TWO DOPE PHOTOS OF AFRICA’s BEST HIP HOP ARTIST AND A RAPPER PASSIONATE SARKODIE

Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a "multifaceted rapper" due to the various musical styles he possess. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from "Artist of the Year" to "Album of the Year". His sophomore album, Rapperholic, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations. He is a brand ambassador for Samsung Mobile. In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with FanMilk Ghana. Sarkodie is currently in partnership with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that sponsored the 2013 Rapperholic tour. He has his own clothing line called "Sark by Yas clothing line". He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes. He is the first Ghanaian to win the BET Awards for "Best International Act Africa". Sarkodie has had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Miguel, Movado, Trey Songz,and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa, and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons to hail from Ghana

MAMA C IS READY TO ROCK N' ROLL ON THE EAST COAST LEG OF THE UAACC HEAL THE COMMUNITY TOUR 2015!!!

I'm rested up and ready to rock n' roll on the east coast leg of the UAACC HEAL THE COMMUNITY Tour 2015!!! First stop is University of Connecticut. The program at the university is free and open to the public.
APRIL 9
10am (Class of 1947 Room, Homer Babbidge library)
"An Afro-American Woman's Life in Africa" - Presentation and discussion of Charlotte O'Neal's life and work in Tanzania.
2pm (African American Cultural Center, Community Room)
Film showing and discussion: clips from Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush; A Panther in Africa, and other materials

7:30pm (Laurel Hall 307)
Presentation: Mama C to share original musical compositions, play traditional African instruments, and offer some of her poetry, all within the context of her time in East Africa, and history as a member of the Black Panther Party.

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EVER SINCE WE JUMPED IN 2015, THERE WASN’T NO SLAM DUNK SHOW LIKE ‘NANI MKALI’ BETWEEN KING MZEE MAJUTO & HALIKUNIKI, SHOW WAS UNTOUCHABLE, CLASSIC FOLKS AND HELL OF ZANZIBAR DWELLERS WERE THERE TO BOOGIE DOWN WITH KING MZEE MAJUTO!! OH LORD HAVE A MERCY, IT WAS HELLUVA PACKED YOU COULD PEE IN YO PANTS!! –KUDOS TIGO TANZANIA & HASSAN MUSSA BOND OF BOND ENTERTAINMENT



A NEW POSTER HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR THE ZOMBIE-DRAMA MAGGIE, WHICH FEATURES THE FILM STAR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Arnold Schwarzenegger has tackled many genres during his long and illustrious career, like action, fantasy and comedy, but drama is not one of his strengths. Will that change once people see him in Maggie? He plays a father that is trying his best to protect his infected daughter (Breslin) during a zombie epidemic.
 Maggie is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on May 8, 2015.

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WIZKID & CHRIS BROWN PERFORM THEIR COLLABO FIRST TIME EVER IN DURBAN

 
Wizkid and Chris Brown hooked up on stage, as the duo together brought Chris’s ‘X tour‘ to an end at the Moses Mabhida Stadium People’s Park in Durban. For the first time, the duo also performed their unreleased song to the delight of their South African fans…. Chris Brown also tried some shoki moves dancing to’ Show You The Money’


ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION


The Zanzibar International Film Festival is the longest running film-festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition. ZIFF 2015 will take place from the 18th – 26th of July 2015 in Stonetown.

ZIFF is proud to announce the films in the Official Selection based on a record 419 submissions. The list contains 25 feature films, 44 shorts and 27 documentaries from over 30 countries across the globe.Festival Director Dr. Martin Mhando had this to say of the submissions and selections for ZIFF 2015, “We would like to congratulate and thank all those who submitted their films. With so many films to choose from the selection process was especially difficult.  This has been the largest number of films received to date. We are also pleased to say that the online submission process was a success, with 90% of all the films were submitted online through the FESTHOME platform.” The entries came from 38 countries with the largest number of entrants coming from Germany and with The Dominican Republic having its first entry in ZIFF 2015.

Speaking on ZIFF 2015, Mandy Roger TV Director ZUKU noted, “We have in the past 2 years of our sponsorship witnessed significant growth in content development rising from the festival. As a broadcaster, ZUKU is deeply invested in the growth and success of East Africa's creative and content industries. It is therefore with pride we continue to partner the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which has for the last 15 been instrumental in celebrating and enabling film making from the region and around the world." The selection committee also noted a clear growth in the quality of short films from Africa revealing a refreshing creative input and experimentation with film language.
East Africa is well represented at ZIFF 2015 with 7 films from Tanzania to compete in the general competition. Within the Official Selection Kenya leads in the region with 9 films selected, while Uganda has 3, Burundi 2 and Rwanda 1. South Africa has 7 films in competition this year.
Selected films for the Bongo Movies competition, which is backed by the Satelite TV Channel ZUKU will be announced at a later date. ZUKU is also the event sponsor of the festival.It has also been announced that the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning film Selma will officially open ZIFF 2015 on the evening of July18th. As in previous years ZIFF will welcome dozens of professional and aspiring film directors, producers from across Africa and the world for 8 days of film, music and cultural celebration.

OFFICIAL SELECTION ZIFF 2015
FEATURE FILMS
Director/length in minutes
COUNTRY
Algun lugar/On the Road Somewhere
Guillermo Zouain (70)
Dominican Republic
Beautiful Tree , Severed Roots
Kenny Mann (70)
Kenya
Diamond Tongues
Brian Robertson and Pavan Moondi
Canada
El mal trato/Maltreatment
Daniel E.V. Yudin (68)
Chile
Fievres/Fevers
Hicham Ayouch (90)
France
Habibie and Ainun
Faozan Rizal (121)
Indonesia
Jongo Love
Emma Roger (98)
Kenya
Kutakapokucha
 Simon Mwakifwamba
Tanzania
Munnariyippu/ The deadline
Venu N (114)
India
Mr Kadamanja
Adam Kuambiana (164)
Tanzania
Nightrunners
Rowan Nielsen (89)
Kenya
Pishu
Leah Mwendamseke (83)
Tanzania
Pride
Matthew Warchus (119)
UK
Selma
Ava DuVernay (128)
USA
Single Zero
Timoth Conrad (62)
Tanzania
Strength of a Woman
Gilbert Lukalia (91)
Kenya
 Sugarcane Shadows 

David Constantin (84)

Mauritius


A Coeur Ouvert
Ayekoro Kossou (16)
France
A Promised Rose Garden
Lisa Violetta Gaß (Gass)(33)
Germany
Agi / Elegy
Yousef Kargar
Iran
Amor a Primera vista/ Love at first sight
Mark Playne (14)
Spain
Angles of my Face
Manu Maina (22)
Kenya
Artificio Conceal
Ayoub Qanir (16)
U.S.A.
As I Am
Sihle Hlope(14)
South Africa
Bahar in Wonderland
Behrooz Karamizade (16)
Germany
Camouflage
Andreas Kessler (8)
Germany
Castillo y el Armado (animation )
Pedro Harres (13)
Brazil
Detour
Michael Leong-Huat Kam Kam
Singapore
Ella
Kim Münster
Germany
Every Day is a Small Life
Lou-Brice Léonard (27)
France
Faraja
Nasir Al Qassim
Tanzania
Green Gold/ Gruen Gold (animation)
Barbara Marheineke (13)
Iran/USA
Harsh
Danilo Baracho (8)
Brazil
Intellectual Scum
Njue Kevin (14)
Kenya
Islands
Tajinder Hayer (16)
United Kingdom
Italian Standoff
Marcel Becker-Neu (12)
Germany
Jaya
Puja Maewal (18)
India
Kilimo 2 (animation)
Neema Reed(6)
USA
King of Guangzhou
Quester Hannah (14)
China
Lahza
El Waleed Gamal
Egypt
Lami (Animation)
Christophe and Olivier Defaye (2)
Japan
Mousse
John Helberg (41)
Sweden
Prelude to a Torn House
Carlos Esteban Godoy Acosta (29)
colombia
Life In Progress
Irene Loebell (99)
Switzerland
Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
Lara Lee (60)
Western Sahara
Low Season
Madeleine Dallmeyer (41)
Germany
Maramaso
Ashley Beckett (53)
Kenya
Mbwa Mwitu
Farid Uwezo (20)
Tanzania
Moussa Diallo: The Man and the Music
Helle Toft (72)
Denmark
NAPPS- Memoire Of An Invisible Man
Tami Liberman (31)
Germany
Obohozi
 Caroline Odongo & Gitura Kamau(98)
Kenya
Papa Machete
Jonathan David Kane (11)
U.S.A.
Prisoner 467/64: The Untold Legacy of Andrew Mlangeni
Lebogang Rasethaba (53)
South Africa
Red Over the Rainbow
Baumont Vincent (27)
Vietnam
Shadeism: Digging Deeper
Nayani Thitagarajah (
Canada
Shadow Fighters
Josefine Heimburger
Denmark/Tz
The Beauty That I Saw
Benjamin Abrams (51)
U.S.A
The Broken Heart
Fabian Püschel
Germany
The Hustle
 Ashraf Said  Mswaki (25)
Turkey
The Rwandan Genocide: Reunited Through Polaroids
Colin Crowley (5)
Rwanda
The Springboard
Joseph Ndayisenga (63)
Burundi
Twende! Let's go!
Silvana Zancolo (52)
Italy
Ady Gasy
Nantenaina Lova (81)
Madagascar

SHORTS
Director / length in minutes
COUNTRY
92 Dreamin' (Animation)
EscarlaAbreu (4)
United States

Ram
Miransha Naik (25)
india
Red Card
John Rabaud (3)
Mauritius
Routine
P. Sam Kessie (14)
South Africa
Samaki Mchangani/Fish of the Land
Amil Shivji (30)
Tanzania
September
Mark Wambui (54min)
Kenya
Shehnai
Haroon Habib (16)
pakistan
Soko Sonko  /The Market King
Ekwa Msangi (22)
Tanzania
Taweez- The Talisman Writer
Ali Hakin (20)
Germany
The Dinner
Aylin Basaran (15)
Germany
The Girl
Shashwati Talukdar (8)
India
The Last Will
Dustin Loose (21)
Germany
The Legacy of Rubies (Animation)
Ebele Okoye (28)
Germany
The Road we Travel
Aidan Belizaire (37)
Uganda
Tjitji the Himba Girl
Oshosheni Hiveluah (22)
Namibia
Oritsha’sJourney
Abdul Ndadi
USA
Uthando
Tulanana Bohela
South Africa
With Best Regards
Bernhard Wenger (5)
Austria
DOCUMENTARIES
Director/length in minutes
COUNTRY
21 Icons - A Journey to Democracy
Adrian Steirn (45)
South Africa
Abasezi (The Nightdancers)
Aemile Dinneen (78)
Ireland/Uganda
Bintou
Simone Catharina Gaul (68)
Germany
Croc in a Museum

Rwanda
Daddy's Wedding

Dubai
Dancing With Maria
Ivan Gergolet (75)
Italy/Argentina/Slovenia
Grandma Knows Best?
Tamara Dawit (16)
Ethiopia
About ZIFF

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is the longest running film-

festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition. ZIFF is sponsored by ZUKU through a 10 year contract that runs through 2021.The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is organized by ZIFF, a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1998 in Zanzibar to promote and showcase the culture of the Dhow Countries. Every cent raised from sponsors and donors ensures the widest possible accessibility of high- quality international screenings and cultural events to all sections of the Tanzanian population. The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is a catalyst for the promotion and development of the region’s cultural industries. It encourages and
supports the development of artistic skills and the infrastructure necessary for a vibrant and innovative arts environment.
The festival programme gives particular prominence to the visibility and interests of women and children, including the youth.
The main panorama features international film and video screenings, and international retrospectives along with music and performances, main stage events, exhibitions, workshops and seminars.
Emphasis has been given to The East African Film Makers forum and this will continue in Festival 2014, as will dialogues with various filmmakers from across the region.

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