Archive | May, 2015

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These two guys were very innovative with the subject of their song, “Danfo Driver”. Nigerian duo Mad Melon And Mountain Black put together their melodies onto a bumpy ragga beat and made this anthem of the late noughties. Danfos, like Kenyan Matatus are shared taxis which are mostly used by the ordinary person as day-to-day […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Proud To Be ‘space cadet’ In Star Wars

Lupita Nyong’o is very excited for people to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and is thrilled she gets to play space pirate Maz Kanata in the sequel. The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata – a pirate and galactic traveller – in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and admits she always dreamed of space when […]

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Trevor Noah’s Relentless Arc To Fame And Fortune

Trevor Noah will soon begin shooting The Daily Show – as he takes over from its US host, Jon Stewart. He’s no longer just the Noah who was born in Soweto to Xhosa mother Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah and Swiss father Robert. He is now preparing to bid his local fans farewell, with several shows at […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Dencia – African Energy

Cameroonian-Nigerian artist Dencia is back with a very uplifting message via the song “African Energy”. The song highlights the positivities over negativities over the troubled continent which is Africa, and also portrays a different image of the usually controversial Dencia. She name calls icons Nelson Mandela and Haile Selassie I, and a number of African […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Slizzy E – Edo Kind Of Guy

Slizzy E‘s latest sensational and origin-driven song “Edo Kind Of Guy” just got leaked and we were lucky enough to get it handy. We’re not sure if this is off his forthcoming album but it is definitely a finished piece of work and it sounds pretty awesome. He went in on a relatively different style […]

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BBC Women’s Footballer Of The Year Award: Nigerian Asisat Oshoala Wins

Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, voted for by football fans around the world. She beat Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian […]

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Superstar Nigerian Rapper M.I. Reveals His ‘Next Plan For Music’

Chocolate City rapper, M.I Abaga, has disclosed that he will like to have a working relationship with some notable African artistes in order to help connect the younger generations with the older ones. According to the rapper, responding to questions at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards announcement event at Cova Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos, […]

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Durban is set to host the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards in July

A decade after bursting onto the world stage, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv, channel 322) are once again shining a global spotlight on African music, creativity and achievement at the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, brought to you by […]

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Liverpool’s Africa Oye Festival 2015 Line-up Unveiled

Africa Oye is the UK’s biggest African music festival, and the 2015 festival is set to bring some big name stars to Liverpool. Headlining the main stage at Sefton Park this year will be none other than soul legend Omar. With nearly 25 years in the music industry under his belt, and collaborations with music […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Wazimbo – Nwahulwana

Maputo born, Humberto Carlos Benfica, who is famously known as Wazimbo, is regarded as one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous marrabenta singers. The song “Nwahulwana” (night bird), released in 1988, is one of his outstanding works. The song was featured first in a Microsoft commercial in California. In […]

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Summer Travel Gear Inspired by African Methods

The designers behind MZ Wallace, Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice, create simple, utilitarian accessories made from durable nylon and leather that, each season, are slightly tweaked by way of unique collaborations and the introduction of new prints (last month they partnered with Charity: Water on a line of pouches and cases to celebrate Earth […]

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Q & A ALERT: Jazz Muso Somi is on a Mission to Educate America About African Music

The US-based Ugandan-Rwandese performer on why she enjoys performing in SA, her decision to record her upcoming album in the hustle and bustle of Lagos and her Miriam Makeba musical How were your performances in South Africa? I always love performing in South African because I feel understood, maybe because of your deep jazz legacy. […]

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