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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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Meet, Asamoah Gyan the rapper

Ace Ghanaian stiker Asamoah Gyan is definitely not a one trick pony. The footballer is on target with his shots on the pitch as he is with his ‘barz’ on the mic. The Sunderland forward released a ‘hiplife’ single entitled ‘African Girls’ with Ghanain musician Castro Destroyer in August 2010. The artists express their adoration […]

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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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Somalian-Born K’naan Still Tied to His Homeland

It has been a breakthrough year for rapper K’naan. A remixed version of his song “Wavin’ Flag” with will.i.am and David Guetta became an international hit; he performed during festivities for the World Cup; and his profile in the rap world and beyond is steadily rising. Yet the Somalian-born lyricist, who escaped the war-torn country […]

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Nas & Damian Marley: Africa’s ambassadors from abroad

Nas, a rapper from the Queensbridge projects of New York, and son of Jazz musician Olu Dara and Damian Marley, a reggae artist and last born son of reggae legend Bob Marley are an odd couple in the music business. The contemporary hip hop world, which Nas is a co-author of, is associated with flashy […]

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Mugabe HANDS $US300000 to losing BB Africa Candidate

Supporters of Munyaradzi Chidzonga, the Zimbabwean former big brother Africa All-stars contestant were irate that he did not win the final prize of $US200000. Munyaradzi’s supporters took to the streets of Harare after learning that Uti Nwachukwu of Nigeria had been announced the winner. Munyaradzi and his fans felt cheated and luckily for Munyaradzi, there […]

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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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Gamu’s MOBO moment and record deal rumours

Gamu Nhengu stepped out in style at the 2010 MOBO awards ceremony. The singer, who was the viewers’ favourite to win the final prize, was axed from the show in controversial fashion at the judges’ houses stage. A media frenzy ensued after her exit from the show and personal matters of Gamu’s life including issues […]

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Gamu live at the MOBOs tonight?

As the home office decision on whether or not Gamu will be allowed to stay in UK is expected some time today , it is rumoured that the singer will be appearing at the MOBO awards ceremony tonight. Metro’s source says organisers are trying to get the 18-year-old on stage to sing amid speculation that […]

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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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