Category Archives: Africa Buzz

Watch Idris Elba Lend His Skills to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Dance Off’ Video


As if Idris Eba couldn’t be sexier – he has to go and convince us that it is possible for him to have us salivating before the day has even begun!

Elba has always been active in the music scene – even if his skills as DJ Big Driis (Yeah! Imagine that!) has remained his best kept secret.

But it looks like the British actor and underground rapper is ready for his big reveal – thanks to a cameo in the new video Dance Off – courtesy of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Dance Off is on the list of tunes featured in the duo’s newest offering – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. The album is currently available for your listening pleasure over at iTunes.

In the meantime – you can sample one of the gems and better yet – get a an up close and personal view of Elba’s musical chops.

Missing Chibok Girl Reportedly Found, 2 Years after Boko Haram Abduction

Deep in the burrows of the Sambisa Forest near the town of Damboa in Maiduguri – the state capital of Borno – a harried and scared 19-year-old girl carrying a baby was found roaming aimlessly – by village natives.

Amina Ali Mkeki is the name that Colonel Sani Usman of the Nigerian army released as the young woman’s identifier even though previous reports have assigned a different one.


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Lupita Nyong’o Gracefully Shuts Down Vogue Magazine after Comparisons to Audrey Hepburn

A couple of days after the chaos of The Met Gala – fashion pubs are still required to work overtime to expertly translate and analyze the night’s overpriced and heightened dramatics.

Vogue magazine is usually considered the leader of the pack when it comes to dissecting every detail – from the diamonds and pearls to the Princess heels and glow-in–the dark ensembles.


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Toronto Film Festival 2016 Will Highlight Meteoric Rise of Nollywood

The global appeal of Nollywood has been vastly evident in the industry’s ability to stay loyal to a formula that relies on the spiciness of over-the-top dramatics and Shakespearean fodder to maintain a loyal following while also garnering increasing attention from the expansive industry.

The Toronto Film Festival has announced that this coming September – Nollywood will be the target of choice as filmmakers from Lagos, Nigeria – the hub of all the cinematic magic will be invited to participate in the festival’s City to City showcase.


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Idris Elba, John Ridley Headed to Showtime for Mini-Series, ‘Guerrilla’

John Ridley is continuing his quest to energize the landscape of television with socially relevant stories that don’t sugarcoat the consequences that erupt from careless negligence.

The American Crime creator is collaborating with Golden Globe winner Idris Elba on a limited series – Guerrilla – that will air on Showtime in the U.S. and on Sky Atlantic in the U.K.


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Child Suicide Bomber Confirmed by Chibok Parents as Not One of the Missing Girls


The young girl apprehended by Cameroonian authorities last Friday after being caught carrying explosives with another female who unlike previously reported was actually an adult woman – is definitely not one of the missing Chibok girls.

The 12-year-old who along with her companion had planned to detonate the bombs and blow themselves up – claimed to be one of the more than 250 schoolgirls that were abducted from their dorm rooms by Boko Haram back in April 2014.


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Nigeria Sends Chibok Representatives to Cameroon To Confirm Female Suicide Bomber Allegations


It was reported that one of the two female suicide bombers apprehended in Cameroon over the weekend, claims to have been among the 250 schoolgirls that were kidnapped from their dorm rooms in Chibok on April 14 2014.

There are conflicting reports regarding the ages of the girls but sources say that they seem to be at least 10 years of age or younger.


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