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Erykah Badu Courts Controversy with Swaziland Performance

R&B star Erykah Badu is under fire from human rights activists after performing for Swaziland’s controversial King Mswati III. The singer serenaded Mswati for his 46th birthday as a favor for a friend last Thursday, but was unaware of the leader’s reputation, which includes criticisms of his polygamy and lavish lifestyle in the poor nation, […]

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Three South Africans in top eight of Hennessy Talent Quest

Three South Africans have been selected for the top eight for the Hennessy Talent Quest. Bongi Mvuyana, Tresor Riziki and Muzart, stand a chance to perform at the 2014 Blues Passion Festival, but they need fan support to get them to Cognac. Mvuyana is an alternative singer whose single I wonder has been playlisted on radiation stations […]

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10 African hip-hop artists missing from your playlist

ONE OF THE most succinct and articulate quotes on mainstream hip-hop over the past decade came from Erykah Badu and is doing the rounds on social media again. It goes a little something like this: How y’all gonna stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music? Well Erykah, I don’t know, […]

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Nneka to Headline The Africa Centre’s Summer Festival

Covent Garden, August 3-4, 2013 LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 15, 2013–The Africa Centre is incredibly excited to announce that the headline act at next month’s Summer Festival will be the international star and neo-soul singer, Nneka. Nneka first came to prominence in 2004 when she appeared as a warm-up act for reggae star, Sean Paul, at his […]

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