Yellow Sun director Biyi Bandele takes us through a series of twists and turns in the lead-up to a high-profile 50th birthday celebration in Lagos.

SABC adds first ever animated web series Systraat

A new ‘Laan’ is coming to the SABC in the form of Systraat, the South African public broadcaster’s first web series in the form of an Afrikaans animation show. by Thinus Ferreira

Systraat will also be the SABC’s first show to roll out and be “broadcast” online first before it’s shown on linear television.

Systraat (“Sidestreet”) is produced by Stemmburg Television - also responsible for the long-running Afrikaans music competition show Noot vir Noot and the more recent Musiek Roulette on SABC2.

Abidjan hosts Trace’s first radio station in Africa

Launched on Saturday 28th November, TRACE FM is now available on 95.0 FM in Ivory Coast’s capital city

TRACE FM Côte d’Ivoire is the first FM radio dedicated to Ivorian youth music and culture. It is also the first radio station launched by the TRACE group in Africa, following the tremendous success of TRACE FM stations in the Caribbean, which are leaders in their respective territories.

‘The Blind Orchestra’ takes top prize at Carthage film festival

Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir’s “L’Orchestre des Aveugles” (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d’Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted earlier in the week by a suicide bombing in the Tunisian capital.

The Tanit d’Argent was awarded to “The Endless River”, by South Africa’s Oliver Hermanus, while the Tanit de Bronze went to “A Peine J’ouvre les Yeux” (As I Open My Eyes) by Tunisia’s Leyla Bouzid.

Meanwhile, Nabil Ayouch’s “Much Loved”, banned at home in Morocco, won the Jury Prize.

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