Tag Archives: Malawi

The Black African Women Rock Awards 2015 Totally Rocked

It’s not very often when you hear Swahili, Yoruba, Ghichewa, Shona, Ndebele, Zulu and other African languages being spoken under one roof in London. Don’t get us wrong, London is a very multi-cultural city, if not a melting pot, and several African cultures are a part of the mix, but to bring these people together […]

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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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Glasgow Graduate From Malawi Launches Mvelani Music Sharing Service for Southern Africa Artists

GLASGOW graduate Dumisani Kapanga launches first music streaming platform for Malawi to feature African performers. A MALAWI-born entrepreneur who studied at two Glasgow universities has launched the African nation’s first music streaming platform. Mvelani was developed by 29-year-old Dumisani Kapanga and launched in the last few days to introduce music and artists from throughout southern […]

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Airtel & Akon Reveal Mobile Music Competition

Airtel Africa has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out a mobile music competition in Africa. Dubbed Airtel Trace Music Star, the competition will take place in 13 countries in francophone and anglophone Africa where Airtel has a presence. These countries include: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, […]

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INTERVIEW: HyperHype Interviews Andre’i aka Metamore about his new Album ‘Tears Of A Clown’

Malawian-British artist Andre’I aka Metamore is on a roll with his latest album “Tears of A Clown”. He got time to sit down with Hyper Hype of he East African Show (UK BEN TV SKY Chaneel 182). On the show, Andre’I discusses his venture to Malawi in 2012 and what that has contributed to his […]

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The Malawi Mouse Boys:Keeping the Sound of Africa Real

The Malawi Mouse Boys new album Dirt is Good preserves their homespun integrity, says Mark Hudson One of my first and most abiding impressions of Africa in the mid-Eighties was of how much impromptu music you heard going on around you as a matter of course: children’s games, women singing as they worked, drummers playing […]

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7 African Music Festivals You Really Have To See

(CNN) — One of the most exciting things about the African continent is its dynamic arts and culture scene. The celebration of this is even more amazing. The Fest Gurus have set out on a journey to visit every major festival on the continent to share their beauty and tell a different story about Africa through the exploration […]

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Berita spreads wings, out to conquer Africa

EASTERN Cape songstress Berita Khumalo will be spreading her wings internationally this year to tour a number of African countries. After being crowned “queen” of African Pop for her debut album Conquering Spirit at last year’s Metro FM Music Awards Berita said interest in her music grew in Africa and beyond. Speaking to the Dispatch […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Andre’i aka Metamore – ‘Cupid Proof’ (18+)|Dancehall Style by @IITSandrei_MWUK

“Cupid Proof” is a track off British-Malawian singer/rapper/emcee/deejay, Andre’i’s just-launched album “Tears of A Clown”, which will soon be available on iTunes. The Reggae-Dancehall like track is certainly consistent with at least one of the styles of Andre’i’s alter-ego Metamore, that Reggae-Dancehall-ish flow, with a bounce beat. However, what seems to be unusual is the […]

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Instruments for Africa hits right note

Receiving a guitar with no strings attached sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but for schools in a country in Africa, it was a dream come true. When Ottawa (Canada) guitarist and music teacher Todd Snelgrove visited the Republic of Zambia in May 2012, he was shocked to find that Linda School, a […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Metamore – Girlz Dem Know

Malawian-British artist Metamore has released yet another dancehall/reggae track. The Birmingham based artist loves to tell stories of his life through music and it’s not any different in this track. He talks about his relationship with the girls, in particular the ones in his neighbourbood. The Calculus produced track is a chill out reminiscing track […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Metamore – One Of A Kind

UK/Malawian artist Metamore seems to be showing signs of growth, not only in through his musical versatility but also in the visual sense. From rhyming consistently through Rap, UK-Grime, Reggae/Dancehall over the years to bedroom RnB tunes now via a concept similar to that of RnB crooners such as R.Kelly, Chris Brown and others. In […]

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