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MTV Looks Into Boosting The African Music Market

MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians. MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread […]

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Metamore Returns with Extra Energy

Metamore, the young Malawian-UK rapper has returned to Birmingham after an extended leave from the UK scene, as he was away connecting with his African roots in Malawi. Metamore returned to the UK in December realign with his tracks after a year and a half absence. This includes his mission to bring Grime music fused […]

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Metamore Talks About The “Concrete Safari”

Malawi born, Birmingham raised artist Metamore went on a reflective mode with his recently released single “Concrete Safari”. He made use of his newly found melodious form to deliver a grievous chorus drawing parallels between the rough streets of Birmingham and the wild Kalahari desert of southern Africa. He also compares life on the streets […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Cruise Through UK

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and his ‘Distant Relatives’ mission partner, Nasir “Nas” Jones, cruised through the UK on a 3-day musical blitz, which covered cities, London, Glasgow and Manchester. Diasporaw.net made sure to catch them in full action. In London, Nas and Damian appeared at the world famous Wembley Arena and they were supported by […]

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Africa Entertainment Awards Set To Rock The Place

The 2nd Annual African Entertainment Awards (AEA) Malaysia 2011 is set to be bigger and better, as it is gaining well deserved recognition from the international front. This can be shown by the increased number of international participants and huge media interest in this year’s event. AEA Malaysia was conceptualized last year (2010) by Orange […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Patience Video

On the Distance Relatives album, Nas and Damian Marley teamed up with “the blind couple of Mali”, Amadou and Mariam to produce a remix of a song by the latter, entitled “Sabali”. The final product was a translation into English, of the word sabali, “Patience”. The two acts (Nas and Damian, and Amadou and Mariam) […]

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Is Shingai Shoniwa of Noisettes Tracing Her Roots Through Music?

Noisettes lead vocalist Shingai Shoniwa seems to have fallen deeply in love with her African roots. After visiting Malawi with the group in May this year, the English singer who is also of Zimbabwean descent seems to have excited fellow group members into becoming fans of late South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba, […]

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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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