A legion of senior citizens trying to make a name for themselves in China's massive social media scene, a world usually populated by the young

Chinese elderly jump on live streaming bandwagon

By AFP In public squares across China, it is not unusual to see retirees practicing dance, tai chi, or even singing. Wang Jinxiang is no different — except she live streams her performances to an audience of thousands online. The 62-year-old is among a legion of senior citizens trying to make a name for themselves

Scenes from new movie The Letter

Highly anticipated Guzha film ‘The Letter’ secures online deal; new platform provides Diaspora reach for filmmakers

By Showbiz Correspondent FROM the award-winning team of Daves Guzha and Joe Njagu comes their first collaborative masterpiece ‘The Letter’, a movie from Zimbabwe which is slated for release this January 2019. To compliment the new creative trajectory efforts, CMG International Media Group has been granted exclusive online distribution, a move that is set to

This image released by ABC shows Marsai Martin, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross in a scene from "black-ish".

Colourism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

By Associated Press THE breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the colour of a person’s skin, but the shade. “Colourism,” the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that many insiders say remains

‘Game of Thrones’ final season to debut on April 14

By Associated Press NEW YORK: “Game of Thrones” fans, get ready. HBO announced Sunday night that the eighth and final season will begin on April 14. In a one minute and 44 second teaser released Sunday, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are seen in the crypts of

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah buys $20-million home in LA: report

eNCA LOS ANGELES – Daily Show host Trevor Noah has reportedl spent $20-million (R279-million) on a new home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. TMZ reported on Tuesday that the South African comedian reportedly bought the amazing double storey bachelor pad through a blind trust. The 10,044 square feet mansion apparently has a home theater, infinity pool,

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting Academy Awards

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards. “No,” was his response when asked Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Hart says it’s too late to prepare. Hart added it’s “hard to predict what can happen.” But he doesn’t want “people to think there’s a thing about me

Madam Boss and Acie Lumumba

Madam Boss speaks on Lumumba collabo, promises more

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR Zimbabwean comedienne, Madam Boss has promised more comic skits featuring socialite, Acie Lumumba since the duo started working together early December 2018. William Gerald Mutumanje better known as Lumumba’s appearance on the social media queen’s skit titled “Boys dzeTonaz” took fans by a storm. Speaking to on her new found

Food bloggers bring Africa’s rich cuisines to the world

By Associated Press SENEGAL: In the quiet hours before lunch, two women worked side by side in an airy kitchen. One, a chef, cleaned fresh red snapper filets with a sharp knife. The other, a filmmaker, pointed her camera into a large pot of simmering vegetables. “What would you say this is, low heat or

Percelle Ascott

Percelle Ascott, the Zimbabwe-born actor, who’s on a roll on Netflix

By Forbes His beginnings were in a two-bedroom apartment in a South London estate he shared with his mother, aunt and cousins. That’s all Zimbabwe-born Percelle Ascott had, besides a childhood filled with beautiful memories. “I remember riding my bike everywhere, playing football and making treehouses. All the kids who grew up on my

Netflix draws fire for blocking satire critical of Saudi Arabia

By AFP Netflix drew fire from human rights activists Wednesday after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over comments critical of the kingdom and its crown prince. In the episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” the American-born Muslim lashed out at the kingdom over

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

By Associated Press PARIS: The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organisation fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded

Jackie Chan

Iran TV boss fired over Jackie Chan sex scene

AFP A regional boss of Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB has been fired after inadvertently letting a Jackie Chan sex scene slip through its tight censorship rules, local media reported on Monday. Viewers on Iran’s Kish Island were shocked when their local TV station showed the martial arts star having sex with a prostitute in one

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey asks to skip court appearance

By Associated Press BOSTON: Lawyers for Kevin Spacey are asking a judge to allow the actor to skip his arraignment on sexual assault charges in a Massachusetts courthouse next month. The Boston Globe reports that Spacey’s attorneys have filed a motion asking to excuse his presence at a Jan. 7 hearing in Nantucket District Court. The reason

Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash-Whitaker

Forest Whitaker files for divorce from Keisha Nash-Whitaker; couple married for 22 years

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker. The 57-year-old “Black Panther” actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The brief document says the exact value of the couple’s assets and debts are unclear and will

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics

By Associated Press LONDON: Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference

Visitors are seen outside The Museum of Black Civilisations during the inauguration in Dakar, Senegal.

At new Museum of Black Civilisations, a call to come home

By Associated Press DAKAR: The Museum of Black Civilisations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation’s culture minister isn’t shy: He wants the thousands of pieces of cherished heritage taken from the continent over the centuries to come home. “It’s entirely

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony. Cyrus posted three black-and-white photos of her and Hemsworth on the singer’s Instagram and Twitter accounts on Wednesday. She captioned her photos writing “10 years later …” and