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VIDEO ALERT: Yemi Alade – Tumbum

Ladies, do not fight against each other when you find out a man has been cheating with one of your friends/colleagues. That is exactly the lesson Queen of Afrobeats Yemi Alade is trying to convey through the video of her new song “Tumbum”. Sounds familiar? Yes, a similar concept was brought out in her last […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Yemi Alade – Na Gode (Swahili Remix)

When this song came out, we definitely knew that it was going to be a hit. “Na Gode” was originally done in Hausa and Pidgin by the two collaborators, Nigerian Yemi Alade and Selebobo and the video now has nearly 2 million views on Youtube after just over 2 months since its release. Now to […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie ft. Ace Hood – New Guy

Bang bang, Sarkodie has done it. The song and video everyone has been waiting for is now out. We are talking about the “New Guy” project, a collaboration between Sarkodie and US rapper Ace Hood. With this new song, the Ghanaian has proven his might and crossover abilities. Rapping in, Twi, Pidgin and English, at […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Myra Maimoh – A No Go Tire

Cameroonian R&B/Afro-Soul singer/songwriter Myra Maimoh is back, this time with a new single called “A No Go Tire”. The song headlines Myra Maimoh’s long anticipated sophomore album “Uniq”. It follows on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album, “Answer’d Me”. “Uniq” is packed with inspirational, and upbeat songs all complimented by Myra’s easygoing and […]

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VIDEO ALERT: SIM – Ethiopia

Ethiopia has new party anthem and it is the song by artist SIM, called “Ethiopia”. With a very lovable vocals, a catchy chorus and a smooth reggae-infused R’n’B type beat, it looks like SIM’s tune will be ruling the airwaves hard in 2015, even in non-Ethiopian territories. The Steve Arcenio, Mico Zola & Cheikh Davis […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Pepe Kalle – Gerant

Before The Notorious BIG and Rick Ross took the hearts of all those fans who love the voice and appearance of fat boy entertainers, there was the DRC’s Pepe Kalle…for most Africans at least. He was known for such signature tunes as “Gerant”, a must play at all African weddings and parties for a very […]

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Festival Celebrates Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Local African Communities in Waterloo, Canada

KITCHENER — Monday might have been the coldest day ever recorded, but bright tunes and spice-infused aromas at the fifth annual Bring on the Sunshine African Festival offered a warm reprieve from winter. Organizer James Kandoja said the various food stands, vendors, live music, dancing and visual art on display gives the region’s African diaspora […]

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Wizkid and Fally Ipupa Amongst ‘Most Followed’ Africans on Twitter.

According to MGAfrica.com, Nigerian and Congolese artists Wizkid and Fally Ipupa respectively are among the most followed Africans on twitter, with Wizkid, aka Starboy even beating the Kenyan president and a Tanzanian politician, who are the only one of their kind on the list. The poll shows a nation by nation leader and has Wizkid […]

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Angélique Kidjo with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, review: ‘a remarkable collaboration’

The combination of the queen of African music with a classical orchestra was exhilarating Glasgow’s huge international folk roots festival Celtic Connections has played host to some remarkable collaborations over the years. But few can have been quite as memorable as this exceptional concert bringing together the extraordinary Beninese diva Angélique Kidjo, Luxembourgian composer Gast […]

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VIDEO ALERT: DELASI – Afemakpor

For the last couple of years, young Ghanaian artist Delasi has been growing as an artist, with well received releases such as “Cut You Off” and “Accra Nairobi” featuring Kenyan rapper MC Kah. He has entered 2015 with fire in his belly as he looks forward to finally releasing his debut album. His 2015 entry […]

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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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Stromae, Hammersmith Apollo, London — review

The Belgian singer combines exuberant stage-craft, chansonnier vocals and techno tunes The British parlour game of naming 10 famous Belgians is about to get easier. To the list of Tintin, Magritte, Poirot and, um, the other ones should soon be added Stromae. A huge star in French-speaking countries — his 2013 album Racine Carrée outsold […]

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