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October 21, 2018 9:38 AM Half a billion women can’t read: Gurira

Although she is now counted among Hollywood’s A-list stars, Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira is aware of the fact that if circumstances did not go in her favour, she could be one of the many women around the globe facing extreme hardships. In a letter published on her website on the International Day of the Girl Child, Gurira said although she had the privilege 40

October 7, 2018 9:44 AM Gurira’s Walking Dead days numbered?

As she progresses in her career and becomes a fully fledged movie star, Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira’s days as a zombie slaying warrior on one of the most watched TV shows, The Walking Dead, may be numbered, as there’s speculation that her character might be killed off in the not too distant future. The popular TV show returns for its ninth season 50

March 9, 2018 4:21 AM Danai Gurira in powerful UN speech

“BLACK Panther” star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men “can work shoulder to shoulder” and their abilities “are equally valued in a society.” Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women’s Day on Thursday at U.N. headquarters in New York. She says the movie has made “a massive splash” because such a representation 145

May 3, 2016 1:41 PM Mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur dead at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old. Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning 24

April 25, 2016 7:05 AM Theatre in the Park gives impetus to local theatre

Local theatre has never been taken seriously in Zimbabwe, in essence the arts sector has for long been viewed as a mere hobby and taking it as a profession loosely viewed as folly. The same industry has, however, turned the fortunes of many countries, including Africa’s leading economy Nigeria, which is largely centred on the success of Nollywood along 15

January 15, 2016 2:42 AM Jamie Hector to star in Tupac Shakur biopic 'All Eyez on Me'

Actor Jamie Hector, best known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series 'The Wire', has joined the cast of Tupac Shakur biopic. Titled "All Eyez on Me" the film will Hector, 40, will play Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of the rap icon, reported Variety. The film also stars Danai Gurira, Kat Graham and Demetrius Shipp Jr in the lead role. "All Eyez on Me" chronicles 9

January 13, 2016 3:15 PM Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' To Star 'The Walking Dead's' Danai Gurira, 'The Vampire Diaries'' Kat Graham

Danai Gurira will play the role of Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, whereas Kat Graham Tupac has been cast to portray Jada Pinkett Smitt in the rapper's biopic "All Eyez On Me." "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira and Kat Graham of "The Vampire Diaries" fame have joined the cast of the Tupac biopic "All Eyez On Me," according to Entertainment Weekly 15

January 13, 2016 5:31 AM Zimbabwean actress to play Tupac Shakur's mom in biopic

The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira has been cast as Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, in the biopic All Eyez on Me, a spokesperson for Morgan Creek Productions confirmed to EW. Gurira, a Zimbabwean-American actress best known for playing the sword-wielding warrior Michonne on AMC's hit zombie show, joins a cast led by Demetrius Shipp 15

January 12, 2016 11:43 PM Danai Gurira plays Tupac’s mom in biopic

IN case there was anyone left out there unclear on whether Danai Gurira, a.k.a. Michonne from The Walking Dead, was indeed the total badass she comes across as, this should put that lingering uncertainty to rest. Deadline reports the actor is set to take on the role of Afeni Shakur, the political activist and mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, in the upcoming 22

November 23, 2015 10:57 PM Nigerians dominate 100 most influential Africans list for 2015

The annual 100 Most Influential Africans of 2015 presents the continent’s definitive power list and profiles the continent’s top game changers in eight different fields: Politics (22); Public Office (4); Arts and Culture (21); Business (21); Civil Society (11); Technology (9); Media (7); and Sports (5). Among the 30 countries represented, Nigerians and South 18