Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Videos| Trailers | First Look

NEWS BY REGION

East Africa North Africa
South Africa West Africa

MUSIC VIDEOS CHANNEL

Search In

August 2014 (1)
July 2014 (83)
June 2014 (83)
May 2014 (8)
September 2013 (1)
August 2013 (60)
July 2013 (16)
<br /></noframe>
Tagged with "Entertainment"
Idols South Africa Kicks Off This Sunday, July 13 At 17:30
Category: Showbiz
Tags: News Showbiz Celebrity Entertainment South Africa

This season of Idols SA promises to wow the socks off you. Judges Unathi Msengana, Randall Abrahams and Gareth Cliff definitely have their work cut out for them in choosing this year’s winner.

Ahead of the premier on Sunday night, Gareth said that this season is going to be completely different to all the others. During auditions one hopeful person, who didn’t make it through, told Gareth how much he hated him.

“To win this competition you need to be the best and you need to be unique,” said Randall. Unathi admitted to being blown away by the talent during this season of Idols.

It all happens this Sunday (13 July) at 5.30pm on M-Net and Mzansi Magic.

Source: morningafrica

Actress-Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue Magazine’s July Issue Tags: Celebrity Actress Entertainment Lupita Nyong’o Magazine

It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is having the best year ever!
In March, she won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Three months later, the Yale University graduate joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. And now, Nyong'o's landed her first Vogue cover.
The actress is profiled in the magazine's July 2014 issue, reaching yet another milestone in her career.

"It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life," Nyong'o says. "People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me—before I recognized them!"
Nyong'o first realized that her life would never be the same after the SAG Awards in January, when she was mobbed by paparazzi at the airport. "For a split second I looked behind me to see who they were flashing at—and it was me!" she recalls. "That was, I think, the beginning of the end of my anonymity."

Winning an Academy Award only intensified the interest in the newcomer. "I had already gotten the nomination, which was truly, truly astounding, and enough," she remembers. "Even in my dreams of being an actor, my dream was not in the celebrity. My dream was in the work that I wanted to do."

When her name was read out, the experience was, as she recalls, "very confusing, very numbing. I was just repeating my name in my head, so I didn't know whether I had said my name or they had said my name! And then my little brother screamed, and time was suspended and it was just noise in my head."

Nyong'o worried about tripping as she made her way up the stairs, she recalls, because "it's not cute if you follow Jennifer Lawrence—it's not cute if you're the second one!" The actress adds, "People are still filling me in on what happened after. My mother says I cried during the speech; I don't believe her."

Beginning with a film festival in September 2013, Nyong'o made more than 60 red carpet appearances. She worked with stylist Micaela Erlanger, whom she met through her Non-Stop co-star Michelle Dockery. The two met for "epic six-hour fittings," Nyong'o recalls. "It's a job; it's work, you know. We'd just try, try, try, try, try, try, try. At first it was very daunting, but I ended up really having fun with it."
More often than not, Nyong'o explains, "the dress let me know it was going to be worn. It's quite scary when you fall in love with a dress, because it's nothing to do with your brain. It's like a gut reaction."

Long before her press tour began, she recalls, "Everyone said, 'Brace yourself, Lupita! Keep a granola bar in that clutch of yours!' I didn't really understand what they meant, and it was only once it was past that I realized that my body had been holding on by a thread to get through this very intense experience.

Nothing can prepare you for awards season," she reveals. "The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it." The It Girl then laughs and tells Vogue, "I hope they don't make that the big quote! Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that!"

Source: .eonline.

Love Me, Love My Kid – Actress Vicky Zugah Suggested Tags: News Celebrity Entertainment Vicky Zugah Actress

Single mothers rarely give up the dream of finding love and making a life with someone other than that of their baby father. Occasionally everything just falls beautifully into place but most of the time, things dont work so smoothly.

Sometimes the child seems to be the obstacle to finding a mate and it takes some strength to fight the temptation to hide the child when a potential man comes along. Screen goddess Vicky Zugah, has been a strong single mother who says “love me, love my child”.

Recounting her experience, she told Showbiz, “All this time as a mom, I was hoping to meet a lover who would embrace me and my child so we can go on to live ‘happily ever after’.

“So I met this guy who was well-to-do and we started something. Everything was smooth to the extent that he wanted to go down the aisle with me. I was happy and began preparations only for him to come later and tell me that his family was not comfortable with him having a single mother as a partner. To me, that was bull***t so I told him I wouldn’t denounce or hide my daughter and if that is the case then we should go our separate ways.

“Anytime a man wants to have something to do with me, the first thing I do is to tell him about my daughter so I did the same thing to him and he was cool only for him to come later and give me that excuse. I could have agreed to take my daughter to live with my mother so I can enjoy my luxury but I didn’t and I told myself that he wasn’t my mister right”, she said.

Vicky said that seeing her daughter grow up healthy, intelligent and beautiful gives her satisfaction and a reason for living. “She’s the best thing that has ever happened to me and I will not allow any man ruin our relationship,” she said.

There is a disconcerting myth about single mothers in our largely traditional society that they are wayward and irresponsible but according to Vicky, she cared less.“I made a mistake and so what, my life would not end because of that. I love my daughter and I find joy in her and I don’t care whatever society thinks,” she said.

Vicky acknowledged, however, that raising a child as a single mother for the past eleven years has been a very challenging situation. “It is tough because you have to be the provider, the comforter, the teacher and the disciplinarian all in one. This can be daunting because sometimes it seems that you are on a treadmill constantly going round and round”, she said.

Opening up for the first time about why she is not with her baby father, Vicky said she was not ready to relocate to New York to live there with him just as the guy was not ready to spend the rest of his life with her in Ghana.

Vicky Zugah is from the Volta, born to Mr. Komla Zugah and Ms Beatrice Patu. She has three siblings of which she is the third. If she is not on set, then she is watching movies or reading.

She started acting about 10 years ago when she was recommended to a director. She has a large number of movies to her credit. Among them are Keeping the Promise, Twixted, The Bible, My Dearest Princess, Girls Connection, Stand by me, Agatha, Pretty Queen, The Bible, The Return of Beyonce, Tears of Womanhood, Pretty Queen, True Colours, Girls Connection, Big Girls Club, Araba Lawson, June 4th, Cross my Heart, and Total Exchange .

She has acted alongside other well-known actors such as Stella Damascus, Zack Orji, Muna Obikwe, Stephanie Okereke, Eucharia Anunobi, Peter Bruno, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, late Enebeli Elebua, Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot, and Yvonne Nelson.

Source: Graphic Online

Osita Iheme, says People who think I am a child are not in their senses Tags: News Celebrity Osita Iheme Entertainment Nollywood Nigeria

For Osita Iheme, size is nothing but just an image and has furiously reacted to continuous comments being made that he isn’t a grown up. The Nollywood actor popularly called Porpo frowned at people who see him as a small boy. In granting a recent interview, Osita bemoaned the how people viewed him:

“If you are a child in a drama, in real life you are not a child. You don’t need to behave like a child. Yes, a lot of people mistake me for a child in real life, but that is their problem. I am not a child. I don’t think I look like a child. I don’t allow that to bother me because I am not seeing it.

People can see me and take me as a child, but that person is not with his senses because from the way I dress, the way I look, I don’t think I am looking like a child. People can meet me at first and have a spontaneous reaction of seeing a child but when they sit down and look very well, they would understand that I am not a child.”

Truly, will a child invest in real estate as Osita has done? Will a child have series of girls admiring him? A child will not do that, only Porpo can!

It can be frustrating for him considering he wants to be seen as a grown up person yet people still see him as a child. But it’s not the blame of fans who think so as that will be the natural and spontaneous reaction anyone will have seeing him at first instance. What do you think?

Source: Nnews

Writer Captures Flavor of Life in Multicultural Ivory Coast Tags: Movies Entertainment Ivory Coast Movie Reviews

PARIS — A series of French comic books set in the West African country of Ivory Coast has captivated readers both in Africa and overseas. Now, the film Aya de Yopougon has just been released in French movie houses and will soon be shown in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan. French-Ivorian author Marguerite Abouet wrote Aya and currently lives in the suburbs of Paris.

In the movie the viewer travels to the Ivorian city of Abidjan in the 1970s to get caught up in the lives of Aya, Bintu, Fanta and Ignace…and all the other colorful characters living in the ethnically-mixed neighborhood of Yopougon.

The characters are the stars of a series of comic books - and now the new movie.

"I deliberately chose Muslim and Christian names for my characters, because I had the chance of living in Yopougon, and in Ivory Coast. Abidjan was the crossroads of West Africa at the time. Everything passed through the country. And my neighbors could be a Muslim who had married a Baoulé [one of Ivory Coast's many ethnic groups], and so in a single household you could have very different names," said Abouet.
 
A collaboration with French illustrator Clement Oubrerie, the Aya books are about daily life in Yopougon: the loves, the heartaches, the ambitions and the setbacks. They also touch on sensitive issues like homosexuality, infidelity and HIV/AIDS.

The Aya series has become a best-seller both in Ivory Coast and in France, Abouet's adopted home. The film Aya de Yopougon was released in French cinemas in July.

In some ways the real Cinderella story is Abouet herself: the little girl from Yopougon who made it big in Paris. Abouet says she did not grow up in a bookish household, but story-telling was a family tradition.
 
"During vacations we would go to the village where our grandparents lived, with all our cousins. We had no electricity or running water. Our grandfather was our television. Every evening he'd gather us all around a big fire and tell us stories," she said.
 
Abouet brought those stories with her to France. As the only African in her class, it was her way of fitting in. Later, she began jotting down memories of her childhood in Yopougon. They became material for a series of children's books.
 
"I started to write down the stories so I wouldn't forget them. It was important for me to remember all of my stories, because I felt I was so far from home, so far from my parents, that I was afraid to forget them," said Abouet.
 
The colors and smells of Abouet's Yopougon also permeate the Aya series, although this time, the fictional characters are adults. For French publishing house Gallimard Jeunesse, the stories were a first foray into comic books, or graphic novels.
 
"It was completely original, completely exotic. We were able to discover the insider's Africa," said Gallimard editor Thierry Laroche. "And it wasn't talking about negative things - war or sickness. It doesn't mean hiding these problems, but talking about Africans and how they live."
 
The Aya comic books have attracted a diverse fan club in both Africa and France. Thirty-four-year-old Edia Aikessi, who bought a ticket to see the Aya movie in Paris, grew up in Abidjan.
 
"The books bring back the atmosphere of the city, the expressions, the dishes people eat, all the smells. It's really Abidjan for me, and they're funny and very well drawn," said Aikessi.
 
Years of conflict have scarred and impoverished Ivory Coast and the Yopougon of Abouet's childhood. But the author salutes the endurance of Ivorians living through those dark times - especially the mothers. The Aya movie is a tribute to them.

Source: VOA

RSS
 
 

comments powered by Disqus

SKALES - SHAKE BODY  (Nigeria)
Added by TheAfricans
Posted on July 24th 14
0 Comments
Chinois DJ - Chinaco Dance (Cameroon)
Added by TheAfricans
Posted on July 24th 14
0 Comments
Comments
"WHY ALL OF THIS ARE HAPPENING IN AFRICA.IS THIS A CASE OF END..."
In: African woman Naked Her Self For RICHES (PHOTOS, Cameroon)
by: dcopoku
  • SEARCH  NEWS. PEOPLE. VIDEO. MUSIC






























































  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Loading
Papa Mandela: Updates & News Tim' Daughters Graduated Ghana's Gyan Set Record 
  • LATEST AFRICAN NEWS  SEND NEWS






























































  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • AFRICANS IN PICTURE  PHOTO. VIDEO






























































  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
 

This website is powered by Spruz

Web Apps