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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...

Netflix Acquires Ghana’s 2020 Oscars Submission ‘Azali’

Kwabena Gyansah's story of a teenage girl's escape from an arranged marriage to a 70-year-old farmer has been acquired BY Netflix. Azali is a 2018 Ghanaian drama film directed by Kwabena Gyansah. It was selected as the Ghanaian entry for...

Burna Boy Makes Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist for 2020

Former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama has listed Burna Boy's ‘My Money, My Baby’ as one of her favourite songs for workout session. In a tweet, she wrote: “It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions get a bit harder...

Oscars 2020: Nigeria’s Cynthia Erivo is the Only Black Oscar Nominee

Nigeria's Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for best actress for her portrayal as Harriet Tubman in Harriet and best original song for co-writing and performing the film's number "Stand Up," at the Oscars 2020 Awards. She is the only...

Rema Makes BBC’s List of Big Artists to Watch Out for in 2020

19 year-old musician 'Rema' has been earmarked for great success in 2020 by the BBC UK. The Nigerian star, who had won the Headies 'Next Rated Award' in 2019, kicked off this year with a spot on the prestigious BBC...

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The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters...

Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal

According To Reputation Poll International (PI), These Are The 100 Most Reputable Africans In 2020

Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm, has released the 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The list features 47 women and 53...

Ndubisi Egbo — The Nigerian Coach Who Overcame Racism To Guide His Team To UEFA Champions League

The first African coach to take a team to the European Champions League, Ndubisi Egbo of Albanian side KF Tirana, has spoken of the...

Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie, Wins The Caine Prize For ‘Stunning’ Short Story

A Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie has won the AKO Caine prize for 'Stunning' short story Grace Jones. The Nigerian-British writer won the £10,000 award...