South African President, Jacob Zuma, was rushed off stage earlier today after the tent he was attending a function in collapsed. President Zuma was speaking at a National day of reconciliation when a strong storm swept the marquee forcing it to fall. There have been no reports of people injured in the incident. See more photos after the cut. Continue reading
South Africa is on a move to legalize the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in April 2017. This comes after the Parliament’s health committee accepted to implement the Medical Innovation Bill. A bill which was proposed by late Dr. Mario Ambrosini of Inkatha Freedom Party in 2013.
Dr. Mario committed suicide in 2014 after he was refused an orthodox medical treatment in favour of alternative medicine, including medical marijuana to treat his lung cancer.XX Speaking after the announcement by the Medicines Control Council and the Department of Health in Parliament last week, Mr. Singh of the IFP said: Continue reading
‘On Becoming’ the memoir by Nigeria’s sweetheart, Toke Makinwa was launched on Sunday 27th of November 2016 at an intimate gathering held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The intimate event hosted by Tee A and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi was attended by close friends, family, industry colleagues and well wishers. The evening started with a keynote address by Hon. Abike Dabiri after which a short behind-the-scenes clip ‘The Journey to Become’ directed by The Film Factory played. Continue reading
Spotted in South Africa is Nigerian fashionista Nobel Igwe, how many of you married men out would rock those shorts?
Ora Igbinedion and Umar Mantu are in Johannesburg, South Africa for their final wedding celebration this weekend! After the pre-wedding dinner last night, guests attended the gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony and later the wedding reception.
This is the final part of their wedding, they started off their wedding in Edo state, then Abuja, and finally South Africa! Continue reading
The 2016 edition of the MTV MAMAs has kicked off in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the men fashion is on point! Falz in pinkish lavender suit, korede in a black gold denim jumper that could easily slide into a balmain collection. Ehiz looking fly as always and many more…
The event is being hosted by Yemi Alade, Bonang Matheba and Nomanzo Matheba. Continue reading
A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy, in spite of its current challenges.
Nigeria is placed ahead of South Africa and Egypt which are second and third respectively. Continue reading
In his recent Pablo Tour performance in Edmonton, Kanye West took a moment to passionately call out all the imitators “stealing” his floating stage concept. The Chicago rapper exclaimed, “This the original, accept no imitations! You with the rap God right now. N****s be copying our shit bro. Stealin’ our shit, stealin’ our stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.” Some felt this was a direct shot at Drake, who had used a similar design with his overhanging lights for the Summer Sixteen tour. Continue reading
Ericsson has opened the registration portal for the 2016 sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards. This year’s call for entries is targeted at student innovators and startups from across the region to enter the regional contest to win $10,000.
The goal for the 2016 sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards is to find innovations that promote sustainability in the future of food, whether it be in food production, packaging, information availability or distribution. Continue reading
Out of all the years MTV could have nominated Linda Ikeji for the personality award, they decided to do it this year with Wizkid on the list. For peace sake it would be be better if a third party wins. Cause believe you me if either Wizkid or Linda Wins it, social media will surely crash down. Can’t wait to see what happens live! MTV where are my tickets!? n
See the full list of nominees after the cut… Continue reading
As the American election draws nearer, the two candidates contesting for the most coveted seat in the world have continued to devise various means to outshine each other be get support from the American populace.
Donald Trump has accused President Obama funding the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Continue reading
Top footballers from the Nigeria Professional football League arrived in Spain on Monday ahead of a La Liga tour organised by the League Management company (LMC) in conjunction with the Spanish La Liga. Continue reading
Its official colour and men tights are the in thing right now!
Are you ready, course i am ready to take you to the ever colorful and unique (you all remember Unique form Glee?) world of Orange Culture!
“Everyone’s welcome. Outcasts: red hair, black nail polish, piercings… whatever you are, come to the school of outcasts and you’ll be welcome,” declared Adebayo Oke-Lawal backstage. It was like the total cast of Glee in a modern 80’s vibe.
The Judge in Pretoria High Court yesterday granted the deceased family’s request to release photos from the crime scene and this photo showing Oscar Pistorius just after the shooting was also released. See another photo of the crime scene after the cut… Continue reading
MTV Base Africa VJ Stephanie Coker has announced that she has indeed left the station after serving as a VJ/host for four years.
During her time on the station she worked on programmes like ‘Street Request’, ‘The Big Friday Show’ among others. She also acted as a host on various shows and awards ceremonies.
Here’s what she wrote on Instagram: Continue reading
UK Daily Mail has disclosed a secret deal between the EU and the leaders of eight African countries in its bid to stop migration. Under the agreements, the countries get £35million to facilitate the prevention of migration to the EU. Apparently, the EU felt its reputation will be damaged if the deal became know and urged all parties to keep it secret. After the cut is how Daily Mail reports it… Continue reading
Our 2016 list showcases African innovators who are bridging the inclusivity gap in the African innovation space and advancing the continent.
The 2016 edition of the African Innovators to Watch recognizes 42 individuals and teams of innovators in the fields of arts, fashion, music, agriculture, business, science, technology, health, television and movies, education, law, and comedy who are committed to improving their communities and countries, thereby advancing the status of the African continent on a global scale with their innovations.
A black Oxford student has been branded a ‘racist bully’ after he refused to tip a waitress for being white.
Ashleigh Schultz, 24, was reduced to tears when Ntokozo Qwabe wrote on his bill, ‘We will give tip when you return the land’ at a restaurant in Cape Town. Continue reading