Watch: Sarkodie ft Banky W – Pon Di Ting

Multiple award winning artist, Sarkodie is back. The star released his new album, Sarkology recently to rave reviews and huge demand… And to celebrate the release, his new video has just hit the web too. It’s called Pon Di Ting and it features Nigerian artist Banky W and if you look carefully, you’ll see L-Tido too. The video was shot in Jozi and was directed by Sesan Ogunro, who has also directed music videos such as D’Banj’s Oliver Twist and Wande Coal’s The Kick.

It’s the festive season and there’s no reason for you to be anything other than relaxing. So sit back and enjoy this video! Happy holidays folks.

Big Brother: The Chase Hangouts with Selly and Natasha

Our weekly Big Brother: The Chase Google Hangouts continue. This week I got to chat and hang with ousted housemates, Selly and Natasha. Both ladies are full of life, character and personality. They were fun and great. Check the Hangouts below:

If you are a Big Brother: The Chase fan and you want to pose a question to the evictees, send your question through on Twitter: #DStvReality otherwise hit me up. Coolness!

African Movie Academy Awards – full list of winners

Check out the full list of winners from this year’s African Movie Academy Awards, which took place in Nigeria at the weekend. Big up to director Charlie Vundla, Terry Pheto and everyone else involved in How 2 Steal 2 Million for their whopping nine awards! Nice one

AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
How 2 Steal 2 Million – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
African Election – Nigeria/Germany WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Toussaint Louverture – Senegal/Guadalupe WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)
White Sugar In A Black Pot -USA WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ANIMATION
The Legend on Ngong Hills – Kenya WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
Mystery Of Birds – USA/Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Phone Swap – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Adesuwa – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Shattered – Kenya WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Adesuwa – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
State Of Violence – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Otelo Burning – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
How 2 Steal 2 Million– South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
Ties That Bind – Ghana WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
Adesuwa – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
State Of Violence – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST CHILD ACTOR
Tshepang Mohlomi (Otelo Burning) – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR
Ivie Okujaye (Alero’s Symphony) – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Fana Mokoena (Man On Ground) – South Africa/Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Terry Pheto (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLL
Majid Michel (Somewhere In Africa) – Ghana WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Rita Dominic (Shattered) – Nigeria WINNER

AMAA 2012 PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Charlie Vundla (How 2 Steal 2 Million) – South Africa WINNER

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Man on Ground – South Africa/Nigeria WINNER

For more information, visit http://www.ama-awards.com/.

 

Big Brother Ampliefied contestants

ALEX – GHANA

Age:                                                                             31

Describes himself as:                                                Powerful, authentic, with style and personality

Favourite Books:                                                       Robert Green (48 Laws of Power)

Favourite TV Shows:                                                 Reality shows

Ghanaian Alex says that his favourite place in Ghana is the beach in Tema because of the sea breeze; his favourite celebrities are rappers Nas and 50 Cent and his favourite movies are gangster movies like Casino and GoodFellas.   Alex reveals that he was ecstatic when he was chosen for the show saying, “I was screaming in a taxi!” and when asked why audiences should watch him on Big Brother Amplified, Alex says, “I’ve been told that I have a magnetic personality.”

He says he will most miss his privacy when he goes into the Big Brother house and asked what he will do with the prize money should he win, he says that after tithing, he would like to take his family on a cruise to the Caribbean.  Given the opportunity, Alex would like to visit Japan for their fashion, technology and animation industries.  Alex also reveals that he likes spending time with spontaneous people and dislikes ‘close minded bullies who follow trends’. He says his bad habit is that he bites his nails.

The 31-year-old says that he’s passionate about building more infrastructure in his community, equipping them with more libraries and after school activities for the children.  And he says that if he could change one thing in the world it would be poverty. Listing his special talents, Alex says that he knows how to draw.  Qualified in illustration and graphics, he also says that the achievement that he is most proud of is becoming creative director for a clothing brand because of the creative control over his work.   Alex loves dogs and wants to learn how to play golf.

Bernadina – NAMIBIA

Age:                                                                                 21

Describes herself as:                                                  Energetic, opinionated, caring, crazy, loud, talkative, loving, friendly, extrovert and wild sometimes

Favourite TV Shows:                                                 Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives,

The Simpsons

Favourite Food:                                                           Sweet & sour chicken

Favourite Celebrities:                                                Halle Berry, Oprah and Wentworth Miller

Born in Windhoek, Bernadina works for a construction company. She says her favourite place in Namibia is Rehoboth, because “it’s a nice party place”. The best things about her country are the people, the wildlife and all the tourist attractions.  Her parents are her role models because “they have done so much for me and have made me who and what I am today”. The best advice she has ever been given came from her mom: “Be who you are, making wise decisions and following your heart, never changing who you are”.

Bernadina entered Big Brother Amplified for the adventure and challenge it holds – “plus the fame and the money up for grabs,” she adds. Her favourite former Big Brother Africa contestant is Tatiana because of her bubbly personality. Bernadina says that if she wins the game, she’ll give a share of her money to a lady she knows who is establishing an organisation that helps children improve their reading skills.

If she could change one thing in the word, Bernadina would love to “give all the starving people something to eat and put a roof over their heads”. When she needs to relax, she enjoys bubble baths and watching television. If she could go anywhere in the world, she’d love to visit Rio de Janeiro because “it’s the party place of the world.” Bernadina is passionate about women’s rights saying “I believe in women being treated fairly.”
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First list of M.A.M.A performers announced

In just over two months time, the second MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain will be going down. Here is a first look at some of the performers, set to take the stage at the Kasarani Indoor Stadium in Nairobi, Kanya on 10 October:
Kenya’s Wahu, South Africa’s Afro-soul queen, Lira, Nigerian rapper M.I. and Ghanaian dancehall superstar, Samini are just a few of the many stars gearing up for the awards.

Wahu facts:
– She used to be upfront for Kenyan hip-hop outfit, ‘Kapuka’
– She is a Mathematics graduate
– She won the Best Female Award at last year’s ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria

Lira facts:
– I love her, that’s a fact… ‘nuf said haha.
– She is a multiple South African Music Award (SAMA) winner
– She is currently working on her first DVD

Samini facts:
– Ghana’s Samini is a MOBO-winning artist
– He is famous for his dancehall hits
– He has shared the stage with some of the industry’s most famous, like Sean Paul, Akon, Kelvin Little, Shaggy, Ja-Rule, Damien Marley and Jay-Z

M.I. facts:
Nigerian hip hop MC, M.I. (a.k.a. Mister Incredible) isn’t afraid to tackle pertinent social issues affecting not only his fellow citizens, but those on the African continent.