Archive | May, 2011

Check Out Janelia’s Performance in Baltimore

Janelia came out with the single “Love Song in Yoruba” a few months ago and it has been gaining some well deserved heat. The singer has been appearing at different venues around the Maryland DC area in the US. Below is a recent video of her performance at the Recher Theatre in Baltimore. In the […]

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Damian Marley Joins New World Star Band

Hot on the heels of a successful musical partnership and touring with rapper Nas, reggae star Damian Marley has stepped into another set of shoes. He has just become a part of the band “Super Heavy”, which is an all-star cast combining various genres. Other members of the group include Mick Jagger, lead singer of […]

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JJC Releases African Spirit Album and New Video

JJC Skillz want’s to ‘Marry Joanna, wants another chick to ‘Say Yes’ and he wants take his imprint, Big Boyz entertainment to another level, and he wants to do all this, this year alone. That is a lot on the plate of a man who is already a rapper,singer,producer and businessman. JJC released the long […]

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Home Office Appeals Against ‘Gamu Can Stay’ Decision

A decision to let former X Factor hopeful Gamu Nhengu and her family remain in the UK is to be challenged by the Home Office. Last week, it was revealed that Gamu and her family had won their appeal against deportation, as an immigration court ruled that an order for them to be returned to […]

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Mo Eazy Releases Thriller Like ‘Make Your Move’ Trailer

It’s different, it’s crazy, it’s scary and it has international potential. These are the words that should rightly be attributed to Mo Eazy’s upcoming video, for the single “Make Your Move”, which comes off his yet to be titled album. ‘Make Your Move’ was officially released a couple of months ago and it has been growing […]

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Angelique Kidjo’s African Values

When Benin-born singer Angélique Kidjo takes to the stage Tuesday for the Hope Rising benefit concert in Toronto, something unspecific, but very apparent will happen. The air will get a little more charged, the warmth of the Sony Centre a little hotter, and the all-star line-up of artists from Alicia Keys to K’naan and Rufus […]

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Stella Mwangi Shines But Fails To Prevail at Eurovision 2011

Commentators say that, ‘she sang and danced her heart out’, but, Stella Mwangi, who was representing Norway’s at the annual Eurovision Song Contest failed to win the hearts of European voters watching the first of two semi-finals broadcast from Dusseldorf last Tuesday night. Stella hails from Lillestrøm, northeast of Oslo. She failed to qualify for […]

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Gamu’s Success Options

Last week (11 May), the BBC announced that former X-Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu had been granted the right to stay in the UK by the immigration courts. Although a follow up report by the BBC said that the Home Office will challenge the decision allowing Gamu’s family to stay in the UK, at the moment, […]

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Africans Do Everything, So Says Unique Comedian ADE

A lot of Hollywood movies have featured at least one character putting on a fake Nigerian accent, in an attempt to impersonate a Nigerian stereotype, and this has always been done poorly. Many mainstream comedians, especially those who specialise in live stand-up comedy, have also featured the omni-present Nigeria accent in one way or another, […]

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Check Out Mo Eazy’s “Roger Dat” Video

Best UK Nigerian Artist Award Winner, Mo Eazy, recently released the visual to his remix of Young Money’s “Roger Dat” track. It is taken from The Mixtape Movement II (TMM II). Mo Eazy’s second mixtape is being talked about without even being officially released. The release of “Roger Dat”, which is only being a leakage […]

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Check Out Jonah’s “Back It Up” Video

Some of you may already know who Jonah is, but for those who are not in the know, you need to check out JJC’s “We Are Africans Zim All Star Remix” video because he is one of the many Zimbabwean artists in that video. Jonah has now come out with a single of his own, […]

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Nneka’s Network TV Debut and Addressing “Heartbeat” Misconception

Nigerian neo-soul/hip-hop artist Nneka made her debut on mainstream Network TV in February of this year, after making her first US album release, “Conrete Jungle”. Nneka appeared on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” and performed “Heartbeat”, the lead single from “Concrete Jungle”. Knowing that not many African artists get to reach that far, we had […]

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