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AS contribution of tourism sector to GDP is becoming more visible and assured, many countries are exploring new markets to bring in revenues from the sector. According to UNWTO, tourism has become one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world with arrival growth in Sub-saharan Africa estimated at 5 percent.
Hollywood and ‘Scandal’ superstar Kerry Washington has revealed her Igbo name.In an interview with InStyle magazine, the star who is married to retired NFL football star player Nnamdi Asomugha, revealed her new middle name as Ogechi – God’s time is the best.
Kerry told InStyle in a recent interview that her mother-in-law gave her the Igbo name.
Kerry said “Nnamdi’s parents are Nigerian immigrants. His father passed when he was young. When you marry into the Igbo culture, you get a new name. My name is Ogechi. I wear it on a necklace my mother-in-law gave me.”
THE Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says.
Last year, home affairs said foreign visitors would have to appear in person to apply for visas to have biometrics taken. Parents and guardians travelling with minors would have to have unabridged birth certificates for children under 18, showing the names of both parents. Minors travelling with one parent must have an affidavit of consent from the absent parent.
IN life, some crave power so they might have influence, but others become influential through hard work and thus become powerful. Nigeria’s Zuriel Oduwole epitomizes the latter, as her influence knows no bounds.
Having premiered her documentary “A Promising Africa” in Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK), the film has now made its way to South Africa.
NIGERIA and South Africa have a vibrant motion picture industry. While Nigeria boasts of an industry that is reputed as the third largest movie producing country in the world, South Africa has a growing film and an established television industry that has produced contents that have been widely applauded.
Chief Tony Okoroji, Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has returned to Nigeria after a visit to South Africa. Okoroji was in South Africa to connect the pipes between the Nigerian and South African music industries, the continent’s two biggest drivers of entertainment, so that there can be a free flow of ideas, resources, projects and economic benefits to the stakeholders.
Percussionist Jorge Perez Gonzalez is a musician and jazz-fusion percussionist who plays for the Spanish Band Patax. For those who know Jorge, playing percussion on different instruments is nothing new. However, in this video below, Jorge took his act to a new level by turning actual human butts into bongos. Some call it 'booty drumming' but you can just see it for yourself.