Archive | March, 2013

VIDEO ALERT: Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy – Without My Heart

Tiwa Savage has released a video for her single “Without My Heart”, which features producer/rapper Don Jazzy. The Nigerian diva, Tiwa, shows off her versatility with cool RnB vocals and seductive lyrics sung on Reggae-Dancehall like beat, akin to that of Lumidee’s Never Leave You track. Don Jazzy brings his hoarse voice to rap midway […]

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Hugh Masekela interview: ‘TV and the media have Africans believing that our own heritage is barbaric’

Wearing a long-sleeved orange shirt and floral tie in the 36C Adelaide heat, Hugh Masekela says he’s in his “butterfly phase”. But though his wardrobe may be evolving, the South African musician isn’t moving on from his campaigning phase any time soon. At 73, he shows no sign of reducing his globetrotting schedule or his […]

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Stella Mwangi Moving To The UK To Boost Career

Pop Singer Stella Mwangi is best know for representing Norway in the European Singing contest Eurovision of 2011.  She sung the song Haba Haba on the show but failed to make through to the finals although she proved to be a strong contender. Lately, the Kenyan born singer has been enjoying success with her latest offering […]

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VIDEO ALERT: The Parlotones – Shake It Up

South African rock band, The Parlotones are at it again. Known for their eccentric videos and unusually publicity stunts, The Parlotones never cease to outdo their last move. This time they have come with a really unusual concept for their video, for the song Shake it Up. The group paraded one of their midtown local […]

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MISS WEST AFRICA INTERNATIONAL CROWNED

The Miss West Africa International judging panel has chosen the pageant’s new Queen. Maria Sawaneh is the new Miss West Africa International, the organisers have reported. The beautiful new Queen is from Gambia and lives in Germany. Maria’s runners up are first and second princesses Zalia Maiga, from Mali and Hawa Kamara from Sierra Leone, […]

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Focus on African Music at South by Southwest Festival in Texas

AUSTIN — The potential market for Internet-based businesses in Africa was showcased at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Texas, along with African films and music. Participants from the continent touted Africa as the new frontier for interactive media at the recent festival. At this booth sponsored by the independent music exporters of South […]

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Video Alert: Mo Eazy – Smile

Young Rapper/Singer Mo Eazy is back with a new song and video. The Nigerian-UK artist shows a different side of himself as he sings a seemingly love song called Smile. He talks about the girl he likes and expresses his desire to be the man who makes her show off her teeth in joy. The […]

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RIP Chinua Achebe: May Your Soul Rest In Peace

Legendary Nigeria Writer Chinua Achebe has passed away. The death of the then, Boston, MA based professor was confirmed on Friday 21 March 2012 by relatives. According to the UK’s Guardian newsparer, after the news first broke out in media and press, it was eventually confirmed by his agent and his publisher. He was 82 […]

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K’Naan added to 2013 AMS Block Party lineup

The lineup for AMS Block Party has been completed by the return of Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan to campus. K’Naan joins a lineup, announced Monday, that includes DJs Dillon Francis, Mord Fustang and My!Gay!Husband!, indie-folk band Good for Grapes and the eventual winner of the AMS’s Last Band Standing contest. “It’s always good to have him […]

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Akon Talks About Beginnings and the Future

Senegalese American artist Akon recently sat down with CNN’s Isha Sesay to discuss his origins, troubles, past, present and future. In an episode of CNN’s African Voices, Akon opened up his house to the world and talked about many personal matters, some of which had hazily lingered in the minds of fans for years. Akon […]

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Review: Angelique Kidjo and Fatoumata Diawara

Her style is often brash and she has made some forgettable records, but Angélique Kidjo deserves celebrity status thanks to her campaigning work and her ability to throw a memorable party. She was the ideal headliner for this International Women’s Day celebration, even if she wasn’t the finest singer in the hall. Now in her […]

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