Archive | August, 2013

Youssou N’Dour: Voice of Africa, BBC Four

Senegal’s star singer keeps his secrets You either get Youssou N’Dour, or you don’t. For millions on his home turf, the Senegalese singer is a major cultural figure: the street urchin-turned-superstar who almost became president. For large numbers of Western fellow travellers he’s the sexiest, most charismastic figure to emerge from the whole world music […]

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Davido’s Skelewu Competition Goes Viral, Insane and OTT

Just over a week ago, Nigerian singer Davido invited fans the world over to take part in fan-made video competition for his Skelewu single.  The dance themed song is catchy and yes very dance-able-to (is that a word?). With a price of $3000 on offer, fans worldwide have gone berserk on social media and video […]

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From West Africa to Sweden and Beyond, BEAT100 Ultimate Musician, GrYoT, Spreads His Positive Message Through Music

Hailing from West Africa and now living in Stockholm, Sweden, hip-hop artist and songwriter, GrYoT, combines his African rhythmic roots and experience in European music with the lyricism of American hip-hop to create an exciting and upbeat sound. With influences including Jay-Z, Andre 3000, and Linkin Park, GrYoT says he loves “powerful music and sharp lyrics,” […]

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D’banj Rocks N200,000 Giuseppe Zanoti Sneakers

D’banj is one of the most fashion conscious male celeb in the coutry today as he tends to have a thing for great designer wears and accessories. He was spotted rocking this Giuseppe Zanoti’s gold plated Sneakers which also has been rocked by Chris Brown and NBA’s Dwayne Wade as well. What do you think? […]

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BBC Moves One of Its Chief Radio Stations’ Entire Production to Nairobi

With the opening of its Nairobi bureau in 1998, BBC World Service became the first international broadcaster to establish a news production bureau in Africa. In 2006, Amka na BBC was relocated from London to Nairobi, and BBC World Service became the first international broadcaster to produce and present radio programmes from the continent. The BBC achieved […]

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Hilarious Photo: Miley Cyrus Twerks for Ezekiel Kemboi ?!

Miley Cyrus caused a whirlwind at the MTV Video Music Awards(VMAs) with her raunchy twerking that has left lips wagging across the globe. The young American actress and recording artist seems to have twerked up some backlash as Twitter has been going in on her ruthlessly. Seemingly endless Twitter memes have begun to go viral on the […]

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EP ALERT: Atumpan – The Thing

Atumpan’s long living anthem ‘The Thing’ has now been officially released. The Ghanaian’s top charting single is now available digitally on iTunes in a 6 track package, which can also be downloaded individually. The release comes after the artist signed a deal with global music brand Ministry of Sound for the distribution of the song. […]

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Tiwa Savage, fiance TeeBillz set to wed

Mavin records’ songstress, Tiwa Savage and her fiance, TeeBillz have finally picked a date for their white wedding. The couple will be having their traditional marriage on the 23rd of November, in Lagos, while their white wedding will hold early next year*(February) in Maldive Islands, an  island nation in the Indian ocean.  Last weekend, Tiwa […]

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Stonebwoy Plans To Hit The UK With Powerful Shows

He has been blazing hot in Ghana, but now reggae-dancehall sensation Stonebwoy has decided to take his career to an international level. Stonebwoy’s international onslaught will begin with a number of events in the UK including one major holiday event, Summer Traditional Wear. The event will be held at The Enabling Centre, in Barking, Essex, […]

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Brandy plays to an empty stadium in South Africa

American R&B star was surprise guest at Mandela Sports and Culture Day but most of the audience had left beforehand. Did Brandy play to a stadium of 89,960 empty seats on Saturday? The singer reportedly performed for a crowd of no more than 40 people at the end of a day-long arts and sports event […]

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Don Jazzy, D’Prince joins Tiwa Savage, Others as MTN Brand Ambassadors

Although unconfirmed, sources hint they were both paid 30 million naira each for the deal. Don Jazzy and D’Prince now join MTN’s growing family of celebrity-ambassadors including Kcee, Inyanya, Wizkid, Davido, Chidinma, Praiz, Mike Anyasodo and fellow label mate; Tiwa Savage. Hard work pays… congrats to the two of them. Source: VanguardNGR

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The African Festival of the Arts to Feature Music, Art and Culture – Brandy and Oliver Mtukudzi

Chicago’s largest outdoor cultural festival, the African Festival of the Arts, will feature an array of musical talents from around the African diaspora, along with several decidedly American acts such as Brandy. This year marks the 24th year of the Festival. Most music fans know Grammy Award- winner Brandy as the breakout teenage songstress who […]

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