The Nigerian Nollywood superstar won Best Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards in April for her lead role in the Kenyan film Shattered. She plays a woman battling the effects of her traumatic childhood.
After five months without a government, DRC President Joseph Kabila named his former finance minister as prime minister on 18 April. Ponyo, a survivor of the plane crash that killed Kabila’s ally Katumba Mwanke, is unlikely to be a heavyweight politician.
Nollywood-turned-Hollywood filmmaker Jeta Amata’s new film about the Niger Delta, Black November, was screened at an all-star event in Washington on 8 May, attended by the Clintons and a host of Nigerian governors. Next up, Cannes.