Archive | October 23, 2013

Ice Prince Fire Of Zamani, Album Playlist Released

The album Fire of Zamani by Nigerian rapper Ice Prince Zamani is expected to drop on 28 October 2013. The tracklist was released by the artist on his official facebook account. It starts off with the track Stars and Light featuring sensual soul diva and the first lady of M.I Abaga’s Loopy Music, Ruby Gyang. […]

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8 Ethiopian Artists Bringing East Africa to the Future

Electrified lyres. Auto-tuned vocal acrobatics. Undulating digital synths. Extremely funky dance moves, all happening above the shoulders. Those are just a few of the awesome things to expect when you go to see an Ethiopian pop music concert in 2013. African pop music is steadily gaining exposure abroad as Nigerian afrobeats take over Europe,azonto goes viral and South African rappers […]

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Simfy continues African expansion with new playlist website

ON THE heels of its one-year anniversary of entering the South African market, music streaming service Simfy Africa has announced the launch of a new playlist-focused website. After reaching the one-year mark, Simfy noted that its users had created more than 120,000 playlists, and that an additional website featuring music grouped together by users and […]

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Bryte – Nadia Number: New music from Ghana

Crowd-funding for music startups has yet to prove its viability in Africa. Dutch crowd-funding evangelist Pim Betist found this out when, in 2009, he introduced the Africa Unsigned campaign, inviting pledges for new African music talent from across the continent and in the diaspora. The outcome was subdued and sent him back to the drawing board. Africa […]

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Pianist Weston blends African with American

Pianist Randy Weston says his inquiring mind about music comes from being “spoiled” in a positive way. “I was spoiled by love and an attention to culture,” he says of his childhood in Brooklyn. Weston says those two elements fueled his fascination with the music of Africa, which has shaped the current direction of what […]

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VIDEO Highlights from Felabration, Burna Boy Dancing in Underwear, D’Banj Grinding on Girl on the Floor

The saucy stories from the Nigeria festival, Felabration 2013 have been doing rounds over the past couple of days. Nigerian artist Burna Boy was said to have performed in an underwear, and yes he did do, with so much energy that his fans might ask him to always keep it that way. It didn’t look […]

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Oprah Visits Two Graduates From Her South African School Studying At Skidmore College

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has paid a visit to two of the graduates from the celebrity’s school in South Africa who are enrolled at a private college in upstate New York. A spokeswoman for OWN, Winfrey’s cable channel, says Tuesday that the former daytime talk-show queen was at […]

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