Archive | February, 2014

Stromae On His Rwandan Roots And The Language Of Music

Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has taken the international music scene by storm. Born in Brussels to a Belgian mother and a Rwandan father – who was killed in the 1994 genocide – the 28-year old musician has recently released his second album, Racine Carree (Square Root). When BBC Africa’s Sophie Ikenye met […]

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Diawara A Stirring Voice For Peace

The Malian vocal star, a favorite of such collaborators as Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock & Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock, performs Wednesday at UC San Diego. Internationally celebrated vocal sensation Fatoumata Diawara counts Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock, Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea and Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lô among her admirers and collaborators. […]

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African artists join Music Freedom Day 2014

Dina El Wedidi, one of Egypt’s leading new artists will be performing in Oslo, Norway. Moroccan fusion rocker Réda Zine leads his band Voodoo Sound Club in a concert in Bologna, Italy, while some of Zimbabwe’s most outspoken artists enter the stage in Harare, and exiled musicians from Sudan perform in Cairo – all joining […]

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VIDEO ALERT: EL – Helicopter Engine(Dance Promo Video)|@ELrepGH

If you going to a party that will involve dancing this weekend, then this one is definitely for you. Ghanaian dancers Asahene, Chapter and Brizzy teamed up to piece together some really cool moves over producer/rapper EL’s Helicopter Engine song. They really did justice to the song, in this Prince Peprah directed video. watch it […]

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Berita spreads wings, out to conquer Africa

EASTERN Cape songstress Berita Khumalo will be spreading her wings internationally this year to tour a number of African countries. After being crowned “queen” of African Pop for her debut album Conquering Spirit at last year’s Metro FM Music Awards Berita said interest in her music grew in Africa and beyond. Speaking to the Dispatch […]

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PHOTO ALERT: Nigeria’s Amber Rose, Vanessa Hauwa Releases Some Reveals Pics (18+)

One of Nigeria’s top video vixen and model, Vanessa Hauwa who is popularly referred as Nigeria’s Amber Rose recently shared some hot sexy photos of herself Known for her stylish life especially in Abuja where she currently operates from, she is also an upcoming artist and has been managed as GLees Model since 2009. She […]

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PHOTO ALERT: Fally Ipupa Posts Man City VS Barca Pictures With Lionel Messi, Toure And Other Stars| @fallyipupa01

Being a celebrity can give you access to places many people can never get to. Here is what it gave to Congolese superstar musician Fally Ipupa on Tuesday night; It gave him not only a chance to witness one of the greatest matches in the history of football, but also, backstage access to the stars […]

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FOKN Bois diss P-Square for ‘trying to steal Azonto’|@FOKNBOIS @rudeboypsquare FOKN MIX-UP

Controversial music duo, M3nsa and Wanlov da Kubolor, known collectively as FOKN Bois, have hit hard at the Nigerian music duo, P-Square, for trying to copy the famous Ghanaian Azonto dance. Since P-Square made public their Alingo song and dance, several Ghanaians have argued that the dance is just a carbon copy of Azonto. Even though Peter and Paul […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Sarkodie ft Kwaw Kese – Broke N*88s

This one might not necessarily sound unusual coming from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, a blend of US Hip-Hop and and Hip-Life, some trap sounds mixed with very masculine and braggadocios lyrics (by Sarkodie). Guest Kwam Kese makes it drunkenly interesting with his Lil Wayne-esque approach to the track. You can listen to the “Broke N*ggas” track […]

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South African teenager wins Ryan Seacrest competition

South African singer Filipa Carmo da Silva celebrates her victory in US media superstar Ryan Seacrest’s online singing competition. Filipa came up first out of 26 after five rounds of voting in his online talent search event. Filipa’s heartfelt cover of the One Direction hit “Story Of My Life” achieved over 75,000 hits on YouTube […]

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My Song: [Ugandan-European] Jaqee on ‘Hero’

Ugandan singer Jaqee learned at a young age that her voice was her strongest weapon in getting heard in the patriarchal culture that surrounded her. Later when she applied her voice to music, she realised that she could also use her voice to share opinions and ideas with the rest of the world. In this […]

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CANADA: African Sunshine Festival Draws Record Crowds On Cold Winter Day

KITCHENER (Ontario, Canada) — When Zimbabwe-born artist and poet Jacqui Terry arrived in Waterloo Region five years ago, she was pleased to learn the region had a rich multicultural population, particularly of African-Canadians. “My experience as a white African coming to Canada, you can choose to drop that part of your heritage (but) we have […]

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