Bank Of Industry Signs D'Banj As New Ambassador -
Nigerian entertainer, D’Banj has signed on to become an ambassador for the Bank of Industry. The entertainer tweeted about the new partnership last week. D’Banj is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
Check out the poster for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela. British actress Naomie Harris stars as Winnie Mandela. The film will be released by the Weinstein Company on November 29th.
70% of Diasporan African MBA graduates plan to return to Africa from Europe and the United States after graduation and 35% plan to start their own businesses. Check out a few more numbers and locations!
Yves Bollanga could be the next Bob Johnson or Kathy Hughes -
Yves Bollanga founded the entertainment channel “Afrotainment” in 2008. The channel produces Afro-centric content for diverse black backgrounds including African Americans, Black Hispanics, mixed racial heritage, Carribeans and African Immigrants. He wants his channel to be a cultural bridge and it features diverse programming ranging from Nollywood movies and African talk shows. He recently launched a music channel and fifth channel last year.
Rapper, Ice Prince, set to release new eyewear line -
Nigerian rapper Ice Prince is heading in the specs business. The rapper has inked a deal to create his own eyewear line called SupaFly. The eyeglasse should be hitting stores around the same time as his new album which is slated for later this year.
Kenya co. turns old sandals into colorful objects - 24 Hour Business- fresnobee.com -
The colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and warthogs made in a Nairobi workshop were once only dirty pieces of rubber cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents.
Nigerian born actor Dayo Okeniyi lands role in "Endless Love" -
Dayo Okeniyi was raised in Jos, Nigeria and lived there until he was 15. Recently, he has been seen in his breakout role as “Thresh” in the mega-popular “Hunger Games” franchise. Now he’s just landed another huge role in the Universal Pictures film “Endless Love”, he will play the best friend of Alex Pettyfer (“Magic Mike”, “In Time”) in a movie about a thrilling and dark love triangle. He will also be seen later this year in “Runner, Runner” featuring Ben Affleck! Congrats Dayo!
10 Hottest Rappers in South Africa -
Take a look at the list that XXL Magazine published yesterday online of the hottest rappers in South Africa.