EjineEjine Okoroafor was born and raised in Nigeria. She initially completed B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria before studying Medicine in the Ukraine. After the completion of her studies, she had relocated and practiced Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom until 2005 when she joined her now, ex-husband in the USA.

She currently lives in New York. She had since completed her Psychiatric residency program in Harlem Hospital Center, NY and is currently in a fellowship program with the NYMC-WCMC, Valhalla NY.

Ejine’s flair for prose and poetry was evident from childhood. She attributes her love for the literary arts to her mother, a dynamic Literature and French tutor who had kindled a great interest and love for reading books in her, right from a very early age.

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STARZ has only just aired the first episode of Black Sails and it is already been getting rave reviews.  The Hollywood Report claims, "Black Sails has a cast of solid actors and is it's little own treasure".  Hakeem Kae-Kazim stars as Mr Scott in this exciting series, which second series has already been commissioned.

Hakeem Kae-Kazim rose to fame in the Oscar Nominated film Hotel Rwanda playing George Rutugunda.  This talented actor has an impressive list of credits and grew a huge fan base when he played the villain Colonel Dubaku in Fox’s series 24.  He went on to play in many of Hollywood’s prime time TV shows and Blockbusters including X-Men: Wolverine and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Now he is to star in STARZ much awaited new series, Michael Bay’s original Black Sails.

The Oklahoma City Thunder is certainly one of the top NBA Basketball team at the moment, featuring great and rising stars such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and our African player of the week: Serge Ibaka.

Serge Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo and is the third-youngest of 18 children. He comes from a family rooted in the Basketball sport: his mother and father were both basketball players. Serge's father played at the Republic of Congo with the Congolese national team, while his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo. His basketball devotion started at a very young age with his first club called Avenir du Rail.

Lira
Lira

Over the past few years – buoyed by multi-platinum sales of her two studio albums and live DVD, a mantlepiece full of awards and support of fans – Lira has made no secret of her desire to find a global audience for her music.
The following is an exclusive interview with this fast rising African diva about her life and profession. Read about her now, because we guarrantee you will hear about her in the American music charts very soon as she tackles the world; Brace yourself America, for another powerful African sista!

Amadou Ly is The French Black Vampire: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Amadou is set to grace our screens in the blockbuster ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’.  Amadou plays the newest Vampire ‘Henry’, a part that was specially written into the legendary movie by the writers.  Henry is part of the duo that makes up the much-anticipated French Coven, so having French as a second language made him more prominent to producers.

His screen presence and natural gift for acting have already projected this once shy young man into the public eye.  Allied with handsome looks and bright mind he has also gained a big fan base, which is sure to expand when his character of Henry is revealed in Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

British born beauty Amelia Jackson-Gray has recently enjoyed a number of successful roles in hit TV shows such as Outsourced, Law and Order and The Mentalist thanks to a her breakout role as Vincent Chase’s love interest in HBO’s award winning show Entourage.
Having already built up her credits for her work in a long list of independent films including cult classic ‘Snakes on a train’ in which her performance was praised as “the best thing about the movie”, ‘CRUSH(ED)’ and soon to be released ‘Heartland’ the sassy young actress now takes on a lead role in Hollywood’s first independent 3D movie, Deep Gold, as beautiful villainess and reports, Claire Simmons.

Emem Archibong First Album release: What is Love?

WHAT IS LOVE? is the exciting debut album from phenomenally talented Gospel and R&B singer Emem Archibong.
Steeped in the classic Soul of legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin and CeCe Winans and influenced by the modern R&B sounds of Alicia Keys, with ‘What is Love?’ Emem looks set to be 2011’s most hotly-tipped Gospel cross-over artist and her mini album heralds the arrival on the British black music scene of a special new talent. Born in Nigeria, Emem grew up in Bradford, England where her remarkably soulful and powerful singing voice was nurtured in her local church’s choir and Gospel music and her strong Christian faith underpin her unique sound. From rousing opener ‘Black and White’ and funky feel-good track ‘Trying to be myself’ to stand out debut single ‘what is Love?’ and  deeply personal anthem ‘Not too Late’ the E.P showcases Emem’s truly outstanding vocal talent and ‘Angel,’ ‘Untold Story’ and ‘Trying to be Myself’ also announce Emem as a truly captivating new voice on the British music scene.