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VIDEO ALERT: Popcaan and Davido – My Story

Jamaican Dancehall hot boy Popcaan recently teamed up with his Nigerian Afrobeats counterpart Davido to release a single entitled “My Story”. The intro to the song definitely has Davido’s signature Afrobeats sound. However, we are not sure we really feel the way the crooner entered the track. The content of the lyrical body of the […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jain – Makeba (French Artist Pays Tribute To Late South African Superstar Miriam Makeba)

Jain calls herself a songwriter, singer, beatmaker and she sure does does have rhythm. The French artist also has an affinity for the artist most knew as Mama Africa, that is the late South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba. With the song “Makeba” Jain is paying tribute to one of the voices […]

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Q&A ALERT: Trevor Noah Interviews Barack Obama For The Daily Show – (UPDATED)

This is arguably the biggest one for Trevor and another cross-off on his target achievements list. Though we believe the two have never met, the interview set looked more like a catch-up meeting between 2 long lost relatives. When Trevor Noah went on a stand up comedy career path, I do not think he ever […]

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2 Female Artists Blazing Trail in African Pop Music

songs but then the club she frequented became a venue for her record spinning skills when the boys introduced her to the record playing decks. She’s not sure how exactly she got her start on the music scene. “I don’t know, maybe they were just interested in this girl but somehow the DJs I worked […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Yemi Alade – Tumbum

Ladies, do not fight against each other when you find out a man has been cheating with one of your friends/colleagues. That is exactly the lesson Queen of Afrobeats Yemi Alade is trying to convey through the video of her new song “Tumbum”. Sounds familiar? Yes, a similar concept was brought out in her last […]

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BEFFTA Awards Bring A Great Show To London Town Once Again On Their 8th Staging

People from different walks of life came together to celebrate the BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Awards over the past week. The award ceremony, held over 2 days Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October, saw a throng of nominees listed in several different categories and it suffices it to say that the […]

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Trevor Noah Maintains His Cool During His First Interview Of A Former US President

The first ever African media personality to host and interview a former American president on his own show did it quite flawlessly on Thursday night. Yes, South African comedian turned The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah sat down with Bill Clinton on Thursday to discuss his current activities (i.e. The Clinton Foundation), the Hillary Clinton […]

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‘Missing’ X Factor Star Gamu Is Working In TopShop And Is Set To Release New Music After Disappearing For Six Years

  The singer became a star back in 2010 but has not really been seen since SHE had all but disappeared for six years – leading Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark to launch a nationwide campaign to find her on the show. The weekly appeal sparked the hashtag #findgamu and over the last few weeks, […]

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Trevor Noah To Host Bill Clinton On The Daily Show

It will be Noah’s first time hosting a former President on the show since he took over from Jon Stewart in September 2015 It may not be big news to some but seeing an African man interview a former US President on a show under his own name is not a feat that occurs everyday. Since […]

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FIND GAMU: Whatever Happened To X Factor Star Gamu? Rylan Clark-Neal Launches Campaign To Find Missing Singer

THE Xtra Factor Live has launched a campaign to find former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu|The singer appeared on the show back in 2010 Gamu appeared on the singing contest back in 2010 but lost her place to Katie Waissel – which many consider to be one of the biggest injustices of the show ever. […]

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Is This The Year That African Music Will Conquer The United States?

Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped […]

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Tim Westwood Calls Wizkid “One Of The Greatest Artists I Have Ever Seen”

Tim Westwood, is undoubtedly one of the most important disc jockeys and radio personalities in the UK and he’s talking about African music influencing UK rap artists, his perception of Wizkid as a G.O.A.T and the three artists who left a lasting impression on him. For the last three decades, Westwood’s praises have been sung from […]

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