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VIDEO ALERT: Popcaan and Davido – My Story

Jamaican Dancehall hot boy Popcaan recently teamed up with his Nigerian Afrobeats counterpart Davido to release a single entitled “My Story”. The intro to the song definitely has Davido’s signature Afrobeats sound. However, we are not sure we really feel the way the crooner entered the track. The content of the lyrical body of the […]

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ALBUM ALERT: Wizkid’s Album Is Here, And It Features Chris Brown, Trey Songz, TY Dolla $ign, Drake, Bucie and Major Lazer

NIGERIA–After massive singles such as “Come Closer,” “Daddy Yo” and “Naughty Ride,” Nigerian pop star Wizkid‘s highly anticipated album, Sounds from the Other Side, is here. The star-studded album, which is Wizkid’s first album under RCA Records, features the likes of Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Bucie and Trey Songz. The 12-track album is a follow-up to 2014’s Ayo, and based on one listen, […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Busy Signal – Out Of Many (One)|Shows Off The Opulence In Zimbabwe

Jamaican Reggae-Dancehall star Busy Signal was in Zimbabwe to perform at a show during November and managed to find the time to record a music video for his song “Out Of Many (One)”. Just as if he wanted to show off the opulence that forms part of the African country, which is often depicted as […]

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Shatta Wale Making a Splash

At the October 4 Martin’s International Reggae and World Music Awards in Miami, African singjay Shatta Wale won the Best New Entertainer category. The Ghanaian artiste, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, is known in his homeland for songs such as Dancehall King, Enter The Net and Like My Ting. He told the Jamaica Observer […]

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Musical 20/20 – Two Decades Of Freedom, Jamaica/South Africa Ties Celebrated

“What a history. I remember when Bob Marley and all of us chant the Niyabinghi and bring down the apartheid system down to ground. And I feel proud when yesterday I look and see a black judge in South Africa. Now, I am not racist, but back in those days you would not see a […]

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Reggae-Dancehall Artists Borrowing Heavily From Afrobeats

It has never been a secret that Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall music genre are both derived from ancient African music. The drumming, the baseline and the melodies they exude are indeed rooted in the African spirit. It is therefore not surprising that a number of the latest singles coming out from the much younger version […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Baaba Maal – Yele (Hamady Bogle)|@baabamaal

Baaba Maal is one of Senegal’s gems mainly because of his more than impeccable vocals. At some point in his musical career, his music was reggae-fied to produce a powerful single entitled “Yele (Hamady Bogle)”. In the song, the heavy beat synonymous with likes of 90’s Reggae-Dancehall performed by the likes of Buju Banton, Terror […]

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Fuse ODG Scores a Brace As “Dangerous Love” Reaches 200000 Sales

Fuse ODG’s ball is rolling fast, even before he drops his debut album, which we understand will be entitled “TINA”. A couple of days ago, the artist announced via his facebook account that another one of his songs, “Dangerous Love” featuring Sean Paul had sold over 200000 copies, which qualifies it for silver status by […]

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South African Holds Her Own Among Jamaican Legends

It was a reggae reunion as singers Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt put in memorable performances at last Friday’s staging of the Women’s Health Network’s (WHN) Africa-Jamaica Connection held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. After putting in solid solo performances earlier on in the evening, the legendary I Threes singers joined each […]

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Cancer Fight Brings South African Singer For Jamaican Debut

The Women’s Health Network (WHN), a non-profit organisation, is gearing up to host a benefit concert on May 16. Set to take place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, the concert, titled ‘African Jamaican Connexion’, is expected to provide an excellent all-round entertainment package. In keeping with the theme, the headline act, Lorraine […]

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Introducing: World domination lies ahead for Kudzanai

The married father-of-one has not only produced electrifying party beat tunes using his Zimbabwean roots, but is a boxer by trade and has a degree in aeronautical engineering. What do you get if you cross a musician with a professional boxer and an aeronautical engineer graduate? The answer lies in the heart of Reading with […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Jusa Dememntor ft Richie Loop – Give It To Me

Check this one one out. Probably not the first time Zimbabwe has met with Jamaica for a musical collaboration, most people know already what the relationship is like musically between these two countries. Jusa Dementor from Zim, joined forces with Jamaican, My Cup to deliver to us Give It To Me (Ndinokuda). It sounds like […]

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