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Africa Oyé Festival Returns in June 2015

Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture returns to Liverpool on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2015. The festival reported record audiences last summer. Some of the best artists from across Africa, the Caribbean and the wider diaspora will be joined by the traditional eclectic ‘Oyé Village’ featuring […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Delasi and MC Kah – Accra Nairobi

Have you ever heard of a rap song called “London New York”, “Paris Berlin” or “Tokyo Beijing” we can’t say the same here at diasporaw.net, maybe it’s out there somewhere, but the point we would like to raise is that Africa is indeed coming together big time. A good example of this is the song […]

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Ret-Raw Saturdays: Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

She was the African delight no one ever expected to exist. With this song, she took over the world and made a name for herself in Britain and the world over. Her name was Fọláṣadé Adú, otherwise known popularly as Sade. The song that stuck out most from the Nigerian born artist’s compilation is the […]

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Ret-Raw Saturdays: Mr Nice – Fagilia

Mr Nice’s “Fagilia” song did not only cause problems in east Africa when it was released, but also in several parts of the world. It feels good to remember this song from one of the contributors of what has now become an internationally recognisable industry, the Afrobeats industry. “Fagilia” was one of the hot songs […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Mi Casa and Diamond Platnumz

It takes the best of African talent to make a song called “Africa Rising”. It has taken Nigerians Davido, Tiwa Savage and Lola Rae, South Africans Mi Casa, Ghanaian Sarkodie and Tanzanian Diamond Platinumz to create this powerful anthem. This song brings across a catchy Southern Afrobeats type rhythm, and a wide and diverse vocal […]

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PHOTO ALERT: PSQUARE’S NEW VIDEO WITH AMERICAN RAPPER T.I.

Superstar twins Psquare  are putting finishing touches to yet another great video.  After featuring some of hippop’s biggest names such as  Rick Ross and Akon on a couple of their hit singles, Psquare is recording another hit with American rapper T.I. Check out the photos from the video shoot! Source:Dele Onabowu|Nblo

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Koffi Olomide – Loi

Noone needed to understand what Congolese singer Koffi Olomide and his Quartier Latin International band were saying in this song before they got up to groove to it. It was in the late 90’s when Koffi dropped the album “Loi” and got the world vibrating to the title track. At, and a long time after […]

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Fuse ODG Announces First ODG Female Signing

Riding on an unprecedented Afrobeats wave, pioneer artist Fuse ODG has come out to announce yet another first. This time it’s not about one of his Afrobeats tunes break a record in international charts, but about a signing. The “Antenna” singer announce via twitter yesterday that his Afrobeats music based label Off Da Ground, simply […]

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Mafikizolo to perform in LA

Multi-award winning duo Mafikizolo have been invited to perform at the upcoming Black Entertainment Television (event) in Los Angeles in America. The popular Afro-pop duo sealed their comeback in triumphant style at the 20th annual South African Music Awards (Samas) by winning four awards at the main ceremony to add to their three trophies at the industry awards. […]

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OTIZ – S3X Machine||@iam_otiz prod by @eminikofficial

OTIZ returns with a the brand new video and fresh concept. The Nigeria artist went outside the box with the song “S3X Machine” so of course the video had to be unique. The inspiration for the song came from legendary soul singer late James Brown’s hit song “Sex Machine”. However Otiz managed to make it […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Highlife Gets CNN’s Attention|Hear @FOKNBOIS (@mensamusic & @wanlov) @panjianoff speak

Finally, international mainstream media powerhouses are beginning to pay attention to the hardcore sounds African music, in particular Ghana’s highlife. Chosen for the showcase by CNN reporter are two of Ghana’s most original and authentic musicians, M3nsa and Wanlov da Kubolor, who otherwise go by their duo name, the FOKN Bois. In a video report […]

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VIDEO ALERT:Atumpan – Nyash|@AtumpanGH Official Video

There is quite a bit of talk about the Ghanaian Talking Drum aka Atumpan’s “Nyash” song and some very suggestive video competition entries, but now there isn’t too much talking has the Afrobeats artist’s official video is now out. Atumpan becomes the Antumpan Super Nyash Pro-Plus purveyor/pimp as he encourages Nyash-less girls to invest in […]

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