Via Shadow and Act Following in the footsteps of acclaimed filmmakers like Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese, movie stuntman turned director Roy T. Anderson has decided to go the crowdfunding route to help finance his latest project; a 1-hr documentary film on Queen Nanny, the indomitable leader of the Jamaican Maroons, and Jamaica’s only female National Hero. Anderson’s impressive debut film Akwantu: the Journey, on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, was a self-funded effort which has screened on three continents, even […]
Well it hasn’t been a good year for “URBAN” super group N-Dubz. Tabloid rag The Sun reports that N-Dubz star Fazer (real name Richard Rawson) has been declared bankrupt. According to the newspaper official records show that the star, 26, was made bankrupt earlier this month. Fazer’s glamour model partner Ashley Emma gave birth to his first child Ava Rose Rawson earlier this year. I thought Fazer (who is also a songwriter) was the most sensible out of the three when it […]
Last night the first Screen Nation Digital-IS Awards took place at Google headquarters in London. The ceremony showcased and honoured the best online content produced by black British and international digital media creatives across short film, web series, music promos, blogs, magazines, social networks and more. Congratulations to The Lala Report who won Favourite Arts & Entertainment/Lifestyle Site/Mag and to everyone else you took home an award last night.
The New Zimbabwe reports that the Zimbabwean government plans to rename institutions bearing colonial names. Victoria Falls will be renamed alongside several other institutions, following a weekend Zanu PF resolution to use them to honour the country’s liberation heroes. Committee chairman Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo said it did not make sense for colonial names to remain in place in an independent Zimbabwe. “Institutions bearing colonial names must be changed and be given indigenous names . . . school syllabuses must also […]