Despite many economic and political hurdles, the desire to tell stories about the complex realities of a postcolonial African society is unstoppable. Young Kenyan auteur cinema is striving for international screens.
'Once, There Was a Star' is a sublime piece of historical fiction weaved masterfully: a detailed chronological account of Ismail Muse’s life circa 1977 spanning a 10-year war and his daughter’s coming of age.
Although hailed as an astute Luo rumba artiste by music reviewers in newspapers and magazines, few are aware of the musician’s first compositions that were in pure paced benga and why he chose to do almost all his songs again with tunes of rumba.
In a dystopian African setting where only a certain class of people are permitted to possess libido, with the aim of controlling population during hard times, a man struggles to find a way to revive his libido and save his marriage.
Ojeikere's camera lens refocus the male gaze away from the female body. He makes the head the singular focus of his shots, utilizes angles and employs lighting techniques that enhance the aesthetic quality of the hairstyle.
A young boy joins his friends for what he hopes will be a random day of swimming and mischief. When events take a turn for the worse, everyone is on their own as the inevitable wrath of mothers threatens their very lives.
In 1998 DMX released two albums in the same calendar year — both debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 2000, marking the start of a two-decade iconic career beset by struggles with drug addiction, legal troubles, and family troubles.