Tag Archives: East Africa

Norwegian-Kenyan Artist STL Carries on, on Nostalgic Journey

Singer/Rapper Stella Mwangi who was made famous by the Eurovision Musical show where she reached the finals seems to gowing back to her roots with her music. Quite a lost has happened in Stella’s life between apperaing  and losing out in the finals of 2011’s Eurovision contest and now. On the plus side, she has […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Habida – Lights Up

Here is a tune that will be adding heat to summer party scenes across the world from 2013 and beyond. It’s a song by Kenyan songstress, now also a diva, Habida. The hook, “put your lights up in the air and make it burn” makes the song very catchy and the bumpy beat adds more […]

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No More Music,Says Sim HT and Jesse McDaniel

They tout their diversity as the most outstanding thing about what their music represents. With rhetorical questions such as; “When was the last time Japan, Germany, Ethiopia and America came together to collaborate on a musical project? What do these countries have in common? And even If they were to join influences, what would it […]

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Face of Fashion4Africa

The Face of Fashion4Africa event is a fund-raising initiative which focuses on exposing the amazing potential that is within the modern African textile industries, culture, music and arts from all states of the continent. The event was launched on the first of May in London. The event in May was a showcase of designs and […]

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K’Naan Reaping Rewards: Globe Artist of the Year

There were Canadian artists who made more money and generated more online hits this year. But K’naan achievements stand apart. While his Wavin’ Flag flew on the global focus on soccer, the rapper himself used his greater fame to provide aid to charities around the world. The sequence of events certainly sounds familiar: Canadian indie […]

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Miss Africa USA Going Strong

Fatoumata “Fifi” Soumah is the reigning Miss Africa USA. 21 year old Fifi Soumah is a full time student at Montgomery College, majoring in Communications. She is originally from the Republic of Guinea Conakry in West Africa. Fifi has been using her title as Miss Africa USA 2010 to raise awareness and educate others about […]

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Q & A: Who is Metamore?

Metamore is a new kid on the block on the UK hip-hop scene. The 21 year old poet already has two mix-tapes in his name, ‘BigManMusic’ and ‘SOS’. Although the name Metamore may sound new to some of you, but the young artist has actually been around for a while now. He was nominated in […]

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ONE8, Preparing To Take Over

The wheels are well in motion for Africa’s newly formed super-group, ONE8. The group’s members jetted into Chicago over a week ago and have already started putting a song together. The group, which comprises of 8 acts from 8 different African countries will be recording in the home town of the U.S. president with a […]

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Somalian-Born K’naan Still Tied to His Homeland

It has been a breakthrough year for rapper K’naan. A remixed version of his song “Wavin’ Flag” with will.i.am and David Guetta became an international hit; he performed during festivities for the World Cup; and his profile in the rap world and beyond is steadily rising. Yet the Somalian-born lyricist, who escaped the war-torn country […]

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K’Naan wins the single African MOBO

The MOBOs’ Best African Act award went to Canadian-Somali rapper K’Naan . The category, which also featured Nigerian producer/rapper J.J.C., Ethiopian musician, Mulatu Astatke who is also known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, the dynamic duo of Nigeria, P-Square and Ghanaian pop star Tinny. K’Naan became well known after his catchy anthem ‘Wave Your Flag’ […]

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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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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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