Archive | December, 2010

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a big Thank You from diaspoRAW.net

2010 was a beautiful year. We saw the first ever staging of the FIFA World Cup in the African continent, the subsequent rise of African artists such as K’Naan and attention to the continent the world over. We also saw the discovery of a new African born star, Gamu Nhengu on British soil. We at […]

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Nneka – “I Am Not Ditching Music For Acting”

Anambra State born music sensation , Nneka Egbuna who recently starred in a feature film, “Relentless’ by a Paris based Nigerian director, Andy Okoroafor has dismissed the fear that she might be dumping her career in music for acting. Nneka, speaking with HVP, at the just concluded maiden edition of the Africa International Film Festival, […]

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Mamas’ Drama, Nneka vs Sasha

One of the issues that were intensely debated immediately the MAMAs were over is how rapper Sasha beat international songbird Nneka, to winning the Best Female Artist category. Other contenders in this category were, Lizha James (Mozambique) and Barbara Kanam (DRC). Many had tipped that if a Nigerian would win that category, it would be […]

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Akon’s Wings Are Soaring in India

Akon seems unstoppable as he continues on his quest to conquer the world with his Konvict brand. From signing Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, to having his Kon Live artist, Lady Gaga dominating the charts and him recording the leading single of Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album, to recording a single with one of India’s top producers. […]

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The Teflon Don is Heading Back To Nigeria

Rick Ross aka “The Boss” aka “The Teflon Don” is heading back to Nigeria, after thrilling fans at the MTV Africa Music Awards on December 11. According to The Nationa Online website, the Rap giant has been confirmed for a show entitled “Lagos Shut Down Concert” at the Eko Hotel in Lagos. Organised by Kilimanjaro […]

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It’s UK Zambians Excellence Awards Night Tonight

Outstanding Zambian personalities living in the UK are getting honoured with special excellence awards tonight. The UKZambians awards for excellence event is being held at the Zambian High Commissioner in London. Among the nominees is current Miss Southern Africa UK, Fernanda Kanyendo. The gorgeous young model has been nominated in the “Young Achievers” category and […]

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Parts 1,2 & 3 of Skee.TV’s “UP CLOSE” With K’Naan

Here is Skee TV’s docu-movie on Keinan ‘K’Naan’ Wasarme’s. In the docu-movie, K’Naan taks about who he is, who and what inspires him and who he represents, among other things. He also talks about how his style is original, yet influenced by various other artists, ranging from Coldplay to Nas. The film was shot on […]

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Here Are the 2010 MTV Africa Music Award Winners

Lagos was locked and the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos was on fire on Saturday night with the MTV Africa Music Awards. Former Ruff Ryders first lady, Eve was the hostess of the third staging of this glamorous event. Rick Ross, ‘The Boss’ was also there in person to give a performance. […]

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Michael Jackson ft Akon, Hold My Hand Video and Lyrics

[Akon] Ohhh… Konvict Music… [Michael] Ohhh [Akon] Yeahhh [Michael] Yeahhh This life don’t last forever (hold my hand) So tell me what we’re waiting for (hold my hand) We’re Better off being together (hold my hand) Than being miserable alone (hold my hand) [Akon] Cause I’ve been there before And you’ve been there before But […]

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It’s MAMAs Night Tonight

The show is on at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos tonight. More A-List artists have since been added to the list of tonight’s performers and hosts. According to PM News Nigeria, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of MTV Networks Africa announced that US female rapper, Eve will be hosting the […]

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Gamu Single Out Tonight

The day many of us have been waiting for has finally come, one day ealier than promised. Gamu Nhengu’s single “Where Will You Sleep This Christmas” featuring Aberlour choir is to be released a day ealier than planned on major online platforms. The singer’s supporters are pledging to buy as many copies as possible in […]

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K’Naan Docu-Movie in the Works

A docu-movie on the music and life story of Somali/Canadian rapper Keinan Warsame, popularly known as K’Naan is said to be in the works. According to MTV.com, “DJ Skee, proprietor of the production company, Skee.TV is working on a project entitled “Up Close”, which is a three-part look at K’Naan.” According to the site, although […]

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