Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation -ZNBC- Director General Richard Mwanza says the national broadcaster remains committed to promoting the local film industry.   Mr. Mwanza says ZNBC is however keen on equipping local producers with necessary skills and knowledge in the film industry to enhance the quality of productions.   He says the country has


    Minister of Information and Broadcasting services Dora Siliya says the construction of provincial studios across the country will open doors to boost the film industry in Zambia.   Ms. Siliya says there is a lot of untapped talent in some parts of the county and that Zambians will have an opportunity to

Givenchy dies

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 91. His partner Philippe Venet, a former couture designer, confirmed the news. The enduring appeal of Givenchy was showcased at this year's Oscars, where Black Panther star Chadwick

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor ‘drowned in hotel bath’

Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning, a Dubai post-mortem report has said. The 54-year-old actress, known simply as Sridevi, drowned in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness, it says. It had earlier been reported that she died of cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding

Lupita to star as Trevor Noah’s mother

Kenya's Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is to star in a film adaptation of internationally acclaimed South African comedian Trevor Noah's autobiography, Born a Crime. "I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation!," Nyong'o said on her Instagram


Tributes have been pouring in for one of East Africa's most popular musicians, Mowzey Radio, who has died aged 33 after a reported bar brawl. Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, died just hours after Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni donated $8,300 (£5,800) towards his medical bills. The Afrobeats star was being treated in

Hugh Masekela dies

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78.   In a statement, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer".   Masekela gained global recognition with his


  Minister of Arts and tourism Charles Banda has unveiled the fourth National Arts Council of Zambia board.   Speaking when he presented the new board members, Mr. BANDA said government's aim is to strengthen partnerships to transform the informal sector and create an enabling environment for the creative industry to thrive.   He said

Aki na Paw Paw jet in

    Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation - ZNBC Director General Richard Mwanza has commended uncle T's Art and promotions Director Trevor N'gangu for his commitment to develop the art industry in Zambia.   Mr. Mwanza says ZNBC stands ready to work with art promoters.   He said this when Nigerian actors Chinedu Ikedieze known as Aki