Archive | December, 2013

Sarkodie launches 30-track SARKOLOGY album

Multiple award-winning hiplife artiste Michael Owusu Addo a.k.a Sarkodie has launched his long awaited SARKOLOGY album which was to be released in August this year. The album was launched on Saturday, December 21 at the Accra Sports Stadium with a show dubbed ‘The Sarkology Release Concert’. The concert which started around 10pm saw many hiplife artistes on stage dishing […]

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From Township to opera diva

Pumeza Matshikiza has come a long way from the townships of South Africa. Today, the soprano is part of one of Europe’s foremost opera houses, the Stuttgart State Opera, and has performed at London’s Royal Opera House. She is currently recording her debut album in London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. “The album is actually a […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Wizkid – Eledumare

Wizkid aka Starboy never ceases to undo himself with every successive release. Eledumare is one such example in which the Nigerian crooner has once again outdone himself. The ‘Legendury Beatz’ produced track will definitely make it into 2014 with great steam behind it, as Wizzy prepares to release his sophomore album.

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‘Fake’ sign language guy stars in music video

Cape Town – He’s been the butt of many a joke and even had a SNL spoof made of his unique sign language skills at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Soweto last week. Now  Thamsanqa Jantjie is the star of a brand new music video. Jantjie features in the South African rock band, Straatligkinders’ lyric music video […]

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A Soulful Session with Tosin

Washington D.C. is an exciting city in many ways. It experiences a steady flow of high-stake dramas — the 2013 government shutdown, the bumpy roll-out of the Affordable Care Act; the world’s first exhibition of yogic art, the naming of baby panda Bao Bao; fierce  lunchtime food trucks, local hip-hop music known as go-go, and of course, the […]

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PHOTO ALERT! FOKN BOIS Celebrate 50K Followers

We have reached 50k facebook air conditions! We promise to possibly make u proud…piss n laff This was the caption that was on the photo below, which was posted by Ghanaian musical and perhaps comical duo FOKN BOIS on social networking site Facebook. This one in many of FOKN BOIS’s humour laced displays. The two […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fuse ODG ft. Wande Coal – Come Closer (In-Studio Video)

Fuse ODG has released yet another scorcher, to add to his TINA movement catalogue. The song, Come Closer features the superb former Mavin Records signee Wande Coal. Wande, who is from Nigeria complements Fuse’s Ghanaian vocals in the Afrobeats banger. The song, we believe will be on Fuse’s TINA project. Wande is not the first […]

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A Continental Feast for the Eyes and the Ears

‘Mother Africa’ Is Dance, Music and the Circus All in One Imagine attending a circus, a dance performance and a world music concert, all in one day. It would be exhausting, not to mention mind-boggling to schedule. But now this feat can be accomplished in a single location in about 100 minutes: It’s called “Mother […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jesse Jagz ft Wizkid – Bad Girl

Jesse Jagz aka Jesse Garba Abaga made it clear early on this year when he released his post-Chocolate-City-era single Redemption that he has had a different spiritual awakening. Redemption was a Rastafarian based reggae type tune, showcasing a infantly dreadlocked Jesse. In order to affirm his newfound faith and musical style, the Nigerian ‘former’ rapper […]

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Idaho: Afrosonics’ Global Groove

Dayo Ayodele mixes genres, cultures When Dayo Ayodele was a child living in Nigeria, he saw a commercial on TV. “It’s a Coca-Cola commercial–the one that talks about teaching the world how to sing perfect harmony,” he said. “It’s an old, classic Coke song, and they played that a lot in Nigeria.” The commercial suggested […]

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VIDEO ALERT: King David The Great- Slow Wine

“SLOW WINE “is a collective infusion of Authentic AFRICAN sounds merged with a little CARIBBEAN twang! It fuses the robust musical talent, of both King David the Great and Kyle Lettman . The song is 3minutes and 30seconds of “pure Bliss to the eardrums”, prompting “explosive gyration to the rhythmic waist line!” It gives listeners […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Uhuru – Y-tjukutja: New music from South Africa

South African record label Kalawa Jazmee turns 20 next year – making it the country’s longest standing local urban music independent. Home of the the South African artists synonymous with Kwaito, Kalawa Jazmee has been at the forefront of the genre’s evolution which, over the years, has spawned hybrid sounds spanning 50s Kwela through more rugged Durban […]

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