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BEFFTA Awards Bring A Great Show To London Town Once Again On Their 8th Staging

People from different walks of life came together to celebrate the BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Awards over the past week. The award ceremony, held over 2 days Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October, saw a throng of nominees listed in several different categories and it suffices it to say that the […]

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Trevor Noah Maintains His Cool During His First Interview Of A Former US President

The first ever African media personality to host and interview a former American president on his own show did it quite flawlessly on Thursday night. Yes, South African comedian turned The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah sat down with Bill Clinton on Thursday to discuss his current activities (i.e. The Clinton Foundation), the Hillary Clinton […]

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‘Missing’ X Factor Star Gamu Is Working In TopShop And Is Set To Release New Music After Disappearing For Six Years

  The singer became a star back in 2010 but has not really been seen since SHE had all but disappeared for six years – leading Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark to launch a nationwide campaign to find her on the show. The weekly appeal sparked the hashtag #findgamu and over the last few weeks, […]

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Trevor Noah To Host Bill Clinton On The Daily Show

It will be Noah’s first time hosting a former President on the show since he took over from Jon Stewart in September 2015 It may not be big news to some but seeing an African man interview a former US President on a show under his own name is not a feat that occurs everyday. Since […]

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FIND GAMU: Whatever Happened To X Factor Star Gamu? Rylan Clark-Neal Launches Campaign To Find Missing Singer

THE Xtra Factor Live has launched a campaign to find former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu|The singer appeared on the show back in 2010 Gamu appeared on the singing contest back in 2010 but lost her place to Katie Waissel – which many consider to be one of the biggest injustices of the show ever. […]

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Is This The Year That African Music Will Conquer The United States?

Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped […]

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Tim Westwood Calls Wizkid “One Of The Greatest Artists I Have Ever Seen”

Tim Westwood, is undoubtedly one of the most important disc jockeys and radio personalities in the UK and he’s talking about African music influencing UK rap artists, his perception of Wizkid as a G.O.A.T and the three artists who left a lasting impression on him. For the last three decades, Westwood’s praises have been sung from […]

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How Nigerian Artists Made Their Mark On British Music

The achievements of a new generation of artists have not just helped shape British pop, but given a sense of pride to the diaspora “At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican.” Those were the words of Skepta (aka Joseph Junior Adenuga) during a recent profile in the Fader. He […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jah Prayzah Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Watora Mari

“Watora Mari” is the musical first fruit from Zimbabwe artist Jah Prayzah’s latest project “Mdhara Vachauya”. The towering, slender and handsome maestro launched the album on Friday 12 August and simultaneously released the musical video for the single Watora Mari, featuring the world-acclaimed East African star Diamond Platnumz. Diamond’s appearance did not only give the […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Diamond Platnumz Ft. P-Square – Kidogo

Dancing, Party , Fiesta, Forever!! are the keywords being uttered on Diamond Platnumz’s “Kidogo” song featuring Nigerian duo P-Square. The already energetic Diamond seems to have recruited the boys from the North West to bring more heat to his party tune. The track has also come well in time for summer as the season has […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Tinie Tempah Ft. Wizkid – Wizkid Ventures Into Uncharted Latin American Territory

One could be forgiven for thinking that Wizkid is a dark-skinned/African South American when they hear “Mamacita” by Tinie Tempah featuring the charming young Nigeria singer. The first to do so, as far as we are concerned, Wizzy held the chorus to the song with a flawless Southern American vibe. The Disturbing London artist who was featured […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Major Lazer Ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up (Remix)

Want a taste of Ghana? Then you need to watch the video for “Light It Up (Remix)” by Major Lazer featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG. The song, which is taken off Major Lazer’s extended version of the 2015 album “Peace Is The Mission” has done well in several countries across the world and has even […]

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