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Akon Talks About Beginnings and the Future

Senegalese American artist Akon recently sat down with CNN’s Isha Sesay to discuss his origins, troubles, past, present and future. In an episode of CNN’s African Voices, Akon opened up his house to the world and talked about many personal matters, some of which had hazily lingered in the minds of fans for years. Akon […]

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Gamu Is Back On The Scene With New Album

Gamu Nhengu may be remembered by many as the wrong reject of the UK X-Factor show of 2010 (at the boot camp stages). The Zimbabwe-born singer who made big news in 2010-201 is back with a new single for her upcoming album “A Love like This”. Gamu’s debut single is called “Shake the Room” and […]

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Fatoumata Diawara Speaks on Mali Conflict

Popular Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara has weighed in on the conflict that has rocked Mali and involved several superpowers, including France and the UK. Speaking to UK’s Channel 4 News from the station’s Paris studios, Fatoumata highlighted her people’s love for peace and desire to reconcile hostile parties. The France based musician lamented the devastation […]

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Metamore Returns with Extra Energy

Metamore, the young Malawian-UK rapper has returned to Birmingham after an extended leave from the UK scene, as he was away connecting with his African roots in Malawi. Metamore returned to the UK in December realign with his tracks after a year and a half absence. This includes his mission to bring Grime music fused […]

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D’Banj wins African MOBO 2012

Negerian superstar D’Banj has scored yet another major career goal. He recently won the coveted Music Of Black Origin, Best African Act award. The artist, seems to be riding on a wave, after signing to US rapper, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music record label early this year, and subsequently making it to several mainstream radio stations’ […]

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Uche Jombo Heads To UK For Nollywood Talent Search

Top Nollywood actress Uche Jombo whose trilogy “Damage” still making waves in the cinemas has done it again. The actress has debuted with a talent hunt reality show better known as Nollywood Star Search, in far away UK. She is facilitating the project in collaboration with Nollywood Uncut. A source close to the actress said […]

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Check Out K’Naan ft Nas With “Nothing To Lose”

It’s not the first time Somalian-Canadian rapper K’Naan has teamed up with Queensbridge, New York ace rapper Nas. Previous collaborations stem from Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives project with songs such as “Tribal War” and “Africa Must Wake Up”. The chemistry between the two artists has given birth yet to another anthem, namely, Nothing […]

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Akon Taking P-Square To Another Level

Superstar singer and Konvict Music CEO, Akon seems to have embarked on an enhancement program for his fresh signees, Nigeria Afro-pop duo P-Square. The singer and the double act were photographed recently together while recording a music video for P-Square’s hit song “Chop My Money”. Pictures of further colourful scenes were posted on twitter by […]

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K’Naan In Somalia: Beacon Of Hope

News that a famine in the Horn of Africa is killing thousands of men, women and children has been met with a feeble response around the world, including Canada. It may be the inertia of summer, donor fatigue, the fragile economy, a dearth of media coverage of the worst drought in a generation – or […]

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Tribute To Da Grin – DJ Don X Mix

If we do not commemorate our heroes, no one will. Diasporaw would like to join many who were remembering and celebrating the life of late Nigerian rapper, Da Grin, who died in a car crash, on 22 April 2010. We would like to share DJ Don X’s tribute mix with you as we remember the […]

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Meet Miss Babela, Stylist and Singer Extraordinaire

She is from Kinshasa, DRC, she lives in France and she is talented. She represents a fresh crop of contemporary artists from the central African side of the world. Miss Babela is a rapper, singer and stylist whose work is of outstanding quality. She has come from collaborating on fashion, with big names such as […]

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Miss West Africa International Launches Africa Fashion Day

International Beauty Queen of West Africa, Shireen Benjamin has vowed to dedicate her time and effort to increasing the support of African fashion. Working alongside the Miss West Africa event organizers, Shireen Benjamin has launched a campaign called “African Music for Fashion”; in the process she will also be launching ‘African Fashion Day’ which will […]

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