Nigeria’s wildest celebrity transformation
By Guardian Exclusive
13 February 2023 | 1:54 pm
Unique looks are one particular trait that every artist puts effort into. These looks vary depending on the artist's personality, but all in all, the aim is to look good. Check out Nigerian celebrities who have had different hairstyles from how they were introduced to us.
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The Vesta Orchestra and Opera Foundation are trying to raise the profile of classical music — and the prospects for the musicians who make it — in Nigeria.
Paulo Furtado aka "The Legendary Tigerman" has been making bluesy music for over two decades. He's gearing up to release in September an album he composed during a three-month residency in Paris back in 2019, and for which he features a number of female guests. Most notable is Asia Argento, with whom he duets on the single "Good Girl".
More than 40 years after "Raiders of the Lost Ark" introduced the world to adventure-seeking archaeologist Indiana Jones, an 80-year-old Harrison Ford returns to the iconic role for a fifth and final instalment. For FRANCE 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson, it's an "exemplary popcorn flick", complete with action, suspense, exotic locations and one of the most recognisable music scores around.
A British study has investigated misogyny, sexual harassment and violence in the music industry. Too often the victims are blamed, as the authors told DW.
The upcoming "Barbie" movie will not appear in Vietnamese cinemas because it depicts a map showing China's claims to the South China Sea, state media reported. It had been scheduled for release later this month.
In a post-Covid era where music lovers have less disposable income and organisers face higher costs, we discuss what music festivals can do to survive. We're joined by John Rostron, CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals in the UK.
Kevin Aubert founded Senegal's last photo studio of its kind two years ago. In its darkrooms he hopes to rekindle his country's love for film photography and the analog process.
With advancements in technology and the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers around the world are embracing digital tools and techniques to enhance production, distribution, and consumption of films. Ghana’s film industry has been struggling to keep up with digitalization, although it remains the second-largest producer of films in Africa per year.
The recent passing of Jane Birkin was a reminder of just how attached French people are to la chanson française, which literally translates to "French songs" but is much more than that. Chanson française is a very distinct genre of music and is intertwined with French culture and history. Several styles of chanson française have emerged over the years, but the defining feature that ties them all together is that it's all about the words. In this episode of French Connections we take you on a musical tour of la chanson française.
India is reeling from a shocking video that shows women naked on the street after apparently being raped by a mob in Manipur. A group of women has now reportedly set fire to a house belonging to one of the suspects.
In a trendy video obtained by GTV on Twitter, deposed President, Ali Bongo of Gabon has appealed to his international allies to show their support as military officers in the oil-rich central African nation carried out a coup. He expressed his plea for solidarity.
FRANCE 24's Genie Godula, who's also the mistress of ceremonies, speaks to Eve Jackson about why the Deauville American Film Festival still rocks despite the absence of big stars like Jude Law and Natalie Portman because of the strikes in Hollywood.
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Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
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As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
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The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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