Tag Archives: East Africa

Malawi Prison Band ‘Over The Moon’ Despite Grammy Loss

Benin’s Angélique Kidjo won the award in the category which the Malawi Prison Band was nominated. Blantyre – The Malawian prison band nominated for a Grammy was proud of its achievements despite missing out on winning the award, the country’s head of jails said Tuesday. “Although we had high expectations, we are not disappointed,” Little […]

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Eddy Kenzo Announces The Loss Of One Of His Child Prodigies, Alex Of Ghetto Kids

Almost everyone who is into Afrobeats and current African music knows who Eddy Kenzo is, thanks to his massive hit song “Sitya Loss” and many other hits. “Sitya Loss” was particularly made famous by a street dance video featuring the so-called Ghetto Kids, in their shanty clothing and with their rather impromptu street dance performance of […]

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Newly Crowned Miss Teen Africa UK Is Monique Narh From Ghana

Monique Narh From Ghana Was Awarded With The 13-19 Year Olds Africa-UK Modelling Title – The Event Was Not Without It’s Own Gaffes And Controversies When we arrived at the Miss Teen Africa UK 2015 venue at the homely Stratford Town Hall in London, it was time for a musical performance. Young songstress Tiana was […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Eddy Kenzo – So Good

Eddy Kenzo is one of those African names that is constantly growing everyday. His new video release will keep old fans hooked onto his vibe and even invite new fans. “So Good” is the title of the song whose video Kenzo decided to release this month. As usual, his sweet vocals are showcased over the […]

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The African Elvis Bringing Country Music To Kenya

It’s a long way from Nashville to Nairobi, but you can still listen to country in Kenya. BBC Pop Up went along to meet Sir Elvis, a Kenyan whose parents named him after Elvis Presley, to find out more about the unlikely music scene. Source:BBC.co.uk Other articles from across the web RARE Footage of Elvis […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo

Eddy Kenzo is not letting go of the acceleration pad when it comes to his musical releases. After stunning the world with the hit single “Sitya Loss” not very long ago and other tunes along the way, he has now come out with this new tune and it is called “Mbilo Mbilo”. The song is […]

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Eddy Kenzo Wins Best New International Act At The BET Awards

Eddy Kenzo won the “Best New International Act” award at the BET awards on Sunday night. The award winner was voted for by the public and the chose him by tweeting Pick Eddy. Sadly the Uganndan star received his award on the red-carpet/sidelines. Although an even worse experience compared to some of his other international […]

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Africa’s ‘Queen of Comedy’: Anne Kansiime Enjoys Success in a Male Dominated Field

Kansiime Anne is a Ugandan entertainer with the midas-touch. She has made her name off Youtube comedy videos which in a lot of cases have become viral. She talks the language of Africa by telling jokes that relate to the common man or woman on the street and that aspect has made her act sellable. […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Proud To Be ‘space cadet’ In Star Wars

Lupita Nyong’o is very excited for people to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and is thrilled she gets to play space pirate Maz Kanata in the sequel. The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata – a pirate and galactic traveller – in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and admits she always dreamed of space when […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Various Artists – Adera (Song Dedicated to Ethiopians Killed in Libya South Africa Yemen and Saudi Arabia)

Music can bring out a lot of different emotions in people, among them joy. The artists in the video below have decided to use music to bring consolation and healing to the friends and families of Ethiopians who have lost their lives recently via different tragic events in the world, such as terrorism by ISIS. […]

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VIDEO ALERT: John Falsetto – (Sam Smith’s) Stay With Me (Cover) aka Stay With Me, Mbira Version

The Mbira is a unique but underrated instrument with roots in Southern and East African countries. Known to some as a thumb piano, it consists of staggered metal pieces attached to a wooden board and it is sometimes encased in a wooden resonator. It is known by different names in different regions of Africa where […]

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Poverty Is A Liar! Sauti Sol’s Bien Mesmerized By How He Lived In Abject Penury

Sauti Sol’s humble beginning will definitely put a smile on your face. These guys came a long way to build their empire. The hustle is real! Someone said life is a long queue, before you reach your seventh heaven you pass through a lot. Sauti Sol may be having that superstar look that everyone is […]

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