TORONTO – Toronto alternative R&B singer the Weekend will be honored at Canada’s Walk of Fame Show this Saturday.
Organizers say the 24-year-old will receive the Allan Slaight Award at the event on Oct. 18. The annual award, which comes with a $10,000 honorarium, “recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success” in various fields.
Last year’s recipient was Carly Rae Jepsen. The Weeknd is the stage name for Toronto native Continue reading
Kenyan; Lupita Nyong’o has won the Academy Award for supporting actress in her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in the Steve McQueen-directed drama “12 Years a Slave.”
The win follows Nyong’o taking the same award at the Screen Actors Guild awards, a good barometer of Oscar winners. This is the first Academy Award for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-raised actress. She has also won the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
Award for the role, as well as a number of regional accolades from critics/groups in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Phoenix and more. Nyong’o was three weeks shy of graduating from Yale Drama School when she was cast by McQueen. Continue reading
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk are among the stars vying for glory at the prestigious Grammy Awards.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Lewis are among the big winners, picking up four awards so far – best new artist plus best rap album, song and performance.
Daft Punk also have four, including record of the year for their hit Get Lucky and best dance/electronica album. Continue reading
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award: Difret /Ethiopia
(Director and screenwriter: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari) — Meaza Ashenafi is a young lawyer who operates under the government’s radar helping women and children until one young girl’s legal case exposes everything, threatening not only her career but her survival. Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere. World Premiere
Executive Producer Angelina Jolie gets a shout out at the podium; she boarded the pic earlier this month. Continue reading
A Toronto based Media group, Planet Africa Television awarded the CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) with a professional excellence award. At a lavish ceremony held on November 2 at the International Center in Toronto, Planet Africa TV gave the award for Tewolde Gebremariam for his tremendous efforts to expand the Airlines.
Planet Africa TV said under Tewolde’s leadership the Airlines witnessed an exponential growth including expanding to Canada. In his passionate speech after receiving the award, Tewolde thanked his eight thousand staff at the Airlines and his team in Toronto for their tremendous hard work. He told the audience that “Ethiopian Airlines is the largest indigenous African Airlines managed, operated and owned by Africans”