Lexxistalking Entertainment “TDMP: The Dance Movie Project” trailer demolishes all time views on social media

The Dance Movie Project (TDMP) hits 4 thousand views on Facebook; Viral Video; Social Media; Lexxistalking Entertainment; OkayAfrica

Africa’s first Afrobeat dance movie hit nearly five thousand views on Facebook over a six-hour period today—special thanks to OkayAfrica, the largest online destination for new African content. (The TDMP trailer also hit over 6,000 views on YouTube today).   In response to their record breaking views on Facebook, Executive Producer Alexander “Lexx” Ore and… Read More

Four reasons these African countries may not be ready to Netflix and chill

South African flag on keyboard key next to Netflix on key

Last month, Netflix launched its service globally — to the joy of people in 130 countries across the world. Now that Netflix is available across Africa, it’s about time to note problems the service can encounter.   Existence of other channels Netflix may be a global name, but there are a number of quality internet… Read More

Comic books becoming more mainstream in Nigeria

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There has been renewed interest in Nigerian comic books thanks to the work of Comic Republic, a startup based in Lagos. Their comics feature story lines that draw from traditional Nigerian beliefs, and superstitions show characters from a variety of backgrounds with wide-ranging super powers.   Jide Martin founded Comic Republic in 2013 with the tagline,… Read More

Beyoncé gets caught in cultural appropriation debate

Beyonce in Coldplay video

Every year, it seems at least one celebrity finds themselves on the wrong side of the cultural appropriation debate. We have seen Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and others accused of culturally appropriating other cultures, that is borrowing aspects of cultures that are not theirs without giving respect to the origin of the style choice.… Read More

South Africa’s virginity scholarship stirs up controversy

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For the past week, there has been a storm over the introduction of the Maiden’s Bursary Award in the Uthukela district of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. The award, a college scholarship uniquely for certified virgins, was pushed by mayor Dudu Mazibuko in order to encourage girls to focus on their education while remaining “pure”. The… Read More

Top 11 film and television award shows you should get excited about right now

Top 11 film and television award shows you should totally get excited about right now

From the People’s Choice Awards to the Golden Tomato Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Awards, it’s safe to say that the 2016 awards season is already in full swing.   Hard on the heels of the just concluded Critics Choice Awards this past Sunday, below are a few prime time television… Read More

New York Restaurant Week: A three-week foodie tour of the Big Apple

Restaurant Week NYC; NYC Restaurant Week; Foodie; Food and Wine

Food lovers, it’s that time of the year again! From Monday, Jan.19 to Friday, Feb. 5, New Yorkers and visitors alike, can enjoy prix-fixe courses at over 350 local restaurants in the city.   Each day during the three-week period, participating restaurants will provide food lovers with three-course Lunch and Dinner menus priced at $25… Read More

Award-winning Global Connections for Women unveils successful 2015 annual report

GC4W's Global Commitment in 2015. Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) 2015 Annual Report

Earlier today, Global Connections for Women (GC4W), a charitable organization with global reach of 3.5 million people and a three-pronged goal to connect, educate and empower women worldwide, released its 2015 annual report on ISSUU.   “The pages of this annual report are filled with inspiring journey and evidence of why there is a great… Read More