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Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Ever (Updated: 2021)

These are the Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total. 1. "The Wedding Party" - 453 million naira The Wedding...

Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian Giant Who Gave Up Hollywood To Open His Own Art Gallery in Nigeria

Bolaji Badejo was a Nigerian visual artist and actor who played the role of the Alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien, his only film role.

African Animation Set in Lagos, ‘Iwájú’ Gears up for Release in 2022

Disney has announced a partnership with pan-African entertainment company Kugali to create an animated science fiction series it describes as a "first-of-its-kind collaboration".

‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin, Breaks Record for Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin, who's 16, has set a record for the youngest Hollywood executive producer.

Javicia Leslie Becomes First Black Actress to Play Batwoman on TV

Javicia Leslie has become TV’s first black Batwoman. She is the new lead actress in the CW TV show’s second season. Leslie will play Ryan Wilder, a new character who will take over from Kate Kane.

Billboard’s Top 15 Most Streamed Sub-Saharan African Artists

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been unveiled as the most-streamed artist in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Billboard. On the list titled “ Billboard ’s Top 15 Sub - Saharan African Artists” which is based on global views, Burnaboy takes the...

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Retains UFC Middleweight Championship After Beating Romero

Nigeria's Israel Adesanya was the main man in 248 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he retained his UFC middleweight championship After Beating Yoel Romero. Israel Adesanya successfully defended his UFC middleweight championship with a unanimous-decision win over...

Queen Sono: Netflix’s First African Series Premieres

Netflix's first African original series, Queen Sono - about a spy from South Africa - has been released.The streaming site's six-episode TV thriller stars South African Pearl Thusi as the eponymous secret agent.https://twitter.com/NetflixSA/status/1233120969805443079Written and directed by Kagiso Lediga, an...

Saudi officials Order Arrest of Black Saudi Rapper Over Song Praising Women in Mecca

A black Saudi female rapper from Mecca who released a song and video praising the women in her city could be in trouble after officials ordered for her arrest, claiming the song “offends the customs and traditions” of the...

Lil Wayne Reveals He is 53% Nigerian in New Video

Lil Wayne recently revealed that he is 53% Nigerian. The 37 year old rapper revealed he got to know about his Nigerian side after a genealogy search was conducted by a website he shared some of his details on. On a...

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Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an...

Wangari Maathai, First Black Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

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