Content In Brief
- South African public broadcaster SABC will be embarking on a number of road shows to raise awareness for its radio stations and TV channels, by holding a star-studded celebrity show. Some of the SABC’s most loved celebrities, as well as SAMA AWARDS finalist Pro Kid and SAMA AWARDS category winner Brickz, will be entertaining the communities.
- Wrapped magazine has launched a digital channel targeting the gay community, which will serve as an extension of the magazine's content. "Wrapped TV's test broadcast went live at the beginning of May For more information about the Wrapped channel go to www.wrappedmag.com.
- One of the Nigerian movies, Changing Faces produced by a Nigerian film maker, Faruk Afolabi Lasaki, the managing director of Ark Resources Entertainment and a graduate of Film Production, New York Academy, USA, has been recognised as one of the most motivating, educating and entertaining movies of age at Cannes.
- Nigeria’s first and only 24-hour music rotation channel, Nigezie is set to take the game to a new level as it commences a nationwide search for talented Vjs in a matter of days.
- After five weeks of release, the South African Afrikaans language teen comedy Bakgat! is still in the top 10 and has made R2.5m, proving that there are niche cinema markets out there. This was the figure for the week 9 to 15 May, when Iron Man was still top of the heap, having grossed R6.3m in just two weeks.
- The Hard Head DVD includes a selection of eight videos produced and created between 1999 and 2008 by Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi. Political, provocative, spiritual and poetic, these complex works bring to light the artist's ambiguities, doubts, fears and desires relating to our world's current events. Using playful language inspired by islamic art, the Koran and European authors such as Artaud and Montesquieu, his videos toy with contextual relationships by blurring the notions of a here and there.