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VIDEO ALERT: Stella Mwangi – Identify Yourself

Having an identity crisis? Well, you listen to the wise words of Stella Mwangi aka STL, the Kenyan-Norwegian songstress turned rapper. She nicely dropped some bars on a lovely reggae beat, showcasing her versatility on her latest song, “Identify Yourself”. Stella has been around for a while and has even participated in the Eurovision singing […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Adele – Hello (Swahili Cover by Dela)

British songstress Adele’s single “Hello” has helped her massively extend her audience reach and fanbase with many singers jumping onto the cover bandwagon soon after it’s release, in order to showcase their individual perspectives. Outstanding renditions of the heartbreak anthem have come from the likes of Taps Mugadza and Joe Thomas among several others. One rendition […]

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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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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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African Acts Nominated for BET Awards 2015, List Includes Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Yemi Alade

The list of nominees for the BET’s ‘Best International Act: Africa’ is out. The artists vying for the prestigious American gong are; AKA (South Africa) Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo) Sarkodie (Ghana) Sauti Sol (Kenya) Stonebwoy(Ghana) The Soil (South Africa) Wizkid (Nigeria) Yemi Alade (Nigeria) African artists nominated in different other categories are Ghanaian-British […]

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Appalachian African Community Hosts Fashion Show – USA

The fashions of multiple African nations were represented Saturday at the Appalachian African Community’s fashion show in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The countries included Somalia, Ghana, Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe, among others. “The show included musical and drum performances in addition to an international food tasting,” said […]

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Tanzania’s Mayunga Wins Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa Title

TANZANIA’S representative to the Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa competition, Nalimi Mayunga, has emerged winner. The final of the biggest pan-African music competition involving contestants from 13 African countries was held in Naivasha, Kenya. “I’m overwhelmed to see incredible talents displayed by all 13 contestants,” global recording icon and one of the event’s judges Akon […]

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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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Africa Salon Festival Brings African Culture to New Haven, Connecticut, USAscare d

NEW HAVEN — The Yale African Initiative will host the first “Africa Salon” featuring a festival filled with African arts, culture, music, and contemporary artists at the Afro-American Cultural Center in New Haven Friday and Saturday. The festival will highlight African music, fashion, dance, art, film, literature, and much more, giving people an opportunity to […]

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DJ Edu: In Search of the Best Nightclub in Africa

As part of the BBC’s A Richer World season, world-renowned DJ and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter DJ Edu goes in search for The Best Nightclub in Africa. In this programme, DJ Edu avoids the more established nightlife in the continent to discover some of the best clubs and neighbourhood nightspots where a new generation of Africans […]

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Case Closed on Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Dress

Police in California have closed the case on the mysterious disappearance of Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars dress after the designers decided against pressing charges. The pearl-covered Calvin Klein frock worn by the 12 Years A Slave star to the recent Academy Awards ceremony disappeared from her room at The London West Hollywood hotel last month, and […]

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Refugees in Australian Theatre, Finding Their Voices

FOR many years, Australia has enforced strict rules on illegal immigrants, forcing boats that arrive crammed with asylum-seekers back out to sea, or locking those who get too close inside remote facilities. At the same time, successive governments have also been generous in accepting refugees from the poorest, most strife-ridden places on earth, including single […]

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