Lwanda Magere’s story is not new to many, it is probably the most celebrated in Kenya’s cultural history of stories. The “Lwanda Magere” play dubbed “Lwanda Rockman” is the 3rd professional installment written by John “JJ” Jumbi, following the successes of “Makofi Ya Kilo” in 2015 and “Bei Ya Jioni” in 2015 and 2017 respectively.  …

The NBO Film Fest (Nairobi Film Festival) is back for its 3rd year. The festival will be happening from 6th June 2019 to 16th June 2019 at Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya. The Festival will feature films from Kenyan, African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean cinema. Co-founded by film director Mbithi Masya and producer Sheba Hirst,…

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed the new Kenya Film Commission (KFC) chairperson as Filmmaker and Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba Pala.   Ghettuba is the cofounder of Spielworks Media, well known for productions including ‘Lies that bind’,  ‘Sumu La Penzi’, ‘Jane and Abel’ among others.   Just recently, Netflix, the global video streaming giant also announced that Dorothy…

During a press conference on Monday, 15 April in Paris, Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest’ & Market/MIFA announced their exciting animation film line-up whilst also welcoming Nora Twomey as MIFA Campus’ first female patron. Twomey, a partner at Cartoon Saloon, directed the critically acclaimed The Breadwinner.   The MIFA Campus is an exciting opportunity for…

The Sound of Masks, directed and produced by Sara Gouveia, is a beautifully moving ode to the cultures of Mozambique told primarily through dance and music.  The film is based on the story of a Mozambican dancer and storyteller, Atanásio Nyusi, who takes us on a journey into the world of Mapiko, a traditional masked…

The 2019 edition of Africa’s largest film festival, FESPACO, came to a close Saturday night at an event that saw over 100,000 people watch over 450 films submitted to the festival, in various cities in Burkina Faso. So who took prizes home? Here’s the full list of winners! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.…

EbonyLife’s Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, writer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken, Banijay’s Stéphane Courbit and Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip have been selected to receive the 2019 Médailles d’Honneur at MIPTV. Abudu is the CEO of EbonyLife Media. One of the most prolific producers in Africa, Abudu launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife TV in 2013, producing over…

Kenya’s increasing debt relations with foreign nations, such as China, has left many sceptical about the possible repercussions this addiction to aid and debt might have on the country. They have expressed concern over a weakened economy, unable to monetise its own potential in a sustainable manner; they have worried about how donor conditions will…

The Ladima Foundation will take part in this year’s Berlinale Africa Hub as part of the European Film Market at the Berlinale 2019, taking place from the 8th to 13th of February 2019.   The Ladima Foundation is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the EFM in connection with the Berlinale Africa Hub. The…

Celebrated Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has got a potpourri of events lined up for his latest movie, ‘Mokalik’(Mechanic), starting with the release of its trailers and posters today, February 1, 2019. The much anticipated movie stars awards-winning singer, Simi, alongside other prominent actors like Femi Adebayo, Charles Okocha, Faithia Williams, Lateef Oladimeji, and comic actors…