Sydney Film Festival : Today

June 30, 2012

A film that was high on my must watch list at the Sydney Film Festival was TODAY – the Senegalese film by French-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis. The film which was competing in the Official Competition stars American artist and poet…

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Movie or Porn?

March 4, 2012

Is it just me or are some of the Nigerian and Ghanaian movies bordering soft porn? What is going on in the industry? Heart of Men, Dirty Secret, 4Play just to mention a few. I am even embarrassed to post…

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Words on Africa

January 13, 2012

I have been thinking about my perception of Africa now and how I thought of it when I was a child. If you asked me when I was 10, what I thought of Africa, I would  probably have said ‘Poverty,…

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Africa Misrepresented?

December 9, 2011

Every so often Africa becomes the ‘trending’ thing. Take for instance the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by a posse of celebrities in 1984, and all the (RED) campaigns, the “make poverty history” wrist bands, etc. etc. the list…

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