Archive | December, 2014

Davido to drop second album in April 2015

Nigerian pop star Davido has announced when his fans should expect his highly anticipated second album. Via Twitter yesterday, Sunday December 28, he revealed that his next body of work will be out in April 2015. “Album out in APRIL BUT TONITE ITS ALL BOUT #OLIC.” Davido’s second album will likely feature the hit singles […]

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Azealia Banks: ‘I’d Give Up My Career To Fight For Slave Reparations’

Outspoken hip-hop star Azealia Banks has called on black Americans to penalise the country’s powerful, super-rich DeWolf family for the slave crimes of their ancestors. The 23 year old posted an article about the family’s slave links on social media on Friday (26Dec14) and called on African-Americans to track down the descendants and make them […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Africa For Norway – Charity Single

Some media outlets have signed off simply as a spoof video but that hasn’t stopped the Africa For Norway single to become a hit and for the video to go viral. Countering the aid for Africa music stereotypes, these performers made a vice-versa song and video towards one European country, Norway, and one of it’s […]

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2Face, Madinga To Host All Africa Music Award

THE International Committee of All Africa Music, AFRIMA, has announced two of the best African artistes to host the 2014 edition of the AFRIMA awards. They are Democratic Republic of Congo’s music presenter, Madinga Sona Maria and Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia. The two will co-host the awards ceremony holding in Lagos on Saturday, December 27, at […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fuse ODG ft. Killbeatz – Thinking About U

He is on a roll and nobody can stop him. His name is Fuse ODG and he has collaborated with one of his main collaborators, Ghana’s Killbeatz on this song,”Thinking About U”, another classic from the Afrobeatz track killer. Featured on his debum album TINA, it i definitely one of the tracks to note from […]

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Tinashe Goes Topless For Magazine Cover

Here at Diasporaw.net we have been following the career of Zimbabwean-American entertainer Tinashe since she was a teen, up until now, after she burst onto the R’nB music scene as the new poster girl of pop music. The industry is a dog-eat-dog world and we always worried that Tin might fall into the stunting trap […]

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Wizkid Now A Part of Jay Z’s Roc Nation?

We were wondering whether Nigerian crooner and rapper Wizkid is now a part of Rap Mogul Jay Z’s top flight record label/imprint Roc Nation after he posted the picture of himself below on facebook. The premise of our suggestion is based on the fact that he was brandishing a sign that is synonymous with Jay […]

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Tinashe’s “2 On” Goes Platinum

My first Platinum PLAQUE! Truly a dream come true. This is what R’nB singer posted on facebook today alongside the image below, in celebration of her first major musical achievement. The female artist who has Zimbabwean heritage released her debut album “Aquarius” on which “2 On” is featurd a couple of months ago an it […]

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See Ladi6 go Back to her Roots in Return To Africa

Captured in a 24-minute documentary, Ladi6 returns to Africa on a journey of musical rediscovery. New Zealand’s neo-soul star Ladi6, aka Karoline Tamati, recently returned to her childhood roots in Africa to rediscover the people and place that inspired her to first make music. Following her on this emotional journey was her cousin, filmmaker Oscar […]

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Miss South Africa Wins the Miss World Title

Miss USA, Elizabeth Safrit finished third, Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsár was named runner-up and Rolene Strauss, Miss South Africa went on to snatch the crown the pageant which was hosted in the ExCeL London in London, UK on Sunday December 14. 22 year-old Rolene was was crowned by Megan Young of the Philippines. The medical […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fuse ODG – Letter To TINA

Trailblazing Ghanaian-British Afrobeats star has pulled yet another one out of the box with a release of a video of “Letter To TINA”, the first song from his debut album “TINA” (This Is New Africa). He tells his love story with the new Africa and how it got affected by external negative elements during his […]

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Fleur East Misses out on the UK X-Factor Final Prize

Fleur East wowed the X-Factor final crowd by performing ‘her’ single “Uptown Funk”, originally recorded by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, and the compulsory single “Something I Need” by One Republic consecutively, but missed out on the final prize to singer and fellow finalist Ben Haenow. The superstar in the making stepped out from the […]

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