Tag Archives: Africa

One MOBO for the whole of Africa

The African Diaspora is well represented in this year’s British MOBO awards which are being held tonight. Artists contending for the Best African Act award include British Nigerian producer/rapper J.J.C. and Canadian Somali rapper K’Naan. These two are facing renowned Ethiopian musician, Mulatu Astatke who is also known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, the dynamic […]

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Africa’s new music force is here!

After weeks of speculations and anticipations, the buzzing new African music supergroup, ONE8 is complete with the addition of Kenya’s sexy and talented singer, Amani; and Nigerian superstar 2face Idibia. Amani becomes the only lady in the group comprising eight of Africa’s top music solo and group acts. The two artists together with Ugandan hip-hop […]

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Genevieve did not host Ammies, why?

Nigerian actress/model Genevieve Nnaji was conspicuously absent from the list of attendees at this year’s staging of the African Music Awards. The show, which was held in London and featured performances by Zimbabwean British dancehall artist Jusa Dementor was well attended. Genevieve’s attendance as a host was widely publicised and fans were excited to see […]

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UK-Zimbabwe’s Jusa Riding High

Zimbabwean dancehall producer/rapper Jusa Dementor seems to be currently riding the wave of success. After being recently nominated for two O2 Afican Music Awards (Ammies) categories, namely: Best African Artiste in the Diaspora and Southern African Artiste of the Year, Jusa today got confirmed as the new face of his homeland’s Econet Wireless’s advertising campaign. […]

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Unfair attacks on Gamu

Gamu Nhengu might be ruing the day she set foot on that X-factor stage to showcase her singing talent, after a web based Zimbabwean media outlet, recently went on an enthusiastic raid of Gamu’s rural Zimbabwe ‘home’. A couple of days ago, the outlet’s website’s frontpage had a picture of dilapidated structures which they described […]

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Forget Canadian hip-hop: Shad and K’naan are Canada’s musicians of the year

Tonight’s double-billing of Shad and K’naan represents a must-see ticket not only for fans of Canadian hip-hop, but for people who just love music. The two performers, playing tonight in Toronto and who have appeared all over the country this month, are dynamic, and fly, and have something to say..read more on nationalpost.com

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Gamu faces deportation

  An X Factor contestant who narrowly missed out on a place for the live finals of the show is facing deportation from the UK. Gamu Nhengu, who is originally from Zimbabwe, was controversially eliminated from the ITV show on Sunday. Immigration officials have confirmed that her mother, Nokuthula Ngazana, had been refused permission to […]

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Nneka To Release EP

Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter NNEKA will be releasing her Heartbeat Remix EP on October 5, featuring five remixed tracks of the critically acclaimed single, as well as the LP version. Following her successful US debut album Concrete Jungle, the new EP features remixes by well known producers Chase & Status, Vinzz Le Normand […]

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Is Gamu Out of The X-Factor UK?

According to the website unrealitytv.co.uk, the sensational vocalist Gamu Nhengu may not be progressing to the finals of the X-factor reality TV show. The 18 year old student is said to may have been dropped by judge Cheryl Cole during the boot camp process at the judge’s home.

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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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