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The Black Panther Trailer is Out and We’re Loving It

July 23, 2017 The Black Panther trailer was released recently by Marvel and the internet loved it. But what was especially exciting for The African Artists’ Association is that one of our members, Bambadjan Bamba, was not...

How ‘Hidden Figures’ Affirms the Value of Black Women

On Martin Luther King weekend, Hidden Figures saved the soul of America. I made my way to the AMC Rolling Hills Theater in the South Bay to catch the 4pm screening of the film. According to reviews, this was “the #1 best movie”...

AFRICA LOVES TV – DISCOP AFRICA JOHANNESBURG 2015

DISCOP Africa wrapped up its 11th edition on Friday 6th of November 2015 with great success while expressing excitement for upcoming DISCOP Africa events. The three-day convention packed with meetings, workshops, conferences and...

Africa Fashion Week London 2015

By Babirye Aidha Africa Fashion Week arrived in London and kicked off on August 7th at the Kensington Olympia. The two day event brought designers from various countries in Africa and the African Diaspora to a global audience...

Using Co-Production Deals to Get Your Movie Made

By Segun Aluko, Esq. The life of a filmmaker is very interesting. In fact the process of transforming that idea into a movie with lots of box office receipt, if the filmmaker is lucky, is far more interesting. While many...

London’s August in Africa Festival 2015

By Babirye Aidha Covent Garden’s iconic Piazza was given a colorful makeover on Saturday, August 1st from 12pm to 10:00pm to celebrate The Africa Centre’s flagship annual summer festival ‘August in Africa.’ This free event...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Watch ‘DOPE’

By Rodney Charles After paying for a second screening of Rick Famuyiwa feature film DOPE, I may have figured out why I like the film so much: 1) DOPE has a Dope sound track. 2) DOPE has a cast of 3 friends who are young enough to...

How Distribution Deals Can End Film Piracy in Nigeria

By Segun Aluko Recently, some Nigerian film makers made headlines, not because of how well their movies are doing at the box office, but about the widespread piracy of their films. They alleged that some film marketers in Alaba...

Omar Sy Tackles Immigration in his new film ‘Samba’

By Constance Ejuma If the last three years are any indication, Omar Sy is here to stay. The charismatic French actor seems to have exploded on the movie screens with The Intouchables, a commercial success in France which earned...