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Gad Elmaleh: Oh My Gad

Gad Elmaleh is the most famous comedian you’ve never heard of. The Moroccan-born Frenchman has recently stepped away from a very successful career as one of France’s foremost stand-ups to start anew in the United States — performing in a language that he is still learning. Elmaleh recently mentioned on the radio (he’s on something […]

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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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Trevor Noah Spotted On Exclusive Dating App Raya – Dubbed ‘Tinder For Celebrities’ – But Insists It’s Research For The Daily Show

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has an active online dating profile… but before you get excited, ladies, it’s for research purposes. The South African comedian was spotted on Raya recently – an extremely exclusive dating app dubbed ‘Tinder for celebrities’. Noah’s profile popped up as a prospective match for a member of the network […]

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Rapper Mos Def Ordered To Leave South Africa In Passport Row

The American rapper best known as Mos Def has been ordered to leave South Africa within 14 days after being arrested for breaking immigration laws. Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, was held at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday after trying to leave the country with unrecognised papers. The Department of Home Affairs […]

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Iman ‘Holding Up’ After Bowie’s Death, Amid Reports Cremation Has Already Taken Place

Iman is “holding up” in the wake of the death of her husband David Bowie, according to a friend. The iconic singer lost his battle with cancer on Sunday but British media are reporting that he has already been secretly cremated without friends or family present. The Mirror said there had been no plans for a […]

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Africa Music Festival Africa Oyé Announces 2016 Dates

The largest festival of African and Caribbean music and culture in the UK, Africa Oyé will take place June 18th & 19th at Sefton Park in Liverpool. Admission will be free. The fesival attracted 80, 000 patrons in 2015 across the event’s weekend and this year will be the 24th staging of the festival. It has […]

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‘Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Set To Play Tupac’s Mom Afeni Shakur In ‘All Eyez On Me’

EXCLUSIVE: As soon as her samurai sword-swinging Michonne character entered The Walking Dead, it was clear Danai Gurira would be an actress to watch. Now, she’s gotten a major feature role: she’ll play Afeni Shakur in the Morgan Creek Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. She joins a film that is already underway in Atlanta, […]

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In Exile, Burundian Musicians Create Out Of Crisis

Political violence has engulfed the African nation of Burundi. The U.N. Security Council has passed a resolution to try and prevent potential genocide, while refugees have been pouring into neighboring Rwanda. Among them is a group of musicians who fled their homes without any instruments. (Listen To The Story) Bertrand Ninteretse is a Burundian video […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie – Hand To Mouth

Here is another killer tune from Ghana’s finest contemporary rhyme master. His name is Sarkodie and the song is called “Hand To Mouth”. Trying to understand what the man is saying in the song is probably a waste of time, appreciating what he is doing will definitely help in the conservation of it. The song […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Adele – Hello (Swahili Cover by Dela)

British songstress Adele’s single “Hello” has helped her massively extend her audience reach and fanbase with many singers jumping onto the cover bandwagon soon after it’s release, in order to showcase their individual perspectives. Outstanding renditions of the heartbreak anthem have come from the likes of Taps Mugadza and Joe Thomas among several others. One rendition […]

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Not The End Of The Road For Reggie ‘N’ Bollie As They Miss Out On The X-Factor Top Prize, Louisa Johnson Wins

It is not the first time an act with Ghanaian roots has reached the UK X-Factor’s final. Fleur East who has a Ghanaian mother and British father ended up as first runner-up of 2014’s series, which was then won by British male vocalist Ben Haenow. This year’s result was not so different to last year’s […]

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My Grammy Nomination Is For Ghana – Rocky Dawuni

Grammy Award nominee, Rocky Dawuni has said his nomination is a testament to the musical ingenuity of Ghanaian artistes.“This shows that Ghanaian music has come of age as a global force to reckon…It’s a testament that all the work we’ve done to bring our music to the world has yielded results”.Dawuni has been nominated in […]

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