South Africa: Actor killed trying to stop robbery


South Africans are paying tribute to a former actor on popular local TV series Generations who was killed during a mugging on Sunday night. Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend were shot after confronting a group of men who had robbed women of their mobile phones in a pub in Soweto. Those who knew the 40-year-old have described him as a ...

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Femi Kuti ‘breaks’ saxophone world record


A week after just missing out on the world record Nigerian musician Femi Kuti can now claim the title of the person who has played a single note on a saxophone for the longest time. According to his Twitter feed he played the note for more than 51 minutes. #NewProfilePic — Femi Anikulapo -Kuti (@Femiakuti) May 14, 2017 He ...

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Ekow Micah chides Shatta Wale for singing about ‘farting’


Ghanaian musician and President of the Ghana Music Council, Ekow Micah is not pleased with the lyrical content of Shatta Wale’s hit song ‘Kpuu Kpaa,’ Citi Showbiz has learnt. The ‘Aba’ singer told Christian Agyei Frimpong on Onua FM’s entertainment show last Saturday that the ‘kpuu kpaa’ in the song is onomatopoeic of farts. “A friend of mine told me ...

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Cake Fair 2017 calls for entries


In July 2016, the Cake Fair hit Accra for the first time, in an unforgettable one-day indoor event dedicated to the world of cake. Following immense success recorded in 2016 in both the Cake Fair and its sequel, Dessert Fest in July and December respectively; the sweet experience would again be made available to cake enthusiasts from across and beyond ...

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Citi FM’s ‘Mama’s Day of Honour’ in pictures


Citi FM’s event to honour mothers, ‘Mama’s Day of Honour’ was held at the Holiday Inn in Accra on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The event was to celebrate mothers and mother figures in the country. The dinner featured live performances, lucky dips for participants to win prizes, while they also make their way through a three-course buffet. ‘Mama’s Day of ...

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Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest


Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… music isn’t fireworks, music is feeling.” Lucie ...

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Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary


A Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by JK Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham. The manuscript was penned on both sides of an A5 card for a charity auction nine years ago and sold for £25,000. The untitled 800-word work was taken from Howard Road, Kings Heath. Reportedly set three years before Harry Potter’s birth, ...

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Wutah finally releases ‘AK 47’ after reuniting


Ghanaian music duo Wutah has fulfilled its promise to reunite as a group by releasing their first single, after eight (8) years of doing their solo projects. A few weeks ago, there were videos on the social media pages of the members of the group, announcing their reunion. When the news broke, most people thought it was a hoax or ...

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I’ll be writing more plays and books – Blakk Rasta

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Abubakar Ahmed, known in Ghanaian showbiz circles as Blakk Rasta, has disclosed to Citi Showbiz that he will soon be paying more attention to writing. Blakk Rasta told Citi Showbiz that as apart being a musician and broadcaster, he also writes plays and books. “I have written a book. I am going to be writing more. I have written a number ...

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M.anifest features on credit song for ‘Forever Tree’


Ghanaian ‘rap god,’ M.anifest, has contributed to the making of a credit song for ‘Forever Tree,’ a groundbreaking Black historical fantasy short film. The film which stars Wendell Pierce and Olivia Washington premiered last week at the Bentonville Film Festival, an annual film festival helmed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Geena Davis in Arkansas, USA. M.anifest’s song on ...

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