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Ghana’s slave dungeons move Steve Harvey to tears

American comedy sensation Steve Harvey who visited Ghana for holiday was on Saturday moved to tears after a visit to the country’s Elmina Castle, central of the country. The Castle built by the Portuguese once hosted slaves who were shipped to America and Europe 400 years ago. The 62-year-old Family Feud host was joined by his family at the site of the historical atrocities. Mr. Harvey and his wife emerged from a small dungeon where their ancestors were kept in a very inhumane conditions before saying goodbye to Africa into…

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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo sets sight on Parliament

A top actor in Ghana, John Dumelo has set his sight on becoming a legislator. The “Black Men Rock” actor is vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the country’s capital city Accra. John Dumelo in an interview with Africafeeds.com revealed that he has always had a political ambition. “I’ve always had the desire to serve people. I have always had the desire to serve my country. And I’ve always also had the desire to be part…

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Mr Eazi’s emPawa project gives hope to African artistes

This year Nigerian-born artist and music executive Mr Eazi launched his emPawa Africa incubator program to support African artistes. The initiative is aimed at investing in the next generation of African talents, largely emerging music stars who lack the needed support. On August 15 entries were opened for submissions from rising African artistes. 30 artists will receive funds to film their music video, get to be mentored and given guidance from musicians like Diamond Platinumz, Sarkodie, Kwesta, Guilty Beatz, Juls, E. Kelly, DJ Neptune, Diplo and Mr Eazi himself. The…

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Kenyan wedding turns tragic as guests suffer food poisoning

A Kenyan wedding turned tragic last weekend after one of the guests died from food poisoning. 40 others were also hospitalized after eating food supplied by a restaurant for the wedding in Nairobi. Kenya’s Star newspaper reports that many of the guests suffered from cholera. The groom, Wilson Wamunyu and his wife Sarah are reported to have survived the cholera scare. They have already traveled for their honeymoon in Dubai after the wedding on Saturday. Samson Mathu, the groom’s brother told the newspaper that their 89 year old grandfather succumbed…

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Why Met Police is probing BBNaija housemate Khafi

Khafi Kareem, a Nigerian-London based police officer is one of the contestants in this year’s Big Brother Nigeria TV reality show. She has been part of the 2019 edition of the TV reality show that originally had 21 contestants expected to be in a house for 99 days. But Kareem is facing a probe from his employers, the Metropolitan Police in London for appearing on the show without permission. Scotland Yard said the 29-year-old had been granted unpaid leave for an “unrelated reason”. The Met said Ms Kareem was granted…

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Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died following a road accident in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan. The 33-year-old has a huge following in the Francophone region. He had referred to himself as the king of the dance music genre coupé-décalé. His biggest hit song had over five million views on YouTube. DJ Arafat’s real name is Houon Ange Didier. The road crash that killed Arafat occurred on Sunday night but he died on Monday morning. [embedded content] There have been tributes from some African musicians following his death. 😢😢😢 RIP…

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Zimbabwean born becomes first black to win Miss London

In May this year Zimbabwean born Vimbai Chapungu made history by winning the Miss London 2019 beauty pageant. She thus became the first black woman to hold the title. It gave Vimbai the chance to represent the city in the Miss England pageant this month. Vimbai is a student undergoing her masters degree at a top university in London. She has a passion for learning about the world and the people in it. Vimbai also hopes to use her platform as a beauty queen to create awareness about development issues…

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Burundi: 6-year old YouTube star killed by malaria

At the age of six Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman took YouTube by storm with his popular comedy sketches. He was destined to shine further and build an astonishing career even as a kid, but that will not happen. The Burundi star has died of Malaria on Thursday after being diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday. His manager confirmed hi death. Kacaman, a primary school pupil performed online and in theaters. Kacaman’s death paints a devastating picture of how Malaria continues to kill many people in Burundi especially children. [embedded…

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Nigerian musician Tekno arrested for ‘strip dance’ video

A Nigerian musician, Tekno, 26, has been arrested after video of him dancing with “half-naked” women in a truck in Lagos went viral. In a video that was widely circulated on social media, the musician could be seen through a display truck dancing with the women in traffic. The government has condemned the video which was recorded on Friday, describing it as “strange entertainment from the pit of hell.” The footage, according to local media was a scene from Tekno’s unreleased video titled: ‘Agege’ Police on Tuesday said they indeed…

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Serena tops Forbes list of highest-paid sports women

US tennis superstar Serena Williams topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest paid women in sports for the fourth straight year on Tuesday. The business publication calculated that the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion earned $29.2 million in the 12-month period ending June 1 — with just $4.2 million of that coming from prize money. Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who burst to international stardom with a stunning upset of Williams in the 2018 US Open final and went on to win the Australian Open in January, became just the fourth woman…

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