Kenya Music Industry Talks: Life After COVID, What do African Creatives Need to Weather the Impact?

Life after COVID – what do African creatives need to weather the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and their livelihoods? Kenya’s entertainment industry executives share their insights in this insightful discussion. Judy Ogana (Director of the GoDown Arts Centre), June Gachui (performing and recording artist, singer, songwriter, thespian, and intellectual property (IP) lawyer), Wilfred …

Nigerian Music Industry Talks: Opportunities for Young Lawyers in the Entertainment Industry

There have been diverse Nigerian Music Industry conversations on Instagram Live during this COVID19 lockdown have largely focused on other entertainment industry professional except lawyers. We also haven’t seen many focus on young lawyers in the entertainment industry, but Nigerian Entertainment Lawyer Akinyemi Ayinoluwa bucks this trend with a series titled, ‘Opportunities for Young Lawyers …

Genevieve Nnaji ‘Lionheart’ FilmOne Controversy: A Case of Ego or Entitlement?

In 2014, after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) the year before, the filmmakers of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ directed by Biyi Bandele faced major resistance when they tried to obtain a certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for “Half of a Yellow Sun,” in time for …

Tana Adelana on her Fall in the Television Industry, and What it Took to Get Back Up

Christaina Nkem Adelana popularly known as Tana Adelana is currently one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood. In fact, a few days ago, she won the Best of Nollywood Best Actress Awards for her role in the movie ‘Body Language.’ But before her current rise, Tana was a popular television host until she lost …

Oscars 2019: What’s the point of Kevin Hart saying he won’t apologize for decade old​ tweets, stepping down, but apologizing after all?

By now you must have heard the drama surrounding Kevin Hart. He was asked to host the 2019 Oscars. He agreed. However, someone dug his old tweets from almost a decade ago that used derogatory/offensive words (albeit in a comedic and societal climate where it used to be okay) against members of the LGBTQ community.  …