Art

Botswana rapper Kast, arts minister in ugly spat

Gaborone - Botswana rapper, Kast who gained fame last year after walking 1,000 km and organising a show which attracted a record crowd, is involved in a bitter spat with the country’s Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng. ...Read More

When ladies slay in head-wraps

Windhoek - The most fascinating thing about fashion is that it does not die permanently. Of course, it can be buried for a while but definitely resurrect with a modern feel. The dynamics of fashion have a basic foundation characterised by ‘olden goldies’ or traditional outfits. While many people may think ‘wearing a head-wrap’ is old school or is for the ‘olden goldies’, the head-wrap style has become an accessory of modern outfits just like earrings, headbands, hair clips and bracelets among several others. ...Read More

Stan Lee imagined an Africa way ahead of his time with Black Panther

The commercial success of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ film in 2018 belies just what a risk it was for Stan Lee to create the revolutionary African character. Lee*, who died this week at the age of 95, created the Black Panther in 1966 with writer and artist Jack Kirby. ...Read More

Ngugi Thiong’o’s seminal novel, ‘Matigari’, to be adapted into a film

Celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Thiong’o's remarkable novel, ‘Matigari’, is being adapted to film by Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan. The revelation comes at an opportune time when African storytelling in film and dance has gained global prominence in recent years. ...Read More

Bongo Maffin brings ‘Harare’ to Gabs … but over promises and under delivers

Gaborone - Bongo Maffin had promised a sizzling show after reuniting and cooking up a new Afro-beat single entitled ‘Harare’ but failed to live up to expected standards during the Mascom Live Sessions in Gaborone on Friday. ...Read More

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