Archive | June, 2014

Davido, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’O shine at 2014 BET awards

African entertainers gave a good account of themselves at the just concluded BET Awards. The 2014 BET awards held on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, saw African entertainers emerge winners. Some of the Africans that won awards were Nigerian pop star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke; U.K.-born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor; Kenya’s star actress, Lupita […]

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Pantaleon Playing Mvet – Direct from Yaounde

I recently returned from an exciting music tour in Rwanda and Cameroon. I brought back fantastic music cds and audiovisual field recordings of time spent performing and work-shopping with local artists, students, and broadcast journalists. This short clip features a traditional poet musician from the Eton-speaking region of Cameroon. His name is Pantaleon and he […]

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VIDEO ALERT: D Boiz – Nene|@NatureObasuyi

As the World Cup is rolling on, we get a reminder that one of the most impressive teams so far is not only fro a country that represents good football, but also good music. D Boiz are a dynamic duo who are African, but based in Holland (Netherlands). Here is what they have to give […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Lucky Dube – Together As One

If one saw this heard the song below and/or saw the video for it, they would be forgiven for ask which part of Jamaica the singer comes from. Lucky Dube was one such South African who managed to seamlessly produce reggae songs and albums, without giving away that he was actually a South African. The […]

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Fuse ODG’s Million Pound Girl Reaches Silver Status

The British Phonographic Industry body recently announced that Fuse ODG’s “Million Pound Girl” song has officially reached silver status (sold over 200000 copies in UK standards). The Ghanaian-British artist announced this on his facebook page Friday. He wrote AY!!!! Silver! 200,000 copies sold and counting. Thank you all for purchasing #MillionPoundGirl. I truly appreciate the […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Prince Eyango – You Must Calculer

In 1987, he was awarded ‘Artist of the year’ by the minister of Cameroon. The song below is one of the reasons why Ndedi Eyango aka Prince Eyango was seen fit to receive such an honour from his government at the time. Once you heard the song, it would stick in your head for long. […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Susan Banx – Dancefloor

Brand new single Dancefloor by rising Afro-pop songstress Susan Banx is the follow up single to the singer’s last offering Home (Ile) which you may have seen on MTV Base and Channels TV. This club-banger has been getting a lot of love lately on stations such as Beat FM, Rhythm FM, Cool FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra, which is really no surprise as the dance/afrobeats mixture will have you humming Dancefloor all day […]

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Davido and Tiwa Savage Top Winners at MTV Africa Music Awards

The event marked the return of the MAMAs after a three-year hiatus as Viacom looks to spotlight contemporary African artists. Nigerians Davido and Tiwa Savage won the top male and female artist awards respectively Saturday night at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, known as MAMA, in Durban, South Africa, with local group Mafikizolo snagging the top group prize. […]

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Timbaland Impressed with South African Music

Timbaland was summoned to the stage on Friday by host Pearl Thusi, at a press conference in Melrose ahead of the music festival at Centurion’s sports park (Centurion, Gauteng , SA). “When I first heard about the idea of the show I thought it was ingenious,” Timbaland says. He adds that people should expect ground […]

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