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Akon’s Ambitious Solar Plan Could Revolutionize Africa – Bringing Electricity To 600 Million Africans

Most people know Akon for his hit singles “I Wanna Love You” or “Smack That,” not his devotion to alternative energy. But just recently, the singer announced that he would be launching a Solar Academy in Bamako, Mali. The Academy will train local African engineers and entrepreneurs in order to teach them how to produce […]

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VIDEO ALERT: D’Banj ft. Akon Feeling The N*gga (REMIX)

Beats by Dre African ambassador D’Banj is not letting the top range headphones slow him down from releasing hit songs. The song “Feeling A N*gga” is a good demonstration of that point. Even Senegalese-American crooner Akon could not resisting putting his signature on the cool Afrobeats tune. The Nigerian and the Senegalese went straight on […]

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Q&A ALERT: Akon – ‘America was never built for black people’

The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, “rebranding” Africa, and his music. Senegalese-American artist Akon is a five-time Grammy nominee who has sold over 35 million records worldwide, and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in popular music, such as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and David Guetta. The […]

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Airtel & Akon Reveal Mobile Music Competition

Airtel Africa has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out a mobile music competition in Africa. Dubbed Airtel Trace Music Star, the competition will take place in 13 countries in francophone and anglophone Africa where Airtel has a presence. These countries include: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, […]

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ALBUM ALERT: Wizkid – Ayo (Joy)| @wizkidayo

It seems like everyone loves Afrobeats nowadays, but who makes the best of the ruling sound. If you listen to Nigerian artist Wizkid you will probably judge him as the best, if not one amongst the greatest. The kid has been doing it for more than a while and his consistency is capped by the […]

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MTV EMA Best African Act Nominees are Out

There is not much of a surprise with the names of African acts that are up on the MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act 2014 list. The names that popped this year are indeed on the list with the exception of a couple of conspicuously and rather debatably absent names. 2014 Nominees Ok let’s […]

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Wizkid Performs In New York, Calls Akon & Wale up to the Stage

Wizkid aka Starboy, recently passed through New York on his current tour. He performed in front of hyped up crowd. The Nigerian star made sure to remind people the crowd that he is not only an international act but he is also international connected. He brought some of the big names to the stage during […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Wizkid ft. Banky W & Akon – Roll It (Remix)|@wizkidayo @BankyW @Akon

Nigerian crooner Wizkid is on a roll as he gears up for the release of his sophomore album ‘Chosen’, which is scheduled for 2014. The Empire Mates Entertainment signee has released several singles as a build up to the album release and among them is “Roll It”, which featured label boss Banky W. He has […]

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2face, T-pain To Perform At AFRIMMA

Organisers of African Muzik Magazine Awards [AFRIMMA], Big A Entertainment, have confirmed the acceptance of another set of music super stars who will be performing at the award show, scheduled to take place on July 2, at the Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas, United States. The new addition; Nigerian singer, song writer and record producer, Innocent […]

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Akon Looks To Bring Electricity to African Homes

Grammy-nominated singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa by the end of the year, and the singer is using millions of his own dollars for the cause. Akon started an initiative called “Akon Lighting Africa” this month. The singer, who was born in the US to Senegalese […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Akon responds to “dark skinned girls” reports

Last week, reports surfaced that American music star Akon and Nigerian star Wizkid refused dark skinned girls from appearing in their music video shoot in Ghana. They allegedly only wanted “Half-Caste” ladies. Akon was present at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday 24th November 2013. After the awards show, he was spotted heading to […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie Ft. FuseODG – Down On One

This is a crazy Ghana combination, ace rapper Sarkodie alongside UK-Based Afrobeats king Fuse ODG. Fuse who has Haitian American rapper, Wyclef Jean’s endorsement, continues to prove that he is unique and innovative, with his catchy hook on the Down On One song. On the other hand Sarkodie, who boasts of Senegalese-American mogul Akon’s endorsement, […]

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