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Mamas’ Drama, Nneka vs Sasha

One of the issues that were intensely debated immediately the MAMAs were over is how rapper Sasha beat international songbird Nneka, to winning the Best Female Artist category. Other contenders in this category were, Lizha James (Mozambique) and Barbara Kanam (DRC). Many had tipped that if a Nigerian would win that category, it would be […]

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Q & A: Taking it Easy with Mo Eazy!

Born in Nigeria and raised between his county of birth and the United Kingdom, Mo Eazy shows the diversity of his upbringing in his music. He is currently riding high with the single Red Carpet in which he mixes English, Yoruba and a Nigerian English twang to deliver his message. Although he strongly represents his […]

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G.U.B.A Award winners 2010

The Ghana U.K. Based Achievement awards were held in glamour at the immaculate Porchester hall over a week ago. We have already featured the photos from the event in our gallery and would like to share the list of the winners with you.These include businessmen and women, musicians and other luminaries. The event was well […]

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ONE8, Preparing To Take Over

The wheels are well in motion for Africa’s newly formed super-group, ONE8. The group’s members jetted into Chicago over a week ago and have already started putting a song together. The group, which comprises of 8 acts from 8 different African countries will be recording in the home town of the U.S. president with a […]

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Zambian teen wins Beffta young achievers award

A Zambian young actor, Olutunji Ebun-cole, has emerged as winner of the BEFFTA Young Achiever Award in the BEFFTA Special Awards Category. Olutunji (famously called Tunji) beat seven other contenders aged between 13 and 28, to win the prestigious Award. Tunji, whose mother is Zambian and his father Nigerian, is at 13 years of age […]

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Immigration Plea for X-Factor’s Gamu rejected

The campaign to save snubbed X Factor star Gamu Nhengu from deportation to Zimbabwe has reached the House of Lords. Crossbench peer the Earl of Clancarty asked the Government whether the Home Office would review the 18-year-old singer’s case “to ensure that she is allowed a visa to continue her stay in the United Kingdom”. […]

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K’Naan wins the single African MOBO

The MOBOs’ Best African Act award went to Canadian-Somali rapper K’Naan . The category, which also featured Nigerian producer/rapper J.J.C., Ethiopian musician, Mulatu Astatke who is also known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, the dynamic duo of Nigeria, P-Square and Ghanaian pop star Tinny. K’Naan became well known after his catchy anthem ‘Wave Your Flag’ […]

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Nneka nominated for 2 MTV Africa Awards

African Diaspora artist Nneka has been nominated in two MTV African Music Awards categories. Nneka, who is born of Nigeria father and a German mother, posted the exciting news on her facebook page. She stated that she had been nominated for the MTV Africa Awards in the Best Nigerian Act in the Diaspora and Best […]

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Tinashe’s Saved rescues the day with bouncy riffs

This debut album, from a south London singer/songwriter who spent his childhood in Harare, is a warm, soulful pop treat. Led by bouncing piano chords, Good Times showcases Tinashé’s knack for matching an addictive melody with pithy couplets about young urban life. Strumming guitars dominate jangly indie number The Feeling, while surging drums and an […]

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