Archive | August, 2014

VIDEO ALERT: P-Square ft. T.I. – Ejeajo

The unmistakable twins are back again with their usual party vibe and joyful sound. It is none other than Nigerian duo P-Square with a new release called “Ejeajo” which features American superstar rapper and actor T.I. The release is said to be a build up to the duo’s 6th album and it follows straight in […]

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Ret-Raw Saturdays: Mr Nice – Fagilia

Mr Nice’s “Fagilia” song did not only cause problems in east Africa when it was released, but also in several parts of the world. It feels good to remember this song from one of the contributors of what has now become an internationally recognisable industry, the Afrobeats industry. “Fagilia” was one of the hot songs […]

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ALBUM ALERT: Afrikan Boy – The ABCD

Nigerian-British rapper Afrikan Boy has released his highly anticipated debut album “The ABCD”. Best known for his hit single “One Day I went to Lidl”, the rapper is here to let us know that he is not one trick pony. He told us that he is “shouting loud and proud” with this release. The release […]

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Tinashe Review – Bald and Bawdy R&B-infused Pop

Tinashe Kachingwe has packed a lot into 21 years. As a child star, she appeared in Hollywood movies and TV shows including Two and a Half Men and had performed with girl-group the Stunners. When they disbanded in 2011, Tinashe withdrew to write and produce the first of three mixtapes, posted on her website, that transformed her […]

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Honouring Music’s Role in the Making of South Africa

  The struggle against apartheid in South Africa has a soundtrack, and a project running this September – Heritage Month – will pay tribute to the music and the musicians who played a part in the country’s transformation to democracy 20 years ago. Independent record label Shifty Records has partnered with the Alliance Française of […]

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Maggie Wheeler (from Friends) Directing African Music Choir

Actress Maggie Wheeler has established a second career for herself as a choir director. The Friends star, who portrayed Matthew Perry’s on/off girlfriend Janice on the hit sitcom, reveals she has been focusing on her love of music in recent years and has been spending the majority of her time working with a local choir […]

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VIDEO ALERT: T.I.N.A. ft. Angel Exclusive Music Video Behind The Scenes | Dropout UK

Since Fuse ODG’s “TINA” single dropped a few weeks ago, it has probably been replaying in several people’s heads as it is melodic and catchy. The singer has been quick to go on and shoot the visuals for the song which features British singer Angel. The behind the scenes video shows Fuse working with Angel […]

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Blakk Rasta Pulls Over 20,000 Crowd With Coco Tea In Canada

Blakk Rasta has chromed another success story being the first African act booked for the JAMBANA Festival. He has raised the bar and proved to many other Ghana acts that he is a finer and a marketable music  brand on  the international stage when he played on the Jambana Festival in Canada. He shared a very big […]

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Reggae-Dancehall Artists Borrowing Heavily From Afrobeats

It has never been a secret that Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall music genre are both derived from ancient African music. The drumming, the baseline and the melodies they exude are indeed rooted in the African spirit. It is therefore not surprising that a number of the latest singles coming out from the much younger version […]

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Belfast Mela: Wilson Magwere bangs drum for festival’s eclectic offering of international acts

African drummer Wilson Magwere was forced to flee Zimbabwe 10 years ago because of his music – but now he is bringing Belfast youngsters together with the same talent. Performing at the launch of Belfast Mela, the 35-year-old brought a smile to everyone’s face with his interactive One People, Nice People song. As well as […]

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Upstart Label ChiBase Productions Targets Worldwide Audience For African Music

As the ancestral home of American jazz and the blues, Jamaican reggae and Trinidadian calypso, the music of Africa has had a far-reaching influence on genres throughout the world. Yet contemporary African artists, with few exceptions, struggle to impact beyond the continent, or fan bases within African expatriate communities in the U.S. and Europe. The […]

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The Ngoma Africa Band (Golden Voice of East Africa) Takes Over European Fans By Storm !

The Ngoma Africa Band aka FFU also known as Anunnaki alien, the most successfull African live Band based in Germany has been vastly gaining popularity through an extra ordinary rhythm “Bongo Dance” from Tanzania and Neighbouring East African countries which always drives the europeans funs crazy. Its more than two decades now that Band has […]

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