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South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz to host Africacom awards ceremony 

Taking place on 14th November 2012 at the Waterfront Lookout, Cape Town, South Africa  the Africacom awards ceremony  will be hosted by top South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz. 

Nik currently presents "The Week that Wasn't" on Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk, playing a legion of characters for SA's most popular online satirical production - ZA News. 

Nik was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town, a world of ride-bys (on horseback), piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members. He grew up on a farm, climbing trees and commentating on his own rugby games in at least three of South Africa’s eleven official languages.  

After somehow graduating from UCT with a Business Degree and a large afro, he took off with a band of traveling actors and a herd of donkeys before discovering stand-up comedy one spring afternoon in 2001. Ten years later, he was nominated (by his peers) as one of the top 4 stand-up comedians in South Africa at the SA Comics Choice Awards. 

In 2010 he starred in Bafunny Bafunny, touring SA and the UK (where they sold out The Royal Albert Hall). He subsequently appeared on the UK's most popular comedy show, BBC 2's Mock the Week. Nik has also produced and performed six one man shows including the latest sell-out, You Can't Be Serious. 

Entries are flooding in for AfricaCom 2012: download the preparatory materials so you don't miss out! Deadline for entries: 7th September The event will offer a dedicated track for broadcasters and telco 'AfricaCast' on 14th-15th November 2012.

 

Key players in Nigeria's entertainment industry were part of the second anniversary celebrations of the NTA-Star TV Network. At the mobile TV launch which was the highlight of the celebrations, actor and standup comedian, Mr. Victor Osuagwu commended the initiative and efforts of the organisation. "I am seeing a new development and it is a successful entrance of StarTimes. Celebrating two years of achievements is remarkable. This is our own and we should patronize it better than we do the foreign ones. (source: allafrica )

On July 23, 2012 in Dakar, El Hadj Ndiaye, the Director General of 2STV, the first Senegalese private channel, soon plans to launch a television channel dedicated exclusively to women and children. (Source: allafrica)  

Nigeria's queen of soundtrack, Chimere Emejuobi will be among the Nollywood actors and distinguished individuals that will be hononured during the forthcoming Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards(NAFCA), holding on September 16, in far away North Carolina, USA.

Chimere will be honoured for her outstanding performance in the area of producing soundtracks. The songtress who is due to release her third official studio album, entitled "African Praise", hit limelight as a first-class sound-tracker in the 1992, with the movie, "A Cry for Help." Full story here: