Archive | January, 2014

Angélique Kidjo Shouts Out Africa’s Women With Funk And Fire|@angeliquekidjo

Angélique Kidjo – All Things Considered Angélique Kidjo started singing as a young girl in her native Benin, in West Africa. She moved on to Paris and Brooklyn — her current home — and, along the way, became one of the most acclaimed African singers alive. Kidjo named her 10th album Eve, for her mother […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sèyi Shay Interview|@MBellz_ of @afrobeat36 Has A Fun Packed Date With @iamseyishay

Afrobeat360’s Mansour Bellow got lucky a little while ago and managed to bag a date with UK/Nigerian star Seyi Shay. He managed to get to know a few things about her. There is quite a lot to know about this shooting star and her upcoming album, Ragga Ragga. You can watch the interview and her […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Only God Knows|@NezaMusic Is Leaving It All to God

Now based in Toronto, Canada, Neza is originally from Rwanda and moved to Canada at only 16 years of age. Well, that she is associated with with a country that was previously ravaged by genocide is not the key fact about her. The key fact about her is that her voice is unique and has […]

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Carlifonia: Watoto Children’s Choir offers free performances, message of hope

Armed with a story based in tragedy and voices filled with energy and a message, the Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa has been traversing the West Coast and California and will continue to do so through March 4, making stops in the Inland Empire along the way. The Watoto Children’s Choir tours in hopes of […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Otiz ft Jaywon – Ololufemi|Early Valentine Present From @iam_Otiz and @MR_JAYWON

If you are into love-themed Afrobeat sounds or at least if you are looking forward to playing something lovely over that valentine meal with your loved one, this is the right track for that. It is not only perfect for listening on low volume during the meal, it is also the kind of tune that […]

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VIDEO ALERT: FOKN BOIS – Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge)|@wanlov & @mensamusic aka @FOKNBOIS Are Coming Back For Revenge.

One would probably be forgiven for asserting that Mensa and Kubolor, also known as the FOKN BOIS are a pair of comedians. No they are certainly not, they are full time rappers…who are quite vengeful too, so watch out for what you say. After releasing Coz Ov Moni which was jam-packed with never before attempted, […]

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Atumpan Nyash Competition Blowing Up

Dance competitions are now almost the default method of making songs explode, apart from strange memes and explicit content. The case also applies for most young Afrobeat artists. Ghana’s Atumpan is not an exception. His current competition is for his controversial single “Nyash”, which talks about the female’s backside and he has since shot his […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Stonebwoy – Submarine|@stonebwoyb says he is down in a sub

Ghana’s Stonebwoy aka Stonebwoy d’burniton has once again proven that he can give a lot of major Jamaican Dancehall-Reggae artists a run for their money with his latest release “Submarine” (the remix). Sounding a lot like a cross between Jamaicans, chanter Capleton and singer Richie Stephens. There is no reason why the girl in the video […]

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Growing up in Zimbabwe helps “Walking Dead” actor forge passion for theatre in Africa

ATLANTA – Growing up in Zimbabwe and visiting South Africa as a young woman helped forge Danai Gurira’s passion for producing theatre in Africa. As a young girl, she saw how females could be placed at the margins of society. As a college student, she saw the power of artistic expression in South Africa, where […]

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Orin music streaming app looks to take African music global

Nigerian firm 234 Digital has launched free music streaming app Orin, which seeks to make African music more accessible and introduce the continent’s musical styles to the world. Orin provides the user with the ability to stream full albums and videos from their favourite artists on their mobile device for the discovery of new music, […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Pintinz – African Child|@OfficialPintinz Starts The Year With Positivity

Check this one out, lovely  and yet progressive song by Nigerian artist Pintinz. It is called “African Child”. The artist goes on the reminiscent route with his lyrics and uses fresh melody to tell his story. On the progressive side, he wails on the hook that he is born champion. The acoustic element blends well with […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Slizzy E – “Disco”. This will be banging in 2014 @iamslizzye

Slizzy E, popularly known as Edo Boy, aka Slizzy the Gladiator has started the year with a bang. The song Disco is his latest offering. Some may call the song and music video sleazy, but both will definitely be getting some heavy rotation everywhere in the world, for the song, and catching every eye’s attention, […]

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