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‘Missing’ X Factor Star Gamu Is Working In TopShop And Is Set To Release New Music After Disappearing For Six Years

  The singer became a star back in 2010 but has not really been seen since SHE had all but disappeared for six years – leading Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark to launch a nationwide campaign to find her on the show. The weekly appeal sparked the hashtag #findgamu and over the last few weeks, […]

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Trevor Noah To Host Bill Clinton On The Daily Show

It will be Noah’s first time hosting a former President on the show since he took over from Jon Stewart in September 2015 It may not be big news to some but seeing an African man interview a former US President on a show under his own name is not a feat that occurs everyday. Since […]

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FIND GAMU: Whatever Happened To X Factor Star Gamu? Rylan Clark-Neal Launches Campaign To Find Missing Singer

THE Xtra Factor Live has launched a campaign to find former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu|The singer appeared on the show back in 2010 Gamu appeared on the singing contest back in 2010 but lost her place to Katie Waissel – which many consider to be one of the biggest injustices of the show ever. […]

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Is This The Year That African Music Will Conquer The United States?

Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped […]

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How Nigerian Artists Made Their Mark On British Music

The achievements of a new generation of artists have not just helped shape British pop, but given a sense of pride to the diaspora “At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican.” Those were the words of Skepta (aka Joseph Junior Adenuga) during a recent profile in the Fader. He […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jah Prayzah Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Watora Mari

“Watora Mari” is the musical first fruit from Zimbabwe artist Jah Prayzah’s latest project “Mdhara Vachauya”. The towering, slender and handsome maestro launched the album on Friday 12 August and simultaneously released the musical video for the single Watora Mari, featuring the world-acclaimed East African star Diamond Platnumz. Diamond’s appearance did not only give the […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Diamond Platnumz Ft. P-Square – Kidogo

Dancing, Party , Fiesta, Forever!! are the keywords being uttered on Diamond Platnumz’s “Kidogo” song featuring Nigerian duo P-Square. The already energetic Diamond seems to have recruited the boys from the North West to bring more heat to his party tune. The track has also come well in time for summer as the season has […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Major Lazer Ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up (Remix)

Want a taste of Ghana? Then you need to watch the video for “Light It Up (Remix)” by Major Lazer featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG. The song, which is taken off Major Lazer’s extended version of the 2015 album “Peace Is The Mission” has done well in several countries across the world and has even […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Eddy Kenzo Ft. Patoranking – Royal

Eddy Kenzo is having the time of his life and flying high with his musical career. He really deserves the rewards that are coming his way because he has been working so hard with his musical swag and melodious songs. There are so many songs to select from his hitlist and they all project various […]

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FORTUNATE SON: Davido’s Upbringing Was Almost Impossibly Blessed

Now, he’s leveraging his resources to model the future of African pop. Once, while on a Greyhound layover in Birmingham, Alabama, David Adedeji Adeleke, the Nigerian pop star now better known as Davido, spotted a familiar face on the CD rack of a bus station rest stop. Packed between sections for Top 40 and oldies […]

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RetRAW Saturdays: Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens – Kazet

The past is full some really timeless gems as far as African music is concerned. Mahlatini & Mahotella Queens’ “Kazet” is such a number. It has that authentic Afro-jazz sound that will make you visualise the beauty of the African continent even from thousand of miles away and also feel like pounding the floor and […]

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Nigeria’s P-Square Pop Group ‘Sack’ Elder Brother Manager

Two years after they were rumoured to have broken up, Nigerian pop duo, P’square are back in the news again as one-half of the singing duo, Peter Okoye yesterday moved against their management company owned by their elder brother, Jude Okoye. In a series of tweets, Peter who has been on a business trip in […]

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