Channel O Music Video Awards 2009

Channel O Music Video Awards 2009 is here! The pan-African event is in its third year and will be held on October 29th, 2009 at Carnival City in Guateng, South Africa. The nominees were announced at a press conference held at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg in Mid-July. Below is the full list of nominees. Best Male…

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Kidan Tesfahun, Winner of Best Female of the World 2009

This week opens up with exciting news for Ethiopia and reigning Ethiopian Miss Millennium Queen, Kidan Tesfahun. Kidan this past weekend emerged “Best Female Model of the World 2009″ winner in Spain, a contest organized by Sukier Models International. “I love to model, however it is a pity that the modeling industry is not professional…

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Sarah Nuru to Strut at New York Fashion Spring 2010

Winner of German’s Next Top Model, Ethiopia’s Sarah Nuru is rumored to be one of the many African models we will see this September strutting the catwalk at New York Fashion Week according to Nazret.com a leading portal for Ethiopian news. America’s pop star Justin Timberlake who is also a co-founder of the label “William…

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Nigeria's Re-emerging Middle Class

From the mid-80s onwards, Nigeria experienced the massive exodus of its middle class to foreign shores. With the global economic crisis squeezing the pockets of many Nigerians abroad, Nigeria is now witnessing a return of many of these middle class (mostly professionals) home. The Financial Times in a recent report profiling Nigeria’s political, social and…

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CCTV Launches Arabic International Channel in North Africa

China’s premiere TV station China Central Television (CCTV) launched, today, an Arabic International Station. CCTV Arabic will be broadcasted to 300million people across 22 countries in the Arab world including North Africa. Speaking in a press conference yesterday with reporters, CCTV’s Vice President Zhang Changming explained CCTV’s intention to maintain high standards in programs, technology,…

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