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Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 Announce Shortlist

The year’s winner will be announced in May 2024.  By Hope Ibiale The organisers of the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry, formerly known as the Brunel International African Poetry Prize (BIAPP), have announced the shortlist for its 2024 edition.  The shortlisted authors and their poetry collections include Nigerian authors Derek Ehiorobo’s And God Said, Kyle…

Five African Writers Shortlisted for the 2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The African writers were shortlisted for their works “Fadi”, “House No. 49”, “The Goat”, “Dite”, and “A Song Sung in Secret”, respectively. By Hope Ibiale Ghanaian writer, Azags Agandaa, Nigerian writer, Olajide Omojarabi, Rwandan writer, Jean Pierre Nikuze, Mauritius writer, Reena Usha Rungoo, and South African writer, Jayne Bauling, have been announced as some of…

AFCON Futsal Semi-Finals: Teams Vie for World Cup Qualification and Continental Glory

The semi-finals of the AFCON Futsal tournament will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Salle Moulay Abdellah in Rabat, Morocco. By Tuka Letura  The Futsal Africa Cup of Nations (Futsal AFCON) has concluded its group stages, with the semi-finals now set to determine which teams will earn a spot at the 2024…

“Bank Alert” Review: Akay Mason’s 2023 Comedy Offers Weary Smiles and Warm Hugs

Bank Alert makes for a great argument that simplicity and greater age and experience provide better guarantees for a pleasurable Nollywood filmgoing event. By Victory Hayzard Solum The first time I truly saw Kanayo O. Kanayo was in the Kunle Afolayan feature, October 1. There, he played a bereaved village man who must avenge the murder…

Seven African Films Selected for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

The 77th Cannes edition will be held from May 14-25th, 2024 in France.  By Hope Ibiale The organisers of the 77th edition of the Cannes Festival have announced some films set to screen at the world-renowned film festival. Amongst these films, seven films from African filmmakers were selected.  This selection includes works of Somalian-born Mo…

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