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Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift boost music industry revenues to $20bn

The recorded music industry made $20bn (£16.1bn) last year, the first time the figure has been reached since 2005. Streaming sites like Spotify and Apple Music drove the success, accounting...

Singer Idir, an ‘icon of Algeria’ and defender of Kabyle identity, dead at 70

Algerian singer Idir, an icon of Berber and Kabyle culture, has died aged 70. The artist, whose real name is Hamid Cheriet, was taken to hospital in Paris on Friday...

Kumawood actor Bishop Nyarko passes on

Kumawood actor, Bishop Bernard Nyarko has passed on. The actor died on  Saturday, May 2, after battling a long time ailment. However, details of the death are not yet known.

Tony Allen: ‘World’s greatest drummer’ and afrobeat pioneer dies

Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had...

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Irrfan Khan: Movie world pays tribute to Bollywood star’s ‘pure magic’

Director Danny Boyle, actress Angelina Jolie and a host of Bollywood stars have paid tribute to Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who has died aged 53. Priyanka Chopra, who starred with...

Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan dies

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, renowned internationally for roles in the hit films Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known for his nuanced...

Oscars change streaming rules amid battle for future of cinemas

The body behind the Oscars has changed its rules so films that debut on streaming or video on demand services are eligible for next year's awards. The Academy of Motion...

Appietus fears music industry recovery after COVID-19

Legendary Ghanaian music producer Appiah Dankwah popularly known as Appietus has said the music industry will struggle to recover after the Coronavirus pandemic. With the ban on public gatherings due...

Kojo Antwi: I must like you before I feature on your song

Highlife legend Kojo Antwi has said he is selective about which artistes' songs he features on because he has to like and connect with them first. “I need to like...

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Africa

Tanzanian doctors ‘not overwhelmed by pandemic’

Doctors in Tanzania have denied being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic after a recent warning by the US embassy about the risk of "exponential...

Hundreds escape from virus quarantine in Malawi

About 400 people have escaped from a coronavirus quarantine centre in Malawi's second largest city, Blantyre, after complaining about its poor state. Local media has...

World

Twitter hides Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has hidden one of President Donald Trump's tweets from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. But instead of being deleted, it...

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in...