Lagos Set to Host AMFEST EXPO 2018

Lagos State is set to host a 5 day African Music Festival and Cultural Expo (AMFEST Expo) which will showcase events, Exhibitions, Networking & Beach Parties. Tagged AMFEST EXPO 2018, the business festival is billed to start on July 2nd 2018 – July 6th 2018. The event will end on Day 5 with an International Humanitarian Awards & Gala Night.

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Oscars’ Body Diversifies Membership, Increases Reps of Colored People

African filmmakers have been extended an invitation by the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the US, to become members of the academy. The Academy is the organization that votes on the Academy Awards. South African documentary filmmaker and producer, Don Edkins, who is also the founder of Steps, is one of the Africans that were invited

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Wikimania 2018 Conference to Catalyze Bridging of Knowledge Gaps on Wikipedia

Cape Town has won the rights to host the 14th edition of the Wikimania conference – Wikimania 2018, now just a month away. Wikipedia is one of the Internet’s most trafficked websites. As the flagship project of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia is the key conversational pivot on which the conference will revolve. The event moves from country to country each

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Netflix Commits to Projecting Black Voices with ‘Strong Black Lead’ Initiative

“Strong Black Lead” is a new initiative representing Netflix’s focus to talk authentically with and about Black audiences. The heavily-praised spot features some of Hollywood’s biggest names who now call Netflix home, including 13th director Ava DuVernay, She’s Gotta Have It creator Spike Lee and several others. Narrated by Stranger Things’ actor Caleb McLaughlin, the clip was inspired by the iconic 1958 photo A Great Day in

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Master of Horror, King’s ‘Boogeyman’ to Be Made a Movie

20th Century Fox and 21 Laps are currently finalizing a deal to turn ‘The Boogeyman’, Stephen King’s famous short story into a feature length horror movie. Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. The movie will be written by screenwriter duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the same people who wrote King’s

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Kehinde Wiley: Making History with Large-Scale, Vibrant Portraits

Wiley is a contemporary descendant of a long line of portraitists, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, among others. Wiley’s works “quote historical sources and position young black men within the field of power”, according to his website. His paintings are often based on photographs of young men he sees on the streets of Harlem and South Central Los Angeles, and

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